Edinburgh Food Safari video

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. 

 I am thrilled to be back in my safari suit and able to take you to my favourite foodie stops in the New Town and Stockbridge and also my brand new International Leith Walk  walking tour.

If you don’t see the date or time you like on my calendar, then get in touch by email or phone and I will try and accommodate. The dates on the calendar are just an indication of popular times. 






Eat Scotland in The New Town and Stockbridge

Eat Scotland in The New Town and Stockbridge

  • £63 This can be a morning or afternoon tour which includes the equivalent of a good lunch with a goodie bag!
  • Selection of four Scottish cheeses from Mellis specialist cheese shop with oatcakes
  • Scones, and jam and tea or coffee in an elegant setting
  • Traditional haggis - veggie or meat in Victorian traditional pub
  • Edinburgh gin-smoked salmon from traditional fishmonger
  • Amazing marshmallows made on site or equally amazing doughnuts with stunning fillings
  • Gorgeous Georgian New Town architecture
Eat The World Leith Walk

Eat The World Leith Walk

  • £59 for The best Long Lunch'
  • Gin and elderflower welcome cocktail in cool Swedish bar with Swedish meatballs/vegan meatballs
  • Portuguese egg tarts made on the premises at 3am every morning
  • Kenyan home-cooked bhajis, samosas or coconut chickpea curry
  • Greek orange cake and Greek coffee
  • Traditional Scottish sweetie shop and ‘a party bag’ to take home
  • Warm Turkish olive and feta borek
  • Fascinating historical and architectural of Edinburgh's longest street
  • Time Out names Leith in Edinburgh as world's fourth coolest neighbourhood- come and find out why
Edinburgh The Best in a Box Christmas hampers

Edinburgh The Best in a Box Christmas hampers

  • Selection of 10 delicious local goodies from Edinburgh and Fife
  • Armstrong's of Stockbridge gin-smoked salmon (200g)
  • IJ Mellis Isle of Mull Cheddar (200g)
  • Your Piece handmade oatcakes and Trotter's Hot Pepper Jelly
  • Coco chocolate and The Marshmallow Lady
  • Edinburgh Fermentarium Fermented Figs
  • Pea Green Boat Cheese Sable
  • Edinburgh Honey Co Gingerbread Infused Honey
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Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are the perfect present for friends relocating to Edinburgh, residents of Edinburgh, honeymooners to Scotland and instant presents – if you have forgotten some one’s birthday or worried about missing the Christmas post!

Safari vouchers are £63 per person are valid for a year from payment. 

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Latest News

Read All About It! Review of Leith Walk Food Tour in Scotsman

  Gaby Soutar came on Safari and I was delighted to host her for her article for The Scotsman Food and Drink section of 20 August 2021

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Bespoke Corporate Tours

Bespoke Corporate Tours

We are always delighted to offer bespoke tours from groups of two to seventy! Back in the good old days – soon to return at some point I hope, so perhaps think about 2022  for a group tour? 

We can adapt the tour or added stops if requested. A group of 30 hens embraced the safari theme and wore safari hats – a surreal scene to see thirty safari hats bobbing past Georgian pillars. 

In the summer of 2019, we had 70 lawyers divided into four groups with four guides  – a great way to bond and strike a deal.

With notice we can tailor the tour to accommodate guests’ dietary requirements from a little known malt whisky to vegan alternatives which are still uniquely Scottish and delicious 

Email Nell nell.nelson@btinternet.com to discuss how we can create a food and drink walking tour to give you and your group a unique and memorable insight to Edinburgh. Prices start from £21 per person 

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Scottish Cooking Classes and Dinner

This is a lovely way to Scottish food out and in a safe and secure environment – you know who has handled and cooked your food – you!  Nell has started private cooking classes in her Georgian home – minimum number is two,maximum six. You will also be able relax after all that chopping and stirring and learn about Scotland’s unique history and food culture.

The three hour cooking class can be over lunch 11 am -2 pm or in the evening 6-9 pm and includes:

  • Aperitif of rhubarb and ginger liqueur and sparkling wine with homemade cheese oatcakes
  • Cullen Skink – smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek soup – MADE BY YOU 
  • Haggis – veggie or meat and turnip and potato mash and a dram of whisky
  • Straight from the oven warm butter shortbread  – MADE BY YOU and tea and coffee and take home gift of your own shortbread 

Cost is £260 for four people   To book email nell.nelson@btinternet.com