FIVE new Scottish food and drink producers have been announced in the run-up to the Edinburgh Food Festival taking place next month.
Edinburgh’s only city centre food fest will be showcasing a range of international cuisine through a diverse and unique range of producers and street food stall holders, who will be serving up some of Scotland’s best contemporary food and drink.
The festival will run from July 19 until July 28 at the Assembly George Square Gardens.
Topping the list of new producers is FacePlant Foods from Glasgow, who recently took places in the Scotland’s British Street Food Award Finals.
FacePlant Foods started as one of Scotland’s first plant-based street food trucks and now travels around the country selling their vegan goods.
Edinburgh Food Festival will also be welcoming locals Mana Poke, Pickering’s Gin and Fox Hat.
Rounding off the five new producers is the Edinburgh social enterprise community café, Punjabi Junction. Punjabi Junction offers a blend of traditional Punjab and home-cooked cuisines, whilst supporting women from Edinburgh minority ethnic backgrounds.
Producer of the Edinburgh Food Festival, Alex Fitzhowle said: “We want to make sure that we have a range of food and drink stalls that offer something for everyone, have great sourcing policies and are a true reflection on Scotland’s amazing culinary scene.
“That is why we are so excited to introduce our top five new producers for 2019.
“Each offers some really exciting food and drink and are a valuable addition to the festival. We can’t wait to welcome them all to Assembly George Square Gardens from 19th July.”
Entry to the festival and the talks is free and non-ticketed.
Keep up to date with Edinburgh Food Festival 2019 at www.edfoodfest.com and on social media Facebook (www.facebook.com/EdFoodFest), Instagram (@edfoodfest, #EdFoodFest19) and Twitter(@EdFoodFest, #EdFoodFest19).