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. NOTE There are no safaris on the calendar in August 2023 – except on Sundays as I am running an adapted shorter Leith Waterfront food safari for August – so please book through the Fringe website:
THE EDINBURGH FRINGE
“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!