Food Shopping in Salcombe made easy with our guide to the town’s best and local food shops and supermarkets.
Salcombe’s Independent Food Shops
Even though we’ve seen a rise in the number of nautically inspired clothes shops, Salcombe has always be known for its excellent independent shops and we would encourage you to support these brilliant businesses run by local families so that they continue to thrive. Each adds to the experience of holidaying in Salcombe and for many provide a real highlight, for example, the morning croissant run!
They can all be found in the heart of Salcombe along the high street)
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A brilliant bakery selling delicious croissants and everything you’d need for the perfect picnic such as cheese straws, baguettes and doughnuts. Find out more
Locally sourced meats where the team can prepare any cut to your requirements. Homemade sausages and burgers are perfect to sizzle on the barbecue. Cooked meats can be sliced to go into picnics and bacon can be used to catch crabs! Find out more
From newspapers to postcards, Bonningtons should be part of your morning routine to get the latest news and low down on current affairs.
Salcombe Dairy Ice-cream:
Made in Salcombe, this is the only ice-cream you should be eating! It also happens to be seriously delicious and available either from the ice-cream shop next to Cranch’s Sweetshop or at the ice-cream factory along Island Street. Find out more
For a small shop, you won’t believe the range of products available from Cranch’s! There is always a fabulous selection of fruit, veg and store cupboard items. Keep your eyes peeled for the ultimate Devon clotted cream (perfect on your scones with jam) and Mary Berry’s salad dressings (she has a house in Salcombe don’t you know?!) Next door to Cranch’s Pantry is the best sweetshop in the world where children’s dreams come true!
The Salcombe crab and lobster landed daily on Fish Quay is known to be the very best in the UK by top chefs – it has even graced the tables of Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche. In the restaurants and deli’s around Salcombe you can sample exceptional crab sandwiches, crab bisque, lobster thermidor, crab cakes, cracked crabs…you get the picture! But if you fancy tucking into these crustaceans at home, head to Yeoward’s where they sell live or cooked crab and lobster. It’s great fun to see them live in the tanks!
For general food shopping in Salcombe, supermarkets are a good place to stock up on essentials for your holiday. Up until very recently, Salcombe only had the Spar at the top of town as its first foray into the world of supermarkets this is the site of the only Post Office in Salcombe too.
In the summer of 2019 the Co-op came to Salcombe, on the site of the old gas works at the end of Island Street.
If you’re going further afield, in Kingsbridge, there are large supermarkets Morrisons and Tesco.
Gould Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8DU
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Loring Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8BL
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And Don’t Forget… Salcombe Delis!
Sometimes, you don’t want to make your own lunch! For delicious sandwiches made to order, there are a couple of delis to try including The Salcombe Yawl and Salcombe Delicatessen.
They also sell fillings for your own sandwiches and general picnic goodies.