Exactly a week from today my plane takes off from the lovely city of Edinburgh and I will fly back across the pond to my awaiting family. At breakfast this morning, my friend and I were reminiscing on how quickly the time in Scotland has flown by, and how grateful we have been for this wonderful experience. Per usual, I started thinking about my travels based on my food adventures, so here is a list of the top things I ate while abroad.
Cheese and bread at IJ Mellis
Wine and cheese nights become a special dinner that my friends and I rallied behind. We all would pitch in to create a beautiful spread. Then would spend hours appreciating the food, wine, and good conversation. We are having our last wine and cheese night today!
Tofu Teriyaki at Henderson’s Vegan Restaurant
Scotland might not have its fair share of health food, but I was able to find Henderson’s Restaurants in Edinburgh. Their fresh and nutritious food gave me a detox I needed a couple of times in the semester.
Danishes at Vedels Konditori
Honestly, I think the picture alone does this pastry justice. If I could spend every breakfast eating this danish and latte I would.
Prince of Cambridge Scone at Gorgeous
There was nothing better than getting an afternoon tea and scone in between classes this semester. Clotted cream was a game changer; a mix between butter and whipped cream to put on your scone alongside jam of course.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict at Patisserie Valerie
Scotland’s smoked salmon demand is expected to drop very low after my departure. I could not get enough of it! This was the best brunch meal I had. Brioche bread topped with plenty of salmon, poached eggs, and ladled with hollandaise.
Biscoff (Cookie Butter) Tray Bake and Raspberry and Nutella Cake at Mimi’s Bakehouse
My sweet tooth was definitely satisfied abroad from all of the fabulous Scottish bakeries. “Let them eat cake with a cup of tea” is my new mantra.