The Amazing Edinburgh Food Festival: A Foodie’s Delight

The Scottish Highlands is the perfect getaway destination to recharge and enjoy all the region has to offer.

This includes some amazing events that take place in July throughout Scotland. One such event is the Edinburgh Food Festival. It’s a not-to-be-missed event that attracts visitors from all over the world!

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The Edinburgh Food Festival is, without a doubt, a foodie’s delight. But there’s so much more to enjoy too. And this is just a taste of things to do, see and savour at this exciting event.


  • Live music
  • A Chefs Theatre
  • A Drinks Theatre
  • Cake & Bake
  • Kids cookery
  • Pop-up bars
  • Street food
  • An artisan market
  • Luxury VIP tent
  • Restaurants
  • A Feasting tent

In short, there’s something for everyone at the Edinburgh Food Festival.

Where and when

The Edinburgh Food Festival takes place between the 21st and 30th of July 2023 in George Square Gardens.

The event takes place in the heart of Old Town in the delightful George Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU.

Entrance to the event is free with tables available on a reservation basis which is also free.

The nearest parking/drop off is in Buccleuch Place.

This Year’s Themes

The themes for 2023 center around:

  • Ethical Eating
  • Mood Impacting Foods
  • Plant-Based Living
  • Seasonality
  • Zero Waste Kitchens
  • Technological Trends

A little background history

Food Festival

The event was first launched in 2014 and has grown into what is now a globally recognized foodie delight.

It’s a ten-day event where some of the best food and drink vendors in Scotland tempt you with their delights.

It’s free to enter and enjoy all that’s on offer, which includes the Global Kitchen and Producers Market.

The Global Kitchen

If you enjoy street food, this event is for you. There’s an amazing selection of offerings from all over the country to savour. From spicy chicken wings to authentic family recipes from Lebanon.

For dessert, there’s a superb choice of cakes and other sweet delights with vegan and gluten-free options.

Bellfield Brewery

There’s a wonderful choice of gluten-free and vegan beers to keep you refreshed. Then there are the continental delights like the original Spanish Sangria and Agua de Valencia.

Gin cocktails are a go-go from the Isle of Mull and other spirits that use coastal botanicals.

The Producer’s Market

The Producer’s Market is a joy to wander around where you’ll find fascinating artisan produce. From baked goodies, speciality drinks and fine Scottish cheeses, the choice of produce on offer from innovative artisans has visitors coming back for more.

The Treehouse Kitchen

There are live events that take place at the Treehouse Kitchen which include talks, masterclasses, workshops, tastings and pairings. Plus, there are some brilliant children’s activities that make it for a great family day out.

Foodie delights

Foodie delights

The Peruvian offers the best Peruvian cuisine on a street food stall

CHIX cooks up fried chicken like you’ve never tasted before with extraordinary sauces to die for

The Caravan of Courage is where you’ll find an all-vegan food menu with grilled falafel flatbread with delicious fillings and mouthwatering burgers.

Delhi’s Winter offers authentic Indian cuisine with a wonderful selection to choose from.

Jarvis Pickle is where you’ll find a great choice of food from the Scottish Borders, from tasty pies to vegetarian-filled pastry pockets.

Chick & Pea offers everything chickpea delights with Mediterranean and Middle flavours. There are halloumi steaks and fries and tasty locally baked flatbreads.

Okanda crafts authentic regional dishes using sustainably sourced local ingredients paired with exotic spices and flavoursome herbs.

Belfield Brewery boasts two award-winning beers under its belt, and you’ll discover some amazing gluten-free and vegan samplings.

Mana Poke Bowls offers Hawaiian Street Food and Poke Sushi Bowls full of flavour and other wonderful foodie delights on the menu.

Panther M*LK serves the world’s first oat milk-based vegan cream liqueur cocktail that will get your taste buds singing.

Alanda’s Scottish Seafood Grill offers fish and chips like you’ve never tasted before with fresh prawns, salmon, lobster and fresh oysters on their menu.

Paddle & Peel cooks up classic stone-baked pizza which has people coming back for seconds.

The Funnel Cake Co serves Edinburgh’s original funnel cake with a great selection of flavours and toppings to boot.

Cargo Burger dishes up mouth-watering Big Burgers with no frills.

Wholly Waffles offers artisan Dutch Waffles called Stroopwafel, a tasty delight with a superb aroma.

Crepe & Waffle House is a firm favourite offering delicious French-style pancakes and Belgian waffles with a wonderful choice of sweet and savoury fillings.

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