Edinburgh Food Festival is back! Join us from 22 - 31 in July 2022 in our traditional George Square Garden home.



Since its launch in 2014, the festival has gone from strength to strength, hosting top industry figures such as Carina Contini, Shirley Spear, Tom Lewis, Guy Grieve and Neil Forbes. 

Supported through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund delivered by EventScotland, the 2021 Edinburgh Food Festival marked the start of the Assembly Festival's festival season, with some of Scotland's best food and drink vendors calling the Gardens home for the ten-day event. 

What was on in 2021

For visitors who enjoyed a little heat, the self-proclaimed purveyors of fire, spice, and butter, The Fat Flamingo, served up their loaded nachos - including Venison Chili Con Carne Nachos and Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli; Free the Chilli, put the Scot into Scotch Bonnet, with flavours from across the globe to enjoy; and Moskito Spanish Bites brought their twisted Spanish tapas to the Gardens, with their signature Patatas Bravas and Spaniard Fries. 

Catering veterans, Prime Street Food, served fresh, locally sourced ingredients in restaurant-quality dishes; Edinburgh's Mana Poké created edible art with their healthy, protein-packed Hawaiian Poké Bowls; while Paddle and Peel offered a menu of pretentious and pedestrian styles of pizza, all served from their wood-fired oven. 

The Food Festival also welcomed back festival favourites, including multi-award-winning-hand-crafted-pies from Jarvis Pickle; North Berwick's Alanda's brought their award-winning gelato, unique fish 'n' chip and exciting seafood selection to Edinburgh; and Chick + Pea celebrated flavours of the Mediterranean and the Middle East from their iconic bright blue Citroën H Van. 

Visitors tucked 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.

We also welcomed a curated selection of market stalls so that visitors could take their favourite tastes of Scotland to enjoy at home.