The Rolling Stove
It’s always good to see a new trader on The Pitt’s roster. After a trip to the Edinburgh Food Social market to pick up bread, I strolled on the short distance to Pitt Street to check it out.
The van in question was the Rolling Stove. Based in Perthshire, they’re just starting out on their market and event journey.
At the core of their offering is handmade flatbread. This sounded pretty good to me. I sought advice from the friendly stallholder as to whether I should opt for the chicken or halloumi version. I was steered towards the chicken (£6).
This was cooked to order, so I popped over for a quick espresso at Linton & Co. By the time I returned it was ready.
It comprised seasoned chicken with slaw, sweet chilli and red pepper jam, mint yoghurt and salad. It looked pretty good.
It proved a good eat with the flatbread nicely crafted. It put me in the mind of the ones at Kobane. The filling could have used a little more pop and brightness but it addressed lunchtime hunger with little fuss.
So overall, the Rolling Stove looks well on the way to developing a smart street food offering. I think with the improvement that will come from a few more events they’ll be well placed to build an appreciative audience for their wares. Give them a try next time you spot their distinctive van.