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Leith Walk PoliceBox
Croall Place,
Leith Walk Edinburgh,
City of Edinburgh,

It’s been a two-seater cinema and a bijou art gallery. 

Now Leith Walk Police Box is welcoming foodie pop-ups, entrepreneurs, campaigners and creatives at Croall Place near Borelands telly shop and bistro Walnut.

Leith Walk Police Box is one of 85 boxes designed by city architect Ebenezer Macrae between 1931 and 1933 and is made of cast iron. 

It has been transformed into a tardis-like street venue by Monty Roy who has stoically laboured through red tape and now the box has all mod cons including power and water.  She says: "My goal is that the Leith Walk police box will be somewhere that foodies equate with innovative and passionate food entrepreneurs and that those entrepreneurs will find a supportive environment here to try out their food-based ideas in a real world environment.”

There are currently two foodie pop-ups with regular slots. 

Lazy Lettuce serves plant-based fast food which attracts families, flexitarians and the ‘foodie-curious’.  Meat free burgers are served with sauces such as sriracha and honey & mustard. There are limited edition shakes like the biscuity Biscoff shake and golden crispy fries.   The burgers ran out within two hours when they first popped up last year. Lazy Lettuce now have a regular slot at Bijou Bistro on Tuesday nights and on the last Sunday of the month at the Police Box from April. 

Tipico is a small business based in Portobello that brings the traditional Italian confectionery like the soft nougat torrone from Sicily to Scotland.  The business also sells caramelised nuts where the finest Sicilian almonds are expertly blended with molten sugar and cooled on marble slabs to produce a uniquely sweet, crunchy treat. You can also buy and enjoy brittles and raw and roasted nuts. 

What’s going on ‘ere then ….
Wed & Fridays and every other Sunday 11am-6pm - Tipico quality nuts, almonds and roasted pistachios plus delicious Sicilian confectionery - caramelised nuts, brittles and torrone (Italian nougat).

Saturday mornings Edinburgh Tool Library 10.30am-pm pay what you can to join and borrow tools for DIY, gardening and sewing. Workshops and courses. Gift memberships. 

Thursday 21st March 10am – 4pm. Woodland Trust Charity. Protecting the UK’s trees and woods. Ask about gift memberships and the National Tree Charter. 

Saturday 30th March 2-5 Invisible Edinburgh Street Barber, Socks for the Streets and QMU podiatry services for people encountering homelessness.  Invisible Edinburgh walking tours employ people who have encountered homelessness as tour guides.

Sunday 31st March Scottish Green Party Persevere (Leith and Leith walk branch). Plus Lazy Lettuce vegan burgers - take the challenge meat eaters with these tasty, satisfying 100% plant based burgers.  Please check social media for dates.


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