Support This: Auld Hag’s Scottish Deli – The ‘Shoap’By Alicia Grimshaw
Auld Hag are the purveyors of Scottish scran in London. From humble beginnings delivering haggis by bicycle, to pop-up residencies and catering for the Scottish Government, its soon-to-be-open first bricks and mortar site, the Shoap, is the culmination of years of dedication to showcasing the very best of Scotland’s culinary heritage. Before the doors open, the team are raising funds. You can support the Kickstarter here.
The Shoap: The Food
The Shoap will begin with a classic deli offering; sandwiches made with Glasgow morning rolls will be baked in-house and filled with Scottish produce from Aberdeen Angus topside to Arbroath smokies to fantastic cheeses from all over Scotland. There will be soups, such as a Cullen Skink velouté, lentil and smoked ham hock or scotch broth. There will also be the odd seasonal lunch special, such as Scottish wild mushrooms and pearl barley or haggis with tattie puree. Other baked goods will include shortbread, Dundee cake, Ecclefechan tarts and tablet.
The Shoap: The Drinks
For drinks, the coffee will be made from fresh beans sourced from Caora Dhubh Coffee Company on the Isle of Skye. There will be beer on-draught as well as to takeaway in cans from a range of breweries across Scotland including Newbarns, Overtone and Simple Things Fermentations. The soft drink range will include the fantastic Rapscallion based in Glasgow; who use Scottish soft fruits such as raspberries and blueberries.
The Shoap: The Produce
In addition to the above, the Shoap will be stocked with the best produce from Scotland. Bare Bones Chocolate made in the east end of Glasgow, cheeses from IJ Mellis cheesemongers based in Edinburgh, charcuterie made using Scottish pork from producers such as East Coast Cured in Leith, preserves, jams and marmalades from the Isle of Arran, salt and seaweeds, cakes and biscuits, Mackie’s crisps and of course, haggis, square sausage and Stornoway black pudding to name but a few. These small Scottish producers will also be invited down to host tasting nights and events.
406 St John Street, Angel, EC1V 4ND
Opening Times: Mon-Sat; 8am – 8pm