Edinburgh has an ever-growing crop of food markets, with the Castle Terrace Farmers’ Market, The Pitt, the regular Leith, Stockbridge and Grassmarket markets. From the same stable as the last three comes a new contender, Fountainbridge Street Food Fridays.
Making use of the space used for the Canal Festival, at the Lochrin Basin end of the Union Canal, this new event will showcase some of the city’s finest street food traders.
Already signed up to take part are favourites such as Babu Kitchen, Barnacles & Bones, Bonnie Burrito, French Connection, Flat Out, Dumbo the Union of Genius soup van, and Steampunk Coffee. The list of traders will change each week, so there’s always something fresh to tempt you.
The market will launch on Friday 15 April, with things getting up and running from around 11am. Events on the day will include a collaboration with Re-Union Canal Boats, an Edinburgh-based social enterprise providing floating canal boat venues. They will offer free trips on the Union Canal for those who come to join the launch feast.
We won’t make it along to the launch, sadly, but we’d strongly recommend you check it out, as there’s lots of good folks involved and this is a cracking location for a market. We’ll be along on the 22nd, all being well, so look forward to seeing you there, where we hope to hear all the tales from a successful launch day.