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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 Sea Kale Online & in London UK
    Sea Kale, 80g
    £8.85
    Sea kale is native to Britain, and is very hard to get hold of. It is illegal to forage in the wild as the wild stocks have been massively depleted. It is generally forced which explains why it is one of the few crops in season in February. The fact that it is forced makes it more tender and delicat...
    Out of Season
  2. Buy Wild Garlic Online & in London UK
    Wild Garlic, 500g
    £13.95
    Wild garlic grows from late February to the end of May and its appearance is a sign of spring's arrival. It is found growing in moist, semi shaded woodland and smells strongly of garlic. Its flavour is much milder than regular garlic and comes from its leaves rather than its bulbs. Celebrate the sta...
  3. Monk's Beard, x 2 Bunches
    Monk's Beard, x 2 Bunches
    £14.95
    Monk's Beard is a relatively unknown green. Thought to have originated from the Cappuccino Monks in Tuscany this vegetable has become popular with chefs cooking seasonal menus. Its texture is succulent and moist and its flavour is similar to chard with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It needs to be bl...
  4. Jersey Royal Potatoes, 500g
    Jersey Royal Potatoes, 500g
    £8.95
    Jersey Royals are only authentic if they are grown in the traditional way on the Channel Island of Jersey. In November, the fields are covered with a blanket of seaweed which gives nutrients to the soil and helps protect them against pests. In season in April, May and June, Jersey Royals have a firm...
  5. Buy Nettles Online & in London UK
    Nettles, 1kg
    £22.95
    Nettles are at their best in early spring. The tender, new shoots are the best for eating and remember once nettles have been boiled or wilted, they loose their sting. They have quite a sharp, bitter flavour and so are normally mixed with other ingredients as opposed to served on their own. Try maki...
    Out of Season
  6. Buy Green Merinda Tomatoes Online in London UK
    Merinda Tomatoes, +/-700g
    £11.95
    These stunning Merinda Tomatoes are grown in Sicily. They are small, ribbed and have a wonderful firm almost crunchy texture. They are tart and taste of the Sicilian vines. They need nothing more than a good quality extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, grilled crusty bread and buffalo Mozarella - Bring...
    Out of stock
  7. Wild Asparagus, 200g
    Wild Asparagus, 200g
    £6.95
    Wild asparagus are finer and more delicate than regular asparagus and are used by many chefs as a delicious and pretty garnish. They have a subtle flavour that is very special, and are only available for a short period in spring. Serve with gull's eggs so as to combine two wild, seasonal specialties...
    Out of Season
  8. Wet Garlic, Fresh, 250g
    Wet Garlic, Fresh, 250g
    £4.65
    Wet garlic is garlic that has not been dried. It has a short season because it is essentially the first crop and has to be picked by hand which is a laborious activity. The cloves are much bigger than regular garlic and have a creamy flavour and texture which is sought after by the restaurant chefs....
    Out of stock
  9. English Purple Asparagus, 500g
    English Purple Asparagus, 500g
    £16.95
    Purple asparagus is a hybrid of green asparagus that are thought to have originated in New Zealand. It is now grown in the U.K. by a couple of small producers. The spears are fatter and more tender than green Asparagus and are much sweeter too. The purple tips make a great garnish and work well in s...
    Out of Season
  10. Inca Tomatoes, Mixed Box, +/-3kg
    Inca Tomatoes, Mixed Box, +/-3kg
    £29.95
    Inca tomatoes have the most wonderful flavour, a sweeter and more juicy option to your ordinary supermarket tomato. They are irregular in shape and size with ridges and bobbles. They are all different colours and some are striped. They make the most fantastic salads and are perfect for garnish too. ...
  11. Buy Fresh Almonds Online
    Fresh Almonds, 1kg
    £12.95
    Fresh Almonds are another delightful Spring arrival. They are soft and moist in the middle as the seed or 'nut' has not matured. They need to be seasoned well to come alive. Try serving them whole or diced in a salad with feta cheese some crunchy leaves and carrot julienne.
    Out of Season
  12. Rainbow Radishes, x 2 Bunches
    Rainbow Radishes, x 2 Bunches
    £10.95
    These little beauties are just a fantastic bunch of colour to brighten up your salads. I like to blanch them for 45 seconds in salted water, cut them length-ways and toss them in butter - Perfect and unusual garnish for a fish main course...Available from the summer months.
    Out of Season
  13. Samphire, Fresh
    Samphire, Fresh
    From £22.00
    Handpicked from estuarine mudflats on the Norfolk coast, samphire is a succulent plant of the salicornia species. It has a satisfying crunch and a subtle, salty tang from the sea where it grows.Try gently blanching, tossing in butter and serving with fresh mussels, crevette grises or as a garni...
  14. Crosnes, Fresh
    Crosnes, Fresh
    Crosnes were imported to France from China, and are also known as Chinese Artichokes. They are rarely peeled as it is very time consuming. Crosnes have a nutty, artichoke flavour and come from the mint family. They can be eaten raw in salads but are delicious cooked. Try blanching in salty wate...
    Out of Season
  15. White Asparagus, Fresh
    White Asparagus, Fresh
    From £16.95
    White asparagus herald the start of spring. Deprived of natural light, they are tender and sweeter than regular green asparagus and are bigger too. Flown in direct from France, these tender-stemmed beauties are just fabulous for a spring lunch.
  16. Sea Lettuce, 100g
    Sea Lettuce, 100g
    £6.50
    A sea plant with a rich culinary history, ‘sea lettuce’ or laitue de mer is rich in iron and fibre, and, as you might expect, has a wonderful salty flavour. Like spinach, it is a great way of sneaking in one of your five a day.
    Out of stock
  17. Salty Fingers, 15g
    Salty Fingers, 15g
    £4.95
    This crunchy sea vegetable is from Asia, and has a uniquely bitter-twinged saline taste, which goes well with a herby salad. True to nature, it compliments most Asian-style meals, especially miso and soy-glazed fish dishes.
    Out of Season
  18. Oyster Leaves, 30g
    Oyster Leaves, 30g
    £5.95
    Named for the famous shellfish because of their similarly salty flavour, oyster leaves also live in the same places, growing mainly around the beaches of North-West Europe and America. Their tangy taste and crunchy texture adds an extra dimension to seafood and vegetarian dishes.
    Out of Season
  19. Oca Tubers, 500g
    Oca Tubers, 500g
    £11.50
    Oca Tubers are native to the Andes, and are cultivated extensively in Bolivia and Peru. They are delicious boiled, fried, steamed or grilled, but unlike potatoes you can also eat them raw. Oca have a sweet, tangy flavour and belong to the wood sorrel family; their unique colour and intricate shape w...
    Out of Season
  20. Baby Parsnips, 1kg
    Baby Parsnips, 1kg
    £8.50
    Tender, delicate and buttery, these gorgeous little roots are winners any time, and look very cute in terms of presentation - enjoy them roasted in a honey glaze with traditional dinners or other main meals, try mashing for a lighter alternative to potato, or make a delicious soup.
    Out of Season
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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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