When travelling our Island shores we suggest you take lots of time to sit back, soak up the scenery and enjoy some “Island time”. We also suggest this is best done whilst sampling some of our amazing local produce, here are my top recommendations for food on the go when visiting the southern isles.
CROFT & CUAN
Street food at its very best, Island style. The girls work with all the amazing produce available across the islands, creating a menu with both contemporary and traditional elements. Think burgers, tacos, curries, hot dogs, salads, lobster, venison, scallops, langoustines, crab, lamb and more.
Highly recommend the Big Bad Barrach (Panko breaded Barra cod, tangy pickled red cabbage, sriracha mayo and rocket) just wow!
Based in Lochboisdale at the pier, they also head out on the road on Friday and Saturday nights bringing their food throughout the Islands. Check the Instagram or facebook for this week’s locations and opening times.
Location: Calabhaigh, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist HS8 5TP
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday until 3pm
Booking: no just rock up.
THE WEE COTTAGE KITCHEN
Looking for a seasonal feast with a view? Look no further. Family run and overlooking the incredible Vallay Strand, The Wee Cottage Kitchen serves up a storm each summer, and for good reason. Famed for their fresh seafood, melt in the mouth homebakes and indulgent milkshakes it is a must visit when exploring North Uist.
Location: Struan, Malaclete, Sollas, Isle of North Uist HS6 5BX
Opening Times: April – September, Monday – Saturday 10am – 3.30pm
Bookings: No, just turn up to enjoy some food with a view!
THE DUNES CABIN
Another little takeaway gem the Dunes Cabin is situated on Balranald Campsite right on the beach, so the perfect place to enjoy some Island time with their legendary homebakes and fresh seafood.
Location: Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL
Opening Times: May to September, Monday to Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm
Booking: no just turn up
If you are heading across to Barra and Vatersay for the day from Eriskay don’t miss out on the fabulous Ardmhor Coffee at the wee Ferry Terminal. They have also just launched their latest venture, the Ardmhor Food Truck serving Hebridean food & seafood at the Ardmhor Calmac ferry terminal. You might just need to visit twice for lunch and coffee and cake!
Location: Ardmhor Ferry Terminal, Isle of Barra, HS9 5YB
Opening Times: Check online for daily opening hours.
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