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.
View of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street ©MDHarding
Unique Edinburgh Experience:Shopping & Food
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!
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.
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