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Buying local in St Ives

The arty town of St Ives on Cornwall’s north coast has an ever-growing food scene — there always seems to be a new foodie outlet opening in town. In recent years, gin schools, delis and bakeries have popped up amongst the town’s cobbled streets, enticing locals and visitors in to support Cornish producers and sample local flavours. The weekly farmers’ market, held every Thursday in the Guildhall, showcases all the very best local produce and is a good place to get hold of fresh fruit and veg and store cupboard essentials.

Farmers' markets and farm shops

St Ives Farmers’ Market

This award-winning local market showcases the best of local produce every Thursday in the guildhall. Expect local food and drink, fish, meats, vegetables, baked goods and plants. Thursdays 9.30am-2pm.

Trink Dairy, St Ives

Vending machine open 24/7 which dispenses milk (refill bottles available on site), as well as a selection of Cornish cheeses and butter, eggs, chocolate and hand-pressed juices.


Delis, butchers and bakeries

The Allotment Deli

(Pictured) Packed to the rafters with deliciousness, from local cheeses, fresh fish and homemade pasties, tarts, bread and much more, right in the heart of the town.

The Cornish Deli

Friendly deli and cafe with local meats, cheeses, seafood and regional Cornish specialities. Lunches and evening meals in summer.

St Ives Bakery

This independently owned bakery sells artisan bread including sourdough, Turkish bread and focaccia, homemade pasties and pastries, and cakes and scones.


Ice cream parlour in the heart of town selling west Cornwall’s favourite ice cream, made on a family run dairy farm in nearby Zennor.

Yallah Coffee Kiosk

Hatch on the waterfront serving coffee from eco-friendly Falmouth-based roastery Yallah, which sources coffee from sustainable farms all over the world.

Gin schools

Tarquin’s Gin School and Shop

(Pictured) Gin shop in the centre of town selling range of Tarquin’s craft gin. Pop in for tastings and browse range of products on offer.

St Ives Liquor Company

Gin made to secret family receipe with botanicals gathered from the Cornish coast. Click and collect available at The Searoom, the company’s waterfront restaurant.