First up we have the amazing news that Henderson's Bistro has become Henderson's Vegan! They are currently at the time of writing Edinburgh's only solely vegan venue. The menu looks great and everything I've tried so far has been exceptional. A small cosy space which is ideal for lunch or dinner, Henderson's Vegan is definitely a must-visit if you're in the city.
Henderson's Restaurant on Hanover Street is still just vegetarian for the time being, but they're still offering excellent vegan options and have recently introduced an expanded breakfast menu which includes delicious vegan pancakes!
This new vegetarian cafe on Howe Street offers a separate extensive vegan menu of pizza and pasta dishes, including vegan cheese, ham and pepperoni. It's an ideal casual dining place in the New Town, and well worth getting to for a quick bite to eat.
La Favorita now offer vegan rice milk cheese on their pizzas in both their Leith Walk restaurant and their takeaways across Edinburgh. Tasty, high quality pizza made in a wood-fired oven.
The Piemaker have recently updated their pie menu, including their selection of tasty vegan pies. Whilst I've heard quite a few good reviews for the tasty seedy Mediterranean ring now on offer, I have to say that I think the mushroom bougatsa is definitely my favourite of the new pies available!
This new vegetarian cafe and bakery opened in Portobello in January 2015. The managers have vegan kids, so they're very knowledgeable about the vegan options! The bakery clearly labels all their homemade bread with the ingredients so you can be sure you're getting a vegan loaf too. I recommend trying the olive foccacia in particular.
This gastropub in Leith offers a separate vegan menu, including vegan brunch. I've been once with Edinburgh Vegan Meetup and thoroughly enjoyed it as it's a lovely space with great food as well as drink. Nice for a fancier pub night out, Sunday brunch or to finish off a walk along the Water of Leith.
A Vegan Guide to Edinburgh Zine
In other news, I've been involved in producing a new zine with some friends from Edinburgh Vegan Meetup this year, and our first edition was finished earlier this month. We sold our entire initial print run at the Edinburgh Vegan Festival last weekend but we'll be printing some more soon, so I'll put up a post once we've got some more ready to go!