Five Star Street Food
There’s now quite a collection of outstanding street food on offer in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Here’s the list of those that have been awarded five stars.
Delicious Austrian dumplings in three tempting varieties, Alplings offers one of our city’s finest vegetarian street food treats. Visit soon and visit often.
Barnacles & Bones
Showcasing meaty and seafood delights, Barnacles & Bones is doing outstanding work from their police box next to St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral. Make sure to visit soon for lunch or early evening dinner.
Purveyors of top quality pizza excellence, Big Blu regularly trade in their native Dunbar but are often to be found gracing our fair city, too.
This excellent seasonal salad delivery service is a true Edinburgh gem. Pursuing a range of different projects during the winter off-season, we look forward to welcoming Joy back when spring has sprung.
The cream of the Glasgow crop that we’ve seen through in Edinburgh in recent times, Chompsky’s food packs in diverse influences and bundles of flavour.
Down the Hatch at Food n Flea
An established purveyor of Canadian classics from their Port Edgar cafe, Down the Hatch have taken an foray into the street food arena with all the assurance you’d expect from seasoned poutine pros. Well worth checking out.
The Falafel Prophecy
The Falafel Prophecy timed it badly for #falafelquest consideration, but certainly offer the best falafel we’ve sampled in Scotland.
Having launched in October 2014, Fresh Revolution was an instant hit, with their “Grow it, Cook it, Love it” ethos a winner with customers.
The Herbivore Kitchen
The Herbivore Kitchen serves bang tidy salads and daily changing curries from a police box on the Meadows. Soon to open a cafe on the southside, they are a must-try when fresh and zingy flavours are what you are after.
Jones & Son
The king of Edinburgh pulled pork and burgers, Toby Jones has been a cornerstone favourite of markets across the city, bringing joy and excellence wherever the stall pops up.
The finest street food folks in Stirling, the Loving Food truck, affectionately known as Herve, has ventured to Edinburgh on the odd occasion with its wonderful range of locally sourced delights. Definitely worth tracking down.
The best street food pizza we’ve found in Scotland so far, Nomad use an impressive wood-fired oven to produce dishes of smart creativity and style that really hit the spot.
An excellent purveyor of sausage roll goodness.
Delicious bagels with outstanding fillings.
The Geordie lasses of Pizzette are an absolute delight, bringing little rays of pizza sunshine wherever they go. A great favourite of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival.
The friendly folks at Rost make their own venison pastrami, which is excellent, and craft salads of exquisite looks and quality. A fresh, light and exceptionally tasty place to eat.
Another Street Food Cartel stalwart, Scoop’s veggie burger was one of the best dishes we ate in 2013. Top of the list for a visit next time you spot “The Bullet”.
A great little police box purveyor of fine Spanish snacks, Scorchio is quite the place for a light and satisfying bite.
The outstanding tempura prawn rolls from Shrimpwreck are absolutely delicious. They make darn good sweet potato fries, too.
Within the confines of the Polwarth Tavern lies this gem of a street food menu from Streat Hawker, focussing on a pan-Asian blend of excellent dishes.
Susie’s Whole Foods
A fine purveyor of vegetarian delights, Susie’s produces consistently interesting and high quality dishes to tempt the palate. Pop by their current Meadows trading spot at lunchtimes to sample their excellence.
Tony Singh’s Indian Street Food
Perennial favourite Tony Singh has popped up his Indian street food stall in a couple of spots around the city, to much acclaim. The condiments and sauces for the lamb vurha linger long in the memory.
Purveyors of fine gluten free crepes, Tupiniquim is so much more than just a police box eatery, providing a community focus, music and generally fabulous fun for all those who visit.
Union of Genius Street
Dumbo the Soup Van serves the soupy needs of the city with wonderful charm and outstanding quality. Their bunny chows and stews are rather good, too.
Frank the Food Truck specialises in excellently sourced veg and meaty delights. The broccoli salad was one of the highlights of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival.