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Festival Food – Five Fantastic Pop-Ups for the Fringe

Harajuku Kitchen

You’re in between shows, or perhaps just out of one and your stomach is rumbling like nobody’s business. You need to eat, but you want something that’s tasty, real and preferably really quick (because no one wants to wait in a restaurant queue during the Fringe). Well fear not, you don’t have to go to some fast food chain or get some terrible dross from a sketchy looking food van – here are 5 of our favourite foodie friendly pop-ups that you will find around Edinburgh during the Fringe.

1. Soul Sushi – C Nova

We’re big fans of the guys at Soul Sushi, who have left their usual ‘delivery only’ method to set up a festival pop up in C Nova (the large C Venues place at the top of Victoria Street). Go see Budge and he’ll make you up a plate of fish, meat or vegetable sushi – it’s absolutely delicious, so do check it out.

2. Jones & Son – Boxsmall

Jones & Son Burger

Featured in our recent round up of good eats that won’t break the bank during the Fringe, Jones & Son are going to be at Boxsmall market until the end of the month – good for those seeking out delicious, mouthwatering burgers. Add cheese and bacon, because you can.

3. Ninja buns

Recently voted ‘The Best Street Food in Scotland’, and currently holding fort at Paradise Palms on Lothian Street (across the road from Pleasance Dome), Ninja buns is a totally different kind of eating experience from most street food out there. Their steamed buns can be filled with beef, pulled pork or a vegetarian option and are absolutely delicious snackable food.

4. Harajuku Kitchen

If you’re in the mood for some gyoza then you will find the pop up version of Harajuku Kitchen on George Street for the rest of the Festival. Sitting beside The Famous Grouse House they are serving up a delicious variety of pork or vegetable gyoza or stir fried noodles. We heartly recommend both (as we regularly seek them out at Stockbridge Market)

5. La Favorita

La Favorita

Less of an independent, more Edinburgh giant, but there are relatively few good places to get a slice of pizza that’s really tasty. La Favorita can be found with their wood fired pizza oven both inside and outside the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile (Hunter Square, by North Bridge); it’s a sure fire way of a tasty slice of pizza to munch on between shows.

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An Edinburgh native who loves discovering the new places and rediscovering old favourites, then taking photos and writing about it.


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