Edinburgh picnics: Here are 11 of the Capital's best delis perfect for creating an alfresco feast

This week is National Picnic Week, so we thought we'd take a look at some of the best places to buy all the ingredients you need.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 11:39 am
These are some of the best delis in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s not short of great parks where you can spread your picnic blanket and enjoy some delicious food and drink in the open air.

It also has plenty of delicatessens that have everything you need to create a great spread – from a simple sandwich and a cuppa, to a huge hamper filled with the best in breads, cheeses, cold cuts and fruit.

Here are 11 of the highest rated according to review sites including Tripadvisor.

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The 181 Delicatessen, on Bruntsfield Place, ranks highly for quirky local produce and one of the best cups of coffee in Edinburgh.

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The Mouse Hole Deli is a top choice for those looking to pick up a picnic to enjoy on the Portobello waterfront.
Victor Hugo is an Edinburgh institution, with several branches across the Capital offering tasty continental treats. Their shop at Livingston Drive is popular for picnickers at the nearby Meadows.
Roots, on Edinburgh's William Street, is loved by regulars for its amazing and extensive salad bar.
Another William Street deli, Herbies rates highly for sandwiches, homemade soups and salad boxes.
A short walk from Princes Street Gardens, on Queensferry Street, Daneli's Deli specialises in delicious toasted wraps made to order.
Located on Haddington Place, Embo Deli is the ideal place to pick up a gourmet sandwich to enjoy at nearby Calton Hill.
Another long-standing Edinburgh favourite, Valvona and Crolla have been supplying the Capital's picnickers with everything they need since 1934.
Located on Henderson Row, the New Town Deli offers great filled baguettes, soups and salad boxes.
Another great place to pick up a snack to enjoy while enjoying the views from Calton Hill, Deli Fresco on Leith Street is a favourite for those who like a panini.
Perfectly positioned near picnic sports Roseburn Park and the Water of Leith, Vigo Deli on Roseburn Terrace offers you the chance to make your own wrap from a wide range of fresh and tasty ingredients.