Scotland supplies a wealth of iconic offerings that can’t be matched anywhere else. Picture stunning cliffs, enchanting moors, soothing bagpipe serenades, and occasional sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. Of course, if you think Scottish cuisine is only haggis and porridge, then you’re in for a treat. Just within Edinburgh alone is a rich variety of restaurants and eats tucked away from the average traveler’s path.
Want to try the tastes of the modern Scot life? Stop by any of these local eateries for Scottish cuisine made to amaze.
A local favorite, Cairngorm Coffee Co. is the perfect place to find a caffeine fix for any time of day. While they offer plenty of hearty warm beverages and delicious quick eats, the secret to Cairngorm’s popularity is their grilled cheese: fresh sourdough, a three-cheese blend of Isle of Arran cheddar and seasonal cheese, topped off with chili jam. One bite will have you agreeing with the locals. This scrumptious serving of molten cheese and savory bread is your new favorite sandwich.
Pulled pork might elicit thoughts of American BBQ, but that could cause you to miss out on the delectable hog roast rolls of Oink. Featuring mouth-watering pork from locally-farmed pigs, their menu is both refreshingly simple and customizable enough for all flavor profiles. Create your own sandwich with stuffings of onion or homemade haggis, and top it off with any of their six homemade sauces. Or, opt for the easier packaging of their Hog in a Box — all the succulent pulled pork, without the added carbs of a bread roll.
If you are eager to try the traditional Scottish cuisine, don’t settle for some mass-produced mash. Head to Forage & Chatter instead. Hidden away in Edinburgh’s West End, Forage & Chatter is a restaurant dedicated to serving delectable dishes with entirely locally sourced ingredients. Equal parts delicious feast and works of art, this chic restaurant is certain to offer an authentic modern Scottish meal.
Whether you’re looking for a midday treat or a decadent after-dinner dessert, your best bet is the Chocolate Tree. Known for their small batch craft chocolates made entirely using premium heirloom cacao from South America, The Chocolate Tree offers gourmet cups of hot chocolate and coffee to accompany your sweets. If you can’t decide on one thing to order, or you’re looking to learn more about the craft of chocolate making, you can make your treat a full-blown experience by booking ahead for a Guided Tasting evening.
Ready to taste the delicious, modern-day Scottish cuisine? Contact one of our experienced travel agents to begin planning your culinary journey with Globus.