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Any self-confessed foodie knows the whereabouts of a city’s food trucks like the back of their hand! Why sit cooped up inside when you could be roaming the romantic cobblestones of Scotland’s capital? Whether you want an indulgent grilled cheese or adventurous fusion, we’ve put together an Edinburgh street food guide so you can eat your way through each worldly cuisine.
Why have one street food truck when you can have an entire kingdom of them? Follow the foodie fanatics (and hipsters) to an unassuming industrial yard in Leith every Saturday for The Pitt Market. Peppered with punchy flavours and infused with addictive aromatics, this foodie dreamland is seasoned with both sweet and savory options courtesy of the cream of Scotland’s street food crop. The garnish is the offering of live local bands and local brews like Barney’s Beer, Solid Liquids and Smith & Gertrude. Open until 10pm, this trendy street food market showcases a rotation of over 40 vendors.
📅 Every Saturday
Some of life’s greatest joys spring up in the most unexpected of places! Perhaps the only reason to ever miss a train, the Waverley Market @ Platform 2 is a wondrous showcase of independent Scottish vendors. Over 40 stalls transform Waverley train station every Friday with an ever-so tempting array of eats from delectable cakes and artisanal breads, to cold-pressed juice, more-ish pastries and hot food galore. The array of gift ideas from independent local business owners is the cherry on top of an already delectable ordeal.
📅 Every Friday 11am to 7pm
Yet another reason to celebrate ‘Friyay’, Street Food Fridays is the one to watch out for. Hosted every Friday at Fountainbridge at Union Canal just behind Akva, this gastronomic adventure entails the best food gurus Scotland has to offer — think Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Steampunk Coffee, French Connection Creperie and Barnacles & Bones, to name a few. With each week comes a new tribe of street food stalls, so make sure to mark this one in the foodie calendar.
📅 Every Friday 11am to 5pm
Edinburgh drinking institution The Three Sisters isn’t all endless brews and giant outdoor televisions! The Old Town Street Food Festival is an annual street foodie shindig painting the Old Town all kinds of enticing colours on spring and summer bank holiday Sundays. Expect a feast of unprecedented proportions from the likes of Hendersons of Edinburgh, ORINOCO Latin Food, Daizy Delicious Crepes/Waffles, Hummingbird Glasgow Pan Asian, Eat Me Ltd., The Marshmallow Lady and Alplings Mountain Food. Once fed and watered, the live bands indoors are sure to entertain.
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As a festival city, it’s only fair that Edinburgh pays as much attention to food as it does mood. The Edinburgh Food Festival is based in George Square Gardens and serves as the perfect precursor to all Fringe-related fun set to kick off the following week. This particular foodie showdown features vendors pertaining to Scotland’s finest produce and must-have street food dishes. With each bite as mind blowing as the next, the only hard part is prying yourself away from the infinite supply of enticing eats.
📅 26th July – 30th July 2017
It’s always a good day when you end up at the Stockbridge Market. After all, it’s the mothership of Edinburgh’s burgeoning farmers market scene. Held every Sunday throughout the year, this beauty of a food market is an all-day affair with an untarnished reputation. Highlights include artisanal eats of all kinds courtesy of local vendors, as well as worldly street food fare and indulgent fusion dishes. With each delicious bite comes a new gastronomic journey to or memory from some distant place. Irreplaceable and irresistible.
📅 Every Sunday 10am to 5pm