Exploring Boxsmall Market, Edinburgh




Over the weekend me and Luke headed out into the city centre to grab something for lunch, fancying something a little different we went down to Boxsmall Market. A pop up market for food and crafts stalls just above Waverly station and Princes Mall. It also has the best backdrop view of the city (I’m just bias!) All of the food on offer was generally around the Β£5-Β£6 mark, which is something I will happily pay for a lunch bite, and something a little different.

There were a range of foodie stalls on offer, from your traditional haggis, neeps and tatties, to Columbian Arepas and Malaysian noodles. Both me and Luke fancied the sound of the Arepas to try something new, but for purposes of this post, aren’t you lucky, I decided to try something different so we could have the best of both.

I opted for a slow roasted pulled Moroccan lamb with slaw on a lovely sourdough bun, whilst Luke had a vegetarian black bean and vegetable Arepas, of which we had no idea what it was at first – but after a quick google we found that they were a type of flatbread with a range of fillings on offer. Oh man it was the best, I tried to haggle with Luke to eat half of his, but it wasn’t happening you guys.

On the other side of the market they had lots of lovely crafts stalls selling homemade gifts, jewellery, and clothing – I especially had my eye on those geometric plant pots! The market itself wasn’t huge but we easily spent an hour there eating and having a look round, it’s worth stopping by if you’re ever in the area!







Welcome to The Little Things, a Scottish travel and lifestyle blog. Written by Louise, a graphic designer, living and working in Edinburgh. Sharing all of the little things in life which make her smile along the way. With her boyfriend Luke, and their cat Gizzy.

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  • Saskia B

    Ooh, I've been looking for geometric plant pots! They look perfect.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  • charlienin

    I had a similar pulled lamb burger in Norway and definitely think it's better than pulled pork – I'm a convert! Those geometric pots and necklaces are insane, could you tweet me the name of the shop please?! @charlienin

  • Everything looks so wonderful! Sounds like you had a fab day, all the craft stalls look gorgeous! x