After travelling to London we are back again with another Street Food Staycation Guide – giving you all the top street food munches around the UK so you can have a feast of a holiday.
Street Food Guide to the East Coast
This week we are focusing on the beautiful East Coast of Scotland. This popular staycation destination is bound to have an influx of visitors this year, so use this guide and make sure you visit these less conventional munch spots. With several major cities dotted along the coast, this part of Scotland is great for those who like to mix a city break with some exploration. You’ve got insanely gorgeous scenery and walking spots, and it’s blessed with some of the warmest weather in Scotland.
Also in a return to normality, the Fringe is back on again this summer in Edinburgh! The Fringe always sees a huge number of street food vendors out and about in the city so get over there! But, more on that in a soon to be released blog on The Fringe…
Check out our street food guide for the East Coast below!
At their Fish and Chip location, you can expect perfectly cooked pies with delicious fillings; thick-cut chips made using real potatoes – chipped, peeled daily, then cooked to a crisp perfection; and a dizzying offering of seafood. ALL of which is locally sourced and delivered to them fresh daily.
ver at their gelato store, in North Berwick, you’ll find yourself knee-deep in the freshest, silkiest Scottish gelato. IN SO MANY FAVOURS! They infused their gelato with an array of seasonal ingredients, resulting in an impressive and delicious gelato offering. n a manner that is very Alandas, they also source the milk and cream used in their Gelato from a local dairy in East Lothian.
Here’s the bonus mention! While you’re down in North Berwick enjoying your Alandas gelato, be sure to drop into Bostock Bakery for bread, pastries, cakes and a coffee. A true wee gem.
Fish and Chips
Location: 252 High St, Prestonpans EH32 9BD
Opening time: 4 PM – 10 PM – Monday – Sunday
Location: 1 Quality St, North Berwick EH39 4HJ
Opening time: 10 AM – 10 PM Monday – Sunday
Admittingly this is another fish and chips spot. But seeing as this is a street food guide to the East Coast, it seems only appropriate. Besides, as established legends in the scene, both Alandas Fish and Chips and this vendor right here, Fish & Frites, are fully deserving of a place on our guide to the East Coast. Don’t just take our word for it though – take The National Fish & Chips Awards 2020’s. These guys snapped up the best mobile fish and chip operator award. And, since the 2021 Awards were cancelled due to the pandemic that essentially means the winners of 2020 have a second year to reign, so you know these guys are worth a visit.
Starting back in 2018, Fish & Frites serve their deliciousness from their charming 1966 vintage van.
They aim to supply takeaway fresh Fish & Frites straight to customers with their mobile van. his talented team offers a modern twist with their Fish suppers and takes pride in being unique. All their fresh fish is supplied by G&J Wilson of St Monans, and their chips are freshly sourced from Ivan Wood – imagine if all food had this level of traceability!
It makes sense that these guys keep it local though. Not just because of its incredible produce, but additionally, as they are passionate about doing their bit for the environment. That’s why you’ll see that all their packaging is fully compostable.
Location: their current schedule is Freuchie – Wednesday; Leven – Thursday; Markinch – Friday. Follow them along on social media to keep updated with the team’s whereabouts.
If you are needing an alternative to the classic coastal fish and chips, check out this next place on our street food guide to the East Coast. Moskito Spanish Bites.
Moskito Spanish bites serve delicious traditional Spanish tapas from a vintage horse box trailer.
These guys do authentic tapas well! They combine the best Spanish flavours with a signature Moskito Spanish bites twist and bring it to the nation’s Capital. This Edinburgh hotspot has got an impressive reputation; and with serval Scottish Street Food Award finalist accolades; a continually switching up menu, it’s no surprise. Not only have they got a cracking vintage horsebox, but they serve up amazing Spanish food too. Crusty Chorizo Roll, Black Pudding n Chorizo Croqueta, Patatas Bravas, handmade Alioli, Churros & Chocolate – the list goes on. Oh, go on then, we’ll have 2 of everything!
Location & Opening time: check social media channels for accurate times and locations.
The Cheesy Toast Shack
In our opinion, you can’t come anywhere along the East Coast without visiting this spot. The food is sensational. Everything is cooked to order so you’ll always be guaranteed the perfect toastie – a buttered crunch of the toasted bread and an oozing warm centre. You may have to wait a short amount of time for this luxury, but it’s well worth it. ,
Shrimp Wreck has been added to The Cheesy Toast Shack bill for every weekend in August, serving up amazing seafood. Following the CTS shift, The Shrimp Wreck team will take over the helm, and serve 5-10 pm, Friday and Saturday. You can still catch The Cheesy Toast Shack, same times, same place, but just with an extra helping of outstanding street food.
Location: Woodburn Pl, St Andrews KY16 8LA
Opening time: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
We’ll be back with another Staycation Street Food Guide soon – see you then!