Nell on food tour in Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh Food Safari

I love food and I love Edinburgh so come and eat Edinburgh with me – Nell Nelson; food journalist and TV presenter. My team and I want you to feel like a food–loving friend is showing you their own neighbourhood on one of my food tours in Edinburgh.

So what is an Edinburgh Food Safari food tour? It’s a local guide taking you to five or six pre-arranged different but very authentic bars or restaurants or shops. You will get a sample size at each stop – so if haggis isn’t your thing- you can try and leave and no one will judge you and you won’t feel its wasteful and if you absolutely love scones jam and cream – then we’re right with you.  We also include interesting history, local facts and architecture, but not enough for your eyes to glaze over – we love history, but we know when to stop!

There are four  Edinburgh safari food tours – two feature the best of local Scottish food  – Eat Scotland and Sunday Morning in the elegant Georgian New Town and on Sunday, we visit The Stockbridge Market. Leith Walk International celebrates Edinburgh’s international outlook on food from Greek orange cake and coffee to Colombian enchiladas and Swedish meatballs. The newest food tour is on Leith Waterfront which celebrates sea views, seafood and stories.

If you don’t see the date or time you like on my calendar, then get in touch by email I will try and accommodate.  

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Edinfoodsafari will be running a Fringe safari

Dates for August will be booked through the Fringe at a special reduced price – Here is the link to the Fringe programme so you can book directly for the Leith Shore safari

Leith Food Tour on the waterfront

The Foods of Leith Waterfront

This food walking tour is a celebration of the historic Leith waterfront - and we don’t need to stray far from the water, there is so much history, stories, food and drink. Come and join us.

Eat Scotland in the Georgian New Town

Why are there painted windows in The New Town? Find out why over a glam gin cocktail, smoked salmon, white port and lemon poppy seed chocolate, fantastic Scottish cheeses, Scottish single malt , meat or veggie haggis and wonderful creamy scoop of Perthshire ice cream
Swedish cocktails on international food tour of Leith Walk

Taste International Foods and Flavours – Leith Walk

This is a food walking tour which reflects the huge range of cultures who have come to Scotland and made it their home and also documents Scotland’s history as a seafaring nation and the rich exchange of food and culture from the Roman times to the present day.
Sunday Stockbridge Farmers market

Sunday Morning Stockbridge Farmers Market and New Town

This is similar to Eat Scotland in the Georgian New Town,  except it runs on Sunday, so we can visit on the  very special Stockbridge Farmers’ Market. This a lovely relaxed way to spend a Sunday in Edinburgh

Scottish Cooking Classes and Dinner

This is a lovely way to enjoy Scottish food and learn more about the key ingredients in a real Edinburgh home environment. Nell has started private cooking classes in her Georgian home...

Bespoke Group Safaris

We are always delighted to offer bespoke tours from groups of two to fifty two! We love a challenge and with our range of guides and unique bars and restaurants, we can come up with a plan that will suit your group’s needs...


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    “By the end of Nelson’s tour we all have plenty to say about one of the most digestible experiences in town”.
    — Jeremy Watson, The Times August 2022
  • We just did the Food Safari tour (New Town), and it was fantastic. Nell shares her vast knowledge of food and history, making the tour so enjoyable. We got to explore an area of Edinburgh we otherwise might have missed. Nell felt like an old friend, and I highly recommend this tour. It was Sunday so we got the added bonus of going to the outdoor market. Either tour would be great!
    — Vancouver, Washington
  • Nell was a fantastic host - she took us to several excellent food stops, which we picked up some food to even take home from, and this was complimented with relevant and fascinating historical and architectural info as we walked around the new town. Very knowledgeable and interesting. I would absolutely attend again!