Larder To Go
I’m a big fan of the Edinburgh Larder and recommend it to people frequently as one of the best places for lunch in the city. While their west end bistro closed last year to be replaced by Forage & Chatter, they consolidated their Blackfriars Street mothership by expanding into the former site of Joanna’s Place with a shop focussed on servicing their devoted takeaway customers.
MJ’s a great fan of the place and a regular salad box customer. After a few meals on the unhealthier side of the tracks I felt the need of a reviving salad so I decided to see what she’d been on about. To balance the force, we agreed that she would drink heavily later that day.
I found the charmingly appointed shop replete with customers. I’m not a salad box aficionado so was pleased to see a reassuring description endorsing the “have a bit of everything” approach.
Today, everything comprised celeriac remoulade, potato salad, puy lentil salad, bulgur wheat salad and cous cous salad. This was topped with pesto, a herb yoghurt and spicy nuts.
I ate as I wandered up the road once I’d figured out how to open the box without pouring it all over myself.
My mixed approached was possibly not the best way to appreciate the considerable endeavour that had been put into each dish, but freshness and vitality was packed into every mouthful making for extremely pleasing times.
The highlight was the exceptionally good remoulade but the others were not far behind. I haven’t had a more energizing and satisfying munch in quite a while.
So overall, Larder To Go keeps up the excellent Edinburgh Larder standard. The salad box I had today was hugely impressive and catered beautifully to my indecisive tastes. The next time I’m looking for a lunch to really brighten my day, I’ll be heading back here.
Blythe scores Larder To Go
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20
I ate: large salad box
I wore: mainly dark blue
Total bill: £6
Address: 15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB