What’s cooking at Hidden Door 2022

Hidden Door wouldn’t be Hidden Door without a line up of some of the finest food vendors Edinburgh has to offer. Once again, we’ve been lucky enough to bring back some old favourites and welcome some new friends, certain to tickle your tastebuds and keep you well fed as you explore the festival. 

Even better – this year we’re bursting with excitement to tell you that we have managed to tempt not one, not two, but EIGHT food vans to visit us across the ten day festival, serving up freshly cooked street food with the best local ingredients.

So read on and start planning your culinary journey!

Free the Chilli

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th June

As their name suggests, Free the Chilli loves spice of all kinds, and this passion shines through in their menu, which celebrates flavours from around the world and offers fresh and tasty scran that hits the spot whether you’re a spice lover or not. They originally started as a hot sauce company, specialising in making sauces with a subtle yet more-ish heat, using all natural ingredients with no added sugar. But, over the pandemic, friends Jonny and Jamie took their hot sauce obsession one step further. Converting an old trailer into a street food machine, they have been touring it ever since, serving up flavourful classic street food dishes with a FTC twist. We’re so excited to welcome them to Hidden Door for the first time, and they’ll be with us for the first weekend.

Harajuku Kitchen

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th June

If you’ve ever visited Stockbridge Market on a Sunday it’s likely you’ll have spotted the queue for the hand-crafted gyoza from street food legends Harajuku Kitchen, who have the distinction of being on the Edinburgh street food scene before there was one! They also go way back with Hidden Door, and we can’t wait to welcome them back this year to share their authentic and high quality Japanese food. Based on the ‘Yatai’ tradition in Japan of street food vendors and the Matsuri summer festivals, they will be with us over the first weekend. Expect lovingly handmade gyoza, Japanese dumplings, cooked and steamed until piping hot, crispy and juicy. 

House of Tapas

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th June

House of Tapas have been giving Scotland a taste of Spanish sunshine for a decade now and we’re delighted to have them join us for the first time ever over the first weekend of the festival. They’ll be serving up delicious dishes of paellas featuring basically everything tasty you can think of, and plenty of tapas style street food, full of Spanish heart, colour and flavour. 


Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th June

An Edinburgh street food legend and a Hidden Door favourite, Ròst serves up the very best of local & Scottish produce and will be with us for the full festival. You can expect an expertly curated menu of creative sliders served from their earthy green van, featuring their own seven hour smoked pastrami, slow cooked meats, and street food specials inspired by Scottish game, fish and wild foods. 

Fat Flamingo

Thursday 16th – Sunday 18th then Wednesday 20th – Saturday 18th June

We’re delighted that after going down a storm last year in Granton, Fat Flamingo will be joining on site for the full festival, serving up their flavourful mix of street food staples with a twist, including tacos, nachos and burgers. Calling themselves ‘global street food curators’, Fat Flamingo has something for everyone, with a range of gluten free and vegan dishes.

Chicken Skoop

Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th June

Scotland’s original Chick ‘in’ Cone! Despite being relatively new, Chicken Skoop’s buttermilk fried chicken, served up in highly Instagramable waffle cones, have already made their name on the Scottish street food scene. Headed up by Liam Green, Chicken Skoop will be serving buttermilk fried chicken smothered in sauce and toppings, all packed into a waffle cone, which are freshly baked daily. They were hugely popular at last year’s Hidden Door, as well as securing a top spot at the Scottish Street Food Awards 2021. They will be with us on the second weekend.

Moskito Bites

Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th June

Serving a tantalising variety of vegan, vegetarian and meat based Spanish tapas with their own twist, look out for Moskito Bites’ beautiful vintage horse box on the second weekend of Hidden Door. Despite only starting out in 2018, Moskito Bites have already been finalists of the Scottish Street food Awards for two years in a row, so you know they’re doing something right! 


Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th June

Another returner from last year, Taberu, proved to be a real favourite with the crowd. Serving up delicious Japanese food made from authentic recipes, Taberu is run by husband and wife duo Freddie and Kanna. Their mission is to introduce lesser known Japanese treats to Scotland! Dishes include Karage – a Japanese style fried chicken, as well as plenty of vegan options, which you can explore on the second weekend, all served up from their iconic green and pink ex-army trucks. 

Artisan Roast

Thursday 9th – Saturday 18th June

If you need a caffeine hit to keep you dancing through the night, Artisan have you sorted throughout the festival! Serving up piping hot coffee, other hot drinks and some tasty treats.