If you didn’t get down to Leith this weekend to check out the February edition of The Pitt Street Market, you missed a big old concrete yard filled with some of Edinburgh’s best food tucks, wooden palette tables and chairs, fire barrels, puppies, babies and enough beards to hold a spur of the moment hipster convention. If you’re someone who loves your street food but didn’t go along, here’s a taste of what it’s all about.
Unfortunately we only managed to sample food from four of the ten-ish offerings this time round (mental note – next time bring more friends). My fave of the day was this peanut butter crunch pheasant burger from Rost Eats. Dribble.
Slow cooked beef, chimichurri and coleslaw from Barnacles and Bones.
Goats cheese and tomato wood fired pizza from The Big Blu.
There were so many adorable puppies walking around I was severely tempted to go home via a dog shelter. All the new born babies thank goodness didn’t have quite have the same effect.
Mid afternoon and the place was packed. Fire bins helped with the chill and made handy paper waste receptacles when you’d finished your chow. Or, ummm, weren’t we supposed to throw them in there? Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. For what is still a very new event, the word seems to have well and truly gotten out.
Stuff to Know:
Attendee food trucks are on a changing roster so there’s sure to be something different for you to try next time. The ones we didn’t get to this month were donuts from 12 Triangles, coffee from the Bearded Barista, Burgers from Jones and Sons Bespoke BBQ’s, fancy schmancy wines and cheeses from Smith and Gertrude (go Melbourne!), beer from Barney’s Beer, Indian street food from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and home grown Scottish/Irish fare from Fresh r-evol-ution
As well as food, each Pitt Street food festival will lay on some musical entertainment. February had chilled out acoustic ‘finger style’ guitar by davebemac.