Eating challenges are becoming immensely popular, and Edinburgh is no exception. Competitive eating challenges initially began at county fairs in America, but there are now numerous eating challenges across the UK, with quite a few based in Edinburgh. If you enjoy partaking, or want to know where you can get the most food your money can buy, then check out these eating challenges in Edinburgh.

1. Ultimate Burger Challenge

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Source: The City Cafe

This challenge is based at the American inspired bar and diner City Café on Blair Street and will set you back £35 to attempt. The challenge has to be completed within 45 minutes and consists of eating the entire burger bun, which contains three meat patties and the sides that accompany it. If you manage to eat all that food within the time limit, your meal will be free of charge! We recommended City Café for a visit even if you are not planning on taking part in this challenge because the restaurant offers great burgers and has a great atmosphere.

2. Chilli Challenge

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This eating challenge may be the hardest to succeed in out of the whole bunch! You have a total of fifteen minutes to finish the spicy hotdog, burger and chilli cheese fries on your plate, so you will have to be able to handle the heat to finish this meal! To try this challenge at Boozy Cow in Frederick Street will cost you £28.50, but like many other challenges is free of charge if you many to finish it. Unlike the King of the Seas Supper, this challenge has a much higher success rate of 26%, so why not give it a try?

 3. Kismot Killer Curry

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Having hospitalised two people back in 2011, it is perhaps one of the scariest eating challenges in Edinburgh. One of the participants who was hospitalised, Curie Kim said that “: “It was very painful and felt like I was being chainsawed in the stomach with hot sauce on the chainsaw.” The curry in question consists of seventeen of the world’s spiciest chillies, and you must tell the restaurant a day in advance if you are planning to undertake this challenge. This challenge costs £19.95 but is free if you manage to finish it without being hospitalised.

4. Wing’s ‘Suicide Challenge’

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Source: Facebook, Wings

To complete this ‘suicide challenge’ you will need to eat six chicken wings with their spiciest sauces on top of them. This challenge is suitable to those who love everything spicy, for there will be no sour cream to offer your taste buds relief during this difficult challenge!

5. @Pizza’s 5 Pizzas Challenge

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You can take part in what’s arguably one of the tastiest eating challenges in Edinburgh at two spots. @Pizzas hosts the 5 Pizzas Challenge at its Charlotte Lane and Royal Mile site. You’ll need to scoff down five 35cm (14inch) speciality pizzas in half an hour. If you do it, you’ll bag a £30 pizza meal and a spot on their Wall of Fame. Doable right?

6. The “Fat Matt” Scottish Burger Challenge at The Grange Restaurant

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Source: The Grange Facebook

The Grange has been around for 20 years, and the Fat Matt challenge has been here for eight of them. Over 1500 people have participated, meaning you could be in good company! In this eating challenge you’ll have to eat two 10oz beef burgers, 10oz chicken breast with layered cheeses, 4 black puddings, 4 pieces of haggis, 10 strips of bacon, veg, lettuce and all the sides and buns! Oh and you’ll have 45 minutes to do it. Possible one of the hardest eating challenges Edinburgh is serving up!

If you want more eating challenges, check out the best food challenges across the UK!