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Introducing Edinburgh’s first permanent 7 day a week street food market

15/02/2023
Edinburgh street food

EDINBURGH’s first and hotly anticipated permanent 7 day a week street food market, Edinburgh Street Food, is set to launch on the 25th of February 2023.

Located on Leith Street, the new market carves out a 900m2 corner of Edinburgh’s Omni Center and transforms it into a bold and eclectic foodie’s paradise, extending out onto the pavement with a 250+ seater urban garden. With overhead cover, outside heaters and Carlton Hill forming a picturesque backdrop, Edinburgh Street Food will be the go-to casual dining space, whatever the weather.

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“ESF is providing creative independent traders the year-round city centre space their exceptional food merits” said Ben MacMillan, co-founder of Edinburgh Street Food

On a mission to remain fiercely independent, ESF is only working with local artists, including KMG Yeah and Solas Neon, local traders and breweries to create an enticing, vibrant market where both neighbours and travellers can find the best street food in the city and fill their bellies.

Boasting global flavours and textures from award-winning traders, Edinburgh Street Food will house ten permanent kitchens, with additional quirky vans, trucks and stalls popping up outside.

On the menu you’ll find:

  1. Fine dining reimagined by 2023 UK & European Street Food winners, Junk.
  2. Bundits, the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2022, with their East Asianfusion fluffy Hirata bao.
  3. Chix impressively succulent gourmet fried chicken.
  4. A new brand by Edinburgh Street Food called What Le Duck which promises quintessentiallyFrench confit duck with a Scottish twist.
  5. Scotland’s 2022 Street Food winners, Antojitos, bringing bucket loads of flavour via plantbased Mexican food.
  6. The answer to your tequeños and lomo saltado cravings: The Peruvian.
  7. House of Tapas with their authentic Spanish fare.
  8. Edinburgh’s proper Detroit-style pizza legends, Homies.
  9. Scrumptious fresh pasta and fried Italian street food delights from Fabbrica.
  10. A new highly Instagrammable hand-crafted soft serve concept, SoftCore, who’ll boast warmcookies, candy-floss, sundaes and all things sweet and scrumptious.

Meanwhile, the three bars will continue to support local breweries, distilleries and soft drink producers. The opening line up on draught features entirely Scottish beers with 70% hailing from Edinburgh, with shout outs to East Lothian, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Edinburgh Street Food has already been warmly welcomed by fellow hospitality businesses and the online foodie community.

Co-founder Andrew Marshall commented:

“It is exciting to bring a new street food concept to Edinburgh. Every great city has a central gathering space of independent food offerings and events open all week and we are delighted to have the opportunity to open this in Edinburgh.”

In addition to ten exceptional traders and three bars, Edinburgh Street Food will have an impressive calendar of 150+ live events per year, promising to deliver on flavour and entertainment every time you pop by.

Visit Edinburgh Street Food from the 25th of February at Greenside Place, Leith Street, EH13AU. Opening times: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm and Friday – Saturday 11am – 1am.

Follow @edinburgh_streetfood on Instagram and visit edinburgh-street-food.co.uk (new website coming soon).

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