Edinburgh Street Food Markets
Edinburgh Street Food Markets have increased significantly over the last decade and you will find an eclectic array of street food markets dotted around the city all year round. Edinburgh is a world-class tourism destination, steeped in history and culture and the street food markets are a great way to sample local produce and they are a cost effective alternative to restaurant dining. If you are looking to pick up a delicious meal or snack while you are exploring Scotland’s capital city, then here are our top five Edinburgh street food markets to visit:
The Food and Flea Market
Located at the back of Waverley Train Station on Sibbald Walk, New Street, just off the Royal Mile, the Food and Flea Market is the first permanent street food market in the heart of Edinburgh open daily, all year round. The market is open 7 days a week with a flea market at weekends – check daily trading hours on their Facebook page. This market is unique as it has permanent stalls and the local street vendors change each month. Barney’s Beer Bar is a permanent fixture at the market, declared one of the top 5 craft brewers in Scotland by List Magazine.
The Pitt Street Market
The Pitt street food market is located in Pitt Street, Leith. The industrial yard is transformed into a vibrant street food market with live music from local musicians, every Saturday, all year round, from 12 – 10 pm with children welcome until 8 pm. The Pitt has 40 street food vendors and drinks from Barney’s Beer, Smith & Gertrude and others too.
Edinburgh Farmers Market
The Edinburgh Farmers Market is now in its 17th year, located on Castle Terrace with amazing views of the Castle. This all year round weekly market takes place each Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm. Choose from a wide range of Scottish produce from jams, chutneys, cheese, pastries and cured meats, the majority of the stallholders grow or rear what they sell. It’s a great stop to pick up a quick snack and a coffee before you head off to explore the Castle.
Stockbridge Market is located in Jubilee Gardens, Saunders Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. The Stockbridge Market is open every Sunday 10 am – 5 pm and offers a wide variety of food. Sample some amazing street food here too and enjoy Sunday brunch, lunch or snacks while you stroll through this impressive market.
The Grassmarket is located in the ‘Old Town’ below Edinburgh Castle, just off the Royal Mile. This historical marketplace was used as a gathering point for market traders and was also a place for public executions in the 16th century. Today, every Saturday between 10 am – 5 pm the centre of the Grassmarket comes to life with over 20 stallholders lined up to sell their food produce, all locally sourced, ranging from Artisan bread to organic fruit and vegetables and lots more. You will also find street food freshly cooked to order, sweet or savoury the choice is yours.
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