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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. Three-Cornered Garlic, 100g
    Three-Cornered Garlic, 100g
    £5.25
    Totally different in appearance to the traditional garlic bulb, these long, reedy leaves give off a savoury, oniony odour when crushed or chopped, and are a wonderful 'interest factor' seasoning for main dishes. Try in soups and risottos, or as a wraparound herb for chicken breasts and other single-...
    Out of Season
  2. Capucine Tubers
    Capucine Tubers
    A truly rare addition to our 'exotic and unusual vegetable family', capucine tubers originated in Peru, and were an established crop as early as 5,500 BC - that's pre-Inca to us! They can be treated as you would a potato, and are very versatile, but be aware that they contain mustard oils and so hav...
    Out of Season
  3. Chervil Roots
    Chervil Roots
    From £13.00
    These little lovelies are no strangers to French cuisine, although rare in British kitchens - we're more familiar with the leaves. Now it's time they were recognised for their full potential. The flavour is pure and sweet with a floury edge; wonderful blanched and tossed in butter!
  4. English Asparagus (Wye Valley), +/-500g
    English Asparagus (Wye Valley), +/-500g
    £15.95
    As this delicate vegetable thrives best in cool, damp conditions, England is an asparagus paradise. This family-grown brand is the epitome of asparagus excellence, with that wonderful nutty flavour and tender texture combination which have made it a favourite with Michelin chefs. All you need is som...
  5. Green Tiger Tomatoes, 1kg
    Green Tiger Tomatoes, 1kg
    £9.95
    These wonderfully meaty and juicy tomatoes take their name from their fantastic stripey skin. The sharp yet sweet flavour makes for excellent snacking tomatoes but they would also make a great base for salsas and chutneys. Make sure you eat them at room temperature to savour their optimum flavo...
    Out of Season
  6. Yellow wax beans
    Yellow Beans, 500g
    £8.50
    Yellow beans make a delicious alternative to their ubiquitous cousin, the green bean. With a slightly more mellow and delicate texture, they are at their prime when young and tender. Sweet and nutty in flavour, the yellow bean is crisp yet creamy and makes the perfect base to summer salads when simp...
    Out of Season
  7. Buy White Coco de Paimpol Beans Online & In London UK
    White Coco de Paimpol Beans, 1kg
    £7.50
    French white coco beans, not to be confused with cocoa beans, aren’t the prettiest bean to look at but the scuffed yellow pod gives way to a row of elegant white beans that are quite unlike any other legumes. Traditionally the coco bean has been used in the French classic, cassoulet, a un...
    Out of Season
  8. Buy Mixed Squash Online & In London UK
    Ornamental Mixed Squash/Pumpkin, 3kg
    £15.85
    Squash are a real delight of autumn and this box is offers a bounty of colours and shapes. Ornamental to look at and great to eat in hearty autumnal stews, this mix offers a great opportunity to sample several different varieties of squash.
    Out of Season
  9. Buy Pineapple Tomato Online & In London UK
    Pineapple Tomatoes, 1kg
    £12.95
    This heritage pineapple tomato is striking with its sunset marbling of yellow, orange and red. The tomato takes its name from the resemblance to a pineapple when sliced, but the flavour is quite different. Sweet and full-bodied with a hint of citrus acidity, the meaty flesh is juicy and perfect for ...
  10. Buy Green Zebra Tomatoes Online & In London UK
    Green Zebra Tomatoes, 1kg
    £7.95
    Striations of green and yellow make this striking tomato stand out from the crowd. Their tangy flavour has a slight spice to it and the texture is a little more mealy than other heritage varieties. They lend themselves very well to frying in thick slices or using to make a punchy fresh salsa. 
    Out of Season
  11. Buy Noire de Crimée Tomatoes Online & In London UK
    Noire de Crimée Tomatoes, 1kg
    £6.95
    Noire de Crimée, also known as black krim tomatoes, are a distinctive, black-hued variety that originates from Crimea. The flavour is sweet with a slight smokiness and the juicy texture is perfect for salads. 
    Out of Season
  12. Buy Garlic Scapes Online & In London UK
    Garlic Scapes, 500g
    £10.00
    Before hardneck garlic bulbs, such as elephant garlic, fully mature and are ready to be harvested, they throw out long, curly flower heads – these are called scapes. Left to their own devices, garlic scapes would eventually produce tiny bulbs of their own, called bulbils. But because these div...
    Out of Season
  13. Buy Tokyo Turnips Online in London UK
    Tokyo Turnips, x 3 Bunches
    £18.95
    A tender, juicy variety of the wider-known traditional turnip, the Tokyo turnip posesses a mild peppery flavour. The tender roots of this vegetable can also be eaten as well as the leafy greens. Try roasting these beauties with a little olive oil, salt and pepper for a buttery-sweet delicate taste.&...
  14. Rosso/Grelot Onions, x 3 Bunches
    Rosso/Grelot Onions, x 3 Bunches
    £10.00
    Depending on seasonality and availability, we have Tropea Rosso onions from the Southern coast of Italy, or Red Grelot onions from France. Both varieties are very similar and are uniquely characterized by their bulbs growing in bunches, with long stalks that can be used as you would use a chive or l...
    Out of Season
  15. Large Yellow Sicilian Quadrato Peppers, +/-1kg
    Large Yellow Sicilian Quadrato Peppers, +/-1kg
    £6.50
    These large peppers originate from Sicily, where they are influenced by the volcanic soil and sunshine. The light and soil influences their size, giving them thick walls and also a slightly marbled colour. Their crunchy texture makes them the perfect ingredient  for a summer salad, or alternati...
    Out of stock
  16. Tardivo Radicchio, 500g
    Tardivo Radicchio, 500g
    £10.50
    Tardivo radicchio is known for its long and curled leaf ‘fingers’ that are burgundy and white in colour, often with a tinge of green. The Italian leaves are crisp and have a strong, bitter flavour, which makes them ideal for being simply grilled or roasted with olive oil and garlic. They...
  17. Mixed Cherry Vine Tomatoes, 1kg
    Mixed Cherry Vine Tomatoes, 1kg
    £17.50
    These eye-catching cherry tomatoes are ripened on the vine, giving them a delicious sweetness. This colourful mix of red, orange and yellow cherry tomatoes has a fresh and crisp flavour, making them the perfect ingredient for a summer salad. Simply wash and eat raw, or roast them to enhance their na...
    Out of Season
  18. Taro Root, 1kg
    Taro Root, 1kg
    £17.95
    This tropical root vegetable is considered to be one of the fist cultivated plants in human history, perhaps due to its numerous health benefits which include boosting of the immune system and digestive system, and contributing to good skin and vision. Taro root can only be eaten when cooked and has...
    Out of stock
  19. Gourmet Salad Leaves
    Gourmet Salad Leaves
    £15.00
    These different leaves complement each other not only in taste, but also in their amazing colourful appearance. The box is made up of three types of raddichio: Treviso Radicchio, Tardivo Radicchio and Castelfranco Radicchio – combine all three and generously grate parmesan cheese on top and dr...
    Out of stock
  20. Solo Garlic Gift Basket
    Solo Garlic Gift Basket
    £4.95
    This little basket of solo garlic is a great gift for any-garlic loving friends. Solo garlic is quite unique in not having multiple cloves but rather a single one that looks similar to a pickled onion, and its taste is milder, and slightly more fruity, than than its multi-cloved cousin. 
    Out of stock
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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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