Best British Import Shops in Edmonton

Whether you’re an ex-pat feeling homesick, looking for a gift for a British pal or simply a fan of British chocolates and “sweeties,” you’ll find something you like in this roundup of Edmonton and area stores that carry imported goods from the U.K. [Image credit:]

British Import Shop

2001-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

Tucked away in an inconspicuous corner of bustling West Edmonton Mall, British Import Shop is a delightful find – an independently owned store amidst big global chains. Here, you’ll find friendly staff and a wide variety of goods ranging from rugby shirts to hard-to-find British DVDs and CDs and, of course, all the chocolates you’ve been craving.

Carol's Quality Sweets

12519 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

Carol’s has been a mainstay in Edmonton for more than 30 years. If you have a sweet tooth, this store’s brightly coloured canisters of candy and sugary aroma will draw you right in. The British candy here is as tasty as they are fun to say: Curlywurlies, flying saucers, Pontefract cakes and all flavours of bon bons.

Be A Bella

6510 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0P2

This husband-and-wife operated shop in the Highlands offers a wonderful assortment of gifts, jewellery, colourful art (by the owner herself) and a great variety of hard-to-find candy, including British bon bons and crisps in flavours such as haggis and black pepper. The store has a fun vibe and is located in a neighbourhood with character and charm to spare.

Candy Bouquet

12 Perron St, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4

If you’ve ever wanted to send someone a bouquet of candy instead of flowers, this is the place. Candy Bouquet also carries a large variety of imported British goods from chocolate bars and candies to harder-to-find pantry items such as Mowbrays pies, Battenberg cakes, walnut whips and mushy canned peas.

Scottish Imports Inc - Forever Tartan

Parkland County, AB T7Y 2T3

Scottish Imports claims to be “your source for anything Scottish.” Where else can you buy or rent a kilt and purchase your own broad swords for Highland dancing? They also carry a selection of edible goods, such as orange marmalade, haggis, meat pies, black pudding and, of course, sweets.

Old Country Meat & Deli

6328 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2V3

Shop here for a selection of excellent sausage and savoury pies prepared in European and Canadian styles. Beef meat pie, white and black pudding, Lorne (Scottish) sausage, back rasher (cured back bacon) and, of course, haggis can be found here for a taste of home.

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