Salcombe food highlights: top tips for a tasty break
November 24th, 2014 | By Vicky Rogers
Take a fabulous selection of the best South Devon and Salcombe food, add a generous helping of sea air, a splash of creativity and a sprinkle of enthusiasm, simmer for seven days and what do you get? A wonderful foodie holiday in the picturesque South Hams!
South Devon is home to a wonderful range of food producers, which partly explains why Salcombe food has such a good reputation. From locally reared meats, to fish caught off the Start Bay coastline, there’s something for everyone. Here are just a few local food producers that will make a self catering holiday in Salcombe an absolute pleasure.
Favis of Salcombe
When many people think of ‘Salcombe food’ their minds (and appetites!) turn to crab. Salcombe is home to arguably the finest crab in the country. Favis of Salcombe is just one producer of crab in the region, with their 60’ crabbing boat the ‘Emma Jane’ based in the town. Whilst the recipes for Salcombe crab are endless, many locals prefer a traditional crab salad, with a chunk of rustic break and a wedge of lemon – there really is nothing better!
Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream
Authentic Salcombe food can be as indulgent as it is delicious. In 1981 Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream was established – since then this small ice cream company has become an iconic part of this popular town, and is well known throughout the South West and the rest of the UK. In addition to ice cream, other delicious products include sorbet and crushes, all of which are made in Salcombe. Head over to the ice cream parlour on Shadycombe Road and watch the ice cream being made before picking up a cone or tub for dessert!
Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese
Situated in a stunning position on the banks of the River Dart, Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy is well worth a visit. Enjoy a tour around the vineyard and take in the stunning river and country views, before sampling some of the delicious wine and cheese produced on the Sharpham estate. The award-winning produce found here is second-to-none, and a welcome addition to any meal. You can even stop for lunch at the delightful Vineyard Café, if you would prefer a break from cooking!
South Devon Chilli Farm
The South Devon Chilli Farm isn’t too far from Salcombe and produces some fabulous ingredients for those who like a little heat in their food. From wonderful flavoursome chillies grown in their poly tunnels, to delicious jars of chilli jam and chilli sauce, not to mention their infamous chilli chocolate, there is something to suit all palates! Why not visit the South Devon Chilli Farm Café, where you can enjoy a savoury cream tea, complete with chilli jam. Delicious…