Ulster Weavers - 9 April 2021
7 Local Suppliers You Need to Try
After a long year of restrictions and lockdown impacting small businesses, it is more important than ever to support independent local suppliers this Spring-Summer season. Here in Northern Ireland, we have access to a treasure trove of amazing local suppliers right on our doorstep. Here are seven of our absolute favourites that you must try!
1. Al Gelato
If you are an ice cream lover, a visit to Al Gelato is essential! They locally produce delicious authentic gelato in an array of exciting flavours making it one for the whole family to enjoy. Make sure to call into one of their three prime locations around Belfast and put it to the test - we would recommend Raspberry and White Chocolate or Biscoff!
417 Ormeau Road, BT7 225 Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 545 Lisburn Road, BT9
AL Gelato (@al.gelato)
If you want to taste amazing authentic Mexican street food right at home in Belfast, then Taquitos is the spot for you. The explosion of flavour from this food truck will transport you straight to Oaxaca! They are situated at Belfast’s famous ‘Big Fish’ and offer a range of meat, vegan and vegetarian options to cater to all tastes. They make the perfect pit stop after a day out on the Belfast Bikes!
The Big Fish
Melter is a new addition to the beautiful seaside town of Holywood, which is bursting with independent suppliers! These tasty toasties are the perfect comfort food after a long walk on the beach. Featuring their signature mouth-watering 5 cheese blend with a selection of meats and handmade sauces on a buttery parmesan crust, this local spot will have you coming back
again and again!
18 Shore Road, Holywood, BT18 9HX
4. Jawbox Gin Distillery
Jawbox Gin is locally produced here in Northern Ireland and proves a firm favourite in our bars and restaurants. With the good weather upon us and restrictions easing it is the perfect time to enjoy a glass in the garden with some friends. We would recommend the sweet and spicy Pineapple & Ginger combination with ginger ale and plenty of ice!
Jawbox Gin (@jawboxgin)
5. The Pocket
This gem supplies the best coffee, brunch, and baked treats in town! Their philosophy for food is the same as their philosophy for life – success is born out of passion. Call in and grab a coconut flat white while strolling around the city centre or treat yourself to their Green Eggs and Ham, you won’t be disappointed.
68 Upper Church Lane, BT1 4QL
6. Bread and Banjo Bakery
This quality artisan bakery is one of our favourites! Bread and Banjo Bakery based on the bustling Ormeau Road, provide a wide range of irresistible sweet and savoury baked goods. They produce various creative bakes served daily as well as made to order cakes and treats. Support local and indulge this season with a heavenly take-home treat!
353 Ormeau Road, BT7 3GL
Bread and Banjo Artisan Bakery (@bread_and_banjo_bakery)
7. Suki Tea
Belfast’s very own Suki Tea Makers ethically source and blend loose tea leaf teas, herbal infusions, and fruit blends from all over the world. They are committed to responsible sourcing, great taste and delivering excellent customer experiences. Purchasing this special brew is the perfect way to support a local and ethical supplier this Spring. Treat the tea lover in your life (or yourself!) to the perfect cuppa!
Unit 6, Twin Spires Business Park, BT13 2JF
Ulster Weavers Ltd is a home textiles company based in Northern Ireland. Relying on 136 years of knowledge in textile production, Ulster Weavers prides itself on producing high quality products alongside excellent customer service.
Every product is developed by our in house design team to meet the demands of a 21st century market.
Production takes place in various sites throughout the world, including here in Northern Ireland, before undergoing strict testing procedures to uphold the quality of the end product to the highest standard. With an extensive homeware range containing an array of design and colour there is sure to be something to suit every customer. Products available are from our traditional textiles to range extension in melamine, paper and ceramic. Today, the company remains a family business with a worldwide reach.
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