Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Edinburgh is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Edinburgh to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Bannock: any of a large variety of flat quick breads.
- Black Pudding: sausage made of pork blood.
- Clapshot: mashed potatoes and neeps.
- Crappit heid: smoked herring.
- Crowdie: white cheese.
- Cumberland Sausage: long rolled up home-made sausage.
- Drop Scones: small cakes served with jam and butter.
- Mushy Peas: squashed peas dish.
- Porridge: boiled oatmeal.
- Rollmops: pickled herring fillets.
- Scotch Pie: a small, double-crust meat pie filled with minced mutton or other meat.
- Baud bree: hare broth.
- Black Angus Potato Soup: thick soup made of baked potatoes, butter, milk, sour cream, onions, cheddar cheese, bacon and flour.
- Butternut Squash with Coconut: soup made of butternut squash and coconut milk.
- Chunky Vegetable soup: vegetable soup made with vegetables of the region.
- Crofter broth: a soup made with chicken, bacon, potatoes, carrots, leeks, and cabbage.
- Cullen Skink: a thick Scottish soup made of smoked Finnan haddie, potatoes and onions.
- Hairst Bree: broth of lamb meat, mixed autumnal vegetables, lettuce and mint.
- Mushroom soup: soup made of mushrooms, onions and garlic in chicken broth.
- Scotch broth: a soup made from barley, stewing or braising cuts of lamb or mutton, root vegetables.
- Tomato soup: soup made of tomatoes.
- Yellow Split Pea soup: Soup made of yellow dried peas, meat and vegetables.
- Britannic Coleslaw: light salad as it combines many fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, etc.
- Broccoli salad: salad made of broccoli, onions, bacon, cheese and raisins with mayonnaise dressing.
- Caesar salad: salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, eggs.
- Chicken salad: salad that comprises chicken as a main ingredient.
- Coronation Chicken: chicken meat, herbs and spices, and a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce.
- Greek Salad: tomato salad with cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and kalamata olives, dressed with olive oil.
- Prawn salad: salad made of prawns and vegetables.
- Sashimi salad: salad made of fish sashimi, mesclun, onion or shallot, rice vinegar, sugar, mustard, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, vegetable oil and soy sauce.
- Thai Beef Salad: salad made of beef, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, shallot, chili peppers and herbs.
 Main courses
- Baked Brown Trout: brown trout with herbs.
- Baked Cod and Egg Sauce: cod fillets, butter, flour, milk, hard-boiled eggs, salt and black pepper.
- Baked Salmon with Tarragon: salmon fillets, bacon, onion, butter, dried tarragon, lemon juice.
- Bangers and Mash: traditional English dish made of mashed potatoes and sausages.
- Beef in Claret: a beef and mushrooms stew in a claret-based sauce.
- Crappit heid: a fish course.
- Fish Pie: (Fisherman Pie), traditional British dish made from mashed potatoes and white fish.
- Fish Sausages: a seafood and mushroom sausage.
- Forfar Bridies: a pastry filled with minced beef and a little suet.
- Haggis: a kind of sausage, or savory pudding cooked in a casing of sheep's intestine.
- Kedgeree: a dish consisting of cooked, flaked fish, boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder, butter or cream and occasionally sultanas.
- Roast Aberdeen Angus beef: roasted very quickly and has a rare roast.
- Roast Grouse: roast grouse laced with bacon.
- Roast Haunch of Venison: roast venison that is low in fat.
- Scotch Collops: a traditional meat dish.
- Scottish Salmon: smoked salmon.
- Stovied Tatties: a potato-based dish.
- Abernethy biscuits: sweet biscuits.
- Almond and Orange Cake: oranges, eggs, sugar, ground almonds, baking powder.
- Black bun: a fruit cake.
- Balmoral tartlets: pastries filled with a mix of butter, sugar and egg with cherries, mixed peel and cake crumbs.
- Barley pudding: barley, currants, raisins, water, salt, sugar, cream.
- Bread and Butter Pudding: made by layering slices of buttered bread in an oven dish into which an egg and milk mixture is poured.
- Burrebrede: a shortbead biscuit.
- Butterscotch Apple Pie: apple pie.
- Castle Cake: a cake that commemorates Edinburgh castle.
- Cheesecake: dessert consisting of a topping made of soft, fresh cheese on a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge.
- Cranachan: a dessert made from a mixture of whipped cream, whiskey, honey, and fresh raspberries topped with toasted oatmeal.
- Edinburgh Fog: cream, sugar, ratafia biscuits, almond essence, Drambuie, slivered almonds.
- Edinburgh Rock: candy.
- Scottish oatcakes: a type of cracker or pancake, made from oatmeal.
- Sorbet: frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavored with fruit (typically juice or puree), wine, and/or liqueur.
- Sticky Toffee Pudding: steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates or prunes, covered in a toffee sauce.
 Fast food
- Fish and chips: deep-fried fish and potatoes.
- Scallops:a popular type of shellfish in both Eastern and Western cooking.
 Street food
- Red pudding: a type of sausage.
- White pudding: pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and oatmeal formed into the shape of a large sausage.
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- English Breakfast Tea: black tea blend usually described as full-bodied, robust, and/or rich, and blended to go well with milk and sugar.
- Irn-Bru: a popular carbonated soft drink produced in Blantyre, Scotland. it is bright orange in color.
- Red Kola: a carbonated soft drink made from fruit extracts, and may include flavoring from the kola nut.
- Scottish Blend tea: Scotland's second most popular brand of tea.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Atholl brose: a Scottish drink obtained by mixing oatmeal brose, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream.
- Buckfast Tonic Wine: wine.
- Drambuie: a honey- and herb-flavored golden liqueur made from aged malt whisky, heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices.
- Ginger beer: carbonated drink that is flavored primarily with ginger and sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.
- Ginger wine: a fortified wine made from a fermented blend of ground ginger and raisins.
- Hot Toddy: a mixed drink, usually including alcohol, that is served hot.
- Scotch ale: beer.
- Scotch whisky: whisky.