Lauded by some to be the food capital of the UK, Cornwall is well known for its outstanding local produce, proud artisanal food producers and talented chefs. From the world-famous Cornish pasty to freshly-baked scones with lashings of clotted cream and Kea plum jam, there’s plenty to taste throughout the region. Luckily, the area also boasts an abundance of fantastic food and drink stores, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stock up on all your old favourites as well as trying something new during your visit.
Cornwall food stores to stock up on
- Boscastle Farm Shop
- The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse
- Ferrell & Son
- Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
- Ian Lentern Butchers
- Lobbs Farm Shop
- Quay Bakery
- Stevenson Newlyn Store
- The Allotment Deli
- The Arc Food Store
- The Granary
- Trelawney Fish & Deli
Boscastle Farm Shop
Great if you like: Award-winning steaks
Boscastle Farm Shop sits literally 50 yards from a coastal path, overlooking an epic seascape and gently rolling farmland where herds of pedigree cattle can often be seen grazing. The deli and shop sell the best cuts of home-reared award-winning beef, lamb and pork as well as flavoursome quiches, pies and cakes.
Everything is reasonably priced and you can sample the same deli produce transformed into all-day breakfasts and homely lunches in the bright on-site cafe. Savour the fresh sea air, stunning views and delicious food in the outside dining area, followed by a stroll to the cliff edge where you can often spot seals and peregrine falcons.
The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse
Great if you like: Freshly-baked pasties and pies
The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse is a family farming enterprise that grows and mills its own flour, ready for baking. It first began as a side-product to subsidise the farm and has expanded due to demand and enjoyment. They now run a homely converted milking parlour as a bakery in Saint Newlyn, not too far from Newquay.
In the Bakehouse they sell all of their goods including pasties and pies, bread and buns, cakes and slices as well as serving hot drinks and light lunch bites. You can also buy preserves, veg and a few kinds of cheese. The Bakehouse runs partly as a café so you can have the pleasure of eating in.
Ferrell & Son
Location: St. Ives
Great if you like: Tasty baked treats and ‘proper’ Cornish pasties.
Ferrell & Son has been serving fresh baked Cornish treats to St. Ives residents and visitors for four generations and the traditional bakery produces fresh bread, brownies, pasties and cakes daily. In 2017 they won the coveted “Ultimate Pasty Maker” award, coinciding with the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project.
Good old fashioned friendly service is the order of the day and, as a result, locals proudly claim the baker is the best in St. Ives. If you only try one pasty in Cornwall, then make it a genuine one from Ferrell & Son.
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
Great if you like: Cider, of course!
With the focus on apples and fine flavours, Healey’s newly refurbished Cornish Cyder Farm makes for a memorable day out for all the family. Tours run throughout the day allowing visitors to see the cider-making process and take a tractor ride around the 100 acres of farmland and 20 acres of mature orchards.
Children can pet the farm animals while mum and dad enjoy their free cider samples, as well as Cornwall’s first Apple Brandy for over 300 years. Traditional Cornish cream tea is also served at the Mowhay restaurant.
Ian Lentern Butchers
Great if you like: Juicy cuts of high-quality meat
With over four generations of experience in the trade, Ian Lentern Butchers is a family run business that supplies much of Penzance with high quality, locally sourced meat. This spacious and modern butcher offers an extensive selection of fresh local meats and poultry.
Harking back to the days when a local butcher was the first stop for all your meat needs, the traditional and friendly approach of the butcher’s staff brings years of experience to your purchasing. What’s more, the deli area also provides a fine selection of cooked products such as pasties, pies and scotch eggs.
Lobbs Farm Shop
Location: St. Ewe
Great if you like: Top quality Cornish beef and lamb.
Lobbs Farm Shop at Heligan is a great Cornish food store, selling some of the best produce from the local countryside. The three farming brothers, Terry, Ian and Richard Lobb each own a farm, which supplies beef, lamb and fresh vegetables direct to the Farm Shop. The cows and lambs are born and raised on their farms, where the animals graze traditional pastures and meadows.
Passionate about selling the best of Cornish produce, Lobbs aims to produce and sell quality food with a known provenance and is an excellent place to buy the best local meat in the area. Cheeses, pies, preserves along with fruit and vegetables are also available.
Great if you like: Traditional artisan bread and Cornish pasties
The smell of artisan cakes, bread and other bakes sweeten Fowey’s air like a dawn chorus each morning. Savouries, iced buns and other floury treats adorn the shop front and the Quay Bakery both sticks to its staples and offer new creations regularly.
The bakery has been a huge success and word has spread through Fowey about its mission to provide the people with the real fresh baked bread they desire. In 2015 the bakery relocated to Fore Street, from where they plan to bake for Fowey and its many visitors for years to come.
Stevenson Newlyn Store
Great if you like: Fish fresh out of the ocean.
Stevenson Newlyn Store is an impressive fishmonger that catches, lands and sells the finest fresh fish from Newlyn harbour in the far southwest of Cornwall. With over 100 years experience they are certainly in the know and have Britain’s largest privately-owned fleet of boats bringing in the daily goods.
Their successful wholesale fish business is complemented by the Stevenson Newlyn store, where the friendly team will provide advice and info on the daily haul. They also operate a first-class delivery system if you are unable to get to the store in person.
The Allotment Deli
Location: St. Ives
Great if you like: Fresh fruit and veggies and tasty cheeses.
An innovative concept nestled in the midst of St. Ives, The Allotment Deli offers very local produce from farms, bakeries, cheesemakers and of course allotments in the area. The veg, fruit, meat, cheese and bread are all fresh and they’ll even deliver to your door, for free, once a week (if you live relatively locally).
The deli also stocks a host of homemade pies, pasties, salads, cakes and other treats, perfect for a walk along the coast path to Zennor or a sandy beach picnic.
The Arc Food Store
Great if you like: Interesting local and international delicacies.
The Arc Food Store is a new and exciting addition to the collective shopping gallery of Hawksfield in Wadebridge. Among the other innovative businesses in the gallery, The Arc sources independent food products from all around the world, including plenty of gluten and dairy-free options.
The name Arc refers to the countries along the Atlantic coast that need some economic support, fitting given the location of this shop on the Atlantic Highway. The shop’s stock, as you might imagine, is an eclectic range of local and international products, with pickles, preserves, tins, jars and packets of rarities.
Great if you like: Delicious vegetarian food.
The Granary is a vibrant and abundant vegetarian food emporium, and the ideal place in Penzance to stock up on fruits, veggies, bread and much more. They stock a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole-food dishes, which are complemented by healthy takeaway salads from the deli counter.
The bright turquoise exterior and colourful display of fresh fruits and vegetables outside lure you into the well-stocked shop. The Granary was first established in 1976 and has over the years honed its range to sell nutritionally first-rate foods.
Trelawney Fish & Deli
Great if you like: The fresh catch of the day.
Trelawney Fish & Deli was established in 1982 and is a family-owned fishmonger and delicatessen in Newlyn. They have a wealth of experience and a well-earned reputation for the freshest fish in the area. The fine array of fresh catches all have a story to tell and the staff at Trelawney are happy to elaborate. The delicatessen also offers a selection of drinks and preserves alongside fish.