Everything you need to know about Aberdeen's festive Thistle Street Food Market

Support your local north east businesses this festive season with a visit to Aberdeen's Thistle Street Food Market.

Published 21st Nov 2018
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

What is it?

Thistle Street Food Market takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month, aiming to showcases the finest in the local Aberdeen and north east food and drink scene.

A spokesperson for the market said: "Our goal is to attract people from the city and shire to the West End of Aberdeen, as well as provide a place for local food and drink lovers to discover new and exciting produce that's coming out of our region.

"December is our last market of 2018, and is the perfect opportunity for people to find Christmas presents or food and drink for the festive season. Sometimes local buskers turn up to entertain the crowds, and people can also pop in to the coffee shops, cafes and shops in the surrounding area while they visit. We're expecting it to be our busiest market of the year."

When is it?

The festive food market runs from 10am-3pm on Saturday 8th December.

Where is it?

The market takes place at Thistle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XZ.

The Stalls involved


Thistle Street Market

Picture: AVO

This newly launched company creates healthy avocado inspired dishes and drinks.

The Alexander Smokery

Picture: Alexander Smokery Facebook

The north east smokery will be offering fresh, smoked Scottish salmon including their popular Skin-off Whole Sides (1.1-1.4kg) - the perfect centre piece for any Christmas dinner.

The Devenick Dairy

The Crynoch Blue. Picture: Devenick Dairy

This local farm, run by the Groat family, will be on hand selling their hugely popular handmade cheese and meats as well as plenty of festive treats.

The Bread Guy

Picture: The Bread Guy

The Inverurie baking specialist will be on hand with their delicious baked breads.

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Cup Creations

Picture: Cup Creations

Grab some delightful festive cupcakes and Christmas cakes from the Aberdeenshire baking specialists.

Other highlights include Little Squares of Heaven (an artisan almond flour brownie producer), Hungry Squirrel Nut Butters, Unravel Tea, Coolinary Cafe and home-baked treats from Bakery Lane. 

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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