“Love is in the market” Last Minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas available at The English Market, Cork ..


With Valentine’s Day nearing closer, the traders at the English Market have been busy preparing and curating a selection of local food gifts, crafts and treats, perfect for the last-minute shoppers to pick up for your loved one ahead of the big day.


Below are a selection of traders offering a variety of options to suit all tastes and budgets.


Hederman’s Smokehouse

For those having a romantic night in, Hederman’s have a simple dinner option that requires minimum effort and guaranteed deliciousness. The Hederman Hot Smoked Salmon, Vodka Cream & Chorizo Sauce is a simple, 5-minute cook-your-own dish that is made to impress and delight your Valentine. The garlic cream topped with smoked salmon, vodka, and chorizo coats the pasta in a creamy, smoky, mildly spicy sauce. This special sauce is available for Valentine’s Day from Friday, February 10th, until stock lasts. The meal is priced at €12 (includes pasta and sauce for two).


Roughty’s Little Sister

Spring has arrived at Roughty’s Little Sister, who has just opened a new flower stall right in time for Valentine’s. The stall offers a stunning range of locally grown flowers and wildflowers, ranging from roses, tulips, sunflowers and so much more. The beautifully covered flowers are hand-picked and prepared to your desired look and are perfectly accompanied by a selection of gorgeous, hand-made Irish chocolates. To help make your Valentine’s evening even more special, The Roughty Foodie stocks a range of food hampers including the ‘Pure Cork Tapas Box’ for €125, that contains a selection of local farmhouse cheese, chutney, biscuits, cured meats, smoked salmon and more, everything you need to set up a romantic night-in. Visit theroughtyfoodie.com to order hampers online or visit the English Market stall.


Alternative Bread Company

Having recently celebrated 25 years in business, the Alternative Bread Company has a selection of delicious pastries and cakes to get the hearts crumbling this Valentine’s. To tie in with the holiday theme, Alternative Bread Company has a handmade, heart-shaped challah loaf available. A great option as a centrepiece to your table and the perfect ‘tear and share’ loaf! Visit the English Market stall to purchase.


O’Mahony’s Butchers

For something a little different, O’Mahony Butchers has a selection of tasty and exotic meats guaranteed to spark up your appetite. Choose a romantic home-cooked meal of steak for two, with O’Mahony’s 50 day dry aged Black Angus Côte de Boeuf. This thick cut Rib-eye Steak on the bone is full of flavour and sure to leave you satisfied this Valentine’s.


Jump Juice Bar

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jump Juice Bar at the English Market is doing a two for one offer on all regular smoothies and juices on February 14th. Celebrate Valentine’s with a Mango Passion or Raspberry Rush smoothie, or sip on a Power Pack or Up Beet juice to get your Valentine’s off to a tasty start. Offer available only on February 14th – visit their stall at the English Market to avail.


The Chocolate Shop

Synonymous with Valentine’s Day, chocolate is a universal treat that is always sure to delight! The Chocolate Shop has a variety of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, in a range of sizes and finishes, filled with a delicious selection of the finest handmade chocolates The Chocolate Shop is best known for. The Chocolate Shop also stocks a full range of smaller Valentine’s chocolate gifts – perfect tokens of love that are sure to have Cupid in full flight! Prices for the Valentine’s heart-shaped boxes range from €20 to €50. Visit chocolate.ie to order online for click and collect or home delivery nationwide.


On The Pig’s Back

Doing what they do best, On The Pig’s Back has a variety of Cheese and Charcuterie hamper available from €55. The Antipasti Board for two comes with your choice of wine or prosecco to toast the occasion, as you recreate an authentic tapas experience at home. Contents include a selection of cheese and charcuterie as well as On the Pig’s Back Terrine, Paté, crackers, dressed mixed olives, relishes, pickles and fruit, black olive tapenade and lemon and garlic hummus. Visit onthepigsback.ie to view the full range of options available for delivery nationwide.


As always, the English Market is the home of quality Irish food, with everything you need all under one roof, to help create a romantic date for two this Valentine’s Day. The English Market is open 8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays & Bank Holidays). For more information and to keep up to date with the latest news, visit The English Market social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or visit www.corkcity.ie/en/english-market/


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