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Festive Food

From chocolate shops for Christmas treats to cheese decorated like Christmas puddings, speciality delicatessens to our local markets, we have something to tickle everyone's taste buds.

Festive Food

Love a local Christmas

Carmarthenshire is a foodie heaven, our butchers are second to none, local meats and personal service combine to guarantee the best Christmas foods. Visit our markets for that true local taste, why not try Albert Rees’ Carmarthen Ham, made to a recipe as old as the Romans at Carmarthen Market. Llanelli market has great seafood and an exciting mix of local treats.

Shopping ideas & tasty treats

For that extra special Christmas treat visit Wrights Food Emporium at Llanarthne or Ty Croeso in Newcastle Emlyn, both perfect places to buy those locally produced foods you can’t do without at Christmas.

Caws Cenarth even make a cheese in the shape of a Christmas pudding or if that doesn’t take your fancy, try out mince pie flavour icecream at Cowpots in Whitland. Heavenly in Llandeilo have it all when it comes to chocolate, from chocolate Santas and snowmen to massive chocolate Christmas trees, you’re bound to be tempted!

Check out our larder trails for more inspiration.


Hamper ideas

Food hampers can make perfect Christmas presents - how about a luxurious selection from Ferryman in Laugharne or Blasus deli in Carmarthen? Further north, try La Patisserie in Llandovery or Pitch Fork and Provision in Llandeilo?  Why not buy yourself a mini food hamper and enjoy a Winter picnic, there are plenty of stunning locations to enjoy.

Chrismas markets

If you’re out and about enjoying festive events or doing some Christmas shopping, don’t forget to pop into our indoor markets. Carmarthen and Llanelli have fantastic indoor markets, which sell everything from arts and crafts, to local food and drink. 

There are many Christmas markets across Carmarthenshire too. On 2nd December Kidwelly Christmas Market is in town. They've lined up a fantastic array of quality arts, crafts, foods and drinks making it the ideal place to find that unique Christmas gift. There'll also be a very special guest making an appearance for the younger visitors. Save the date and we'll see you all there!