Save the Mighty Mexican

Via the wonderful world of social media, I was really sad to hear what had happened to one of our popular street food traders, the other day. At the weekend just past, the Mighty Mexican, a family run street food truck serving a variety of burritos to Mexican food fans, got caught in a cross-wind…

Fountainbridge Street Food Fridays

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 Pitt

The organisers of The Pitt – Scott from Rost and Hal from Barnacles & Bones – were along at the December salon to tell us all about their launch event, which took place in the middle of that month. I didn’t make it along as I was detained on important matters of state in Stockbridge…

Back the Union of Genius #SoupStarter!

We’ve supported various crowdsourcing projects over the course of the last few years, from Tupiniquim to Bloombox to the Edinburgh Catering Co, but always the closest to our hearts has been the original Kickstarter run by the folks at Union of Genius. Back in 2013, with a year of booming business behind them in Scotland’s…

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

As Ali Liddy told us at the August salon, this October will see the arrival of the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival. Launching with a fabulous Chef’s Table event on 8 October, over sixty eateries are involved, with events, special menus, and a general sense of celebration across the city. With the festival running from 9th-23rd October,…

Help Tupiniquim!

Over the course of the past four years, Tupiniquim, the Brazilian crepe kiosk at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, has developed its own special place in Edinburgh’s culinary heart. Showcasing outstanding gluten-free crepes and excellent freshly-squeezed juices, the Tupiniquim family has many admirers across the city and beyond. They’ve had open air cinema screenings…

Scottish Heat of the British Street Food Awards

Regular saloneer Vicky MacDonald has yet more exciting news about the world of Scottish street food. The burgeoning Tram Stop and Localmotive markets, for which Vicky is the market operator, have been showcasing some of Edinburgh’s finest exponents, recently. On Saturday 30 August, from 11am to 7pm, trucks and stalls from across Scotland will converge…

A Day of Market and Garden Fun in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a generally lively place, but there just seems to be so much going on at the moment. Until fairly recently, I tended to try and take Saturdays as my day off away from all things food related. I have now developed a regular Saturday lunchtime routine of popping around the range of local markets,…

New Market to Launch in Waverley Station

As you will no doubt have read in the Scotsman, Herald and on STV Edinburgh is to get an exciting new market, launching in Waverley Station on 2 May. From 11am to 7pm each Friday, you’ll be able to sample wares from a range of different local artisans. This will include food stalls, but has…

Edinburgh Markets sets street food standard

Following on from Vicky MacDonald’s contribution to the March Scran Salon event, I was really pleased to pop along to the relaunch of the St Mary’s Market, just near the back of John Lewis. It was great to see so many familiar faces there, both in terms of the traders and the punters, many of…