With Edinburgh recently being crowned the top foodie destination in the UK, we decided what better way to celebrate than with a roundup of our go-to markets throughout the city. We are incredibly lucky that the city itself has countless opportunities for the perfect foodie experience, however even more so, it’s fair to say we really know how to create a community feel. Of course, if street food is your thing then be sure to check out our very own brand ambassador @plateexpectations Street Food Scotland book!
Created in an unused industrial site located on Pitt Street in Leith, The Pitt offers a super chilled vibe to wind down with friends with some incredible live music performances. Home of award-winning street food, craft beer brewed in Edinburgh, deserts and our very own Secret Takeaways listing Smith & Gertrude, there is something there for everyone. On top of having big drum fires to keep you cosy during the typical Scottish weather, over the last couple of years The Pitt have expanded and opened a roofed seated section. Perfect for those wetter weekends.
You’ll catch us at friend chicken heaven, The Buffalo Truck!
In the heart of Stockbridge, just a short walk from the city centre, the Neighboburgood Market is Edinburgh’s first contactless open-air market. The concept of the market itself was grown in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a platform for local businesses and retailers to return to normal trade. On top of all your favourite foodie spots, Neighbourgood also have a pop-up of small local businesses, along with the odd spot of Tribe Yoga. Why not grab a wine from one of our own, Good Wine Brothers and chill out to the live music performances this weekend?
The feel-good market prides themselves with a growing sense of community culture and is a great opportunity for locals to socialise and get back to that feeling of normality!
Wednesday – Friday: 12-9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am-12pm
Market on the Croft
Market on the Croft is a new and exciting community driven farmers’ market featuring traders from all over Scotland down at Leith Links and Johns Place. The market itself was created by Earth in Common, a radical action movement based in Leith who hold community building and food growing at the core of their beliefs. Having started off as a bunch of locals calling themselves Leith Community Crops in Pots as a way of reclaiming land to have access to healthy foods for themselves and their children, Earth in Common are now fighting to tackle the broken food system, climate change, and social inequality locally, nationally, and internationally. What a movement!!
Running every Saturday, the market features some of Edinburgh’s hot food favourites including the Pizza Geeks and plant based Caravan of Courage, along with some artisan coffee from ethically sourced The Devil’s Bean Coffee co.
Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market
It’s not every Saturday morning you can head to your local market and have such an amazing view of Edinburgh Castle. We promise you’ll be struggling to put your camera down whilst walking through this collective of local produce. Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market is the original award-winning farmers’ market of the city and is filled with goodies to last the weekend. The market is full of seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally sourced game and fish, as well as artisan bread, cheese, and coffee.
Grassmarket, Leith and Stockbridge Market
The three sister markets of Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Leith and Stockbridge, are particular favourites throughout the local community. The markets have even been renowned as a foodie heaven. All three markets are filled with passionate independent traders, with loads of yummy local vendors. There really is something for everyone with a range of hot and cold food, as well as some arts and crafts stalls to have a look through!
Stockbridge: Sundays 10am-5pm
Leith and Grassmarket: Sundays 10am-5pm