Insta-famous bakery returns to Bonnie & Wild as Edinburgh Food Hall champions Scotland’s food and drink producers

An Edinburgh bakery famed for its spectacular stuffed cookies is building on a series of recent wins and returning to Bonnie & Wild in the St James Quarter for an extended 10-week residency for the summer.

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Published: 27/06/2024

An Edinburgh bakery famed for its spectacular stuffed cookies is building on a series of recent wins and returning to Bonnie & Wild in the St James Quarter for an extended 10-week residency for the summer.

After selling almost a tonne of cookies during a pop-up at Bonnie & Wild in February, Chulo’s Stuffed Cookies will be taking a top spot at the Edinburgh Food Hall from this Friday, June 28, just in time for the school holidays.

Co-owner Jordan Rankin said: “February’s pop-up at bonnie & Wild was a brilliant success. We sold almost a tonne of cookies in just ten days, and we’ve been looking forward to coming back ever since. Our summer residency at Bonnie & Wild is a really exciting opportunity.”

Chulo’s, which employs 20 staff and has premises in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, will be joining a host of foodie favourites at Bonnie & Wild including Gary Maclean’s Creel Caught, Jimmy Lee’s Salt & Chilli Oriental, El Perro Negro, east PIZZAS, Kochchi, Stack & Still, and artisanal gelateria Joelato.

As well as the Chulo’s pop-up, Bonnie & Wild said the summer promises a series of other events and meet the makers, including its White Heather Club Fringe Ceilidh on August 15th and a new café from next month.  

Mr Rankin added: “Since the last time we were at Bonnie & Wild our shops have seen a big boost and are thriving. We’ve also been doing lots of events and festivals, and our cookies have crossed the border for the first time for events in Newcastle and Manchester, where the response has also been really positive. We’re excited about being back at Bonnie & Wild and having a presence in the St James Quarter for the summer holidays.”

Bonnie & Wild’s Managing Director Ryan Barrie said: “Jordan’s a brilliant young entrepreneur and we’re delighted to welcome him and the Chulo’s team back to Bonnie & Wild for a longer-term pop-up this July and August.

“It’s fantastic to have the Chulo’s offer back at Bonnie & Wild, especially for our sweet-toothed guests who are already well catered for thanks for the pastries and cakes in our café, pancakes from Stack & Still and the amazing gelato from Joelato. It’s another great addition to our family-friendly offer.”

Mr Barrie said that Bonnie & Wild has repurposed one of its bars to house the Chulo’s pop-up bakery, which he said was sure to be a hit with families flocking to the Edinburgh food hall over the holidays.

Ryan added: “Chulo’s wonderfully complements our amazing and diverse family-friendly offer within the Marketplace that includes pancakes, pizzas and burgers, as well as Asian cuisine, fried chicken, fresh seafood, and some traditional Scottish fare and deli items. There’s something for everyone at Bonnie & Wild.

"These pop-ups and meet the makers beautifully complement our existing offer, while we’re also looking forward to our White Heather Club Fringe ceilidh on August 15th, and next month will be changing over our café. It’s really important to us that Bonnie & Wild is always vibrant and fresh, and we can always offer our guests something new and exciting.”

The Chulos pop-up is the latest in a programme of meet the makers, pop-ups and brand activations at Bonnie & Wild, which aims to showcase Scottish food and drink brands and provide a platform within the busy St James Quarter for local producers.

Chulo’s is taking over the space from Glasgow craft distillery Wester, which ran cocktail masterclasses showcasing their varieties of Scotland-made rum, with Kilted Donuts holding a pop-up previously. Gary Maclean, the National Chef of Scotland, hosted an oyster and champagne bar in collaboration with venerable fishmonger Bernard Corrigan and Champagne Piaff, while other other activations included Ruby Flowers, Okanda and Isle of Raasay and Isle of Skye distilleries.

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