Make Edinburgh plate again

This article is from 2018

Make Edinburgh plate again

We sample the delights ahead of this year's Food Festival

The ultimate foodie's gathering, the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to fill George Square with the best of Scotland's larder this July. Expect a fantastic showcase of international flavours, ranging from Ting Thai's Southeast Asian fare, to the Mediterranean offerings of falafel wizards Chick + Pea. British Street Food Award finalist Moskito will be trundling along in their Spanish tapas trailer, while The Prague Shack aims to serve up Eastern European dishes just like your Czech grandma used to make.

But don't count the Scots out yet: the great and good of Scottish cooking will be making a splash, with Jarvis Pickle serving up heaven in a pastry pocket, and Scoff showcasing the carb-alicious comforts of cullen skink stew and stovies. Wash it down with hop-forward beverages from Fyne Ales, who are lugging casks of their flavourful brews down from Argyll, and if you need a moment to digest, Blair Bowman will be hosting a Gin Debate.

With such an exciting menu programmed, as well as activities on the weekend to please the kids, the Edinburgh Food Festival looks to prove that there's nothing like a meal to bring people together. Last year they fed over 25,000 hungry folks, so expect good food and happy times for all.

Edinburgh Food Festival

Back for its fifth year, the Edinburgh Food Festival is doubling its schedule for the 2019 event, with a 10-day-long showcase of some of the best Scottish produce with meet-the-producer events and chef demos, as well as over 20 local producers and street food stallholders.

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