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Specialist Vegetables

If you’re looking to introduce new flavours and textures into your regular cooking routine with a unique array of vegetables, then you’re looking in the right direction. Fine Food Specialist stock an extensive range of specialist vegetables, perfect for using in many dishes.

 Our selection of specialist vegetables contains rare vegetables that are highly sought after in the culinary world, giving them an essence of luxury. Take your pick from succulent monk’s beard, exquisite purple potatoes, tender sea kale, colourful candy beetroot, delicious salsify and the list goes on!

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  1. Buy Horseradish Root Online & in London UK
    Horseradish Root
    From £7.25
    If you like horseradish as hot as it can be, use fresh horseradish root. A good quality root is clean, firm, and free from cuts and blemishes. The freshly peeled or sliced root and the prepared product are creamy white. Peel and grate fresh horseradish in a well ventilated room, a good whiff will br...
  2. Cavolo Nero, 1kg
    Cavolo Nero, 1kg
    £9.95
    Cavolo Nero comes from Italy and literally means 'black cabbage'. It gets its name as its leaves are dark green in colour and appear black. It has a strong irony flavour and stands up very well to winter meats like venison and daube...
  3. Baby Turnips, x 3 Bunches
    Baby Turnips, x 3 Bunches
    £12.95
    Fine Food Specialist's baby turnips are so fresh, they come with their turnip tops still attached. Plump and full of flavour, they are best served al-dente (with a crunch). Fantastic for garnish, petit legumes or baby veg are all the rage with the top chefs these days because they are so tender...
  4. Long Black Radish, x 2
    Long Black Radish, x 2
    £7.95
    Black radishes work well in stir fries, soups, stews and salads. They have a crisp firm texture and the inside flesh is creamy white in colour. The black skin is not edible and needs peeling.
  5. Buy Raindow Chard Online & In London UK
    Rainbow Chard, 1kg
    £8.95
    Rainbow Chard is perhaps the most visually beautiful of all winter vegetables. Not only does it look amazing, its taste is sweeter and stronger that regular white and red chard. Its is best prepared like spinach and cooked in the same way but for a little longer as its leaves are more robust. Wonder...
  6. Roscoff Onions, 1kg
    Roscoff Onions, 1kg
    £6.95
    Famous for their unique, mellow taste since the 17th century, these pearly pink onions from Brittany can be enjoyed raw, in condiments or cooked. Not only are they versatile, they have a very long shelf life so store in a cool dark place and use as and when you need. 
  7. Buy String of Smoked Garlic Online & in London UK
    String of Smoked Garlic
    £14.50
    We can't get enough of this premium quality smoked garlic - it would make a stunning gift for a garlic-lover! The aroma is heady with wood smoke and the pungent smell of garlic is prominent. Mash into butter to make a fantastic smoky garlic butter that adds a great twist to garlic bread or gene...
  8. Baby Artichokes, 1 x Bunch, (5 Heads)
    Baby Artichokes, 1 x Bunch, (5 Heads)
    £6.95
    Baby Artichokes are edible whole providing they are pared well before steaming. Although their prep time is a delicate artform, as with globe artichokes, the end result is definitely worth it. These baby artichokes are delicious roasted with lemon and garlic and served with generous shavings of parm...
  9. Baby Fennel, x 3 Bunches
    Baby Fennel, x 3 Bunches
    £13.95
    More delicate than the larger bulbs of fennel, these baby fennel bulbs have a lot to offer.The tender bulbs and stalks can be used raw in salads, adding crunch and a fresh aniseed flavour. They are also delicious cooked, adding flavour and texture to a dish,try them braised alongside mackerel or roa...
    Out of Season
  10. Buy Banana Leaves Online in London UK
    Banana Leaves, 1kg
    £28.50
    Banana leaves are used throughout Asia and Central America. They not only impart a light flavour of the leaf itself, but also leave the contents inside moist and full of flavour. Typically, a whole fish or a breast of chicken is put inside the banana leaf. It is then tied together with string, and m...
  11. Salsify, 1kg
    Salsify, 1kg
    £8.95
    Sometimes referred to as the oyster plant, Salsify is a delicious root vegetable that comes from the dandelion family. To prepare it, scrub the root under a running tap to get rid of any soil. Peel with an industrial peeler or very sharp knife. Cut the white flesh into equal lengths 1-2 inches. Sque...
  12. Lotus Root, 2-3 Links
    Lotus Root, 2-3 Links
    £19.95
    Lotus Root (Renkon in Japanese) is actually the rhizome of the lotus plant. Its a popular vegetable throughout southern and eastern Asia, but its still not that well known in the west. Peeled, thinly sliced and boiled for just two minutes is great in a salad, has a bit of a crunch. Fantastic fried i...
  13. Patty Pan Squash Yellow, 2 x 200g Punnet
    Patty Pan Squash Yellow, 2 x 200g Punnet
    £10.50
    Patty pan is a variety of squash that is known for it's small, shallow and scalloped edges. It is a versatile vegetable with a mild flavour, perfect for using in salads or grilling and roasting. Patty pans range from 6-8cm in size. 
    Out of stock
  14. White Mooli, x 3
    White Mooli, x 3
    £8.95
    Mooli, also known as Daikon, is a large white radish that looks similar to a horseradish but holds a peppery taste. They have a smooth skin and are translucent inside. White mooli can be enjoyed raw or cooked; they absorb all flavours when cooked but withstand their firm texture and original peppery...
  15. Cime di Rapa, 1kg
    Cime di Rapa, 1kg
    £8.95
    Chima De Rappa, also known as 'Rapini' or 'broccoli raab', is a green leaf with a bitter and nutty taste. The plant is particularly associated with Italian cooking and is traditionally sauteed with garlic and chilli and served with bread and grilled meat.  
  16. Baby Courgettes, 2 x 200g
    Baby Courgettes, 2 x 200g
    £9.95
    These mini courgettes have a delicate and sweet taste. Perfect to fry and use as a garnish, or simply chop and use in pasta sauces and ratatouille. The courgettes are around 10cm in length.
  17. Okra, +/-500g
    Okra, +/-500g
    £12.95
    Also known as ladies fingers, okra is popularly used in Asian and African dishes. The small thin pods contain tiny seeds, and have a delicate and subtle flavour. The flavour of okra becomes more nutty when fried, and a sweeter taste with a more fluid texture when they are boiled. In Asian dishes the...
    Out of stock
  18. Radicchio,  (5 heads)
    Radicchio, (5 heads)
    £9.95
    Similar to chicoroy or cabbage, radicchio has tightly wrapped leaves. This leaf is extremely versatile as it can not only be used in raw salads, but also tastes delicious and keeps its beautiful purple colour when braised or grilled. Try shredding and cooking into fresh pasta and risotto dishes to a...
  19. Romano Red Pepper, +/-1kg
    Romano Red Pepper, +/-1kg
    £9.95
    Romano peppers, with a similar appearance to red chillies, are in face deliciously sweet, definitely not spicy, and crispy when eaten raw. They are the perfect ingredient to use in a salad or as a crudité with homemade dips. They are also popularly roasted to give them an intensely smoky flav...
    Out of Season
  20. Buy San Marzano Tomatoes Online In London UK
    San Marzano Tomatoes (DOP), 1kg
    £9.95
    This large plum tomato is a cook’s dream. San Marzano tomatoes are famous the world over for their dense flesh and rich, sweet flavour. The Italian variety is so revered that it has been given Protected Designation of Origin status. Best eaten cooked, rather than raw, the flavoursome...
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If you’re looking to introduce new flavours and textures into your regular cooking routine with a unique array of vegetables, then you’re looking in the right direction. Fine Food Specialist stock an extensive range of specialist vegetables, perfect for using in many dishes.

 Our selection of specialist vegetables contains rare vegetables that are highly sought after in the culinary world, giving them an essence of luxury. Take your pick from succulent monk’s beard, exquisite purple potatoes, tender sea kale, colourful candy beetroot, delicious salsify and the list goes on!

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