Street food Edinburgh: 6 fantastic pop ups to try this weekend

Feeling peckish? These street food pop ups are currently open in Edinburgh.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:58 pm

Of the many things we miss from pre-pandemic life, the delicious food scene in Edinburgh has to be high on the list. We may have taken it for granted before, but now it seems utterly luxurious to go out somewhere new to dine.

While you can’t sit in a restaurant or cafe at the moment, you can sample some incredible scran on the streets of the Capital – thanks to the diverse street food pop ups which have emerged.

Many of these businesses have had an extremely tough time thanks to Covid-19, so let’s show them some support.

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We’ve put together a list of some of the best places to try this weekend.

Sabzi

Pronounced ‘sub-zee’, this family-run pop up can be found on the Leith side of Ferry Road. They serve up Punjabi street food every Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 6pm.

Dishes range from dahl and stuffed breads to loaded chips and toasties – and mouthwatering vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Streetfood pop-ups you can try in Edinburgh today

Pizza & Dreams

This 100% Vegan Pizza pop-up us back this weekend at Leith Walk Police Box.

They take pre-orders but will also have some pizzas available on the day. Toppings include vegan pepperoni, vegan haggis, and vegan paprika sausage.

Paula and Ryan Singh of Sabzi

The Devils Bean Coffee Co

This pop-up coffee shop in The Old Dr Bell’s Baths, Leith, serves “hellishly good coffee, ethically sourced”. It’s open 9am-3pm, Friday to Saturday, and owner Rod Nisbet is hoping to organise a new local traders market in this area soon.

Based in Leith, Sabzi offers homemade Punjabi street food.

Mana Poke

This Edinburgh pop up got so popular it now has a permanent base in Rodney Street, Canomills. Their famous Hawaiian poke bowls are packed with sushi rice and goodness!

McLarens on the Corner

Based at 8 Morningside Road, McLarens on the Corner has been running a food and drink pop-up for collection and local home delivery throughout lockdown.

They are open from Thursday through to Sunday and offer takeaway cocktails, beer, crepes, sandwiches and bubble waffles.

Based at Leith Walk Police Box, Pizza & Dreams offers delicious, 100% vegan pizza.

Bundits of Leith

This pop-up in Constitution Street is all about the bao. If you’re not familiar with what they are, they’re Chinese steamed buns which can be stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings – from fried chicken to katsu prawns and even tofu.

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McLarens on the Corner in Morningside Road is open Thursday-Sunday for takeaway cocktails, beer, crepes, sandwiches and bubble waffles.