The best new Scottish street food markets to check out

In case you hadn't notice street food has hit Scotland in a big way over the past year or two, with some amazing new foodie markets popping up across the country.

Published 21st Mar 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Scotland's street food scene has never been stronger with top class vendors from all over the country selling every style of food from all over the world, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options aplenty.

But with all these amazing stalls and vendors needing a home, it's no surprise that street food markets are now more popular than ever. Here are five of Scotland's best...


(253 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL)


The newest kid on the block arrived in Glasgow this month, taking up residence in the Argyle Street Arches at the site of the former arts venue and nightclub.

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday it is home to 12 top independent Scottish street food traders - featuring the likes of The Rosehip, Tiny Dancer’s Slider Pantry and Freddy & Hicks - as well as a dedicated bar and café.

With plenty of seating, a play area to entertain the kids, facilities for dogs and a focus on environmental sustainability, it's the perfect way to while away the weekend while in Glasgow.

Read more: Scotland’s newest Street Food Market arrives at the Argyle Street Arches in Glasgow

Dockyard Social

(95 Haugh Rd, Glasgow G3)

Picture: Dockyard Social Facebook

Springing up close to the achingly hip Finnieston the Dockyard Social was the natural evolution of the hugely popular Section 33 and has been wowing foodies in the west end since it opened in November last year.

With a bigger focus on drinks and live music than any of the other venues it will definitely suit those looking for a late evening feast and with 11 excellent vendors including Bumpin Dumplin, Abandon Chip and Smokey Trotters, their food option is second to none.

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Best of all when you go you'll be supporting the community as the team at DS are keen to reinvest money into supporting great causes and initiatives across the country.

Tickets cost £5 and include entry to the event and a drink upon arrival (beer, wine, cocktail or soft drink).

Big Feed

(249-325 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 2SE)


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Glasgow's original dedicated street food market was formed with community and charity at its heart in the southside on the other side of the Clyde in Govan.

Blown away by the response of their first few events, where people were queuing out the door to attend the venture has grown from strength to strength over the past year, winning several awards along the way including our very own Scotsman Awards for Best Street Food.

Now set to celebrate their first birthday (23rd and 24th of March) the Big Feed have firmly established themselves as one of the best places for a bite to eat in the city.

Costing just £2 to enter, you can expect to enjoy dishes from the likes of Shrimpwreck, FireDog, Scottish Street Food awards winner Buffalo and Nomad Pizza.

The Pitt

(125 Pitt St, Edinburgh EH6 4DE)

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Picture: The Pitt Facebook

Established in 2015, the Pitt Market is Edinburgh's pioneering street food venue with a stunning array of the best street food around Scotland, craft beer, cocktails, wine and live music on offer.

Based at 125 Pitt Street between Leith and Newhaven, the Pitt runs most Saturday's 12pm-10pm and showcases amazing vendors like Crema Caravan, Barnacles & bones, Ròst Eats and Pitt Steak alongside drinks from Barney's Beer, Smith & Gertrude and Solid Liquids.

Dog, child and wallet/purse friendly and costing just £2 to enter - it's the place to go in the capital for street food!

Food + Flea Market

(Sibbald Walk, New Street, EH8 8BG Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Food and Flea Facebook

The offspring born of the success of the Pitt, Food + Flea is an alternative market in the capital's old town.

Open seven days a week, each of the food vendors here are given monthly residencies with the likes of Butcherboy Grill, Rost Eats and barnacles & bones.

Those of you who work up a first with all that eating and shopping in the Flea market won't need to worry as there's locally-roasted coffee and locally-brewed craft beer on offer too.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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