Find your Light and nourish your soul in the East Cairngorms with food and drink to suit all discerning palettes and diets.

The East Cairngorms is a natural larder, rich in locally produced food and drink.

Explore from Dinnet to Glenshee to scintillate your taste buds and be left wanting more.

You can create your own dishes with fresh seasonal produce from our farm shops, butchers and delis. Alternatively, why not sample the menus of our cafes, bistros and restaurants.

Plan out your taste adventure in and around the East Cairngorms on the map below.

Find your Light in Ballater and Braemar where we offer the food lover everything you could wish for.

Savour the produce of local artisans, including bakers and cheesemaker at the Cambus O’May and Crathie, or salivate over the handmade chocolates in Braemar.

Our butchers, as well as our farmers markets showcase local produce throughout the year, with everything from beef, lamb, venison and fish, to cheese, bread and fresh vegetables and handmade jams & chutneys.

Our cafes, bistros and restaurants offer everything from vegan breakfasts, fresh baked morning scones, energy boosting lunches, cosy afternoon fresh baked cakes, to heartening evening meals, using much of the larder on our doorstep.

Let us bring locally produced beer and whisky to compliment your meal and end your day in the warmth of true highland hospitality

The East Cairngorms is waiting to be discovered.

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Arrange your Food and Drink experience using the trail map today.

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