10 Quirky Local Shops to Visit in Belfast

Belfast is the ideal City Centre destination for an Autumn Staycation and with lots of things to see and do it can be hard to squeeze them all into to one trip! We are so proud of what we have to offer locally with tons of independently owned businesses offer a wide range of amazing products. These are our Top 10 Locally owned shop that you must visit to gather up some keepsakes from your stay in the big smoke….


  1. Keats and Chapman

This quirky second-hand book shop is a lovely little hidden gem in Belfast. Featuring shelves and stacks of books alluring to those who value the appeal of an old-fashioned book hunt over a search engine! This lovey book shop is the ideal spot for spending an afternoon searching for an unusual bargain.



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  1. Co Couture

Co Couture has been creating premium chocolates and chocolate products right in the heart of Belfast, less than 100m from City Hall, since 2008. Their luxurious wares are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest raw ingredients; local produce where possible and equitably-traded products otherwise.

Their chocolate is all gluten-free and refined-sugar-free, so much healthier than one might expect. Can you imagine a chocolate brownie with less calories than a banana? Co Couture have made it a reality. They’ve also created a range of dairy-free chocolates and highly sought-after vegetarian marshmallows; a recipe which took 2 years to perfect.

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  1. Wrapped up

Established in 2017 Wrapped UP is a celebration of work designed, imaged and made, in Ireland. Ceramics, Print, Jewellery, Painting, Textiles, Candles, Photography & food all WRAPPED UP – in one inspiring shop in Castlecourt! Emma, Stephen and their amazing team love showcasing both their own and many other makers work, from every corner of Ireland. So, if you are ever in Belfast do pop in, you’ll be greeted with a smile, and a treasure trove of beautiful work, every piece designed, imagined & made in Ireland, and importantly you’ll be supporting small enterprises across our beautiful island.

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  1. Craft NI

Craft NI’s mission is to build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts sector in Northern Ireland, actively supported by regional and local stakeholders, that contributes increasingly to the creative, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland! Their gorgeous gallery and shop features a range of locally handmade gifts created by local suppliers including Cameron & Breen Jewellery, Claire Newall Ceramics, Enrich and Endure Accessories and Adam Frew Ceramics.


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  1. Born & Bred

Born & Bred exists to help artists thrive. Founded in 2014 by Linzi Rooney (an artist herself), their day-to-day work involves mentoring makers, welcoming people into their studio and selling beautiful, locally-made gifts in their shop! Explore their range of gorgeous locally produced gifts in their Belfast based shop.


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  1. Sawers Deli

Established in 1897 Sawers on College Street is Northern Ireland’s oldest deli. It holds a charming heritage, but most importantly, an extensive range of delicious food items, such as charcuterie meats, cheese, preserves, olives and oils.


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  1. Avoca

Avoca Belfast is beautiful Aladdin’s cave of gifts, toys, home ware, Irish fragrances and soaps. Famous for its Irish, hand woven throws and scarves created on 300 year old handweaving looms in their Mill in Avoca village, County Wicklow, Avoca is Irish family-owned.


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  1. St Georges Market

Dating back to 1604, St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. Each weekend the market is full of local and independent retailers, selling everything from antiques, art and crafts to clothing, jewellery, baked goods and hot food.


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  1. Fresh Garbage

Celebrating over 40 years in business. This unique clothing and accessories shop has served people of all generations, from varying backgrounds and cultures from all over Northern Ireland and beyond, through the troubles and changing times in NI!


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  1. Memento

Memento are an Award Winning family run Florist & Plant store situated on Belfast’s Ormeau Road. Stocking a seasonal range of fresh flowers and foliage, creating bespoke bouquets and floral creations for all life’s occasions! As Belfast’s leading indoor plant store, Memento boast a wide variety of rare and unique plants from around the world, complemented by their wide range of pottery, terrariums and botanical accessories.


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Base your stay in Belfast at The Grand Central Hotel located in the heart of the city Centre on Bedford Street. The ideal location for exploring each of these lovely local businesses for buying some fantastic keepsakes to remember your trip.

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