×

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve 8am-6pm
Christmas Day Closed
Stephen's Day Closed
27th Dec 10am-4pm
28th Dec 9am-6pm
New Year's Eve 8am-6pm
New Year's Day 10am-4pm

Login

×



Auto-login on future visits

Forgot your password?

Register for an account

Remove item from cart

×

Are you sure you want to remove from your cart?

Yes No
×

This is the register form

Close overlay ×

When you're done typing, hit Enter, or click the search icon to start your search.

Searching...

Share Meet The Waterford Makers

×

Food Heroes

  •  Home /
  •  Blog /
  • Meet The Waterford Makers

Meet the Waterford Makers

There’s a uniqueness to Waterford food that is borne of locality; the lush pastures and fertile soil, the sweep of the heathery Comeragh Mountains down to the fresh sea waters off the Copper Coast, and even the history of our ancient port where we have been importing and exporting foodstuffs for generations. 
Food the Waterford Way was set up in 2017 with the aim of bringing together Waterford’s abundant community of makers, bakers, brewers, distillers and growers.
These producers in turn nominate restaurants, cafes and retailers who promote, sell and use their produce. The result is a trail running across the county, from the harbour at Dunmore East to the mountains of the westerly Blackwater Valley, on which you can experience the food, meet the people and hear their stories.
What better way to explore, engage and understand a region than by sharing in their food and drink?
Ardkeen Quality food Store are proud members of Food the Waterford Way and this bank holiday weekend we are going full-on Waterford as we showcase our local producers and we hope you will call instore to sample the true taste of Waterford including Blackwater Distillery Coffee House Lane, Déise Honey, Dessert First, Dungarvan Brewing Co., El Sombrero, Gino’s Icecream, Hartrey Kitchen, Metalman Brewing, Mezze, Nutrilicious, Pure Food, The Sea Gardener and Walsh’s Bakehouse
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June
Experience the food, meet the people and hear their stories.
It’s food The Waterford Way!
Keep an eye on our social media feeds for more news on #WaterfordWay
{caption}
  • Coffee House Lane Copper Coast Roast 227g

    Coffee House Lane Copper Coast Roast 227g

    Medium dark roast, for a smooth yet intense experience.

    Strenght 4 out of 5.

    This Copper Coast Roast is freshground and named to remember those historic voyages, and is blended from 100% Indonesian Arabicas from Java and Sumatra. This Earthy, full bodied coffee has notes of cedar and spice. The perfect way to start your Sunday morning. 

    €4.95

  • Coffee House Lane Sumatra Single Origin 227g

    Coffee House Lane Sumatra Single Origin 227g

    Medium dark roast, for a smooth yet intense experience.
     

    This Grade is triple picked Arabica is Sumatra Mandheling, grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region of west-central Sumatra at altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 feet.

    The natural drying method used in its production results in a very full body with a concentrated flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. The coffee has a low acidity and a richness that lingers on the back corners of your tongue. Notes of chocolate are evident in the finish. 

    €6.49

  • Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Freshground Coffee 227g

    Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Freshground Coffee 227g

    Hand roasted and blended in Waterford, using only the Finest Arabica Coffee Beans.

    Strength 4 of our 5.

    Irelands oldest city, settled by the Vikings, and the home of coffee. When we put these together we get Viking City Roast. From Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil, this sweet coffee is a great all-day coffee, perfect in a cafetiere or a drip filter coffee maker. Great in an Aero Press too.

    €4.95

  • Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Wholebean Coffee 227g

    Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Wholebean Coffee 227g

    Hand roasted and blended in Waterford, using only the Finest Arabica Coffee Beans.

    Strength 4 of our 5.

    Irelands oldest city, settled by the Vikings, and the home of coffee. When we put these together we get Viking City Roast. From Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil, this wholebean coffee is a great all-day coffee, perfect in a cafetiere or a drip filter coffee maker. Grind a little finer for a beautiful espresso. Great in an Aero Press too.

    €4.95

  • Nutrilicious Food Co. Clean Treats Nutri Truffles 100g

    Nutrilicious Food Co. Clean Treats Nutri Truffles 100g

    Nutriclicious Food Company is husband and wife team Brian & Yvonne Dillon lovingly preparing and cooking nutritious, convenient and delicious meals with locally sourced, seasonal wholefoods, free of preservatives and additives.

    €3.25

  • Nutrilicious Food Co. Energy Balls Matcha 80g

    Nutrilicious Food Co. Energy Balls Matcha 80g

    Nutrilicious Food Company is husband and wife team Brian & Yvonne Dillon lovingly preparing and cooking nutritious, convenient and delicious meals with locally sourced, seasonal wholefoods, free of preservatives and additives.

    €3.00

  • Nutrilicious Food Co. Energy Balls with Chocolate Orange 80g

    Nutrilicious Food Co. Energy Balls with Chocolate Orange 80g

    Nutrilicious Food Company is husband and wife team Brian & Yvonne Dillon lovingly preparing and cooking nutritious, convenient and delicious meals with locally sourced, seasonal wholefoods, free of preservatives and additives.

    €3.25

  • Metalman Brewing Co Heatsink Smoked Chilli Porter 33cl

    Metalman Brewing Co Heatsink Smoked Chilli Porter 33cl

    Welcome to the dark side. Heatsink is a porter brewed with smoked malt and cayenne pepper that delivers chocolate notes with a spicy finish. A delightfully decadent beer which will leave a tingle on your tongue and burning desire for more. Not pasteurised or filtered.

    €2.85 €2.50

  • Metalman Brewing Co Red Lead 330ml

    Metalman Brewing Co Red Lead 330ml

    Hoppy beers - we love'em, right?

    So we like to be able to drink a few of'em without suffering ill effect! At a very respectable 4% ABV, Red Lead will let you do just that. It's not pasteurised or finely filtered so store in the fridge if possible.

    €2.85 €2.50

  • Metalman Brewing Co Zwickel Unfiltered Lager 33cl

    Metalman Brewing Co Zwickel Unfiltered Lager 33cl

    Zwickel is back!

    Luscious smoked unfiltered lager!

    Metalman Brewing Co. haven’t brewed this beer since 2016 so we are really looking forward the comeback! This originates from a Zwickelbier, which is a German style unfiltered lager, however they use some smoked malts to give this beer a light smoke flavour – the result: a very quaffable, delishly more-ish lightly smoked lager.

    €2.85 €2.50

  • Metalman Brewing Co. Equinox Refreshing Wheat Larger 333ml

    Metalman Brewing Co. Equinox Refreshing Wheat Larger 333ml

    Sunshine in a can! Equinox is a refreshing unfiltered wheat lager brewed with orange, lemon, and coriander. It’s not pasteurised or filtered, and like most wheat beers, will have a light haze to it. We recommend you don’t worry about it and get on with enjoying the beer.

    €2.85 €2.50

  • Pure Food Company Rocket & Garlic Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Rocket & Garlic Pesto 180g

    A pure, vibrant pesto made with fresh rocket and flavoursome garlic. 

    €4.95

  • Pure Food Company Spinach & Basil Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Spinach & Basil Pesto 180g

    A pure, vibrant pesto made with fresh fragrant basil, spinach and lemon juice. 

    €4.95

  • Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g

    A pure, rich pesto made with sweet sundried tomatoes & flavoursome basil leaves. 

    €4.95

  • Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Chilli Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Chilli Pesto 180g

    A pure, rich pesto made with sweet sundried tomatoes, with red chilli and fresh herbs. 

    €4.95

  • Pure Food Company Tomato & Chilli Harissa 180g

    Pure Food Company Tomato & Chilli Harissa 180g

    A light harissa made with tomatoes, fresh red chillies and aromatic spices. 

    €4.95

  • Dungarvan Brewing Company Black Rock Irish Stout 500ml

    Dungarvan Brewing Company Black Rock Irish Stout 500ml

    A traditional dry Irish stout, full flavoured yet smooth. Roasted barley flavours are nicely complemented by notes of vanilla and aniseed. Enjoy with robust meat dishes or on its own from the shelf. Contains a yeast sediment. 

    €3.50 €3.30

  • Dungarvan Brewing Company Coffee and Oatmeal Stout 500ml

    Dungarvan Brewing Company Coffee and Oatmeal Stout 500ml

    The Dungarvan Story: With an emphasis on quality, tradition and craft. Our range of bottle-conditioned beers have a distinctive character that is both deep and satisfying. The unique flavours of our beer work particularly well with good food and good friends.

    Coffee and Oatmeal Stout: Brewed with oats locally sourced from flahavan’ mills and coffee specially roasted by badger and dodo, the oatmeal imparts a rich smoothness which balances the roasted flavours of the barley while in the background there’s a subtle hint of the earthy espresso flavours. 

    €3.50 €3.30

  • Dungarvan Brewing Company Copper Coast Irish Red Ale 500ml

    Dungarvan Brewing Company Copper Coast Irish Red Ale 500ml

    A flavoursome, fruity Irish red ale which uses crystal malt to give a caramel character that is balanced by a light dash of bittering hops. Perfect accompaniment to most meat and game dishes. Contains a yeast sediment.  

    €3.50 €3.30

  • Dungarvan Brewing Company Helvick Gold Irish Blonde Ale 500ml

    Dungarvan Brewing Company Helvick Gold Irish Blonde Ale 500ml

    A refreshing, bright, aromatic blonde ale with a hop bite and citrus and pine overtones. Lively and vivacious! Great with fish dishes and spicy foods. Contains a yeast sediment.  

    €3.50 €3.30

  • Dungarvan Brewing Company Mine Head American Pale Ale 500ml

    Dungarvan Brewing Company Mine Head American Pale Ale 500ml

    A classic West Coast style American pale ale, dry hopped with cascade to impart a fresh citrus flavour. Enjoy this beer with lighter fish, earthy meats such as lamb or beef or with a spicy Thai dish. Contains a yeast sediment. 

    €3.50 €3.30

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Bombay Potato 15g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Bombay Potato 15g

    The Hartrey Kitchen

    Bombay Potato Spice Mix

    Hand Produced in Waterford.

    €2.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Butter Chicken 55g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Butter Chicken 55g

    The Hartrey Kitchen

    Butter Chicken Spice Mix handmade in Waterford.

    An all natural spice blend that makes making homemade Butter Chicken easy.

    €3.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Jalfrezi Paste 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Jalfrezi Paste 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen

    Jalfrezi Paste

    Love curry

    €3.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Korma Paste 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Korma Paste 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen is an Artisan food business based in Waterford. We produce a range of Indian curry pastes and spice mixes which are ideal for home cooking or entertaining at home. Created using a blend of natural spices, fresh ginger, garlic, coriander and chilli preserved in oil. All products are sugar free and gluten free and contain no artificial additives or preservatives.We currently attend Butlerstown Farmers Market on sat and sun where we produce various curry dishes and accompanying dishes using our handmade products.

    €3.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Red Lentil Dhal 20g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Red Lentil Dhal 20g

    Red Lentil Dhal
    Spice Mix

    Hand produced in Waterford

    An all natural spice blend that makes making homemade Dhal easy.

    €2.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Rogan Josh Paste 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Rogan Josh Paste 140g

    Rogan Josh Paste
    Love Curry

    €3.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Tikka Masala 140g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Tikka Masala 140g

    Tikka Masala Paste
    Love Curry

    €3.95

  • The Hartrey Kitchen Saag Aloo 20g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Saag Aloo 20g

    The Hartrey Kitchen Saag Aloo

    Saag Aloo Spice Mix handmade in Waterford.

     

    €2.95

  • Walsh’s Bakehouse Blaa 6 pack regular

    Walsh’s Bakehouse Blaa 6 pack regular

    Waterford Blaa Large - 6 pack regular

    Walsh's Bakehouse, formerly M&D Bakery, is the home of the Waterford Blaa. Three generations help make this Waterford Bakery part of the history of the Blaa.

     Share 

    €2.35

  • Walsh’s Bakehouse Blaa 6 pack small

    Walsh’s Bakehouse Blaa 6 pack small

    Waterford Blaa Small - 6 pack

    Walsh's Bakehouse, formerly M&D Bakery, is the home of the Waterford Blaa. Three generations help make this Waterford Bakery part of the history of the Blaa.

    €1.75

  • Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin 50cl

    Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin 50cl

    Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin is Ireland’s first aged gin. At Blackwater, they use the same 12 botanicals you’ll find in No.5, but in different quantities. The casks are made just for the company, from Juniper wood they source in Eastern Europe. Each cask holds around 50 litres and they are commissioned them unscorched. During the summer an early prototype of this gin debuted at London’s Junipalooza where it sold out.

    €43.50

  • Blackwater Small Batch Irish Gin No 5 50cl

    Blackwater Small Batch Irish Gin No 5 50cl

    Blackwater No 5 Gin is distilled in small batches in a traditional copper pot still called Sally. We make it with love and care in West Waterford from the purest spirit and twelve of the finest botanicals. 

    Crisp and elegant, it balances the confident juniper notes of a traditional London Dry Gin with bright coriander, warm cinnamon and zesty lemon. At Blackwater Distillery we're all about the taste. 

    €28.50

  • Blackwater Small Batch Irish Gin No 5 50ml

    Blackwater Small Batch Irish Gin No 5 50ml

    Blackwater No 5 Gin 50ml, 41.5% alc/vol

    Blackwater No 5 Gin is distilled in small batches in a traditional copper pot still called Sally. We make it with love and care in West Waterford from the purest spirit and twelve of the finest botanicals. 

    Crisp and elegant, it balances the confident juniper notes of a traditional London Dry Gin with bright coriander, warm cinnamon and zesty lemon. At Blackwater Distillery we're all about the taste. 

    €4.95

  • Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Irish Gin 50cl

    Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Irish Gin 50cl

    The strawberries in this gin were grown just outside Enniscorthy in County Wexford, by Susan Kearns. For maximum flavour not only do we distil the strawberries, but before bottling we add even more of them to our gin. This is where the berries lend their summery scent and colour to the spirit. Enjoy this limited edition!

    40% vol.

    €32.75

  • Meet the Waterford Makers

    Dessert First by Margaret Fleming Dark Chocolate Biscuit Cake Christmas Pudding 520g

    Handmade with the Finest Belgian Chocolate.

    €12.50

  • Dessert First Iced Cupcakes 40g x 6

    Dessert First Iced Cupcakes 40g x 6

    Dessert First - by Margaret Fleming
    Iced Cupcakes

    Traditional Recipes & Ingredients - made with real Irish butter

    €3.39

  • Dessert First Red Velvet Cupcakes 60g x 4

    Dessert First Red Velvet Cupcakes 60g x 4

    Dessert First - by Margaret Fleming
    Red Velvet Cupcakes
    Traditional Recipes & Ingredients - made with real Irish butter

    Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting 
    White/Dark Chocolate Decoration

    €4.49

  • Dessert First Tea Time Treat Apple & Cinnamon Bun 70g x 4

    Dessert First Tea Time Treat Apple & Cinnamon Bun 70g x 4

    Tea Time Treat- by Margaret Fleming
    Apple & Cinnamon Buns
     

    €3.60

  • Dessert First Traditional Chesterbread 300g

    Dessert First Traditional Chesterbread 300g

    Dessert First- by Margaret Fleming
    Traditional Chesterbread

    €2.39

  • Dessert First Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream 60g x 4

    Dessert First Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream 60g x 4

    Dessert First - by Margaret Fleming
    Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream.

    Traditional Recipes & Ingredients - made with real Irish butter

    €4.49

  • Deise Honey 340g

    Deise Honey 340g

    Deise is a family run Apiary in beautiful Co. Waterford, Ireland. We produce the sweetest tasting honey, a safe and wholesome Irish food for all your family to enjoy.

    €7.95

  • The Sea Gardener Almond & Orange Bar 45g

    The Sea Gardener Almond & Orange Bar 45g

    The Sea Gardener almond & orange bar with seaweed. 

    €2.30

  • The Sea Gardener Coconut & Lime Bar 45g

    The Sea Gardener Coconut & Lime Bar 45g

    The Sea Gardener coconut & lime bar with seaweed

    €2.30

  • The Sea Gardener Dilisk Irish Seaweed 25g

    The Sea Gardener Dilisk Irish Seaweed 25g

    Use as a snack or add to salads, wraps and sandwiches, stir-fries, risotto, breads etc. To soften, open bag close to kettle/steam for a few minutes. Use as a snack or add to salads, wraps and sandwiches, stir-fries, risotto, breads etc. To soften, open bag close to kettle/steam for a few minutes. 

    Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Iodine. 

    €2.99

  • The Sea Gardener Mushroom & Olive Caponata with seaweed 180ml

    The Sea Gardener Mushroom & Olive Caponata with seaweed 180ml

    Use warm on top of pasta or vegetables, or cold on crostini or salad. Or use as a dip with raw vegtables/crackers.

    €4.85

  • Mezze Baba Ganoush 120g

    Mezze Baba Ganoush 120g

    A tasty mix of chargrilled aubergine, sesame seed paste and lemon juice. 

    €3.50

  • Mezze Hummus Masabkha 120g

    Mezze Hummus Masabkha 120g

    A chunky chickpea hummus made with sesame seed paste and lemon juice. 

    Dip, dollop....spread the love.

    No additives, gluten free, vegan.

    €3.50

  • Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Seaweed 100g

    Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Seaweed 100g

    Crisp wholemeal lavosh flatbreads with a sprinkle of seaweed. Made with wholemeal & unbleached flours, Irish extra virgin rapeseed oil and Irish Atlantic seaweed.

    Fantastic on its own, or with favourite dip or chunk of cheese. 

    €3.45

  • Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Spelt & Seed 100g

    Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Spelt & Seed 100g

    Crisp wholemeal lavosh flatbreads given extra crunch with nigella & sesame seeds. Made with wholemeal & unbleached flours, Irish extra virgin rapeseed oil and sea salt.

    Fantastic on its own, or with favourite dip a chunk of cheese. 

    €3.45

  • Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Za’atar 100g

    Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Za’atar 100g

    Crisp wholemeal lavosh flatbreads dusted with tangy & aromatic za'atar seasoning. Made with wholemeal & unbleached flours, Irish extra virgin rapessed oil and sea salt. 

    Fantastic on its own, or with favourite dip or soft cheese. 

    €3.45

  • Mezze Matbukha 120g

    Mezze Matbukha 120g

    Mezze believe in bringing a little warmth to your table, whatever the weather.
    A mouth-watering mix of tomatoes, peppers, cumin & caraway seeds, with a touch of chilli.

    €3.50

  • Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese Cheddar with Black Pepper & Chive 150g

    Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese Cheddar with Black Pepper & Chive 150g

    Award winning Mature Cheddar Oakwood Smoked, made by the Lonergans on their farm since 1987 using raw cows milk from their own pedigree herd

    €3.95

  • Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese Cheddar with Garlic & Chive 150g

    Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese Cheddar with Garlic & Chive 150g

    Handmade on the Lonergan family farm in County Waterford, using raw milk from our pedigree herd of friesian cows. 

    €3.60

  • Knockanore Oakwood Smoked Mature Irish Farmhouse Cheddar 150g

    Knockanore Oakwood Smoked Mature Irish Farmhouse Cheddar 150g

    Made by the Lonergan family on their farm in Co. Waterford using raw milk. 

    €3.60

Trust Ecommerce
Retail Excellence
SagePay

Ardkeen Quality Food Stores processes all payments securely using Sage Pay technology. For further information see our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions sections.

Dispute Resolution

Our Developers

Automat:ee