Don’t Leave Without Trying These 5 Scottish Dishes

There’s nothing anyone loves more than some good food to fill the stomach. And Scotland is nothing if not filled with good food. Scotland is known for its diverse food culture and offers a lot of traditional Scottish meals we know you’ll enjoy tasting.

From delicious porridge to the unique and savory national dish of Scotland called Haggis, Scotland offers more than its sights and landscapes. It offers great culinary cuisine. And you’d regret not tasting a few mouthwatering Scottish foods. Here are the top 5 dishes to try when you’re visiting the country.



Haggis is Scotland’s national food. Served in many holidays like Burns Night, this dish consists of sausage meat taken from the innards of the sheep. This meat is then mixed with dried herbs, onions, and several other seasonings and boiled inside the lining of a sheep’s stomach resulting in a delicious dish leaving you wanting more. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t sound delicious because it is. And you need to try some when you’re there.

Traditional Scottish Tablet

Unlike Haggis, the Scottish tablet is a sweet confection. It is comprised of sugar, condensed milk, and butter. It is crystallized to form small pieces of candy. Imagine eating this semi-hard candy and tasting a burst of sweetness with, for some candy, a hint of whisky. It’s heaven! This delicious treat can be found all over Scotland. It’s just that good.

Neeps and Tatties

Next up on the list of delicious food that’ll make your mouth water are neeps and tatties. ‘Neeps’ are turnips and ‘tatties’ are potatoes. They’re often served along with many Scottish dishes although the dish that it’s almost always served with is the haggis. These 2 are boiled and mashed to be served as delicious side dishes.

When you think of healthy food, your mouth will usually frown thinking “healthy” meant something along the lines of salad – not to be offensive or anything. But be prepared to have your mind changed. When it comes to neeps and tatties, you get healthy and delicious in the same sentence. It’s too good to be true. We know. But it is true nonetheless.

Cullen Skink

This traditional Scottish food originated in a village named Cullen found in the northeastern part of Scotland. This dish is a creamy smoked fish soup consisting of smoked haddock which is a type of fish, cream, onion, and potatoes. Cullen skink is a specialty in many restaurants served with a side of toasted bread.


And finally, good ol’ porridge. Whether it’s store-bought or cooked in a restaurant, porridge is a delicious Scottish dish. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wake up in the morning to the smell of porridge and get an early taste of Scottish culture.


The Scotland experience isn’t complete without delicious Scottish food. And when it comes to that, Scotland does not disappoint. Check out the different restaurants or pubs in your area and make sure to order a few of the traditional dishes we’ve listed above.