Edinburgh Food Festival is back for a third year, celebrating the finest of Scotland’s food and drink offerings with artisan producers, stallholders and on-trend foodie talks and demos set to take place.
Free to enter, the festival runs from the 26th – 30th of July in George Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Take a look at the Top 10 things not to be missed at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival.
1. EAT MHOR AT EDINBURGH FOOD FESTIVAL
The highlight of this year’s festival is Eat Mhor, a one-off, 6-course dining experience hosted in the glamour of the famous Speigeltent du Variete. Run by Monachyle Mhor’s Chef Proprietor, Tom Lewis, he’ll be bringing the Mhor charm to the city for two nights only, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July. Tickets are limited and the food is superb so get your tickets now!
2. POCO PROSECCO
Fizz on tap? Say no more! Poco Prosecco is bringing their vintage van to the gardens to keep that smile on festivalgoers faces. Drawing from Italian tradition and maintaining the joys of Italian culture, Poco Prosecco also offers the summer delight of classic Italian cocktails!
A hearty breakfast is key when you have a long day of socialising ahead! With tradition at its heart, Groats offers the Scottish classic dish of porridge to revelers all weekend long. Simmered in almond milk and topped off with a delicious range of toppings, this is a complete indulgence of the healthy kind. Who knew there was such a thing!
4. DRINKING IN THE GARDENS
Kick back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere! George Square Gardens is the perfect suntrap to get yourself in the festival spirit with friends and family. With bars at each end of the gardens and various drinks stallholders dotted around the garden, you won’t be going thirsty this weekend.
There’s nothing like a little spice to heat things up even more on a hot summers day. Chick+Pea will be bringing their retro Citreon H van stocked with the incredible flavours of the Mediterranean and Middle East’s to add some pizazz to the Gardens offerings. Make sure you stop by to tantalise your taste buds!
6. SLOW FOOD TASTE ADVENTURES KIDS
Slow Food… but fast learning! Edinburgh Food festival welcomes kids of all ages to explore the wonderfully diverse food and drink offerings Scotland has to offer through a range of taste adventures provided by Slow Food Edinburgh. These take place on Sunday 30th July, midday, in the Piccolo Tent. So grab your little foodies and head on down!
Who wouldn’t want to go and see a giant, nomadic orange, bringing fresh, fast and fun drinks around Scotland this summer? Jüs serve ‘raw soda’ exclusively on draught; this promises only natural ingredients, raw organic cane sugar, and no artificial nasties. The result: delicious and guilt -free RAWSODA which can be enjoyed on its own, or with your favourite spirit!
8. SAVOURY ICE CREAM
You saw it on MasterChef and now you’re seeing it here…savoury ice cream has arrived in Edinburgh! Join gelato experts, Jannettas Gelateria in the Piccolo Tent, 2pm on Thursday 27th July, for a discussion on this pioneering trend. Jannettas will be giving you an insight into the growing trend and tips on how you can start pushing boundaries in the kitchen.
9. FYNE ALES
We’ll be ‘fyne’ and dandy at Ed Food Fest this summer with the arrival of the super ‘fyne’ Loch Fyne Ales! Highlander, Maverick and Hurricane Jack are just a few of the handsome fellas who will be featuring on their stall.
10. ALANDA’S SCOTTISH SEAFOOD GRILL
Nothing says Scotland more than an array of fresh, Scottish seafood. Enter in Alanda’s, an Ed Food Fest regular, and rightly so for the fantastic range of treats she offers. Bringing beautifully cooked salmon, mouthwateringly fresh oysters, crab and lobsters its no wonder she’s a favourite amongst our visitors. This year she’s adding a touch of heat with her spicy Haddock tacos.