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.