Face Plant

It was good to be back at the Edinburgh Food Social’s regular market for another visit. Having said hi to the Lady Fillers and Laura from Pieces o Cake, then picked up some bread from Khleb bakery, I turned to the matter of what I would eat for lunch.


There was strong representation from vegan traders so it was to one of them that I turned.

Face Plant was a new stall to me. I liked their name. Based in Fife, it was their first time at this market although they regularly dot about the country to other events.

Their focus is on an entirely plant-based menu. From that I chose their pulled BBQ jackfruit roll, which was served with coleslaw (£5).


This was assembled to order by the friendly stallholders and soon with me. I took up a nearby leaning post and tucked in.

While it wasn’t quite to the same standard as a similar item I’d had at Holy Cow, it was still a very good eat. The jackfruit had taken on good smoky sweetness and retained a pleasing texture. The slaw was pretty good, too.

So overall, I liked my first experience of Face Plant. Street food was once plagued by a lack of diversity in vegetarian and vegan options but things have certainly changed for the better with these guys the latest high quality place I’ve sampled. Check them out next time you see their stall at an event, and keep coming along to the Food Social market each month.

Written by BKR