Edible Edinburgh is a city-wide partnership that aims to inspire and motivate everyone across Edinburgh to work together to build new approaches to food.

We believe that together we can make positive choices that are healthier and tastier and which bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the whole community.

Edinburgh Community Food are delighted to be part of the successful city-wide Edible Edinburgh partnership which has worked hard to achieve Silver status for Edinburgh by the Sustainable Food Places Network in recognition of the city's pioneering work to promote healthy and sustainable food.  

The Sustainable Food Places Award is designed to recognise and celebrate the success of those places taking a joined up, holistic approach to food and that are achieving significant positive change on a range of key food issues.

Some of the key projects which Edinburgh Community Food have been involved in to help demonstrate the work Edinburgh has done to become a sustainable food city include:

  • Promoting healthy eating through schools using campaigns such as the annual Veg Power and Fizz Free February campaigns
  • Providing nutritional information, budgeting and specialist food guidance to targeted community groups benefitting up to 80 households during 12-week programmes, through Edinburgh Community Food.
  • Offering affordable, fresh, local food to 8 communities through community cafes which also provide training and support, benefitting over 80 staff and volunteers.
  • A range of Cookery classes across the city to help save money , reduce energy costs, reduce food waste whilst eating on a budget.

The Edible Edinburgh Sustainable Food Directory  aims to promote the huge variety of sustainable food businesses operating in and around Edinburgh. It provides a guide for residents, visitors, businesses and organisations to find out where to access delicious food from sustainable businesses in the area.

Whether you are looking to eat out or buy local produce to eat at home, you can search through our carefully selected collection of the best places to find local, sustainable food in and around Edinburgh. From cafés and restaurants to delivery schemes and farmer’s market, there is something for everyone!