Glasgow: Food From Home
If you’re feeling homesick, there’s nothing like one of your favourite foods from home to perk you up. David Pollock tells you where to find them in Glasgow
Cheese isn’t so exotic, we’ll grant you, but this particular Norwegian variety (pronounced ‘yet-oast’) is unlike any other. With the texture of fudge and the flavour of caramel, you won’t know whether you asked for a cheeseboard or dessert.
Peckham’s, 61-65 Glassford Street; 100 Byres Road and 43 Clarence Drive, Glasgow, www.peckhams.co.uk
Mithai are fried sweets involving lots of sugar and milk, a big comfort food favourite across India and Pakistan. Many curry houses will offer a basic range, but Glasgow Sweet House’s selection extends to around 50 or 60 varieties. It’s a sugary haven.
Glasgow Sweet House, 635 Cathcart Road, Glasgow.
Time was, Hershey’s and other branded American sweets like Reese’s were an exotic luxury found only in ads on the back of Marvel comics. They’re a supermarket staple now, but a specialist store like Lupe Pinto’s is good for the less common varieties.
Lupe Pinto’s, 313 Great Western Road, Glasgow, www.lupepintos.com
These dumplings made of unleavened dough are a real treat in Poland and other Eastern European countries. Polish delicatessen Polish Taste sell them with meat, sauerkraut and mushroom, Swiss cheese or Russian style.
Polish Taste, 21 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, www.polishtaste.co.uk