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Festival postponed until 2021

8 July 2020
After careful consideration we can now confirm that this year’s festival in George Square Gardens will be postponed until 2021.
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Our 2020 Edinburgh Food Festival plans

3 April 2020
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working closely with our partners and stallholders to bring together a delicious 2020 Edinburgh Food Festival programme. 

However, due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the potential for prolonged periods of social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend our programming for this July’s Edinburgh Food Festival.  

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Social Enterprise Opportunities at the Edinburgh Food Festival

7 February 2020

At the Edinburgh Food Festival, we’re delighted to partner with The University of Edinburgh and Social Investment Scotland (SIS) to share this opportunity for food and drink-based social enterprises to be part of the Edinburgh Food Festival.

For the chance to take part, please fill out the short expression of interest form by Friday 21st February.

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Top 5 Vegan and Veggie Street Food spots to hit at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival:

17 July 2019

The Edinburgh Food Festival is fast approaching. Soon you'll get your hands on our smorgasbord of delight and in keeping with recent trends, we're ready to satisfy your plant-based diet. Find out what tasty veggie and vegan treats we have in store for you - from falafel flatbread, to award-winning pies, poke bowls and many more! 

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Kilted Yoga star to add fresh flavour to Edinburgh Food Festival

The organisers of Assembly’s Edinburgh Food Festival have announced that Kilted Yoga star, Finlay Wilson, will be adding his flexible talent to the mix at this year’s annual foodie event, which takes place at Assembly George Square Gardens over 10 days from 19th to 28th July 2019.

For the first time, the Dundee-based yoga guru will be taking a leading role in Edinburgh’s only city centre food festival. On Saturday 20th July, Finlay will be offering festivalgoers free yoga workshops, as well as sharing his top tips for healthy eating and wellbeing for a range of ages and abilities.

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Top five chefs to cook up a storm at Edinburgh Food Festival

Five of Edinburgh’s top chefs are gearing up to showcase their culinary flair at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival, which is taking place in Assembly George Square Gardens over 10 days, 19th - 28th July 2019.

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Top 5 New Producers Line-Up

18 June 2019

Five new Scottish food and drink producers have been announced in the run-up to the fifth Edinburgh Food Festival taking place in Assembly George Square Gardens from 19th to 28th July 2019.

Edinburgh’s only city centre food festival will be showcasing a range of international cuisine through a diverse and unique range of producers and street food stall holders, who will be serving up some of Scotland’s best contemporary food and drink.

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Edinburgh Food Festival adds Youngest Producer to the Menu

The organisers of the Edinburgh Food Festival have appointed the youngest ever Festival Producer to take the reins of this year’s annual foodie event, which will be taking place at Assembly George Square Gardens over 10 days from 19th to 28th July.

Alex Fitzhowle, 24, grew up in South Queensferry and is currently studying History & Politics part-time at Stirling University whilst taking on his new role as part of the Edinburgh Food Festival team.

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Final call for Edinburgh Food Festival exhibitors

15 May 2019

Food and drink producers, street food vendors and culinary creatives from across Scotland have just until the 3rd of June to apply for a space at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival.

Returning exhibitors already include award-winning Berwickshire pie makers, Jarvis Pickle, who will be offering a taste of the Scottish Borders throughout the 10-day event with their tasty selection of traditional meat, fish and vegetarian filled pastry pockets.

The Festival line-up will also feature Mexican and Caribbean-inspired street food from Umami Spice;  Mediterranean and Middle East falafel, tagines and hummus from Chick & Pea; gourmet Kebabs from Kebabbar and East Lothian’s Alandas Scottish Seafood

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Edinburgh Food Festival doubles the mix for 2019

1 May 2019

The organisers of Assembly’s Edinburgh Food Festival have announced plans to double the schedule for this year’s annual foodie event, which will now take place at Assembly George Square Gardens over 10 days from 19-28 July 2019.

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