The Fringe is a busy time for everyone in Edinburgh. Thousands of comedians, poets, performers and actors take up their posts in the city for the best part of a month to showcase their talents and make a name for themselves. The Edinburgh Fringe is a unique event which rightly puts the city on the map. With a whole host of exceptional shows and performances taking place, it really is a month to savour.
However, it’s not only performers who have an opportunity to strut their stuff, Edinburgh’s food scene over the month is also one to relish. So much so that we spent a day visiting some of our customers and sampling what treats they had to offer. Here are some highlights for food at The Fringe –
The ever-popular Gilded Balloon offers an abundance in performances and shows, and it is also home to a wide range of food and drink pop-ups. We ventured to their Teviot Library Bar to sample their lamb rogan josh. Pictured here in one of our bagasse clamshells, their gluten-free curry with a base layer of rice proved to be delicious start to our afternoon.
A short walk around the corner to Charles Street and brought us to The Crema Caravan. Famed for its hot-to-go ‘Burnt to Order’ crème brulees. It’s also a great stop for a tea or coffee break during a busy day taking in everything Edinburgh has to offer with drinks being served in Vegware hot cups. Some classic crème brulee flavours you should try include madagascan vanilla, tonka bean and hazelnut praline or salted caramel.
Located just off Underbelly at George Square, we visited The Mac Shacks next. Serving up classic comfort food, macaroni cheese, in a variety of different formats, this ‘shack’ really is worth a trip to. We opted for (pictured) the classic mac and cheese with crispy onions sprinkled on top. Served in one of our soup containers, The Mac Shacks really offers something different from a lot of other pop-ups at The Fringe.
After a busy day of eating and walking around Edinburgh we wanted something sweet to end our day. Frisky’s frozen yoghurt pop-up was exactly what we wanted. We went for the Festival Mess froyo sundae which features frozen yoghurt, raspberry coulis, berries and meringue. Pictured below in one of our soup containers, the Festival Mess definitely delivered the perfect end to a delicious day at the Edinburgh Fringe.