10 Must-Try Foods When in Scotland

Battered Mars Bar
1. Battered Mars Bar
What is it: Battered and deep-fried Mars bar

Black Pudding
2. Black Pudding
What is it: Black pudding or blood sausage is a dish made with pork blood, fat or suet, oatmeal, and sausage meat among other ingredients.

3. Cranachan
What is it: Cranachan is a type of dessert made with cream, toasted oats soaked in whisky, raspberries, and honey.

Full Scottish Breakfast
4. Full Scottish Breakfast
What is it: A dish similar to full English breakfast. The full Scottish breakfast usually consists of bacon, baked beans, black pudding, buttered toast, fried egg, Lorne sausage, tattie scone, fried tomatoes and/or mushrooms, and coffee or tea.

5. Grouse
What is it: Wild game cooked in a variety of ways.

6. Haggis
What is it: Scotland’s national dish, the haggis is a savoury pudding made with ingredients that include meat, oatmeal, and spices among others and traditionally cooked in a sheep’s stomach or the more common specially-made sausage casing used today.

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
7. Neeps and Tatties
What is it: Traditionally served with haggis, neeps and tatties are turnips and potatoes respectively.

Scotch Pie
8. Scotch Pie
What is it: Also known as mutton pie, Scotch pie is a double crust pie that comes with a filling of minced meat like mutton.

Scottish Salmon
9. Scottish Salmon
What is it: Fresh and delicious farmed Atlantic salmon.

Tablet or Taiblet
10. Tablet or Taiblet
What is it: A type of semi-hard sweets or dessert made with butter, condensed milk, sugar, and may also include other ingredients like vanilla or nuts.