Friday lunchtime more often than not means a trip to the Localmotive Market at Waverley for me, so I was delighted to toddle down there after a rather enjoyable morning at the office.
Having popped round the stalls to say hi to the Edin Burgers, Aye Love Real Food, Bespoke BBQ and market supremo Vicky MacDonald, I stopped first at Scoff to try one of their excellent Charles MacLeod black pudding rolls. It was very tasty.
While there, not only did I bump in to Scran Salon regular Lynn, but also friend and former work colleague Angus. They were both sampling the excellence that is the Scoff Cullen skink in tattie scone for the first time. Lucky people.
I was in slightly greedy mode so having wolfed down my roll, I visited Pies R Us, a new stall to the market showcasing the quality butchery of Wylie’s of Kelso.
Serving an impressive array of pies, both for home heating and on the go consumption, I was lured in by their steak and haggis pie (£2).
In the scotch pie style, this was a really satisfying little item that perfectly addressed my remaining lunchtime hunger. Packed with delicious chunks of meat in a rich gravy, the haggis provided a lovely additional peppery note. I was very pleased with it.
So overall, it was a pleasure to see all the folks I ran into today. I’ve already spoken of my adoration of Scoff, but I was very happy with what Pies R Us offered, too. I look forward to trying other pie varieties on future visits.