Sunday Morning Stockbridge 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

This a lovely relaxed way to spend a Sunday in Edinburgh with a leisurely start at 11.30 am of scones, jam and cream and tea or coffee, then we visit the weekly farmer’s market in Stockbridge and meet the people behind Caithness Smokehouse and try some of their unique smoked fish and butter! Then we pop into Mellis to collect our Scottish cheeses, then haggis – meat or veggie in a traditional pub, then a walk through the New Town to end in Canonmills for Edinburgh gin liqueur and fizz and our cheeseboard. We finish at 2.30pm so lots of time to return to stroll round the market in greater depth

This tour focuses on the best of Scottish food sourced from independent suppliers taking in the magnificent UNESCO Georgian New Town, ( the largest Georgian city in the world)  and vibrant Stockbridge village.  Highlights include freshly baked scones and jam with locally sourced tea or coffee.  Scottish farm cheeses from iconic Iain Mellis, matched with a smoky Islay malt in a Victorian style bar, haggis – vegetarian or meat in a very traditional pub.  A choice of Edinburgh gin liqueurs enjoyed with sparkling wine and oak-smoked salmon.  And try a Scottish doughnut with ever-changing fillings or chocolate made on the spot.

This afternoon food tour is a lovely way to access some of the best of Scottish food in a beautiful part of Edinburgh that is not really on the tourist trail and is a great complement to The Old Town. I recommend doing an Old Town tour first as The New Town ( well, it was new in 1745!) was built as result of over crowding in the medieval Old Town which grew up round The Castle.

The food safari equals a very generous lunch with architectural and historical amuse-bouche such as why are there so many painted windows in The New Town?  Book a tour and find out why over a rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur and smoked salmon. Or contact Nell to book a safari to fit into your schedule.

Highlights

  • St Bernard's Bar for Whisky
    St Bernard's Bar for whisky and cheese
  • Eating scones with jam and cream
    Eating scones with jam and cream
  • Eating haggis in Victorian bar
    Eating haggis
  • Edinburgh Gin
    Edinburgh Gin Liqueurs - choose your flavour
  • New Town
    New Town front door
  • Sara telling you all about Caithness smoked salmon
  • Group outside a painted window
  • Circus Lane - Instagram street

Price

£63

When

Sundays

Time

11.30 am

Duration

3 hours

Location

New Town and Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Style

Scottish

Group Size

Max. 10 people

Difficulty

Uneven, cobblestone lined streets

Dietary Requirements

Please contact Nell at least 24 hours before the tour to flag up any food allergies, intolerances or pet hates and we can try and accommodate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations, must be made by phone 07796 298 163 or email nell.nelson@btinternet.com with 48 hours notice from tour start.

Reviews

  • 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!
  • Nell was a really engaging host and took us to several excellent food stops and this was complimented beautifully with historical and architectural info. Very knowledgeable and interesting.
  • Our First Food Safari
    Review of: Edinburgh Food Safari - we do the hunting, you do the eating
    We’ve never been on a food safari before and the experience was wonderful. We got to see a part of Edinburgh we wouldn’t have otherwise seen and the food was really good quality. Even our picky nine year old enjoyed herself!

    We started with a scone at the Raeburn before moving on to cheese tasters in a local park area. We then had Scottish salmon before sitting down to a haggis lunch. The haggis was the best we had while we’re in Scotland and my partner appreciated the vegetarian option.

    We then had a gin, iron brew for the young one which is now one of her favourite drinks. Finally, we finished with a visit to the Marshmellow Lady!

    Nell was an exceptional guide through out. I was really impressed that she had taken the time to do a history course so she could educate you on the Stockbridge and Cannonmills area as you walked round the sites.

    I would highly recommend the Edinburgh Food Safari to anyone who visits Edinburgh. Now we have experienced them I will be looking for food safari experiences in every city we go to as well.

    Thank you Nell for such a wonderful experience!
    — Oliver Williams wrote a review Aug 2021 Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
  • Edinburgh/Stockbridge Food Tour
    Had a wonderful afternoon in Stockbridge for the farmer's market and a walk around the town visiting a few different food shops (samples included) and a Victorian Pub for lunch. The tour included the history of the town and a discussion of the local architecture, as we strolled along. The food stops highlighted local Scottish fare and drink. Our guide Nell was wonderful. She was knowledgeable and exuberant as she shared her hometown with us. I would recommend enjoying a side of Edinburgh that you may not ordinarily explore, with a very knowledgeable guide.
    — Candy wrote a review Jun 2022

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