It is a well-known fact that British people love pies. Not to be confused with American-style pies which are mostly sweet, the ultimate British comfort food is a delicious, golden pastry wrapped around a succulent, meaty filling. We love pies so much that this week we are celebrating British Pie week from 2nd-8th March. Join us in the celebrations with a traditional British pie! If you are in Edinburgh, here are some great places to try one:
1. The Piemaker, South Bridge
A popular place in the city centre offering over 30 different meat, vegetarian and sweet pies.
2. Ghillie Dhu, West End
The Ghillie Dhu’s Ceilidh dances hold a regular spot on our social programme and their bar menu includes a great selection of pies.
3. The Dogs, Hanover Street
A great venue for a sit-down dinner or lunch, The Dogs’ menu often includes creative meat or vegetable pies.
4. Storries Home Bakery, Leith Walk
This bakery offers a great selection of pies and opens very early in the morning.
5. Stephen’s Bakery
Sadly there isn’t a Stephen’s Bakery shop in Edinburgh (the nearest one is in Dunfermline!) but luckily you can still get your hands on one of their delicious pies at most Scotmid and Co-Op supermarkets around the city!