If you haven’t heard… Edinburgh is foodie heaven. Food and farmers’ markets keep popping up on every corner and to be quite frank it is a challenge to keep up with all of them. So to make life easier for you, we have sat down and created a (long) list of all reoccurring markets in Edinburgh. You can thank us on Facebook and Twitter later.
Fridays 11am – 7pm during the warmer months
Where: Start of the Union Canal in Fountainbridge, EH3 9QD
What: About 6-10 street food vendors who prepare awesome dishes right in front of you. Lots of sunny seating around the canal. Perfect for a lunch break if you are in the area.
Closest Fountain Court location: EQ2 Apartments, 2 minutes’ walk away
Saturdays 9am – 2pm
Where: Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL
What: Local market idyllically set at the foot of Edinburgh castle rock. Local goods on offer with some have-right-away options. Go early to take advantage of the best offers.
Closest Fountain Court location: Harris Apartments, 11 minutes’ walk away
Have we missed any markets in Edinburgh? Let us know and we’ll be very happy to add.
Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Where: Dock Place, EH6 6LU
What: Bustling market in the up-and-coming area of Leith. Not only limited to offering great food, there are also arts and crafts stands for you to have a look at. Vegan Quarter every first Saturday of the month.
Closest Fountain Court location: Royal Garden Apartments, 20-minute bus ride away
Saturdays 9am – 4pm
Where: In front of St Mary’s Cathedral, 61 York Place, EH1 3JD
What: Small market popular with residents offering fresh veg, fruit, baked goods and more.
Closest Fountain Court location: Royal Garden Apartments, 5 minutes’ walk away
Saturdays 9am – 4pm
Where: Grassmarket, EH1 2JR
What: Plenty of shopping options on the historic Grassmarket in Old Town – from street food to fresh produce, arts and crafts. Plenty of benches to enjoy a meal or take a rest.
Closest Fountain Court location: Grove Executive Apartments, 14 minutes’ walk away
The Pitt Market
Usually one Saturday a month 12pm – 10pm, sometimes more often
Where: Pitt Street, EH6 4DE
What: The slightly cooler brother to Edinburgh’s traditional food and farmers market. Out-of-the-box food and drink choices. Perfect spot for a bit of day drinking with live music.
Closest Fountain Court location: Royal Garden Apartments, a 16-minute bus ride away
Sundays 10am – 5pm
Where: Saunders Street, EH3 6TQ
What: One of the first on the food market scene in Edinburgh with many vendors offering local produce as well as ready to eat street food. Limited seating available but there are some nice spots to sit along the nearby Water of Leith.
Closest Fountain Court location: Stewart Apartments, 9 minutes’ walk away
Have we missed any markets in Edinburgh? Let us know and we’ll be very happy to add them
Image by Delaney King on Flickr.
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