The 2021 Edinburgh Food Festival is now open!
12:00pm – midnight | Friday 23 July – Sunday 01 August
About the Edinburgh Food Festival
The Edinburgh Food Festival launched in 2015, running for five days as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. The Festival has always had quality Scottish ingredients at its heart and has showcased the best food producers and makers from across Scotland, as well as featuring Chef demonstrations and workshops from some of the country’s best Chefs, including Carina Contini (Contini), Scott Smith (Fhior), Derek Johnstone (MasterChef the Professionals inaugural Champion), and more. Since its launch in 2015 the festival has grown year on year, welcoming over 35,000 visitors in 2019 over the now ten-day event.
Supported through Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund delivered by EventScotland, this summer’s event will be a little bit different from previous years, as Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland slowly emerge from lockdown restrictions which caused the postponement of last year’s Festival.
For visitors who enjoy a little heat, the self-proclaimed purveyors of fire, spice, and butter, The Fat Flamingo, will be serving up their loaded nachos - previous menus have included Venison Chili Con Carne Nachos and Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli; Free the Chilli, will be putting the Scot into Scotch Bonnet, with flavours from across the globe to enjoy whether you're a spice lover or not; and Moskito Spanish Bites will bring their twisted Spanish tapas to the Gardens, with their signature Patatas Bravas and Spaniard Fries.
Catering veterans, Prime Street Food, will be in attendance, serving fresh, locally sourced ingredients in restaurant-quality dishes; Edinburgh's only bolthole Mana Poké will create edible art with their healthy, protein-packed Hawaiian Poké Bowls; while Paddle and Peel will offer a menu of pretentious and pedestrian styles of pizza, all served from their wood-fired oven.
The Edinburgh Food Festival couldn't return without welcoming back some festival favourites; multi-award-winning hand-crafted pies from Jarvis Pickle; North Berwick's Alanda's will be bringing their award-winning gelato and unique fish 'n' chip experience to Edinburgh; and Chick + Pea will be celebrating flavours from the Mediterranean and the Middle East from their iconic bright blue Citroën H Van.
Visitors can tuck into dishes from these menus and more, plus fizz from Poco Prosecco, beer from Edinburgh's own Bellfield Brewery, and sangria from Moskito's Bacchus Mobile Bar to help wash it all down.
In addition to food and drink to enjoy in the Gardens, we have also curated a selection of market stalls so that visitors can take their favourite tastes of Scotland to enjoy at home.