Update – 22 January 2015

Since we originally reviewed Alplings, back in June 2014, we’ve visited many times. Owner Martin has worked to refine his recipes turning each element from very good to quite exceptional. We’re delighted to add a fifth star to the review, so Alplings now sits amongst our elite street food places.

Review – June 2014

Stall

Stall

The Tram Stop Market taster days are always a good opportunity to catch up with new and innovative street food stalls.

Today’s discovery was the vegetarian delights of Alplings, which showcased traditional dumplings from the Tyrol region of Austria.

Dumplings and salad

Dumplings and salad

The bread-based dumplings came in three varieties: spinach, beetroot and cheese. The portion on offer featured three for £4.50 so I sampled one of each.

The spinach was served with a gorgonzola sauce while the other two were topped with melted butter and parmesan. A little cabbage salad and nicely herby tomatoes provided accompaniment.

Dumpling close-up

Dumpling close-up

Each of the dumplings was very tasty and the salad provided good crunch. The beetroot one packed vibrant colour and a beautifully soft texture. I’m a sucker for blue cheese sauces so was very happy with the spinach one. The cheese one packed a good melting centre.

So overall, I look forward to visiting Alplings again as I was very impressed with they had on offer, today. I’d recommend tracking them down as they represent a really exciting new #veginburgh delight to sample.

5 stars 2

Written by BKR