The Pitt is Edinburgh’s newest street food market offering delicious dishes from local traders alongside cold locally brewed beers every Saturday and Sunday.
Set up in an old industrial yard each weekend The Pitt offers more than just tasty food and drinks with music from acoustic guitar to DJ sets giving the sun trap a lively atmosphere; perfect with friends or family.
I decided to take two hungover Pitt market virgins down on Sunday, promising indulgent food and cold beers that would nurse them back to health.
We beelined for the Haggisman truck because hungover little Pitt virgin number one craved all things cheese and haggis; nachos heaped with rich moreish haggis, salsa, guacamole and onions making a colourful and delicious mountain capable of curing the mightiest of hangovers. All washed down with a crisp pint of Polozzi beer; happy campers all round.
Opting for something lighter i moseyed my way to Ròst Eats, the gaelic for ‘roast’, for one of their smoked salmon sushi salads; black sticky rice with avocado, smoked salmon, seaweed, baby corn and pickled carrot. This dish was sweet, fresh and completely guilt free, the perfect summer combination.
Hungover little Pitt virgin number one treated us to Ròst Eats infamous halloumi fries, a dish i have been waiting to try and they were definitely worth the wait. Golden fingers of perfectly salty fried halloumi drizzled with yoghurt and sprinkled with sweet pomegranate seeds, each bite was better than the last. We will be going back for more, many more. We switched from Polozzi to a pint of Barney’s Volcano IPA; an earthy and dark IPA that went down far too quickly, perfect for the sunny weather.
Finally, after fretful waiting on coal fires slowly cooking tender smoky steaks, i had my second ever Pitt ‘steak and chips’; crunchy frites topped with thick, rare slices of tender pink steak all soaking in a zesty green chimichurri. Divine. It is one of the main reasons i returned to the Pitt, one of the best things i have eaten.
The Pitt is a hive of like minded foodies coming together to create a truly unique and wonderful space and experience where eating a burger then ice cream then nachos alongside pints and steak and chips is not only acceptable but encouraged. Mostly. I highly recommend making the journey because it is well and truly worth it and i guarantee you’ll be raving to your friends and returning for many more delicious treats in no time.