MacCallums of Troon
Professional chefs and keen amateur food lovers swear by MacCallums wet-fish shop on Houldsworth Street, Finnieston. Alongside familiar fillets of sea bass and salmon are tanks of live lobster and crab, magnificent turbot and halibut, mountains of oysters, clams, cockles and mussels, and just about everything else the sea has to offer. The MacCallum brothers have been trading in fish and seafood from a base in Troon for 30 years and seasonal West Coast produce naturally counts for much of the business – although exotica like red snapper, parrot fish or tiger prawns come from a little further away. There’s poultry and game, smoked and pickled produce and a small selection of fresh vegetables on offer, as well as a few store-cupboard ingredients that go particularly well with seafood, like paella rice and sushi seaweed. The family also runs a couple of quality fish and chip shops, an oyster bar and a coffee shop – details on their website.