Are sit down restaurants done and dusted? Well, probably not. But street food is a revamped industry and has given people back a rough and ready approach to good cuisine. No frills or thirty minute waits just quick access to hearty taste.
The meccas of street food remain New York and London, but Edinburgh is waking up to this non stop approach and there are plenty of points around the city to grab some good food on the go.
The first port of call is Bollywood: The Coffeebox located on Bruntsfield Place in a converted police telephone kiosk. Despite the cramped conditions, owner and chef Nutan Bula sunny disposition is infectious and the food benefits to boot. The menu is ever changing selection of hearty curries, samosas and soups all prepared whilst you rest on the park behind.
For a more South American feel, though once again from the confines of a renovated police box, then Tupiniquim on Middle Meadow Walk is a must. Taking the Brazilian love of all things contained in crepe and transporting that vibe directly to the top of the Meadows.
With a fairly new set up at Paradise Palms on Lothian Street, Ninja Buns made a name for themsevles in their debut year around George Square, Middle Meadow Walk and various other pop up food markets. The Ninja Buns team specialise in Gua Bao, an East Asian snack food that resemble miniature meaty burgers freshly made and sized perfectly to istantly chow down on. Despite their new restaurant set up, the Taiwanese food specialists know that street food is still a big part of their charm and announce where they be out and about through their Facebook page.
Edinburgh is never a city that struggles for a range of international sources of inspiration. Pop up food outlet Alplings deals with specifically with Alps influenced cuisine from the South Tyrol region of Italy. Moving away from the meaty focus in many street food stalls, Alpings serves a range of vegetarian bread based dumpling dishes matched with Italian or Austro Bavarian garnishes such as parmesan buttermelt and gorgonzola. The stall owner is a South Tyrol native and has an intrinsic link to the quality of their output. Their monthly locations and pop up restaurants are announced via social media.
If you looking for a more scattergun approach to foodie pickings, then Edinburgh markets are a wealth of fast food options. Stockbridge Market http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ is positioned in a leafy location near the Water of Leith and on top of a commitment to local farmer produce, there are also a number of foodie stop off points to keep you well fed, including The Wee Pie Company, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and Harajuku kitchen to name a few.
Stockbridge scenic suburb location may not be on your itinerary, but the Tram Stop Market at York Place is a more central stop off. Fast gaining a cheap jerseys reputation for taking street food seriously, the Tram Stop market hosted the heats of the British Street Food Awards in 2014 and has a dedicated taster day every second Saturday of the month, with samples from the likes of Jones Son Bespoke BBQ and Scoff Foods to keep street food enthusiasts satisfied.
With a culture fast growing in the Capital for quick and tasty food at reasonable prices you may question the need to ever step indoors for fine dining again.