Catering & Food

Balerno Village Trust
Founded on 2003, the aims are sustainability,community development, education & health. To fund other local people to do the same.
Breadshare CIC
Breadshare serves and involves the community, by making excellent nutritious bread using organic ingredients and distinctive local product,helping to create a more sustainable and health enhancing food system.
Bro Enterprise
Led by the young people of Broughton High School who want to make a difference in their community by providing a safe and inclusive space where all are welcome.
Columcille Centre
Columcille has an events venue with stage, a cafe, kitchen, meeting/therapy room and an experienced performing Ceilidh band for hire. Columcille trading includes and supports people with learning disabilities and sells joinery and garden products, including planters, window boxes and craft produce.
Community Alliance Trust
The White House Kitchen is a community café and venue run by the Community Alliance Trust for the benefit of the Greater Craigmillar Neighbourhoods and to improve the quality of life for local residents.
Cyrenians – FareShare
Cyrenians FareShare, based in Leith, redistributes surplus food from manufacturers and supermarkets to community groups based on a membership system throughout Central and South East Scotland, reducing food insecurity and food waste.
Cyrenians – Food Production
From our Flavour and Haver Cook School, now a food production kitchen, we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering free cooked meals delivered to vulnerable/elderly/ isolated people and families in the community. We also provide meals for NHS staff in Edinburgh as well as people in temporary accommodation.
Cyrenians – NHS Community Gardens
Managed on behalf of NHS Lothian, the gardens provide opportunities for people to grow their own food, to build community and to keep active within the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside.
Cyrenians Farm
Cyrenians Farm is a community farm near Kirknewton in West Lothian, only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The farm is home to a Cyrenians Community of young people living in peer-supported accommodation and provides opportunities for residents and volunteers to grow food, skills, ideas and confidence.
Edinburgh Community Food
Edinburgh Community Food delivers fruit to the work place and fruit and vegetables to the home and is an accredited REHIS centre for health and hygiene training. All of its profits go back into its community work in Edinburgh to encourage healthy eating and cooking on a budget in disadvantaged areas.
Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is a worker owned co-operative based in Edinburgh that sells its own brand of Fair Trade and organic food and drink to retailers and caterers throughout the UK.
Grace Chocolates made by Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC
Our chocolates are handmade by women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system and are making positive changes in their lives. Through making and selling our chocolates the women receive support, work experience and the opportunity to raise their self- esteem helping lower barriers faced in finding fulfilling work.
Grassmarket Community Project
The Grassmarket Community Project supports people through transitions in their lives and re-connects the disengaged. They run four social enterprises through the project: their successful wood workshop GrOW, creating bespoke pieces of furniture from recycled wood; a purpose-designed conference and event space; a cafe and catering service and the manufacture of tartan items including their very own “greyfriars” tartan.
Hadeel Ltd
Hadeel sells a wide range of Palestinian hand-crafted, Fairtrade gifts, including hand-carved olive wood, stunning embroidery and a variety of other gift items both online and in store. Hadeel provides a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Galilee and the Negev.
Life Care – Cafe Life
Innovative fundraising initiative that enables our customers to support a great cause every time they enjoy a coffee or bite to eat. It is also a popular space to hire as a venue for your upcoming events.
Love Gorgie
Gorgie City Farm is a free-entry city farm. It serves as a unique outdoor resource offering hands on educational and learning opportunities for all our visitors and offers educational tours and workshops for organised groups.
Old School Cafe
The Old School Cafe is a social enterprise cafe in the heart of Edinburgh. We provide young people with opportunities to gain real world work experience, as well as as space to gain confidence and support out of school.
One World Shop
The One World Shop is a pioneering fair trade organisation. We’re based in Edinburgh, Scotland and have been sourcing and selling the very best in fairly traded products from around the world since 1983. We sell a wide range of ethically sourced gifts, and grocery items; a lot of our products are also organic.
Out of the Blue
Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.
Scottish Storytelling Centre / The Story Cafe
The Scottish Storytelling Centre provides a home for Scotland’s stories in the heart of Edinburgh, showcasing traditional arts year round, where modern meets mediaeval architecture for an enticing mix of past and present.

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