Scones, warm from the oven served with whipped cream and strawberry jam - always a hit on Edinburgh Food Safari,© Nell Nelson - image
© Nell Nelson - image

Edinburgh Food Safari

New Town

Edinburgh Food Safari runs unique food walking tours; just off the tourist beaten track, focusing on five delicious food stops, architecture and history.

Ice cream at Joelato - artisan Scottish ice cream,© nn
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  • Nell the creator of Edinburgh Food Safari in Joey D kilt outside Tigerlily,© nn
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  • Scottish gin cocktails at Tigerlily ,© nn
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  • Stunning historic port of Leith- easily accessible by tram  ,© nn
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Eat and Drink Like An Edinburgh Local with Edinburgh Food Safari

Edinburgh Food Safari runs three unique food walking tours, just off the main drag - but well off the tourist beaten track and offers guests an opportunity to eat like a local with locals. Nell has created the kind of food tour she would like to go on – so it’s like a food-loving friend taking you to their favourite places in the Georgian New Town and Stockbridge or multi-cultural Leith Walk and also the historic port of Leith.

There are at least five eating and drinking stops over a three-hour period. The tours are heavy on the eating, light on the walking: guests who are wary of haggis - can enjoy veggie haggis, a selection of farmhouse Scottish cheeses. smoked salmon canapés in an 18th century meets 21 st century bar, afternoon tea with feather light scones, homemade jam and whipped cream or Colombian arepas and Swedish meatballs - only 10 minutes apart or Cullen Skink in the former Aberdeen ferry waiting room in Leith and coffee from local roastery in former customs house.

The food safaris also offer guests the chance to walk through the UNESCO world heritage of the Georgian New Town and see the stunning architecture at close hand which makes for a vivid contrast to the medieval closes of The Old Town, as well as the culturally diverse Leith Walk and the historic port of Leith .

Groups can be accommodated from 2 to 52 - using a team of Joey D-kilted clad guides. And most allergies can be catered. Book via website or via email if wish a private tour

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Licensed Bar


No Pets Allowed

Cuisine Types



Fish & Seafood


Dietary Options

Vegetarian Meals available

Nut Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free


Town Location

City Location

City Centre


Drop-off point

Ramp to main entrance

Nearby to Edinburgh Food Safari

Approximate duration and distances shown are from Edinburgh Food Safari.