Top Food Gifts & Festive Flavours at The English Market, Cork

The English Market is a vibrant hub of activity in the heart of Cork all year round and at Christmas, it comes to life even more. Twinkling lights, festive decorations and decadent displays along with food

offerings and gift hampers enhance its magical atmosphere from mid-November onwards, creating a destination shopping experience like no other.

The English Market is the perfect location for all shopping and gifting needs, especially for those who wish to support local Irish producers and suppliers this year. Below are a selection of English Market traders, offering a delightful selection of seasonal products and food hampers that make perfect gifts for loved ones and friends or as a special treat to enjoy all for yourself! These hampers are available to order in The English Market with some traders offering local and nationwide delivery from their own websites. English Market Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase and redeem at every market stall, which make ideal last minute gifts!

The Roughty Foodie ‘Pure Cork Hamper’ from €75 contains a collection of the finest local Irish artisan award-winning produce, including K. O’Connell’s Smoked Salmon, Spiced Beef from The Chicken Inn, a range of ‘Pure Cork’ cheeses, chutneys, O’Connails chocolates, seasonal figs and chestnuts -with everything you need in one hamper for home entertaining or gifting this Christmas. The ‘Pure Cork’ hampers start at €75 and can also be made to order, with the option of adding in a bottle of wine, prosecco or champagne from Bubble Brothers Wine Merchants. Order at The Roughty Foodie stall at The English Market or online at


The Farmgate ‘Luxury Hamper’ from €100, is a real jewel in the crown available at the market this year. The hamper contains a stunning collection of seasonal favourites including the Farmgate’s famous Christmas Pudding, homemade chocolate Tiffin cake, figs, chocolates, homemade cranberry sauce, preserves and more, all beautifully wrapped and decorated in the Farmgate’s signature rustic style. As always, The Farmgate offers gift vouchers and smaller gift options, perfect for last minute shoppers or the office Secret Santa. They also have a variety of Christmas Puddings to buy individually from €36. Order at the Farmgate market stall from mid-November or online at


Tom Durcan Meats ‘Tastes of The English Market’ hamper from €135, contains a variety of festive food and drink favourites from within the market, including Tom Durcan’s famous Traditional Spiced Beef and a range of artisan food and drink items from other traders, which are carefully selected and packaged in a Tom Durcan insulated cooler bag and delivered to your door nationwide. Order at the Tom Durcan market stall or on


  1. O’Connell’s Fish Merchants, Irish Oak Smoked Salmon from €15 - €40. K. O’Connell’s are renowned for their award-winning selection of fresh fish and seafood. K.O’Connell’s pre-sliced Irish Oak Smoked Salmon sides and half-sides are particularly popular at Christmas and make great gifts or corporate gifts. Try it on a little buttered soda bread with a little squeeze of lemon and a twist of black pepper for the perfect starter or hors d'oeuvre. Available to purchase in the market or order by contacting


On The Pigs Back ‘Cork Rebel Hamper’ from €55,

On the Pigs Back has been offering  a very special and unique hamper service in The English Market for the last 20 years, with many hampers made to order.

The Cork Rebel Hamper contains four local Cork cheeses, award-winning in-house made chicken liver pates, crackers, caramelised red onion marmalade, Gubeen Salami, Rebel Chilli sauce, biscuits and a sweet treat of your choice - either chocolates or nougat. All hampers are tastefully gift wrapped in a hamper box with wood wool, silk paper, cellophane and ribbons. Available to order at the On the Pigs Back stall at The English Market or available online for nationwide delivery Prices range from €20 - €100.


Hederman Smoked Salmon - 40 years of Panache and Provenance - Christmas selection. HedermanSmoked Salmonis renowned for producing finest quality, locally-sourced, artisan smoked salmon and smoked fish, that make the perfect gifts at Christmas. Choose from traditional cold-smoked salmon, which has a sublime melt-in-your-mouth quality, succulent hot-smoked salmon, smoked mackerel and mussels, smoked butter and spices, pâtés or simply choose a nice smoked fillet piece, carefully prepared and beautifully presented in Hederman’s signature gift wrapping. Customers can also create their own hampers at the Hederman market stall or on their website. Prices start at €7 for smoked mackerel fillet packs and hampers cost between €90 and €150 and are available for delivery anywhere in Ireland and the EU. To find out more, visit


Bubble Brothers Wine Merchants ‘Green to the Extreme’ wine gift set €45. Bubble Brothers Wine Merchants, based in the iconic English Market, Cork offer a carefully selected range of affordable, interesting wines and champagnes from around the world. This year, Bubble Brothers have a very special gift box, containing three sustainable Sicilian wines from the Purato range, containing a white, red and rosé wine. The wines are organic, vegan-friendly and certified carbon neutral, with all packaging and labelling made from recycled materials. Available to purchase at their English Market stall or online at


The Chocolate Shop chocolate gifts and gift boxes from €7. The Chocolate Shop at The English Market is home to a stunning collection of the finest Irish and luxury chocolates, from chocolatiers such as Lorges Chocolate, Wilkie’s, NearyNógs, Skelligs Chocolates and more. The Luxury Chocolate Gift Boxes are a timeless classic and include an assortment of best selling favourites - mostly milk chocolates with some white and some dark. You can also curate your own box of personal favourites - whether it’s caramels, pralines or truffles - or a combination of many different varieties. The Luxury Chocolate Gift Boxes start at €20 for 20 chocolates and are available to purchase at The English Market stall or on for delivery nationwide.


Café Marius Christmas Cakes €25 and ‘Ready to Bake’ Mince Pies €14 for 6. Stop byCafé Marius and order ‘Ready to Bake’ Pure Cork Mince Pies - perfect for finishing at home to let the wonderful freshly baked aromas fill your kitchen. Available to order and purchase from Café Marius at The English Market.


My Goodness Foods ‘Vegan Christmas Survival Kit’ from €65. My Goodness is an award-winning ethical health focused business that specialises in vegan, raw, sugar free, gluten free and fermented probiotic products, based in The English Market, Cork. My Goodness has curated a very special  ‘Vegan Christmas Survival Kit’ that includes everything you need for a vegan family member or guest at Christmas, including their delicious stuffed almond walnut shitake loaf, kraut crackers, mushroom walnut pate, notcho cheese, spiced apple and ginger kombucha and more! Available to order at My Goodness at The English Market or available online for nationwide delivery starting at €65.


Also available at The English Market is Cork’s best variety of local seasonal meats, fish, fresh produce and more - including free range turkey’s, Cork’s famous spiced beef, award-winning smoked and unsmoked hams, smoked salmon, mince pies, Christmas cakes and puddings with all the trimmings, homemade preserves and a further variety of food produce and selection of gifts from individual traders - offering everything you need, all under one roof this festive season. Visit The English Market in Cork and find out more online at