About Flip!

In August 2008 Flip! opened on Perth high street; an independent healthy takeaway fighting the national chains. A shop in St Andrews soon followed, before we moved to Edinburgh in May 2011. We are now an established fast food outlet, takeaway or sit-in, which offers delicious and varied food. We are about enjoyment and healthy eating, and our fare is presented at a low price in eco-friendly wrapping. We believe that health and the environment are the biggest long-term problems faced by society.

Flip! was born out of our daughters’ insatiable appetite for fajitas, coupled with a burning desire to offer a new healthy concept in takeaway food, in an environment that is fun, welcoming and eco-friendly! Our food is based round grilled wraps, real paninis, burritos, baguettes and toasties. All are created fresh to individual choice. There is homemade soup ‘to die for” and we can also mix a lovely salad in no time. To compliment these goodies we have freshly made smoothies, juices and Fair-trade hot drinks.

Our fantastic little band of young staff are dedicated and, most importantly, are encouraged to work with us rather than for us. We feel that is key to the fun and relaxed atmosphere in Flip! How refreshing to enter an establishment where that Scottish “warm welcome” is assured. We have fed many foreign visitors at Flip! over the years and all seem to leave with a favourable view of Scottish hospitality and enthuse about the quality of our food, the value for money and the friendly approach that we have to our business.

The proprietor, Philip Bartholomew (aka Mr Flip), may be able to attribute his natural continental ‘joie de vivre’ to his French mother. Growing up in Edinburgh, in a house where good healthy food and sociability were important, he believes that food should be simple and tasty. There is no good reason to produce bad food, given the amount of fresh produce available.

The eco-friendly side to our business is also very important. All our packaging and cutlery is compostable where possible, and kept to a minimum. Ingredients are natural and free from additives, preservatives or colouring.

We believe that the Scottish public’s attitude to healthy eating is changing and that people will steer away from the high salt, high fat options which are so prevalent in fast food at the moment. At Flip! we feel that customers need not feel bossed into healthy eating, but rather make an informed choice on what they decide to eat. Basically, be healthy or be a bit naughty; the choice is yours, no pressure. Your food will always be tasty and freshly prepared. We try to cater for everyone; including veggies, vegans, coeliacs and those who need to avoid dairy products and gluten. Halal meat is available and we’ll try to feed the fussiest kids!