Veggie & Vegan-Friendly Eateries in Edinburgh

Nov 27, 2018

Edinburgh is packed full of great grub for those sticking to an animal-friendly diet. Head out to some of these great stops for your next bite to eat.


Tucked away in the hip and happening Shore area in Leith, this award-winning restaurant has the honour of making the nation’s Best Cafe list two years on the trot.

Veggies should plumb for the Kimchi Chilli Scramble, a tasty alternative to the standard Sunday brunch get up.

2 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HJ (ostaracafe)


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Pataka’s is what would happen if Scotland met India in restaurant form.

The Sabzi Chilli Dall is a favourite of ours and has the perfect amount of fire and spice for those wintry Edinburgh evenings.

190 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PN (patakarestaurant)


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Roseleaf Bar Cafe

A prime-time brunch spot and the perfect antidote to that Sunday morning hangover.

Roseleaf Bar Cafe matches a traditional cosy pub feel with a fresh take on hearty comfort food.
An action-packed vegan menu ensures there is plenty of selection for those with an animal-friendly diet.

23-24 Sandport Pl, Edinburgh EH6 6EW (roseleaf)


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Holy Cow

100% vegan. 100% animal-friendly. Holy Cow is a simple little cafe that packs a punch when it comes to plant-based brilliance.

The vegan burger range is as tasty as you’ll find anywhere in the capital, and the seitan-based CBLT is a great alternative to a classic snack.

34 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX (holycowedinburgh)


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Forage & Chatter

This swanky upper-end restaurant is an ode to Scotland’s natural heritage and the gastronomic goodies to be found within the nation’s wild landscapes.

The menu is admittedly a tad meat based (sorry, fellow vegans) but the veggie options they do have more than make it worth your while.

1A Alva St, Edinburgh EH2 4PH (forageandchatter)


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Nok’s Kitchen

The authentic flavours of South East Asia are the name of the game in Nok’s Kitchen. This Edinburgh institution cooks up a storm when it comes to fiery favourites like Tofu Panang Curry and Choo Chee Tofu.

Ditch the takeaway and drop by Nok’s for a real taste of Asian cooking.

8 Gloucester St, Edinburgh EH3 6EG (nokskitchen)


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The Pakora Bar

Pop over to The Pakora Bar for some of the tastiest Indian street food in town.

As the name suggests, pakoras are the speciality here, and they come in all sorts of shapes and flavours; including the very Scottish-themed haggis and black pudding pakoras.

There are plenty of delicious Punjabi style curries too, and it’s all available on the cheap.

96 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 1DR (pakorabar)


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You know what’s better than ordering pizza in? Designing your own pizza in your ideal image, of course.

For £9.95 you can add the sauce, the cheese and the toppings to a slow-proofed dough base with choices ranging from roast chicken to blue stilton. There’s a solid vegan range too for those needing to ditch the dairy.

You gotta try the Vanilla Sky dessert pizza too: sweet ricotta, mixed berries and chocolate sauce.

Maybe the best pizza you’ll find in the city centre.

Don’t @ us.

4 Charlotte Ln, Edinburgh EH2 4QZ (atpizza)


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Yeni Meze Bar

Falafel fever is sweeping the UK with meze bars springing left, right and centre.

Yeni Meze Bar holds the fort in Edinburgh and you can pick up a 3 plate meze for just over a tenner.

Of course, veggie and vegan diners are spoilt for choice with typically tasty fare including hummus, patates and dolma.

73 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 1EE (yenimezebar)


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Tupiniquim Brasil Crepes

The Tupiniquim pop-up hut has popped up right outside Edinburgh’s University, making it a cornerstone of the student diet.

Tasty Brazilian-style pancakes are the name of the game here, with both savoury and sweet fillings available for a delicious post-lectures snack.

The Tupiniquim hut also doubles up as the occasional cinema, concert hall, and puppet theatre with a calendar of regular events: y’know, as you do.

Green Police Box, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9AU (tupiniquim)


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