9 Best Places to Shop in Fife and Angus, Scotland

Pittenweem Chocolate Company

Fodor's choice

Open daily, this place stocks the most imaginative and comprehensive range of fine chocolates you'll find in this part of the world. Its lovely Cocoa Tree Café serves cakes, drinks, light meals, and, of course, handmade chocolates from the Pittenweem Chocolate Company.

Topping and Company Booksellers

Fodor's choice

This is a bibliophile's dream haunt, with high ceilings and alcoves lined with over 45,000 titles, knowledgeable staff, and frequent readings and literary events.


This well-curated shop sells work by local, Scottish, and British artists, including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, and intriguing handmade clocks.

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Balgove Larder

Here you'll discover a huge selection of Scottish items, from spurtles (for stirring your porridge) to tablet (sugary toffee) to big, thick sausages made in its butchery. Foodies should check out the Farm Shop and monthly Night Market, while carnivores can follow their noses to the Steak Barn, where platters piled with huge hunks of beef and sausages are combined with twice-fried chips and onion rings.


Just as you enter Dundee Contemporary Arts, the shop on the left sells artist-made jewelry, housewares, books, prints, and gifts.

Gallery Q

A compelling selection of jewelry, ceramics, textiles, sculptures, prints, and paintings by Scottish artists awaits at Gallery Q.

J. A. Braithwaite

Established in 1868 and in its current home since 1932, this enticingly aromatic emporium has large old vats of many freshly roasted coffee blends and tea that you can pop into one of the quaint teapots you'll find here.


This heady-smelling store is truly a cheese lover's mecca. Look for a soft, crumbly, and citrusy cheese (called Anster) made thanks to a local herd of Holstein-Friesians.

Thirteen Records

Rising from the ashes of legendary record shop Groucho's, former staffers Frank, Moog, and Lee keep the tunes spinning at this cheery, yellow-festooned shop. Browse its well-curated racks and sample the day's soundtrack with musos, crate diggers, and the curious. Secondhand and new vinyl of all genres can be found, from rare Northern Soul 45s to the latest releases. There's also a good selection of CDs, DVDs, cassettes, posters, and cool merch. It's a fab place for a chat and to discover the sounds of the local scene.