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Our Round-up of Markets in Edinburgh

All food and farmers' markets the city has to offer

13 . 05 . 2016

Food and farmers’ markets keep popping up on every corner in Edinburgh.

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.

Also read: 5 Spots for Haggis, Neeps and Tatties


Fridays

Fountainbridge Street Food Fridays 

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

 

Saturday

Edinburgh Farmers’ Market 

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.

Leith Market 

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

Tram Stop Market 

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

Grassmarket Market 

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

Stockbridge Market 

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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