Devon is well-known for its fantastic regional produce. From its renowned clotted cream and dairy products to fresh seafood caught on the shores of the South West coast. Planning a visit soon? Make the most of your trip and enjoy some of the best West Country delicacies from these popular Devon food stores.
Location: West Lulworth
Great if you like: Fresh fish, straight from the boat.
Nestled under the cliffs and set back from the shingle shore of Lulworth Cove, you won’t find fish fresher than the catch at Cove Fish. Straight from their boat, mere metres from their unassuming shed shop, this family-run business has been providing both the locals and visitors of Lulworth Cove with fresh fish for generations.
Great for BBQs, campers or simply those with a love for fresh, locally caught fish. Crab, lobster and an enviable range of fish are available to buy from their very knowledgeable staff. Look out for the chalkboards detailing the catch-of-the-day and don’t miss out on their particularly popular scallops!
Great if you like: Sampling unique wines from across the world.
An independent, family-run delicatessen and wine merchant with a passion for locally sourced, award-winning and homemade produce. Delicious work exclusively with suppliers who share an equally impassioned food philosophy. Their wines are carefully hand-picked from independent vineyards to offer unique, affordable wines to their customers.
Located on St. Alban Street in Weymouth, the delicatessen has a relaxed atmosphere. Delicious are well-known for their tasty cheese boards that showcase the very best of Dorset’s produce, which are best enjoyed with a glass of curated wine.
Duck’s Farm Shop
Great if you like: Fresh produce from local farms and businesses.
Duck’s Farmshop is a cafe,large country food shop and delicatessen offering a fusion of local farm produce and artisan British brands. Head over to the deli counter for a huge selection of regional cheeses and bread. You’ll also find a wide range of cured meats and vegetables nearby in this airy and contemporary store.
The coffee bar, popular with cyclists and campers, serves up tasty baked goods throughout the day. The farm shop is also renowned for its hearty breakfasts, making it a convenient stop-off destination.
Great if you like: Freshly baked cakes with unique flavours.
Bakers, Tom Oxford and Oliver Coysh, are well-known for their passionate and innovative approach to creating unique flavours and textures. Exploding Bakery is dedicated to baking handmade cakes in small batches with complex flavours using simple, local ingredients and absolutely no junk. You can even watch the bakers hard at work in their cosy café next door.
Inside, eclectic furniture features against the backdrop of rustic shelves that are stacked with brown paper bags brimming with their delicious artisanal coffee and milled maize. Try their delicious selection of handcrafted cakes or the soup of the day with their hand-baked soda bread.
Stokeley Farm Shop
Great if you like: Artisan cheeses and home-grown produce.
Stokeley Farm Shop is a deli, butchery, restaurant, cafe and plant centre. Inside you’ll find everyday groceries and a wide selection of alcohol, including beer from their very own brewery. Their deli counter is packed with high-quality olives, charcuterie and award-winning artisan cheeses, whilst their cafe uses their own home-grown and home-baked produce to create flavoursome dishes.
Stokeley supports local producers and the local economy of South Devon, sourcing their food and drinks as locally as possible to minimise food miles and carbon footprints. They also grow fruits and vegetables throughout the year on their very own farm.
The Bake House
Great if you like: Freshly handcrafted cakes, loaves and pastries.
The Bake House has been creating delicious, handcrafted baked goods since 1973. Everything in the store is made from scratch on a daily basis by their talented bakers, using only the best quality ingredients.
The family-run business combines French techniques with traditional British baking methods to create a variety of artisan bread, baguettes and pastries. Best-sellers include their sugar-dusted doughnuts, carrot cakes and sourdough loaves. There’s even ample spaces to park outside – a rarity for Salcombe.
Great if you like: Delicious coffee and home-cooked cakes.
The Pantry is owned by two sisters with a true passion for quality food. This Kingsbridge delicatessen is also home to a popular coffee shop, where you’ll find the best morning wake-up. The counter is stacked full of delicious home-cooked produce. Whether it’s sausage rolls and pork pies or Mediterranean antipasti and fresh salads, there’s something for everyone.
Looking for something indulgent? Try their chocolate-chip banana bread with natural yoghurt and honey. Or, check out their freshly-made milkshakes which look like something out of a 1950s American diner. Sumptuous hampers, stacked with cheese, biscuits, wine and hams can be arranged – great for gifting or simply treating yourself.