Unique Edinburgh Experience: Shopping & Food

Edinburgh has a multitude of great places to shop including Princes Street, the main shopping street and of course the Royal Mile. The same can also be said for food, with a host of different speciality restaurants and cafes, ranging from traditional Scottish to Mexican, Indian, Chinese and much more! There are cafes and restaurants throughout the city that will suit a wide range of budgets, not to mention the new artisan pop-up street food locations. If you are looking for a unique Edinburgh experience, here are three new locations in this historical city you might not have heard about.

Unique Edinburgh Experience

View of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street ©MDHarding

Unique Edinburgh Experience:Shopping & Food

The Arches

The renovation that took place last year gave a new lease of life to Waverley Arches which lay boarded up and derelict for many years. The concrete disused railway arches are now home to independent speciality artisan shops and cafes.

You can find The Arches on East Market Street, only minutes walk away from the main Princes Shopping Street and Waverley Train Station. Well worth a visit!

Unique Edinburgh Experience
The Arches, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

The Royal Mile Market

The Tron Kirk built in 1647 with its colourful stain glass windows is home to The Royal Mile Market; located on The Royal Mile celebrates local designers and artists. Small in stature but big in talent! The Market is open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm.

Inside The Royal Mile Market. Unique Edinburgh Experience
Inside The Royal Mile Market ©MDHarding

Food + Flea

The new Food + Flea Market, New Street is located just off the Royal Mile, with a rotating roster of street food vendors including Barnacles and Bones, the Pizza Geeks and Knights Kitchen there is something for all tastes. On a Saturday and Sunday, there is also a flea market, too.

At the Food + Flea Market ©MDHarding

Also, at the New Waverley is newly built hotel accommodation. Great location to stay and explore more of the historical city of Edinburgh.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit these great new shopping and food locations in Edinburgh. As always, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave any comments/questions below.  Happy Travels:) x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via: www.MDHardingTravelPhotography.com

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