And the eat goes on: The Edinburgh Food Festival goes twice as big
- Katharine Gemmell
- 9 July 2019
We take the taste test on another Food Fest
The Edinburgh Food Festival celebrates its fifth outing this year and as an added birthday treat organisers have revealed they are doubling the schedule for 2019. Taking place over 10 days, the event places Scottish food at its heart and offers visitors the chance to discover Scotland's plentiful larder.
As ever, the festival consists of a series of meet-the-local-producer events and chef demos, plus there are over 20 street food holders. This year the line-up will welcome Glasgow-based FacePlant Foods, among the country's first pop-up plant-based kitchens. Pickering's Gin will also be in attendance serving their locally made spirit that has been distilled in Edinburgh for over 150 years.
Other exhibitors include festival favourite Jarvis Pickle, known for their traditional savoury pies, while there's also Mexican / Caribbean street food from Umami Spice, falafel, tagines and hummus from Chick & Pea, kebabs galore from Kebabbar, and a taste of East Lothian's seafood and ice-cream from Alandas.
Entry to the Edinburgh Food Festival is free and non-ticketed, making it one of the more accessible events on the capital's summer calendar. Last year Assembly welcomed 25,000 visitors and with the increase in vendors this year, they expect it to be bigger and better than ever.
Edinburgh Food Festival, Assembly George Square Gardens, George Square, 19–28 Jul.