The hilly Scottish capital is a haven for vegans. With a vast choice of restaurants, cafes & bakeries there is much to experience for vegans planning a visit or maybe planning a more permanent move. Read on to find out where the best places are for vegans in Edinburgh.
WHERE TO EAT
1. Henderson’s Vegan
25c Thistle St, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
100% vegan/vegetarian cafe
Henderson’s is an institution in Edinburgh. They serve up fresh, delicious, organic and local vegan and vegetarian food in a relaxed and eclectic setting.
60 Henderson St, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6B
100% vegan/vegetarian cafe
A great place to meet friends, grab a bit, have a drink within a relaxed setting with a vast menu and friendly staff .
3. Pumpkin Brown
16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2JU, United Kingdom
100% vegetarian/vegan cafe
A friendly cafe serving up gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free vegan food, perfect for the health conscious and those with food intolerances.
4. Juice Warrior
A juice bar serving organic, raw, cold-pressed juice, offering a variety of delicious flavours and healthful combinations.
5. Sugar Daddy Bakery
5 Rodney Street, Edinburgh EH7 4EA, United Kingdo
A fully gluten free bakery serving vegan and dairy free options too, Sugar Daddy’s has a vast choice of goodies to fulfil your sweet tooth.
These are just a few of the cafes and places to eat, our directory has a more extensive list of vegan cafes/ restaurants as well as vegan street food pop ups, catering businesses and much more.
To find more places to eat search the directory here
WHO TO MEET
Fellow vegans of course. There are meet ups and great goings on in Edinburgh so check out these below:
Vegan Edinburgh & Glasgow Facebook Group for general chat to locals about what’s what for vegans in Edinburgh.
Raw Food Edinburgh if you are in the area, check them out to connect with like minded vegans in the area for a sense of community.
The Tartan Carrot a group for anyone who is vegan or someone simply interested in finding out more about eating healthier with plant based food, or for gaining more knowledge about the vegan lifestyle in Scotland.
There are a few festivals to check out, perhaps plan a trip to coincide with these for the full Vegan Edinburgh experience:
WHERE TO SHOP
Whether it’s food, shoes or cosmetics- Edinburgh has a few good options for vegans to get their shopping done.
1. Grassroots Health
20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9NB, United Kingdom.
Handmade body products that are natural, healthy, cruelty free, chemical free, and vegan in origin, and can be taylor made to suit the clients needs, there is a cafe and Nutritional/ health coach in store.
2. Real Foods
37 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The largest Scottish retailer of Organic, Fair trade, Vegetarian and Special Diet foods.
3. Hanover Healthfoods
40 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Specialists in nutrition and herbal remedies, healthy and organic foods, natural and organic bodycare.
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Of course there are the best Edinburgh sights to be seen such as Edinburgh Castle, the Museum of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat and many other visitor attractions.
For more information see Visit The Edinburgh Tourist Information
Which is your favourite vegan spot in Edinburgh? Leave a comment and let us know!