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The Edinburgh Grassmarket Top 5 Foodie Favourites!!!

Grassmarket market


Every Saturday morning we head to Edinburgh’s old town to set up our art stall for the local Grassmarket market. In the shadow of Edinburgh Castle it’s the perfect setting for a local market, bringing together local sellers & artists creating a bustling atmosphere in the heart of Edinburgh city.

The Grassmarket is the go-to spot for sampling tasty street food, visiting a traditional Scottish pub and stopping off for a pint after wandering through the historic Old Town. So, we thought we’d share our top 5 favourite foodie stops which keep us fuelled throughout the year!

  1. Casa Roble Paella

If you’re on the hunt for the best street food in Edinburgh, then you’ve got to hit the Grassmarket on a Saturday to sample the famous Casa Roble paella. Part of the local Saturday market, Casa Roble a huge hit with locals and tourists with their giant traditional paella dishes which fill the street with irresistible smells and aromas! And only £5 for a mountain of tasty authentic Spanish paella, it’s top of our list!

  1. Let Me Eat Too

Without a doubt one of the best cafes in Edinburgh! Serving hearty lunches, delicious soups and an array treats and beverages, you can’t go wrong with this fantastic eatery! Serving something for everyone, I would recommend sampling anything from the Panini menu which is a 5 star taste sensation!

  1. Max Bakes

Part of the Grassmarket market, Max Bakes stall offers the best sausage rolls in the world!! With a range of flavours including Haggis & Black Pudding, Spicy Lamb, Veggie Haggis, Max’s Sausage Rolls cater for all the family and are local favourite! The perfect snack for having on the go or buy a bag to take home as he’s only there on a Saturday!

  1. The Black Bull

This local Scottish pub is the perfect spot to sample some local beers and fill up on some tasty pub grub. With lovely staff and a great atmosphere, the Black Bull is warm, lively and a local favourite for live music and watching the six nations.

  1. Café Jacques

A lovely wee café nestled at the bottom of the Grassmarket. Café Jacques is the perfect spot for a coffee or a spot of lunch whilst watching the world go by.  Sitting at the foot of the castle, it’s got to be the most photographed café in Edinburgh.

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