There's something very special about Orkney's food and drink - it's local. Orcadians have fished the seas and farmed the lands for thousands of years and generations of expertise and experience really tells in the quality of the produce you can taste and enjoy on the islands today. It's exceptional!
Orkney's food and drink industry is thriving. It is championed by Orkney Food & Drink, a membership organisation that represents the islands' leading producers and flies the flag for the industry locally and nationally. Our producers set exacting standards and A Taste of Orkney is now recognised as a mark of the highest quality.
The food and drink industry is vital to the islands' economy. It is a key employer and provides an important connection between farmers and fishermen, producers, retailers and restaurateurs. From the sourcing of the islands' larder to the mouthwatering cuisine on your plate and the array of delicious produce available in our shops, it's all done the Orkney way. There's no compromise. If our producers put their name to something, then you can be assured it tastes great!
Food and drink is an essential part of the 'Orkney experience'. Our producers set the bar high with locally reared premium Scottish beef, the famous North Ronaldsay lamb (try some - it's delicious!), sustainably fished seasonal shellfish and award winning cheeses, whiskies and ales. You will find all this and much more in Orkney's shops and on the menu. Enjoy!