Christmas Dinner: Edinburgh + Glasgow Shopping Guide

Our guide to a few of the independent food and drink businesses in Edinburgh and Glasgow who can help put your Christmas dinner plans into action

Feature by Peter Simpson | 10 Dec 2020
  • Christmas Dinner

Elsewhere on the website, you'll find the latest take on the age-old question, 'how do you make a Christmas dinner?' There's plenty of ideas, practical tips, and options to weigh up when deciding how extravagant you want to be.

Of course, this advice is no good if you’re unable to find the stuff you’re looking for, particularly in these COVID times where there's a reasonable chance of a) wild stress b) unusual queues and c) getting sanitiser on your shopping list. To help you out, we've collated some of our favourite shops to get stocked up (or, at least, get your Fancy Stuff).

The places listed below are local indies that will humour your questions, help you find what you need, and keep you on the right track.

Crombies, Broughton St, New Town, Edinburgh
Saunderson’s, Leven St, Tollcross, Edinburgh
George Bower, Raeburn Pl, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
S.Collins & Son, Lindsaybeg Rd, Muirhead
David Cox Quality Butchers, Main St, Bridgeton, Glasgow
James Campbell, Baliol Ln, Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Eddie's Seafood Market, Roseneath St, Marchmont, Edinburgh

Roots, Fruits and Flowers, Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow
Garden Fresh Exotics, Park Rd, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow
Locavore, Dumbarton Rd, Partick & Victoria Rd, Govanhill, Glasgow
Dig In Community Shop, Crossloan Rd, Govan, Glasgow
Easter Greens, Easter Rd, Leith & Morningside Rd, Edinburgh
Root Down, High St, Portobello, Edinburgh
Dig-In, Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh
Global Fruits, Gillespie Pl, Tollcross, Edinburgh
IJ Mellis, Bakers Pl, Stockbridge & Morningside Rd, Edinburgh
Starter Culture, Pollokshaws Rd, Shawlands, Glasgow
George Mewes Cheese, Byres Rd, West End, Glasgow
The Good Store, Montagu Ter, Inverleith, Edinburgh
New Leaf Co-op, Argyle Pl, Marchmont, Edinburgh
The Refillery, Newington Rd, Newington, Edinburgh

Cornelius, Easter Rd, Leith, Edinburgh
Great Grog, Dalkeith Rd, Newington, Edinburgh
Vino, NW Circus Pl, Stockbridge; Broughton St, New Town; Grange Loan, Southside, Edinburgh
The Good Spirits Co, Bath St, City Centre, Glasgow
Valhalla’s Goat, Great Western Rd, West End, Glasgow
Wee Beer Shop, Pollokshaws Rd, Strathbungo, Glasgow