The Edinburgh Festival Foodie Pop-Ups that you simply can’t miss
Well, the beginning of the Edinburgh Festival is finally here…and with it comes not only an incredible array of entertainment, arts and culture, but even more of an excuse to enjoy some wonderful foodie treats. After all, the calories don’t count if they come from a pop-up. Do they?
Everyone’s favourite – it’s Dram and Smoke.
Themed this year as ‘Campfire Feasts’, the Dram and Smoke boys and girls at the Biscuit Factory will ensure that this four-course extravaganza is the best camping experience you’ve ever had. No burnt sausages or warm beer in sight, the pop-up is now up and running and has teamed up with Talisker Whisky for an extra kick!
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But first, Champagne.
While not strictly foodie, everyone likes bubbles and the Perrier Jouet pop-up at the Waldorf Astoria is sure to add some fizz to your festival experience. Soak up some culture (and some champagne) at a specially curated exhibition, showcasing art from a range of local and British artists. Running until 27th August.
Cheesy Toast Shack
The Festival can be a bit of an indulgent affair, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the city at the Cheesy Toast Shack with melted cheese toasties the size of your arm. These bites of heaven will give you the fuel you need to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer. Visit them on Charles Street throughout August.
Bramble x Custom Lane
One of Edinburgh’s favourite cocktail bars, Bramble, will be spending the month in Leith. Popping up with an outdoor bar, the bar will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the 28th August. Now, bring on the sunshine!
Pop a Soda with Kitsch
If you need a break from all the boozy treats that the Edinburgh Festival has to offer, why not pop into Kitsch? The craft soda team will be at the Bedlam Theatre throughout the month of August, and their sodas and ice creams are sure to cool you down on a sunny summer afternoon.
Gin in the Garden with Caorunn
If, after you’ve enjoyed an indulgent ice cream, you need something to raise the spirits, the Caorunn Gin garden is sure to do the trick. Their pop-up at Hotel du Vin will serve up cocktails designed especially for the Edinburgh Festival, and are sure to put a spring in your step.
The A Club
Taking centre stage in Edinburgh’s New Town, you’ll find The A Club. The Arbikie team will be in The Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street until 27th August. With Scottish food, live music and boozy treats from Arbikie Highland Estate, their tipples are sure to give you an Edinburgh experience to remember.
Now for one of our favourites…if you like Japanese food, you are in for a treat. Japan meets Edinburgh on George Street this summer when Harajuku Kitchen pops up right in the heart of the city. Their pork gyoza are infamous, and not to be missed.
Burger & Fringe
For all the Wagyu lovers out there, there’s only one stop to make this summer. Burger & Fringe returns to Edinburgh Festival, back by popular demand. You’ll find the pop-up in the centre of the Old Town, on the Royal Mile in the Radisson Blu hotel. With Wagyu burgers from £9.50, what’s not to love?
Last, but certainly not least, it’s Roam. The perfect stop for all the Venison lovers out there, Roam is a collaboration between Toasted Radish and LarderBox. Find them in Leo & Ted from 7th-11th August.