Jersey food culture.

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As a small island famous for its food, Jersey’s bursting with flavour. What’s more authentic than shopping at a farm where local produce was grown or reared? Whether you’re planning a Jersey picnic, or just want to taste some of the island’s produce, don't miss these top foodie experiences to discover around the island. Take time to savour the authentic taste of Jersey.

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South

Venture in to St. Helier's centre

Explore the lively heart of Jersey with our guide to the island's gastonomic offerings in the south.

  • We don't import our lobster

    We don't import our lobster

  • Seafood tastes better when you can see the sea

    Seafood tastes better when you can see the sea

  • Pack up the perfect picnic

    Pack up the perfect picnic

  • Jersey Royals freshly dug today

    Jersey Royals freshly dug today

The Fresh Fish Company, St. Helier

The Fresh Fish Company is situated in the heart of the island’s commercial fishing fleet on the Victoria Pier of St. Helier Harbour.  Fresh spider crabs in the summer months - are in a league of their own. Grab a crab sandwich or lobster claws to eat with a sea view or select the freshest of fish to grill on your beach BBQ. Don’t forget to pick up seasonal herbs and salad, supplied direct from local farmers, along with some ‘Jersey Sea Salt’ - you’ll enjoy an authentic taste of Jersey.   

Jersey's Central Markets, St. Helier

Jersey's Central and Beresford Markets are an integral part of Jersey’s heritage and a source of pride for many islanders. The local markets have served the community for over 200 years. Both markets are lively, full of colours and smells and home to a wide range of local produce with crafts, goods and services, from bakers to butchers, cafes and restaurants, florists and fish mongers. Check out the regular ‘pop-up’ market events when local arts, crafts and street food vendors showcase their small businesses - all for a charitable cause. 

Street, St. Helier

Follow modern food trends in a no-fuss casual space and feast on a range of globally inspired dishes, from bao buns to burgers. Tuck into the range of boozy milkshakes and trendy beers, this local neighbourhood restaurant is the perfect place for a casual get together. Follow the road to Street for lunch, an afternoon bite, an early dinner or an evening meal. Offering all day dining from 11:45 until 21:00. 

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West

Our west side story

This is an island where Jersey Royals can go from field to fork in hardly more than a day, where the tide brings an abundance of fresh shellfish, crabs and lobsters close to the island’s shores, and where you can forage for wild sea herbs along the coast. Discover Jersey's west side story. 

 

  • Taste Jersey Royals in the only place they're grown

    Taste Jersey Royals in the only place they're grown

  • Just bring a healthy appetite

    Just bring a healthy appetite

  • Forage for wild sea herbs

    Forage for wild sea herbs

Didier Hellio's Farm Stall, Manor Farm, Route de Vinchelez, St Ouen

St. Ouen is home to a real variety of hedge veg roadside stalls, but a favourite has to be Didier and Christine Hellio's farm stall with a sea view. In Jersey one of the largest tides in the world nourishes the land with rich marine minerals. It’s why our Jersey Royals have a unique flavour so don't miss trying them in the only place they're grown. You’ll find bags of just-dug Jersey Royals in season and freshly grown fruit vegetables from Hellio's farm. Leave your money in the honesty box. Perfect for stocking up a beach picnic. Follow La Route de Vinchelez towards Plemont beach, and after you’ve passed Le Chemin de L’Etocquet on your right, turn into the driveway on your left where you’ll find the farm stall.

Faulkner Fisheries, St. Ouen

Faulkner Fisheries is an independent and family owned merchant. The ‘Vivier’ is nestled inside an old WW2 German bunker at L’Etacq in St. Ouen. They store and sell live local fish and shellfish including lobsters, crabs, spider crabs, oysters and much more. The Vivier is the home of the famous seafood BBQ that runs through the warmer months of the year.

Me and the Farmer, St. Brelade

A trailer farm stall ‘by the pigs’, full of local meat, amazing ribs, locally-produced beef burgers, pork and sausages from Jon Hackett’s rare breed saddleback pigs are not to be missed. Many of the sausages are flavoured with local ingredients like Jersey Lavender and local delicacy Black Butter.  If you’re lucky you might meet Farmer John himself! We'll let you in to a secret - our favourites are the pork pies!

Foraging with Kazz Padidar, St. Ouen

Come and get lost in the wilds of St. Ouen on a coastal forage! Embrace the fresh Jersey atmosphere with Kazz Padidar who lives and breathes the landscape to the full all year round. Explore Jersey's submerged coastal landscapes and discover the variety of wild edible and medicinal plants our unique environment has to offer. 

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North

The natural landscape of the north

Discover the stunning natural landscape of Jersey’s north coast!  Explore the golden orchards of La Mare Wine Estate and chat to the local farmers in their friendly farm shops dotted around the island's lush countryside. 

  • La Mare Wine Estate

    Sample a tipple or two of La Mare Wine Estate's finest

  • Explore the lush vineyards and orchards of La Mare

    Explore the lush vineyards and orchards of La Mare

  • Jersey Cows

    Meet our friendly locals

  • Jersey local produce

    Jersey produce aplenty

La Mare Wine Estate, St. Mary

La Mare Wine Estate can be found in a quiet secluded corner in the north of the island where fields of vines and apple trees surround a traditional, 18th century, Jersey granite farmhouse.   Explore the 20 acre working estate, well known for its wines and popular Jersey Apple Brandy Cream and taste some of the island's legacy recipes such as Black Butter preserve as well as its own contemporary produce from the distillery and production kitchens. Tours and tastings of the wines and handmade products are available daily and guests are invited to enjoy the gardens, vineyard walk, cooperage display and onsite restaurant offering delicious light lunches and cream teas.

Woodside Farm Shop, Trinity

Charles Gallichan is the fifth generation to hold the reigns at the family farm in Trinity, since his great-great-grandfather, also Charles, started out in 1887.  While remaining a traditional Jersey farm, growing Jersey Royals, vegetables and flowers, Woodside Farm daffodils travel a long way, right across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States of America.  The farm shop is a hidden gem to pick up fresh flowers, produce and great souvenirs to take home.

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East

Venture out east

Take time to savour island life out east.

  • Holme Grown Britain's Most Southerly Farm Shop

    Holme Grown Britain's Most Southerly Farm Shop

  • Fresh from the sea bed

    Fresh from the sea bed

  • Meet a man who knows a thing or two about Jersey Oysters

    Meet a man who knows a thing or two about Jersey Oysters

  • Jersey Turbot Farm

    A different take on bringing history to life

Holme Grown, Grouville

Fondly known as ‘Britain's Most Southernly Farm Shop', Holme Grown has come a long way from humble beginnings as a barrow on the road side. Today it emcompasses a green grocery, butchery, bakery, gardening, pottery, and cafe! Testament to the diversity, range and top quality ingredients on offer, it's no surprise that Holme Grown was voted as one of the top 50 "Best UK Foodie Destinations" by The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine.

Jersey Oyster Company, Grouville

Jersey Oyster Company is owned and run by Chris Le Masurier, a third generation Jersey oyster farmer.  Cultivating oysters on the rise and the fall of the island's tides, the company is the largest oyster growing concern in the British Isles. Jersey Oyster Company farms some 35 hectares of the Royal Bay of Grouville, and exports over 700 tons of oysters a year with 80% being exported to France.

Meet the Oyster Farmer's wife

Take a dramatic low tide walk on Seymour Oyster Beds with the Oyster Farmer's wife to discover an incredible story brought to life with fresh oysters and champagne. Tour the crystal clear waters of Grouville Bay with the oyster farmers wife as she shares her island story about how the tides feed the land.

Jersey Turbot, St. Martin

Wild turbot is hard to come by off the coasts of Jersey, so Dave Cowburn and his family have remedied this with their successful turbot farm, housed in the former German war tunnels at St. Catherine’s Bay.  The old gun emplacement houses about 6,500 turbot at any one time in roomy tanks filled with fresh sea water, from tiny 50p-sized fish weighing five grams to four-year-old turbot weighing about two to three pounds!

Jersey food tours

Hungry for adventure? Take a Jersey Food Tour through the farms, fields and beaches of Jersey's east coast. Discover fresh seafood from local waters, sample buttery royals and legen-dairy ice cream. There's nothing like the taste of buttered Jersey Royals on the sloping fields where they're grown. Gaze out over Gorey Castle beyond the oyster beds to the French coast, close enough to touch, before stepping onto the soft sands of Gorey beach to find the sweet spot to stick a flake in it. Their amazing foodie guides will cater to everyone's tastes. 

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