11 of the best places to go food shopping in Cork

Grocers and delis, both new and long-established, where you can buy great food locally

On the Pigs Back, English Market, Cork city. Photograph:  Joleen Cronin

On the Pigs Back, English Market, Cork city. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Neighbourhood grocers and delis have been one of the good things to come out of the pandemic – we’re always looking for a silver lining here – with restaurants adapting to include them as part of their business, and many opening in the suburbs, doing their own part to bring us closer to the 15-minute city where everything is on our doorstep.

So we’ve put together this guide to new and long-established grocers and delis where you can browse, shop and buy great food. (In many cases these businesses also sell online, so it is well worth checking out their websites.) We previously explored food shops in south Dublin and north Dublin, now we move on to Cork. In the days ahead we’ll reveal our favourites in the rest of Ireland.

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