The Pitt Street Market

Edinburgh has been treating us to some gorgeous weather lately – lovely long days filled with sunshine and blue skies. Dare I say it? *whispers* I think summer might be on the way! I’ve had a few messages on Instagram lately asking for recommendations for things to do in the summer in Edinburgh so I thought I’d share one of my favourite hidden gems… The Pitt street market.

The Pitt street market in the sunshine

Leith’s Finest

Tucked away in a suitably grungy Leith industrial yard, The Pitt is open every Saturday during the summer from 12-2pm. It’s a little off the beaten track but it’s well worth straying, trust me. Every week The Pitt plays host to some of Scotland’s finest street food vendors, all offering a delicious array of culinary delights. Add in a well-stocked bar, delicious cocktails and live music and you’re set for a Saturday well-spent in the sunshine.

The Pitt street market live music venue

The Pitt street market cocktail bar

Hand crafted cocktails available at the Pitt

Visiting The Pitt Street Market

Entry to The Pitt is £2 and be sure to take cash with you (there is a cash machine round the corner if you find yourself caught short!) The first time I visited I didn’t anticipate just how good the food would be, and how many different stalls I’d just have to try… trust me, you’ll want to try everything! I went to The Pitt a few weeks ago and made a point of visiting as many food vendors as possible. I can definitely recommend the gyoza, steak frites, and the halloumi fries. My God, the halloumi fries. I still dream about them…

Halloumi fries from the Pitt street market

steak frites available at The Pitt

steak frites prepared fresh on site

steak frites available from the Pitt street market

freshly prepared gyoza from The Pitt street market

The food stalls at the Pitt street market change each week and you can always check out their Facebook page to see which vendors are attending.

I’d love to write a series of things to do in Edinburgh during the summer – is that something you might be interested in reading? Let me know in the comments and I’ll start piecing together some of my favourite summer activities!

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