Edinburgh Food Festival will be back in 2024! Join us from 19 - 28 July 2024 in our George Square Gardens 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. 

The Edinburgh Food Festival takes place just before the start of Assembly Festival's Fringe season, with some of Scotland's best food and drink vendors calling the Gardens home for the ten-day event. 

In 2023, the festival welcomed new faces and returning favourites from Scotland's vibrant street food scene to the Global Kitchen. Festival goers enjoyed dishes from around the world, including three British Street Food Award 2023 finalists: Okanda, with their mouth-watering spicy chicken wings in mixed berry sambal glazed with coconut sugar; The Falafel Stop offering up the tastiest Lebanese falafel made to an authentic family recipe; and newcomers The Funnel Cake Co. bringing the popular North American desert to the Edinburgh, with options including churro funnel cake dusted with cinnamon sugar and homemade chocolate sauce.

The 2023 Global Kitchen was home to a wide variety of offerings to suit any dietary requirements with different vendors specialising in vegan, halal and gluten-free delights; making it the perfect day out for anyone to enjoy the Edinburgh shine. As well as fourteen vendors serving up culinary delights daily, the drinks vendors kept visitors refreshed in the Scottish sunshine. This included Bellfield Brewery, with their range of gluten free and vegan beers; original Spanish sangria and Agua de Valencia from Bacchus Sangria Bar; refreshing gin cocktails from Isle of Mull based Stranger’s Point Gin; and vegan cocktails from Panther M*lk, the ‘world’s first’ purveyors of oat milk cocktail.

Alongside the Global Kitchen, the festival hosted a daily Producers Market, with a changing line-up of interesting and artisan produce; as well as the Treehouse Kitchen with a daily programme of events including workshops, talks, masterclasses, producer-led tastings and pairings, and children’s activities.


What's on for 2024

Edinburgh’s only free-to-enter food festival returns for its tenth edition this July to Assembly George Square Gardens and will run over ten days from Friday 19 July through to Sunday 28 July 2024. The free-to-enter event will deliver a full menu of activity, with street food, chef demos, drinks and more. More information coming soon...