Edinburgh has recently been dubbed as UK’s newest vegan-friendly capital with
new vegan based restaurants popping up on every corner. But where are the best
places in the city to get your hands on some tasty vegan grub?
Piecebox Cafe is a cosy café based in Polwarth with a homely feel. There is a wide
variety of yummy homemade food available including sandwiches, cakes,
smoothies and soups. Piecebox offers a fantastic full vegan breakfast which
includes roasted red peppers with cauliflower rice, spinach, herb mushrooms, a
sweet potato cake, Spanish potatoes and roasted chilli tomatoes. After devouring
this delicious meal, I can guarantee you will be left feeling just as satisfied after
eating a full Scottish breakfast.
The Herbivore Kitchen
Just a short walk from the Meadows, The Herbivore Kitchen is an excellent spot
for vegans and they also cater for those with nut and wheat allergies. The
Herbivore Kitchen really has something for everyone with sandwiches, pancakes,
fresh salad, noodles and even afternoon tea!
The Auld Hoose
Home to the largest nachos in Edinburgh, The Auld Hoose on St Leonard’s Street is
perfect for those with large appetites! The Auld Hoose has vegan pub grub down
to a tee with burgers, hot dogs, nachos, macaroni cheese and more all on offer.
The vegan food has been tailored perfectly so you feel as though you are having
the same experience as those eating meat based meals. The vegan falafel burger
and vegan onion rings were particularly delicious.
All of the food at Pumpkin Brown is organic and free of dairy products so you can
be rest assured that everything is vegan friendly. They provide a variety of
breakfast food, salads, smoothies and cakes available to eat in or take away. They
also serve hot meals such as their lovely Moroccan stew.
If you’re like me then chocolate is a daily essential. So, a vegan diet can be a bit
daunting. But, thanks to Chocolate Tree, it is possible to get a chocolate fix
and still avoid dairy products. The shop/café is open every day in Bruntsfield. It
provides a selection of vegan hot chocolates, truffles, cakes and sorbets, which
are sure to satisfy anyone with a vegan diet and a sweet tooth. I tucked into their
rich vegan hazelnut chocolate cake and a hot chocolate with soya milk. Both of
which were so chocolatey and delicious, I could hardly believe that they were