I'm trying to save up some cash so it's beginning to be with worrying regularity that I find myself in here. As much as I loathe Greggs, there is something about their fatty, greasy, lukewarm filth that makes me keep coming back, and back, and back. It's these life-shortening savouries, rather than the mediocre sarnies I used to prefer, that ensure my begrudged but repeated custom.
That, and the maple pecan slice, a real diamond in the rough.
So many treats - so little time!
So I had to get a meat pie or two while in Scotland, as it was we arrived in Edinburgh from Airdrie about noon & very hungry, we were making our way through St James Shopping Center to our hotel when we found Greggs, absolutely delicious!
First the pies are filled to the max & moist unlike most found here in the States, the lamb fresh instead of recently thawed filling. I ordered two and was totally satisfied with the first one but since it was vacation, what the hell I ate both. Oh & it helped that we had to wait about ten minutes for a fresh batch to come right out of the oven, well worth the wait though it was torture smelling everything they were baking.
The coffee (sorry, a weak spot in Scotland) was pretty good here & very very hot!
The only downside is a lack of places to sit & eat in the mall itself, we made due standing at a closed tourist booth, I wish Greggs would open a branch or two here in the States.
Attention, attention, this Greggs is open on a Sunday, warning warning you're going to get bits of pastry down your front.
Oh god, it always makes me feel dead unwell but everything is undoubtedly tasty for the few seconds were you ram it in your face. I've got a problem with the processed meat in the sausage rolls but if you remove that and just eat the outer shell I defy anyone to find a more satisfying bit of pastry when you're hung over. I quite like the artificial flavours (regardless whether they are or not) of the lentil soup and a wee buttered bread roll.. Wonderful!
Okay I will admit a Greggs sausage roll is up there with Irn Bru and McDonald's as a brilliant hangover cure.
But that's it.
Greggs is where 17 year old mums take their many children to feed them with sausage rolls and Coca Cola. Here's a thought: fruit! Vegetables! Try feeding them to your child instead of Greggs processed fatty food.
Oh Greggs. I owe you one.
I've lost count of the amount of times this place has sorted me out. It's hangover food essentially, but damn good hangover food!! They have brilliant sandwiches that are all made fresh daily, and their cakes are yummy. Their sausage rolls are what save my life.
To be honest, this isn't one of my preferred branches.It's in the St James' centre, so everyone watches you. I don't like the St james' centre and as much as I love Greggs, I avoid this one!
There seems to be a Greggs on every corner in Edinburgh and at lunchtime you'll always find queues. But I can see why, they have a great selection and loads for veggies, I quite like the cheese and onion pastie, get it heated and it's to die for!
I'm astounded that anyone can consider the anemic, yeast deficient, underbaked dough that passes for bread good. This place uses the poorest ingredients to make the cheapest possible food for people who have expensive dental bills.
Gregg's, once discovered as a chain, is generally loved as a quick-stop sandwich shop with great value food. They bake fresh bread and make sandwiches fresh each day, and also offer a range of 'bakes' and pasties which come warm and very tasty! The staff are always really friendly will even sing to you if its a particularly cheerful day! Branches all over Newington can be seen with their 'blue and orange squares' logo. Popping in here is as cheap as major supermarkets, with much less of a queue. Recommended are the 'tuna crunch' and 'new orleans chicken' sandwiches, or the 'chicken bake'.
this is a great little greggs to go to in the st james centre.It has a great selection of food like bakery and other sorts of food like crisps,wraps and others.Its a good quality of food as it tastes beatiful.
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