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Top Choice Food in Cagliari

Durke

In Sardinian, durke means ‘sweet’ and they don’t come sweeter than this delightful old-fashioned store. Made according to age-old recipes, the sweets here are quite special and some of the best are made with nothing…
Food in Costa Smeralda

Azienda Agricola Mossa Alessandro

Keep an eye out for the ‘formaggi e salumi’ sign on the SP59 Arzachena-Porto Cervo road to find Azienda Agricola Mossa Alessandro, a working farm where you can buy creamy goats-milk ricotta, mature fiore sardo pecor…
Food in Cagliari

Sapori di Sardegna

Roberto, his brother and their enthusiastic team do a brisk trade in glorious Sardinian food at this breezy Marina emporium. Stop by here for the finest pecorino, salami, bottarga, bread, wine and pretty-packed dolc…
Food in Alghero

Enodolciaria

A local landmark near the entrance to the centro storico (historic centre), this foodie shop is a gourmet's treat, selling everything from local liqueurs and island wines to olive oils, honeys, and packets of frego…
Fashion & Accessories in Alghero

Boutique Marras

Antonio Marras is Alghero’s most famous fashion designer – he has worked as artistic director for Kenzo and is the stylist behind the I'm Isola Barras line. His clothes are among the stylish garments on sale at this…
Arts & Crafts in Nuoro

Coltelli Sardi

True to Nuoro’s pastoral heritage (not to mention those dastardly bandits), Francesco Piredda crafts exquisite Sardinian knives, including the famous Pattada jackknife with a myrtle-leaf-shaped blade that is carved …
Arts & Crafts in Santa Teresa di Gallura

Mascheras

Watch Signor Maura at work, skilfully carving traditional Sardinian carnival masks, at this tiny shop. His intricate masks include the wooden boes and merdules (character masks; from €130) typical of Ottana. There’s…
Food & Drinks in Olbia

Anticas Licanzias

Stop by this fabulous deli and patisserie for bread fresh from a wood oven, pane carasau (Sardinian flatbread), and delectable Sardinian sweets laced with almonds and honey. There’s also a first-class selection of w…
Jewellery in Cagliari

Loredana Mandas

For something very special, seek out this jewellery workshop. You can watch Loredana create the exquisite gold filigree for which Sardinia is so famous, and then maybe buy a piece. A pair of gold earrings will set y…
Wine in Oristano

Cantina Sociale della Vernaccia

Oristano is famous for its fortified Vernaccia wine, and this cantina about 4km out of the city centre is the place to buy it. Most of Oristano’s local producers bring their grapes here to be crushed, so you can be …