I’m not sure why today was the first time that we visited The Pitt in Edinburgh. It has been going for many years, and we have heard amazing things about it, but it has taken until now to go visit!

We were looking for somewhere to eat on a Sunday afternoon and I remembered that The Pitt takes place every weekend. After checking the website for opening hours, we headed straight there. If you are driving, there is free on-street parking, and if you are taking the bus grab a no 7, 11, 14 or 21 to Ferry Road.

Wow – what a choice of amazing street food. All the very best, in one very cool location. It’s both inside (in an old warehouse) and outside, so even the unpredictable Scottish weather can’t put a damper on a visit here.

I chose to eat food from AnTojiTos, which is Mexican vegan street food. I couldn’t decide what to have so I went for two dishes – vegan chicken quesadilla, and vegan cheese and jalapeño empanadas. Truly both dishes were amazing – beware as the dip with the empanadas is super hot. I haven’t had such a good empanada since I was in Chile (it’s is a national food of Chile) so that is saying a lot.

Quesadilla – Image Credit: Koolyst
Empanadas – Image Credit: Koolyst

Have you ever eaten chicken from inside a waffle ice cream cone? No, well that’s an option here with Chicken Skoop. Seriously good food, in a sweet cone – so different, yet delightful.

Chicken Skoop – Image Credit: Koolyst

Other food stalls offer Scottish street food with a twist (Ròst), seafood & BBQ (barnacles & bones), hot & spicy food (Free the Chilli), and amazing deserts and coffee (SPOT). There are places to grab a beer or wine (they work with as many local, small and craft suppliers and producers as they can), and you can also enjoy falafels, burgers, vegan junk food and much more.

Love live music? Well they have that too (from certain times), and the whole place is dog and kid friendly.

Opening hours:

Friday 6-11pm
Saturday 12-11pm
Sunday 12-8

£2 entry but free before 3pm on a Saturday and Sunday

The Pitt
125, 137 Pitt Street

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