Everything you need to know about 'the pitt Street Food Festival'

Live in Edinburgh? Still reminisce about those street food vendors on your travels abroad? We think we might have just the thing for you and you won't have to go any further than Leith.

Published 11th Dec 2015
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

What is it?
A street food focused market with nine food traders, a beer bar, wine bar and spirit bar. Street food is enjoying an astronomical expansion throughout the UK's major cities. Edinburgh has a great selection but they are spread across the city and miss out on evening trade. 'the pitt' is a street food venture set up by a number of Edinburgh's street food vendors as a unique dining venue and host to some of the best street food traders from across Scotland. In addition, there will be an opportunity for local brewers, distillers and businesses to get involved.

Based at 125 Pitt Street between Leith and Newhaven, the unique venue is semi-covered industrial land that will blend perfectly with the high calibre of food at great value.

Christmas @ the pitt on 12th December will be the pre-launch to a regular event which will run every Saturday from late Spring through to the end of the summer. Open from 12-10pm, there are few places in Scotland where you can enjoy such diverse food in such a unique venue.

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What are the highlights?
Expect some of the best street food traders from around the city, including Crema Caravan, winners of a number of awards at the British Street Food Awards last weekend. Or perhaps try a Christmas dinner in a tattie scone from Scoff? There will also be Kentuky Fried Rabbit and fresh crab from Fife on offer. There are also three on-site bars, including Barney's Beer who have made a mulled beer! There's also a wine bar with some interesting wines and local spirits from Arbikie Vodka, Caorunn Gin and Old Pulteney.

How to get there:
On foot:  it takes less than 10 mins from Leith, The Shore or Newhaven.
By bus:  take the 7, 11, 14 or 21 to Ferry Road.
By car: Parking will be limited.

How much is it to get in? Entry to the event is free.
Is there a dress code? It is mostly outdoors so dress appropriately. There will be cover and a fire to keep you warm but it is December and it could snow.
Can I bring the kids? Children are more than welcome until 8pm. Feel bring to bring the family pooch along too.
Where can I get more information? Check out the event's Facebook page.

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