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 street food on the go. Selling everything from traditional 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 mouth-watering.
Read on to see our round-up of some of Scotland’s best places to try street food.
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. Think lamb Jaffna, spiced Cullen skink with curry leaves or peat smoked salted caramel.
- 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.
- Mighty Mexican, Troon – this wonderful wee food truck brings you a taste of Mexico with 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.
- Chick + Pea, Edinburgh – enjoy Scottish food with a Middle Eastern twist. Chick + Pea offers 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 delicious traditional Spanish tapas from a vintage horse box trailer.
- Norelli, Edinburgh – enjoy some homemade Neapolitan pizza and pizza fritta from this wood-fired food truck in the city. Simply mouth-watering!
- The Buffalo Truck, Edinburgh – 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 available 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.
- Wanderers Kneaded, Edinburgh – enjoy a homemade sourdough pizza with fresh, sustainable produce from a wood-fired oven at this old-school food truck.
North & Central Scotland
- Heather Street Food, Dundee – foodies will certainly enjoy going to the V&A Dundee. The husband and wife team from Heather’s Street Food work hard to serve some delicious feel-good bagels, award-winning coffee, traditional gelato and alcoholic drinks.
- Highlander Bus Café, Aberdeen – enjoy a tasty selection of hot and cold food, coffees, cold drinks and delicious desserts alongside stunning views of the sea at this award-winning venue on the esplanade.
- Salt and Pine, Leuchars – venture to this 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 and a breathtaking 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 Highlands.
- Wild Rover Food, Dunfermline – these cooks will whip you up some scrumptious, seasonal food influenced by French cuisine, 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 scenery.
Has reading about all that delicious food whet 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. 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.