Southside ranks high on BBC Good Food radar

Delectable treats from Bakery47, shortlisted for best independent food shop
Delectable treats from Bakery47, shortlisted for best independent food shop

Southside favourites are in the mix for the title of Glasgow’s best independent food shop at the BBC Good Food Show.

Some ten shortlisted entries were announced today, ahead of the Good Food Show arriving in Glasgow November 6-8.

Southsiders shortlisted include local food champion Locavore in Strathbungo, Eat Deli with branches in Shawlands and Clarkston, Dandy’s Deli in Busby and cake baker for eateries around Glasgow, Bakery47 in Govanhill.

Each will go head to head with Glasgow shops Quality Vitamins & Herbs, Roots & Fruits, Demijohn, Stans Studio, Billingtons and the social media-nominated Eusebi.

The winner will receive a free stand at the SECC event, allowing them to showcase their shop from foodies descending on Glasgow.

Laura Biggs, managing director at BBC Good Food Shows and competition judge, said: “We absolutely love running this competition — unearthing fantastic food is our passion and this has proved to be a really great search.

“Scotland never lets us down with its consistently high quality of produce and customers service.”

Each deli and specialist shop will now go before a panel of judges including Barney Desmazery, senior food editor at BBC Good Food, Catriona Banks, specialty food manager at BBC Good Food Shows, and the Good Food Show Scotland blogging community.

Tickets for the November event are now available at BBC Good Food Scotland.