Top Edinburgh brunch spot and fusion street food restaurant team up in colourful collaboration

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Two Instagram-worthy foodie hotspots in the Capital have teamed up in a colourful collaboration which is set to launch at the end of June.

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When Ozen burst onto Edinburgh’s street food scene in April, they promised something fresh, new, and exciting.

True to their word, they not only wowed the Capital’s gourmands with their unexpected flavour combinations and brightly coloured presentation, they then continued to surprise everyone by popping up in the city’s Bourbon nightclub.

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The Ozen x Laila collaboration will run for a limited time from June 25The Ozen x Laila collaboration will run for a limited time from June 25
The Ozen x Laila collaboration will run for a limited time from June 25

This month it has been revealed that Ozen Street Food, which is located on Rose Street North Lane, will collaborate with middle eastern, picture perfect brunch spot Laila, which is located on Cockburn Street in the beautiful setting of the Capital’s Old Town.

Launching on Friday June 25, a range of exclusive dishes will be available at both food venues for a strictly limited time only.

Highlights of the menu include Ozen’s classic bao buns filled with Laila’s special buttermilk chicken, aleppo chilli mayo, shredded white cabbage, and fresh tomato.

Other must-try bites include Laila’s pittas stuffed with Ozen’s crispy ‘Karaageee’ chicken, teriyaki sauce, furikake, sweet chilli jam, herb mayo, and fresh lettuce.

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And to finish, Ozen will be keeping fusion food fans coming back for more with a quirky Lucky Charms dough bun dessert – set to be a sure-fire hit with sweet-toothed fans of the ‘magically delicious’ retro cereal.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Ozen co-owner Chris Thomas said: “Chinese bao buns filled with Middle Eastern chicken – it just works! Getting creative with these sort of combinations is what we set out to do from the very beginning – push the boundaries, be daring with our flavours, and keep people guessing.”

Co-owner, Mezzo, added: “We knew from the start we’d have to work hard to earn our place within Edinburgh’s impressive street food scene and we hope this latest collaboration shows people we’re not afraid to experiment.”

The Ozen Street Food x Laila menu launches on Friday June 25 and will be available to take away from the venue at 52 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, and to order for delivery via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

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