Food - it’s one of the biggest elements of Christmas Day. Whether you are a turkey fan, or prefer goose or duck for the big meal, Salisbury offers it all locally.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and two lockdowns, has had an enormous impact on Salisbury businesses, so buying Christmas meal elements locally will make a huge difference to the city economy.
With five weeks to go until 25th December there is still time to get orders in. Here are the places to head for all the food you need – and all the add-ons that will make the Christmas meal extra special this year:
The family butchers on Butcher Row is running an online Christmas shop where you can order up until December 10th. They have a range of poultry, from your Christmas turkey to goose, chicken and duck. They also have beef, lamb, game, gammon and ham, and all the extra trimmings you need from stuffing mix, bacon, sausage meat and stock.
Maul’s Cheese and Wine Bar
As they say on their website, they are definitely more than just a Bar! They are also a deli and wholesaler working out of their premises on Fish Row. They’ve sourced the best wine and cheese so you don’t have to spend time mulling over what to buy, go to their online shop and they have it all there for you: wines for all occasions not just Christmas, meats to suit every taste and delicious handpicked cheeses for a Christmas night nibble.
Reeve The Baker
On both Butcher Row and Silver Street, the baker has all your sweet Christmas treats and cakes ready. From mince pies to Christmas log and gingerbread for visiting family. They also have the rolls and bread to make Boxing Day sandwiches with that leftover turkey! Shops are open but you can also buy online at the Reeve The Baker website. They will be delivering right up to 24th December.
The Charter Market
Salisbury's historic Charter Market takes place in the Market Place every Tuesday and Saturday with around 70 stalls. The market offers a wide range of foods including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and cakes – most of what you need for your Christmas lunch!
Salisbury Festive Sunday Markets
As well as the Charter Market, this December will see the introduction of the Festive Markets too. They’ll take place in the Market Place and Guildhall Square on the first three Sundays in December. With a range of food and produce on offer, plus, there will also be some festive food to take away if you get a bit peckish. All markets will be Covid secure so please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when visiting.
Hendersons Artisan Bakery and Café
The bakery on Oatmeal Street (also accessed from the Market Place), is offering a Click & Collect service during lockdown so you can still put in an order for your Chelsea buns! They have a range of different breads to go with any Christmas meal, including Ciabatta, Focaccia and sourdough. Then there are the cakes and buns, with Tiffin, Bakewell Tart and Pain au Chocolat just some of their offerings. You can order from here.
As well as sourcing all your Christmas food needs in Salisbury, you can also find all the extras needed to pull off a festive feast:
If you need a new roasting dish for the turkey, a tin for the Christmas fruit cake or a pan to cook the Brussels sprouts Dinghams Cookshop on the Market Place has a wide range of kitchen paraphernalia. You don’t need to wait until the end of lockdown to browse their range, they have everything for sale on their website.
If you are partial to a delightfully decorated dining table then Casa Fina has everything you need. From napkins with a range of Christmas designs and candle sticks for the table. They even have festive mugs for a Christmas brew. All available online for Click & Collect or delivery – and the shop on the High Street will be open as normal when lockdown ends.
We may be in the middle a second lockdown but many of our shops in Salisbury are still open for Click & Collect, including those above. For a full list of open businesses click here. Shopping local this Christmas, whether for food or gifts, will make a huge difference to our city at the end of a tough year.
Salisbury: Shop Safe, Shop Local.