Aims of World Kitchen in Leith

Friendship through food and fun – a unique intercultural collaboration

It’s not just fun. World Kitchen in Leith aims to bring together people from different cultures. We believe that cooking and eating together can increase understanding as we share ideas, experience and traditions.

What does World Kitchen in Leith aim to do?

  • explore, promote and share food of different cultures
  • invite the wider community to take part in cooking and food-tasting events
  • create a space for people to enjoy cooking and eating together.

Who is it for?

World Kitchen in Leith is for people of all ages from all communities of Leith – men and women, young and not-so-young. Come and join us. If you like to leave your name and contact details in the box on this page we will be delighted to hear from you.

7 thoughts on “Aims of World Kitchen in Leith”

  1. Hi, i just moved here from Ireland and would be really interested in getting involved in this project. Any further info would be great. Thanks, Ger

  2. Hi Ger

    good to hear from you, we are currently exploring potential for organising collaborative events with other charities or community enterprises in the Leith area so I can keep you informed about plans and let you know when we hold our next meeting – you would be very welcome to join us.

    Meanwhile, if you are on Facebook feel free to join the Leith Open Space page where we post news about World Kitchen and other activities in the Leith area.

    best wishes

    Leith Open Space co-ordinator and founder member of World Kitchen team

  3. We are setting up a street food festival by Ocean Terminal, running from th 12th to the 21st August. It could be really exciting to include some stalls from the World Kitchen in Leith.

    This is something of a pop-up festival and is aimed at bringing good, wholesome food to the masses, but is far more earthy than the recent Taste of Edinburgh event run in the meadows. The vision is to run this festival in Leith and if successful take it to other destinations across Scotland and the UK.

    If this is something which might interest you then give me a call on 07789 870905.
    Kind regards,

  4. hi,

    i’d be interested in being involved in world kitchen and was wondering what it involved/the time commitment etc.?



  5. Hello!

    I live in student halls on Leith walk and would love for a group of us students to collaborate/ get involved with the world kitchen sometime soon. Would that be possible and if so, what are possible options?


  6. Hi there

    I wonder if you could help?

    Let me first introduce myself. My name is Tracey Exton and I am a 3rd year Edinburgh University, Edinburgh College of Art, Painting BA student.

    I am working on a collaborative project entitled Forms of Sharing. The project is site specific and the site for this project is Leith Community Croft based at Leith Links. The croft is a social enterprise project. A derelict site has been reclaimed by residents into an oasis of vegetable plots and a community hub. The project is working to tackle the broken food system, climate change and social inequality.

    For this project I am looking at Leith as a community, its diversity in terms of multiculturally, socio-economic and age etc. And how food is used to bring cultures together. Leith is consistently recently rated as one of the best areas in the UK (United Kingdom) to live in due to its vibrancy and diversity. I want to celebrate this diversity through food.

    My project involves creating a large ‘picnic blanket’ consisting of 32 squares (32 represents the number of teeth in an adult human). Each square will contain a recipe that represents a Leith resident. The 32 squares will then be stitched together in the form of a picnic blanket representing the patchwork of rich diversity found in Leith. I am thereafter hoping to find a permanent home for the artwork to reside in the local community.

    The project will culminate on April 2nd where all participants will be invited to the croft to share a potluck picnic of shared food and stories around what food and living in Leith means to everyone.

    I am looking for people interested in sharing their experiences of Leith along with any food stories and a recipe.

    If this is something that you would like to take part in, please contact me on 07502 400 901 or at



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