The Lizard has a thriving foodie scene that celebrates the very best of local flavours, from the county’s largest farmers’ market in lively Helston and farm shops serving up the tastiest homegrown produce, to award-winning fishmongers, excellent delis and village stores, and two of Cornwall’s favourite pasty makers hidden in the folds of Cornwall’s wild, remote, most southerly region.
Established in 2008, this is now the largest farmers’ market in Cornwall, selling items from dozens of local producers, from Cadgwith crab to local chocolate and fresh flowers. First Sat of month, 9.30-12.
The mainland’s most southerly farm shop, Tregullas sells meat (including lamb reared on the farm), fresh veg and fish. Ice cream and coffee available at the cafe.
(Pictured) One of Cornwall’s most popular ice cream parlours with cafe and restaurant, gift shop, gallery, animals to pet and walking trails in the surrounding woodland.
Award-winning Cornish fishmonger with sustainably caught fish and shellfish from local small inshore boats. Fresh meat and dairy produce also available in the shop.
Popular deli in the centre of the village, selling Cornish produce (olives, cider, cheese, eggs, bread), takeaway pizza, pastries and possibly the biggest scones you’ll find in Cornwall.
South Cornwall’s leading coffee roaster with a focus on sustainability, based in Porthleven. Cafe and shop open daily. Also located in Penryn.
Cafe-cum-deli on the beautiful Trelowarren estate serving coffee, cakes, pastries, and locally made products
including homemade sourdough bread and local, organic wine.
Friendly stores selling locally produced meats and cheese, cakes and biscuits, beers and wine, fresh bread and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Cadgwith Cove Crab, Cadgwith
Fishmongers just behind the cove with excellent choice of locally landed fish, seafood and shellfish. Crab sandwiches available at lunchtime.
Up there as one of the best pasty makers in Cornwall, ingredients are grown and produced on the farm using the same methods that have been used for generations. Roadside fruit and veg stall selling their organic produce.
(Pictured) Ann has become one of Cornwall’s best-loved pasty makers. All their producers are based within a 10-mile radius, with shops in Lizard village, Porthleven and Helston.