Gourmet shops of local and Menorcan delicatessen products
The other day they told me that the popular mayonnaise or mayonnaise sauce could have its origin in the city of Mahón and it was curious and charming at the same time. It could have its logic due to its lexical roots, although what really stands out in Menorcan gastronomy is not this sauce, but its artisan products such as cheese, sausages, ensaimada, the famous sobrasada, mantecados, Gin Xorigué, … as I imagine It will have made your mouth water, sign up these addresses that we give you to go and find all those delicatessen products as soon as you are on the island:
Sa Botiga de S’Uestra . (Carrer de Sant Lluis, 44ª, S’Uestra). It is our favorite supermarket on the island, there you will find everything you need. Near our villas BiniFa, BiniBridge and BiniNuria, about 10 minutes by car we can find this charming neighborhood store like the old ones, with its postcards of Menorca on the door, its pleasant treatment, its cash registers without conveyor belt, its cars to make small purchases, but above all its close and friendly treatment and its excellent products. Its butcher shop has exquisite local meat and I dare say that its fruit and vegetables are the best on the island. Their tomatoes taste and smell like tomatoes, their huge zucchini from local gardens, the melon with that intense flavor …
Gin Xoriguer (c / Andén de Poniente, 91. Mahon) Distillery and shop of the famous Menorcan gin. It is worth going inside and seeing the ancient and majestic stills where gin is distilled.
Ca n’Aurélia delicatessen (Mercat del Claustre del Carme, Mahon). You will find all kinds of Menorcan sausages that you will not be able to stop buying, they also have a good assortment of cheeses. I recommend the Hort Sant Patrici cheese.
Las Campanas Bakery (Avd. Pau, 52 Sant Lluis) is famous in the place, a cult center for good pastries, the shortbreads in the shape of a flower and with icing sugar on top, which are a downfall for those with a sweet tooth. Although its true specialty is the ensaimadas, the chocolate or toasted cream ones are worth ordering and trying them. You will repeat for sure.
La Ventana Gourmet , (Carrer s´olivar, 15. Mahón) They have exclusive products such as 100% natural sobrasada from Menorca without artificial preservatives or cheese with fine herbs from Menorca or goat cheese with black pepper. His ham slicer is from 1945 and that will give you an idea that the place is most charming. Do not leave without buying the overflowing Porc Faixat. (link: www.laventanagourmet.com )
BiniHouses Tip: They also have a website and many times in the long winter we make an order when the summer supplies run out and the desire for Menorca pressures us, they ship to all of Spain.