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21 Fantastic Places to Try Scottish Street Food

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  • The culinary trend of street food is thriving around the world. Scotland’s towns and cities offer many excellent markets and halls where you can enjoy delicious food on the go. Selling everything from traditional, classic favourites like our amazing fish and chips and other fresh seafood to tasty vegetarian and vegan plates and everything in-between – the choice is truly tremendous and, dare we say, mouth-watering…
  • Read on to see our round-up of some of Scotland’s best and award-winning places to try street food in Scotland. Check their websites or social media pages to see when they’re at a place near you. All places on this list have taken social distancing measures to ensure that your visit is safe.

Glasgow and South Scotland

  • Ginger & Chilli, Glasgow – This 2018 British Street Food Awards finalist makes full use of Scotland’s natural larder to produce traditional dishes with an Indian twist. How does shoulder of lamb Jaffna, spiced Cullen skink with curry leaves or peat smoked salted caramel ice-cream sound?
  • Big Feed, Glasgow – This street food collective makes a weekly appearance at Glasgow Market. Winners of ‘Best Street Food’ at both The Scotsman and Glasgow Live Awards, sample all kinds of tasty treats, such as burgers, pizzas or Asian food at this family-friendly place with retro arcade games and a beer garden.

  • Crema Caravantravelling around Lothian & Scottish Borders – The UK’s first Crème Brûlée serving vans and Scottish Street Food Award winners of 2018; catch these lovingly converted vintage Renaults, Florence and Percy, in the south east of Scotland as they bring you some of the best custard desserts with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar on top. Yummy!
  • Fatboys, Glasgow – This pop-up street food kitchen was one of the finalists at the 2019 Scottish Food Award, serving up some delicious burgers, exotic Asian food and colourful waffles.
  • Mighty Mexican, Troon – This wonderful wee food truck called Betsy brings you a taste of Mexico with her fresh and flavourful meals such as taco bowls, nachos and Pico de Gallo.

  • Platform, Glasgow – This exciting and sustainable indoor street food market in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre offers nearly any kind of dish you can think of, including almost a dozen vegetarian and vegan options. It’s highly recommended that you book a table in advance.
  • Prime Street Food, Stirling – This eye-catching orange food truck has been serving fresh restaurant quality food for over 18 years. Prime Street Food offers several delectable dishes like chips with paprika, lime aioli beef, pickled cabbage and spring onions, and various kinds of sweet and savoury finger foods like strawberry tarts and falafel bites.

Edinburgh

  • Chick + PeaEdinburgh – Enjoy Scottish food with a Middle Eastern twist. Chick + Pea offers you tasty treats ranging from haggis kibbeh with chermoula mayo to cauliflower shawarma with a pomegranate and tahini sauce.

  • Moskito Spanish Bites, Edinburgh – This 2018 finalist at the Scottish Street Food Awards serves you delicious traditional Spanish tapas from a vintage horse box trailer.
  • NorelliEdinburgh – Enjoy some homemade Neapolitan pizza and pizza fritta from the only wood-fired food truck in the city. Simply mouth-watering!
  • The Buffalo TruckEdinburgh – In the mood for some crispy bites? Look no further than The Buffalo Truck. This two-time Scottish Street Food Awards champion offers divine buttermilk fried chicken burgers.
  • The Jingle Bus, Edinburgh – The Jingle Bus is an enterprise by Khushi’s, Edinburgh’s oldest Indian restaurant. It offers tasty treats like filled curry wraps, well-known Indian snacks and Kulfi, Indian ice cream (only in the summer).

  • The Peruvian, Edinburgh – This finalist at the 2019 Scottish Street Food Awards brings the unique taste of the Andes to Scotland, including the iconic fruity drink, Inca Kola.
  • The Pitt, Edinburgh – This heated warehouse and street food yard in the trendy Leith neighbourhood is home to many award-winning street food trucks, local craft brewers, wine sellers and more.
  • Wanderers Kneaded, Edinburgh – Enjoy a homemade sourdough pizza, made with fresh, sustainable produce, from a wood-fired oven at this old-school food truck.

North & Central Scotland

  • Fresh r-evol-ution, Portree – Located on the Isle of Skye, Fresh r-evol-ution brings you street food from around the world, such as pulled pork and chipotle lime chicken burritos and hot-dogs with caramelised onions, prepared with only the freshest Scottish produce.

  • Heather Street Food, Dundee – Foodies will certainly enjoy going to the V&A Dundee. The husband & wife team from Heather’s Street Food work hard to serve you some delicious feel-good bagels, award-winning coffee, traditional gelato and alcoholic drinks.
  • Highlander Bus  CaféAberdeen – Come and enjoy a tasty selection of hot and cold food, coffees, cold drinks and delicious desserts (and stunning views of the sea) at this award-winning venue on the esplanade.
  • The Crepe Shack, Leuchars – Venture to this little hidden shack at the heart of Tentsmuir Forest in the East Neuk of Fife. You will be rewarded with freshly-made sweet and savoury crepes, hot and cold drinks, and a breath-taking view of Kinshaldy beach.
  • The Redshank Catering Co., Inverness – With its freshly prepared, locally sourced seafood, such as Cullen skink soup, monkfish passanda curry and smoked Scottish salmon salad, this food truck will cater to all your seafood needs in and around the capital of the Highlands.

  • Wild Rover Food, Dunfermline – These cooks will whip you up some scrumptious, seasonal food influenced by the French kitchen such as tasty canapés, served from their Land Rover and Field Kitchen.

Take to the streets and enjoy some of these fantastic culinary creations on the go as you wander around discovering our breathtaking architectural wonders.

Reading about all that delicious food whetted your appetite? Check out more Scottish food and drink, order some of these Scottish craft alcoholic drinks, or go behind the doors of Scotland’s gin and whisky distilleries and breweries. By their nature, food trucks are almost constantly on the go. So please check their websites or social media pages to see when they’re at a place near you.

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