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Duration: 3 hours

Price point: Mid-range

A walking tour discovering local insights into the wonderful of Edinburgh.

  • Walking food tours that are heavy on the eating, light on the walking! 

  • Hone in on small neighbourhoods where there is a real food culture

  • Enjoy quality, locally sourced food and drink in a UNESCO heritage site

  • Walking with an enthusiastic local guide who is passionate about food and Edinburgh

  • Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice

At a glance

  • Location: Edinburgh.

  • Group sizes: Maximum 10 people.

  • Trip type: Private small groups of family, friends. Bespoke tours can also be arranged.

  • Season: Year round.

  • Grading/difficulty: Walking at a casual pace. Note that Edinburgh has hills & cobbled streets.

  • Getting there: Bus, tram, taxi

  • Age restrictions: Everyone welcome.


Step away from Edinburgh's tourist eateries and join the locals.

Stockbridge is charming, with a chance to explore Scotland’s finest cheeses, chocolate and seafood. Broughton is more eclectic and Bohemian, with whisky sampling and amazing marshmallow tasting and a non-scary introduction to haggis


You’ll visit between five and six different food and drink establishments. Food portions are starter size, but we would say hold off having breakfast! Alcohol (or soft drinks) and fine Scottish tap water is included. 

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Sustainability and values

These food safaris are all about sampling locally sourced produce, with a focus on supporting sustainable, independent suppliers. By sampling small portions there is minimal food waste. Walking, by its very nature, is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of exploring a city.  

If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel

All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.

"Heavy on the eating, light on the walking!"

Our story...

Edinburgh born & bred; Nell is passionate about food & Scotland. Before setting up her own food walking tour business she worked as a food columnist & editor and cycled & ate her way around Scotland for a Scottish TV programme.

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Price guide

Price guide

Edinburgh Food Safari

This tour runs on a private basis throughout the year.  Prices from:

  • Low:  £XXXXXX

  • Mid:   £XXXXXXX

  • High:  £XXXXXX

Low season - XX to XX
Mid season - XX to XX 
High season - XX to XX

Edinburgh Food Safari

  • Includes at least 5 food & drink stops. Hold back on breakfast! 

  • Taste a selection of Scottish cheeses

  • Visit a 100-year old fish shop & try their smoked-on-the-premises salmon

  • Wonder at Edinburgh’s Georgian architecture

  • Stroll along the Water of Leith past the site of the 1780’s gin distillery

  • Sample haggis (meat or vegetarian) in a traditional pub

  • Enjoy freshly baked scones with homemade jam & locally roasted coffee or tea. 

The carbon impact of this trip is

XXX kg CO2e per person

The above calculation shows the amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 

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Why Natural Britain

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Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see.  Our experiences take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical side of our islands off the beaten track. 

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Our experiences are run by passionate, professional and safety-conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or are looking for a more relaxing experience, we have options to suit all abilities. 

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We care about the impact of mass tourism on our planet and only feature suppliers that have an ethos aligned with our own.  We check that all the providers listed on our website care for the environment and the communities in which they operate.

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We have many years of experience of  developing rewarding travel experiences all over the world. We have sifted through the bland, mass market offerings and discovered unique, special finds that we know will appeal to discerning travellers.

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