Good Food on campus
Find out about the best places to eat sustainably on campus.
Find out more detail about what we're doing in all of these areas on the topic page.
University of Edinburgh and Students' Association cafes
All University cafes meet certain social responsibility and sustainability standards, from ethical sourcing to reducing waste.
The newly refurbished Bloom Natural Café is located on the ground floor of the Roger Land Building to the north of the King’s Buildings campus and is next to Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
The café is open Monday to Friday and serves a range of breakfasts, bagels and snack options with a focus on healthy, affordable, local, seasonal and nutritious foods – with plant-based alternatives where possible. The café has a focus on health & wellbeing combining wholesome, nutritional food with a more sustainable operation and an environment to promote positive mental wellbeing. The perfect place to grab a quick nutritious lunch to go or take a break with a delicious 100% Arabica coffee or Fairtrade herbal tea.
There are lots of opportunities for students to enjoy Good Food and think about food sustainability in halls.
Take it further with the Student Residence Sustainability Awards
- Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award for Pollock Halls catered student accommodation
- Pollock Halls menu changes every five weeks to reflect seasonality
- Student-led Planetary menus project: 18 new menus at UoE Catered Halls (Pollock) for a four-week period focusing on Fairtrade, ethical eating and reducing food waste
- Love Food Hate Waste campaign at Pollock Halls
University delivered catering contributes to the Good Food Policy.
University of Edinburgh and Students' Association shops
Our shops stock a variety of products that contribute to the Good Food Policy, including fair trade items such as slave-free chocolate, Tony Chocolonely.
Explore Edinburgh’s local food scene
From farmers' markets and veg box deliveries, to artisanal producers and independent restaurants, many businesses have started offering online order and delivery services during the pandemic.
See the student food project pages for more ways to buy in bulk and support sustainability initiatives, such as the Hearty Squirrel Food Cooperative.