A New Window into Ireland’s Best Selection Of Artisan Food
A year after opening our initial collaboration with Shaws Department Store in Waterford, which showcased a curated selection of Irish artisan award-winning artisan food and drink, we have now reimagined and considerably expanded our footprint within the quayside location, incorporating a brand-new barista bar, dedicated to offering a meticulously crafted cup of coffee.
Matching our well established ‘Dunmore Road’ store menu with a rotating selection of exclusive, single-origin guest coffees, the coming weeks will also see the addition of fresh, made to order breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, and bowls made with the finest seasonal produce devised by Chef Michael Quinn, and geared toward customers who want to grab healthy, tasty meals on the go.
The spacious 1500 sq. foot, window front location of Ardkeen Artisan Food and Coffee hosts an even broader range of small-batch Irish producers, made instore cakes and Artisan breads together with quality gourmet ingredients from further afield.
City centre customers will now have access to sourdough bread, Gubbeen charcuterie, Sheridan’s Cheese, Shines Wild Irish Tuna, juices and Jams from The Apple Farm, Whitfield honey, Jaybee’s Bakery as well as Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta, Prunotto sauces, oils from Honest Toil and so much more.
We developed this unique format using the creative input some of Waterford’s best local crafts people and suppliers including the design agency TrueOutput; the look and feel of the location underscore the quality thread which runs through both Ardkeen and Shaw brands. Careful selection, presentation, and merchandising by the talented team at Ardkeen have resulted in a very special retail environment.
Now Waterford city centre customers can experience and enjoy the high-quality product curation and coffee expertise Ardkeen is renowned for.
Ardkeen Artisan Food & Coffee at Shaws Department Store, Meagher Quay open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm
The Apple Farm Sparkling Irish Apple & Raspberry Juice 500ml
This is a premium apple juice, made from premium apples, but once the juice is pressed, it is treat a bit differently. Instead of immediately bottling, we carbonate the juice by adding fizz. This is done using carbon dioxide gas, which is pumped into the juice in a special vessel. The juice is then cold-filled into our flip-top bottles, pasteurised, and labelled.
As a result what you get is a pure but cloudy apple juice, which is just like our normal juice, except that it is fizzy instead.
The next time you feel like having a fizzy drink, remember that you don't need to have a sugar-filled concoction of flavourings, preservatives and water. You can have a pure alternative, a simple sparkling apple juice - pure magic.
Shines Wild Irish Tuna Olive Oil 227g
Shines Wild Irish Tuna in Olive Oil.
This tuna is 100% Irish
High in omega 3 and gluten free.
Whitfield Raw Irish Honey 230g
Raw Irish Honey.
Whitfield Honey is the continuation of a family beekeeping tradition. Owner Conor spent years studying and learning the art and the craft of managing bees from his grandfather. Conor then ventured to Australia to understand how a fulltime beekeeping operation would work before returning home to continue the family tradition.
Whitfield Honey is produced from the wildflowers of Butlerstown and its surrounding areas. The local flowers provide Whitfield Honey with its unique floral taste and distinct fruity undertones. In addition to its wonderful taste, Whitfield Honey has many positive health benefits which it makes it a must for everyone’s shopping basket!
De Cecco Riso Arborio 1Kg
This is one of the most popular rice varieties in Italy, thanks to its shape and texture. The plump grain rice maintains its consistency throughout cooking. During cooking, the heat penetrates the most peripheral area of the grain, leaving the central core (rich in starch) ‘al dente’. This is what makes it suitable for all types of risottos, which can be deliciously creamy, as well as for timbales and ‘supplì’ (Rome’s mozzarella-filled rice croquettes). Arborio rice is named after the town of the same name in Vercelli where it was first selected in 1946, derived from the Vialone cultivar. Even today, these areas of the Po Valley are the largest producers of Arborio rice.
De Cecco Farina Di Grano Tenero “00” 1kg
The De Cecco Soft wheat flour "00" is ideal for creating different homemade dishes. You can use it to make excellent handmade pasta, fresh bread, or soft pizza dough, as well as breading and pastries. This is a naturally versatile and ready to-use product, ideal for any use in the kitchen.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Nastrini 250g
Located in the Abruzzo region, the green heart of Europe , the pasta factory Rustichella d'Abruzzo use the best ingredients to make traditional and special durum wheat pasta according to the old tradition. For every 100g of dried pasta add 1 litre of water. Boil the water and add 10g of salt. Add the pasta to the boiling water and stir with a wooden utensil and let cook for the recommended 2 minutes. When ready add a cup of cold water and drain. Season to taste.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Gnocchi 500g
Potato Gnocchi are part of traditional Abrruzzo cuisine and represent a typical sunday dish. Rustichella d'Abruzzo enhances this gourmet tradition by making in gnocchi using the same methods used in the home. The potatoes are carefully selected and the ingredients are processed and mixed in small quantities so the product always has the right consistency required by Abruzzo Tradition. The origional recipe calls for the gnocchi to be enjoyed with minced mutton sauce but are equally delicious and tasty with: extra-virgin olive oil and peccorino(ewe's milk) cheese or, for a more delicate alternative, with butter, sage and parmasan cheese.
Second Nature Oils Organic Rapeseed Oil 500ml
Second Nature’s 'Bee friendly' rapeseed oil is grown, cold pressed & bottled without the use of industrial solvents, heat treatments, activated carbon & of course, no additives or preservatives are added. Her organic licence means that their oil is grown without the use of any nasty chemical fungicides, insecticides, herbicides & synthetic fertilisers. This helps to sustain some of the happiest, healthiest honey bees in Ireland!
Rapeseed oil is known to the health conscious & many dietitians recognise its nutritional benefits, not to mention the fact that chefs love it. Delicious in dressings, marinades, dipping, drizzling, slow roasting & baking. This mild tasting oil adds an amazing flavour wherever you might want to replace butter & where the taste of olive oil would be too intrusive. We are delighted to have found a local producer of rapeseed oil and even more so that it is a winner of so many prestigious awards!
Flahavan’s Apple & Raspberry Overnight Oats 450g
A refreshing combination of oats, apple, raspberries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
Overnight Oats are a wholesome, nutritious chilled alternative to hot porridge – ideal for the Spring/Summer months. Simply prepare the night before with apple juice, milk or water and enjoy the next morning as a refreshingly chilled, healthy breakfast with all the goodness of wholegrain oats, dried fruits and seeds.
Flahavan’s Smooth & Delicious Organic Oat Drink 1L
Organic Oats grown in harmony with nature.
Flahavan's Organic Oat Drink is created using the highest quality Iris oats, organically grown in harmony with nature. It's a plant-based, vegan-friendly product with a deliciously smooth and subtle oaty taste we're sure you'll love.