Eat the World Leith Walk
Leith Walk has been on the international food stage since the Romans arrived with amphoras of wine for R and R. This food walking tour reflects Scotland’s wealth of visitors who stayed and brought their fantastic cooking. I was spoilt for choice when devising this tour as so many vibrant cultures have made this area of Edinburgh their home. Walk the rampart from Calton Hill to Leith (that is how Leith Walk started) to keep Cromwell at bay to the actual port where whalers docked (they picked up some penguins which ended up in Edinburgh Zoo).
Rich in history and food culture – this is a vibrant international walk. We will enjoy a positive smorgasbord of international flavours: Swedish meatballs, Turkish boreks, Colombian empanadas and local ale, Kenyan chickpea and coconut curry, Greek orange cake and Greek coffee – and as we are in Scotland, a wee poke of Scottish sweeties from a traditional Scottish sweetie shop.