Scotland is well-known for Burns Night and Hogmanay, as such food and drink in Aberdeen is often a time of celebration. With special events and food experiences taking place alongside regular food markets. As well as a night out in the city, we highly recommend booking food tours in the Highlands during these particular dates. As well of course as all the bars, cafes and restaurants that are open all year round, serving up an array of international cuisine.
Food and Drink in Aberdeen
When it comes to authentic food and drink in Aberdeen, there’s much more to the city than just traditional Scottish dishes. The likes of “Haggis, Neeps and Tatties” is the perfect comfort food when eating in the local pub, however, food tours in the Highlands and Aberdeen will also point out the more refined local restaurants.
Then there’s the local produce, associated with Aberdeenshire itself. If you’re a foodie that likes to stick to the classics, then Aberdeen Angus Beef is the ideal choice. This succulent meat comes directly from the native cattle, the natural marbling making it tender and versatile. Although you can’t go wrong with good old fashioned steak and chips.
The coast of Scotland, along with its lochs and lakes also provide an abundance of seafood. With shellfish and Scottish salmon being considered among the best in the world. As for food and drink in Aberdeen, the chances are if you find fresh salmon on the menu, it’s been caught straight from the nearby River Dee.
As for what to drink with your meal, Aberdeen could be considered among pioneers within the world of modern micro-breweries. With Scotland having been the home of Brewdog Brewery since 2007. Originally founded in Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, Brewdog has gone on to be one of the leading brands in craft beer.
Food Tours in Aberdeen
Foodies in Scotland are often proud of their culinary heritage and seasonal produce. Therefore, food tours in Aberdeen will showcase the very best in regional cuisine, accompanied by locally grown fruit and vegetables.
With two of our most popular food tours in Aberdeen, you get exactly as the titles suggest. Starting out on our “Taste of Scotland Tour”, you get to spend the whole day on an Aberdeen food experience.
Not only that, but it’s also a culture food tour in Scotland, including a visit to Castle Fraser and the ruins of Tolquhon Castle. As well as a whisky tour at Glengarioch Distillery. All of which is available from just £58 per person.
Then there’s our “Aberdeen Food Tour” for a 3-hour tour of some of Aberdeen’s most popular food and drink hangouts. The culinary walking tour ventures through The Green where there was once a vibrant food market, now part of the cities art scene. Then it’s on to the likes of the Rosemount Viaduct, popular among vegetarian and vegan foodies.
Also included are visits to the prestigious Haigs in the city centre and the iconic Mackie’s 19.2 ice cream parlour. As the food tour in Aberdeen concludes with whisky and gin tasting at the Craftsman Coffee and Ale House.
Book Food and Drink Tours in Aberdeen
With new experiences, cooking classes and restaurants in Aberdeen, as well as food tours in the Highlands being added to our listings, there’s something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to Scotland or have a foodie in your life that is, book online today.