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Edinburgh Food Festival reveal - 21–30 July 2023

Edinburgh Food Festival, photo by Tom Duffin

The free-to enter Edinburgh Food Festival returns for its ninth year at George Square Gardens. Visitors will be able to sample dishes from three British Street Food Award 2023 finalists: Okanda bring their mouth-watering spicy chicken wings in mixed berry sambal glazed with coconut sugar to the table; The Falafel Stop will offer up the tastiest Lebanese falafel and

The Funnel Cake Co. bring the popular North American desert to the Edinburgh The Caravan of Courage will serve up plant-based food while fried chicken lovers are in for a treat from Chix the new venture from Chef Ed Cresswell, previously chef de partie at Heston Blumenthal's Michelin starred The Fat Duck.

The Peruvian return with their famous Lomo Saltado, stir fried steak strips, red onion, spring onions, tomatoes, and coriander; Prime Street Food turn to Vietnam with the vietnamese/French fusion dish bánh mì, and Wholly Waffles bring their artisan Dutch caramel waffles, Stroopwafel to the festival for the first time.

Mainstays will return for July and August, with authentic patatas bravas from Moskito Spanish Bites; healthy poke bowls from and vegan options from Mana Poké; middle eastern delicacies from Chick + Pea and Kebbabar; and overstuffed Louisiana po’boy sandwiches and buffalo burgers from three-time Scottish Street Food Award Winners The Buffalo Truck.

Plus, multi-award winning piemakers Jarvis Pickle return with their gourmet handcrafted pies, and East Lothian’s Alanda’s Seafood Grill and Gelato bring traditional fish and chips, seafood, and their award-winning Italian gelato to enjoy in the summer sun. For drinks there is Bellfield Brewery, original Spanish sangria and Agua de Valencia from the Bacchus Sangria Bar; and gin cocktails from Stranger’s Point Gin ( delicious small batch spirits using coastal botanicals such as sea holly and lavender). Panther M*lk, the ‘world’s first’ purveyors of oat milk cocktails make their festival debut. The Producers Market has a changing line-up of interesting and artisan produce. Visitors will be able to take home their own piece of Scotland’s larder.

Treehouse Kitchen, will host workshops, talks, masterclasses, producer-led tastings and pairings, and children’s activities.

Edinburgh Food Festival 2023 will run Friday 21 July through to Sunday 30 July at Assembly George Square Gardens. For more information and to sign up to receive updates follow @edfoodfest or visit

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