Come and join the locals; where we eat and drink – quality good value locally sourced food and drink in a UNESCO heritage site. The safaris are heavy on the eating, light on the walking with a local enthusiastic guide. I love all three of the tours, so easiest way to choose is by day: Monday and Saturday afternoons is the deluxe Bohemian Broughton Street and Beyond with something for everyone, Tuesday mornings its Stockbridge Village which focuses on local shops such as the fishmonger and game dealer; not so good for veggies! Thursday and Friday afternoons – its almost the end of the week – so its a gin safari with gin-flavoured foods and of course gin.
Group Discount: If you are a group of more than five you will automatically enjoy a ten per cent discount when you book.
This one street in the last ten years has attracted a wave of small independent shops, bars, restaurants and cafes all concentrated in one area: Sample homemade veggie haggis in an traditional Victorian pub, home cured salmon , west coast mussels cooked to order, marshmallows made on the premises, a cheese tasting at Scotland’s most famous cheese shop and a New Town scone jam and cream in a vintage tea shop, finished off with a single malt in a cellar bar.
Stockbridge has always been a village in its own right, sitting very comfortably on the Water of Leith, yet only ten minutes from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street. It is very much still a village with a high number of independent shops including a much loved fishmonger, butcher, cheese shop and chocolate shop as well as loads of coffee and tea shop and great charity shops. We start with a scone hot from the oven with homemade jam then go shopping! Meeting the people behind the curing,marinating and smoking. This tour is more meat and fish centred so not recommended for non fish or meat eaters.
The gin safari came about as a popular request as Edinburgh is fast making its name as a home of gin with at least four gin distilleries in Edinburgh. We concentrate more on the end product than the distillation process with an Edinburgh gin liqueur sampling, then eat foods influenced by gin, so gin and tonic marshmallows, gin and tonic chocolate and gin-cured smoked salmon then head to one of Edinburgh’s coolest gin joints for a Highland-distilled gin and tonic by the fire.
Using our knowledge and contacts in Edinburgh we can create a food-centric experience tailored to your group’s unique food and drink preferences. We can cater from the minimum of two to thirty two. We have enjoyed a hen night for 30 hens in pith helmets! A Dutch group requested food and music and they were met on arrival by a piper and drummer in full tartan regalia. Please contact Nell directly to discuss how Edinburgh Food Safari can create a food walking tour that suits you and your group.