1091 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3YG
  • Telephone 07956 576488
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–5pm
  • Average price £7 (lunch)
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Photo of Carters
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Birra Moretti

A taqueria and delicatessen in the heart of Shawlands with eat-in and take-away options and a glamorous range of luxury foods.

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As Shawlands gentrifies, the stretch of Pollokshaws Road between Shawlands Cross and Minard Road is gradually morphing into a food lover’s destination. Carters is plumb in the middle, aiming to be Shawland’s first gourmet taqueria (as in taco). Window tables and a dozen tartan-clad high stools allow customers to people-watch while snacking on the tasty food offered by the deli and the kitchen. Soups are prepared fresh daily – the generous bowl of leek and potato soup with its chunks of potato and green, white and pale yellow leek is a real winner. Taco fillings are varied and inventive with vegetarian and vegan options, while salads change daily and include grains such as quinoa or large couscous married with sundried tomatoes, roasted vegetables, herbs and various specialist oils and vinegars. The deli offers a seductive range of international cheeses and meats, and the shelves are laden with desirable food items from near and far.

  • High point: A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach
  • Low point: Too tempting
  • Notable dish: Old Bay shrimps, grilled spring onion and mojo verde taco
  • Average price: £7 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz F.M.
  • Capacity: 10
  • Open since: 2017