Cornwall’s routes are well and truly in the farming world, so you would expect some amazing delis and farm shops to show off the local produce. Here are a selection from across the county to pop in and stock up on an awesome variety of Cornish products.
The Allotment Deli, St Ives
Providing vegetable boxes and hampers right out of St. Ives’ Fore Street, this deli could not be better placed if you are on holiday in St. Ives, or want to pick up some treats whilst in town. Stocking local breads, cheeses, bakery items and a whole host of chutneys and artisan foods it’s a great place to fill your bags with picnic goodies.
Visit them online here.
Earth and Water, Penryn
We only stumbled across this one recently while wedding dress shopping… but we had a yummy lunch in this cute little deli. On a very cosy street corner with a few benches outside this deli serves great coffee, cake and is a lovely space to just chill out with a book. They stock lots of scrummy deli items too and will make up hampers, or take away food if you want to eat out. From the menu we would personally recommend the toasted paninis, they’re yummy!
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Famous in Fowey for their pasties, although watch out for the local seagulls if you’re planning on eating them outside. This deli offers some superb butchers meats, we hear the sausages and hogs pudding are top-notch, as well as the cheese and cakes. They will also make up a picnic basket full of antipasti treats to take away if you are having a day trip in Cornwall.
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Visit their website.
The Cornish Deli, St Ives
Nestled on a tiny back street in St. Ives this deli and cafe is always busy. Serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals, as well as tapas and picnic bags to take to the beach, there’s no wonder people are always popping in. There’s tasty local meats, seafood, cheese, fruit and vegetables on offer, along with snacks and taster plates, or just pop in for a coffee when your in town.
Visit their website here.
A great little spot tucked away in the market streets of Penzance. Lavenders has a great reputation both locally and to visitors, offering lots of homemade goodies. From pasties and quiches to afternoon cakes and delights there’s lots to choose from.
Visit them online here.
Picnic Cornwall, Falmouth
This deli and cafe right on the high street in Falmouth offer great coffees, sandwiches and cream teas, as well as a whole host of Cornish produce to take away. The usual cold deli counter, cheese, meat, chocolates and cakes can be found, as well as being able to build your own hamper to take away.
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Visit their website to shop online.
The Cornish Hen, Penzance
Found right on the corner at the top of Penzance this cute little deli always has lots of people sat in the windows. Offering Cornish cream teas, and a more cheesy variety, Cornish cheese tea, there’s lots to entice you on their menu. With homemade sandwiches and lots of take home goodies such as local cheeses and deli items, it’s a must stop shop when passing.
Cornish Farm Shops
Trevaskis Farm Shop, Hayle
This quaint Cornish farm offers pick your own fruits, a chance to meet the farm animals, and a wonderful restaurant serving all the home grown produce and meats from the fields. The farm shop is fully stocked with breads, fresh fruit and veg, fish and meats along with many well known Cornish favourites. They also host their own foodie festival days, including Fish Fayre and and Apple Day.
Read our Trevaskis Farm blog here.
Visit the Trevaskis Farm website.
Padstow Farm Shop
This great little farm grow vegetables, rear their own animals, and grow their own homegrown durum wheat for their ‘Padstow Pasta’ – a best selller.
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Shop online here.
Richards of Cornwall, Hayle
Richards little farm shop is rammed full of every Cornish delicatessen and farm shop essential that you can think of. From local beers, ciders and wines, to breads, meats, chutneys, eggs and vegetables. If you ask them to make up a hamper they will fill it with anything you fancy, which makes a great birthday present or a gift to take home after your holidays.
Find Richards online here.
Lobbs Farm Shop, St. Austell
Located right next door to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this farm shop is in a beautiful rural setting. Supplying lots of fresh cornish meat, and BBQ packs, the lamb burgers come recommended as well as the homemade pies. You can also pick up the usual local Cornish produce, cold deli items, and take away cream teas for your picnic next door in the gardens.
Visit their website here.
Bre-Pen Farm, Mawgan Porth
This family run farm shop and tea room offer some lovely cream teas, homemade cakes and delicious food and local produce in a beautiful location. With great bakery items, cheese, meats and ice creams available in the shop, you can either take away or have a light lunch on site watching the animals roaming the fields and the courtyard.
Find Bre Pen online.
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