Have you met….EdinEats?

Someone once told me, or I heard it on TV, that you would never be able to eat at every restaurant in New York in one life time, because there are so many. I feel as though Edinburgh is becoming like this (exaggerating but you get what I mean), and it’s exciting because  Scottish produce is incredible and the local businesses that are popping up are delightful. Edinburgh is becoming a food hub, and I’m excited for the future.

I am so happy that Instagram exists and that people do take pictures of their dinner, as this is how I find out about new places in Edinburgh. I’ll be scrolling and see someone’s coffee and think OMG THAT LOOKS FAB *runs to cafe* or burger THAT’S JUST ROUND THE CORNER FROM ME HOW DID I NOT KNOW *demolishes burger*.

Do you know what I mean?

This is how I stumbled upon EdinEats, and the many beautiful food images that are produced on this Instagram. If you are not hungry yet, you will be in about two seconds….

Have you met….EdinEats?

Why did you choose Instagram as your main social platform?

Instagram is so visual – there’s nothing better than a picture to tell a story. Plus I love taking pictures so it’s a mixture of the two really!

What made you start EdinEats?

I just love food, every time I went out to eat I’d take pictures of my food and put them on my personal Instagram but I think my friends were starting to get a bit bored of my food spam so that’s where EdinEats came around.

Give us three reasons to follow you on Instagram:  

If you’re a caffeine addict like myself, I’ve got you covered for the latest good coffee spots. Plus I think I’ve got a good mix of sweet and savoury so hopefully there’s something for everyone.

Name your three favourite things about Edinburgh:

It’s a beautiful city with great people, so much history and wee hidden gems!

What is your favourite food to eat? Why?

I’m going to say chorizo, it adds so much flavour to food and is really versatile. A tomato based pasta dish with chorizo is my ultimate favourite dish.

What is your least favourite food to eat? Why?

I absolutely can’t stand tomato ketchup, it’s just something I’ve never ever liked.

Where is your favourite place in Edinburgh to eat and why?

I think Leith is a bit underrated in the Edinburgh food scene but there’s just so many great places to eat there. Let’s say Teuchters Landing as this place consistently delivers, they serve their food in big mugs and let you bring your dog in which is a winner for me! Plus the beer garden at the back is lovely in summer too.

Where is your favourite place to drink in Edinburgh and why?

I’m a big fan of Hoot The Redeemer – what’s not to like about alcoholic slushies? Also there’s a vending machine where you can buy alcohol infused ice cream which is pretty cool.

Where is your favourite place to have a coffee in Edinburgh and why?

Ohhh this is a tough one as I’m a massive coffee fan, I’ll go with Artisan Roast but have recently discovered Williams & Johnson Coffee Co which is also amazing.

You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably potatoes – purely because I don’t think I could live without crisps.

What is your biggest food vice?

Nutella – growing up with a brother who is severely allergic to nuts meant that it was something I had never tried until a few years ago. Now I can’t believe that I went without it for so long I’m making up for lost time! Waffles, pancakes, crepes, strawberries – none taste as good without it.

What is your favourite city for food other than Edinburgh? Any recommendations?

I’d have to say New York, I lived out in America for a while and followed a bunch of NYC food Instagram accounts which did kind of inspire me to start EdinEats. There’s just so much to choose from and I do love American food.

Fill in the gaps: If I had to be food I would be a meringue Because… im hard on the outside but soft on the inside (cringing as I’m typing this haha)

What are your three favourite social media accounts to follow?  (Can be any form of social media) 

 Sorry for breaking the rules but just picking just three is too difficult, there’s so many that I love but my favourites are @edibleedinburgh, @misspiggyeats, @foodinburgh, @edinfoodclub, @eatinburgh, @tuggytucksin and obvs yourself too @talorgilchrist_

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