print | close window

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HAPPYCOW.NET - Spread the word! Please tell the businesses you found them on HappyCow.

Edinburgh (55)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (33 Listings)

Breadshare Bakery and Cafe
11-12 Seafield Rd E, Portobello ~ PH: 0131-2585165
Inexpensive-- Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Bakery, Scottish--- Additional Info: A community interest company based in Portobello incorporating an organic bakery and a cafe (since Jan 2015). Staff is knowledgeable and helpful with regard to what's offered for vegans. Mon-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

David Bann Restaurant
56-58 St. Mary Street (at Royal Mile & Cowgate) ~ PH: 0131-5565888
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, International, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Serves meals with influence from around the world. Menu includes vegetarian haggis and Jerusalem artichoke bake. Modern, stylish restaurant with deep aubergine walls accented in silver and dark, minimalist seating send a strictly "nouvelle" message. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Henderson's Bistro
94 Hanover Street ~ PH: 0131-2252605
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Scottish, Western, Beer/Wine, Catering--- Additional Info: The Henderson's business includes 2 vegetarian restaurants, a shop and deli, and art gallery. The bistro serves contemporary vegetarian cuisine, wherever possible using locally-sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients. Juices, beer and wine, snacks, meals, and desserts.
Short walk from main train station, north of Princes Street. Mon-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Hendersons at St. John's
3 Lothian Road (at Edinburgh's West End, under St John's Church) ~ PH: 0131-2290212
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Scottish, Western, Beer/Wine, Catering--- Additional Info: The Henderson's business includes 2 vegetarian restaurants, a shop and deli, and art gallery. Hendersons @ St. John's took over the Cornerstone Cafe beneath St John's Church in late summer 2009 as reported to HappyCow. It's a teahouse serving snacks, baked potatoes, sandwiches, soups, salads, daily specials. Mon-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Himalaya Vegetarian Cafe
20 South Clerk Street ~ PH: 0131-6829818
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Tibetan, Indian, Western, International, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian cafe and tea shop established since 2007. Menu includes cereals, toasties, bagels, soup, momos, wraps, pancakes, salads, curries, chai and teas as well as coffee and other drinks. It's also a Himalayan crafts shop, yoga and therapy centre, and Green Tara Scotland charity shop. Cozy and colorful interior. Mon-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Kalpna
2-3 St. Patrick Square (at Nicolson St near Univeristy of Edinburgh) ~ PH: 0131-667-9890
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Catering--- Additional Info: Established Edinburgh veggie restaurant since 1983. Specializes in traditional South Indian vegetarian cuisine and thali. All-you-can eat buffet at lunchtime. During Edinburgh Festival & summer (June-Sept) Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm and 5-11.30pm, Sun 6-10.30pm. Mon-Sat 12:00pm-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Meadowlark No. 39
39 Argyle Pl ~ PH: 0131-2251220
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Western, American, Juice bar, Raw--- Additional Info: This cafe is an extension to Meadowlark yoga school. Offers a large selection of juices, tea and coffee, plus raw food, sandwiches, soup and desserts. Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Natural Foods Etc Cafe
55 Clerk St ~ PH: 01316620820
Inexpensive-- Ovo, Lacto, Organic, English, British, Western--- Additional Info: Organic cafe within an independent health food store, opened Jan 2014. Has wi-fi. Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Souped Up
22a St Patrick Square ~ PH: 07769418139
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, International, Take-out--- Additional Info: A local food stand serving out of an old police box. Makes hearty vegan soups served with toasted cheese panini. Also has coffee and hot chocolate with soya milk option. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 7:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

The Baked Potato Shop
56 Cockburn Street ~ PH: 0131-2257572
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, British, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: A couple of minutes walk south uphill into the Old Town from main train station (Waverley Station). Location - top end of Cockburn Street - near Royal Mile. Very vegan friendly and allergy diet friendly (peanut, wheat, flour, etc). Mon-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

The Forest Cafe
141 Lauriston Place, Tollcross ~ PH: 0131-229-4922
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, British, Western--- Additional Info: Volunteer run, non-profit, creative arts venue and cafe with a small menu of simple all vego dishes. All dishes can be done vegan. Very politically correct. Free wi-fi, child friendly. Re-opened at this Tollcross location in Aug 2012. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Mon-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Bia Bistrot
19 Colinton Rd ~ PH: 01314528453
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, European, Scottish, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Small Brutsfield place utilizing produce. Regular menu is meat-based but will provide a separate vegan menu on request. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Brass Monkey Leith
362 Leith Walk ~ PH: 0131 5545286
Inexpensive-- Lacto, British, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Pub offers a vegetarian option for many item on menu, of which a few can be made vegan. Try the spicy veggie burger. Food is made-in-house. Laid-back atmosphere with music playing and comfy sofas. Free Wi-fi. Has cinema on premises. Mon-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sun 12:30pm-1:00am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Brazil Crepes - Kiosk
Lauriston Place ~ PH: 07908886184
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Brazilian, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Kiosk making traditional Brazilian food and offers a large drinks menu of smoothies and juices; has almond milk. Gluten free flour is used to make the crepes, and you could ask for vegan batter. Uses compostable serving ware. It's near The Meadows and opposite the Bank of Scotland. Has outdoor seating. Cash only. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Bread Street Brasserie
34 Bread Street (at DoubleTree Hotel) ~ PH: 0131-2215555
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Scottish, British, European, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Set inside the DoubleTree Hotels (formerly Point Hotel), this upmarket restaurant offers style and comfort with a variety of local produce and daily specials. Vegan choices are marked on the menu, and a regular vegan night takes place there. See website for calendar and times. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Brew Lab
6-8 S College St ~ PH: 0131-6628963
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Scottish, European, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Specialty coffee shop offering a range of single-origin filter and espresso coffee as well as a selection of food with local provenance; has a couple labelled vegan items. Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Cafe Nom De Plume
60 Broughton St ~ PH: 01314781372
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Progressive small cafe, with a relaxed vibe; a 10 minute walk to the main train station. Staff understands veganism. The street has a very bar/cafe culture. Has four vegan mains and four vegetarian mains, plus several starters and sides are vegan. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Chop Chop
248 Morrison Street, Haymarket ~ PH: +44-1312211155
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Has an extensive vegetarian section on the menu (print and online), of which most dishes appear to be vegan; please ask staff to be sure. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Empires Cafe
24 St. Mary's Street ~ PH: 01314660100
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Turkish, Middle Eastern, BYOB, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Turkish food in bohemian style cafe. Some vegetarian and vegan suitable dishes. Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Filmhouse Cinema Cafe Bar
88 Lothian Road ~ PH: 0131-2295932
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Scottish, Western, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. On PETA's list of the top vegan-friendly cinemas in UK. Always has vegan and vegetarian choices. Mon-Thu 8:00am-11:30pm, Fri 8:00am-12:30am, Sat 10:00am-12:30am, Sun 10:00am-11:30pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Hanam's
3 Johnston Terrace (at near the Castle) ~ PH: 0131-2251329
Moderate-- Kurdish, Middle Eastern, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Middle Eastern food. All of the starters and sides are vegetarian (some gluten-free), in addition to several main dishes. No alcohol served. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

La Favorita - Blackhall
26-28 Hillhouse Road ~ PH: 0131-332 2121
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A pizza delivery and takeaway company offering vegan rice milk cheese. Note that while the standard pizza base is vegan, the gluten-free one contains egg. Accepts credit cards. .Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

La Favorita - Leith
321 Leith Walk ~ PH: 0131-5555564
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A pizza delivery and takeaway company that began offering vegan rice milk cheese in late-2014 - ask for it. Note that while the standard pizza base is vegan, the gluten-free one contains egg. Be specific when order as staff might use parmesan in your order. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

La Favorita - Morningside
350 Morningside Rd ~ PH: 0131-4474000
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A pizza delivery and takeaway company offering vegan rice milk cheese. Note that while the standard pizza base is vegan, the gluten-free one contains egg. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

La Favorita - Portobello
7 Brighton Place, Portobello ~ PH: 0131-6574040
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A pizza delivery and takeaway company offering vegan rice milk cheese. Note that while the standard pizza base is vegan, the gluten-free one contains egg. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Wed 4:30pm-10:00pm, Thu 4:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Meze Meze
71 Rose St (at Frederick St) ~ PH: 0131-6292990
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Menu clearly indicates vegan and vegetarian dishes. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful in regard to veganism. Mon-Sun 8:00am-12:00am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Roseleaf
23/24 Sandport Place, Leith ~ PH: +440-1314765268
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Eco-Friendly, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A bar cafe in Leith with a separate vegan menu, including vegan breakfasts. Serves brunch and has a tea time. Book a T-Party in advance; check website for more info. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Shamoli
Royal Mile 105 High Street ~ PH: 01315581497
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Indian, Thai, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers both a Thai food menu as well an Indian food menu, each with a vegetarian section. Possible to request vegan. Note that naan is made with dairy. Nice interior. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

The Auld Hoose
23-25 St Leonard's St ~ PH: 0131-6682934
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Western, Mexican, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A pub-type restaurant, offers clearly marked vegan and vegetarian dishes, including a full English breakfast, burgers, sides, chili, burritos, haggis, nachos, desserts (although only sorbet for vegans). Vegan cheese is an add-on for most dishes, or a substitute for a dish that comes with cheese. Mon-Sat 12:00pm-12:00am, Sun 1:00pm-12:00am.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

The Clock Cafe and Diner
125 Dalry Rd ~ PH: 01316292926
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Western, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Has vegan choices and ones that can be made vegan. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

The Piemaker
38 South Bridge ~ PH: 01315581728
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, British, Scottish, English, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Takeaway snack bar making a large range of pies including several that are vegan suitable and marked. Also an outlet at Great Junction Street - see webpage. Cash only. Mon-Wed 9:00am-7:00pm, Thu-Fri 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-7:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Union Of Genius
8 Forrest Road ~ PH: 0131-2264436
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Soup cafe. Menu changes daily and always includes 2 vegan and 2 lacto-ovo vegetarian soups, clearly labelled on the menu, plus a selection of salads. Has gluten free bread. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Yeni Restaurant
73 Hanover Street ~ PH: 01312255755
Expensive-- Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a pick and mix menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern meze dishes. Many veg choices, marked on the menu. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (22 Listings)

Dig-in-Bruntsfield
119 Bruntsfield Place ~ PH: 0131-2812944
Community greengrocer shop offering a large selection of fresh fruit & veg including some organic produce. The front part of the premises is fruit & veg and also sell fresh bread from Edinburgh's bread share. There is a back room with a small selection of veggie products, spreads, tofu and veggie products. Mon-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Earthy - Canonmills
1-6 Canonmills Bridge, Canonmills ~ PH: 0131-5569699
Organic market, deli and restaurant with branches in Edinburgh. Stocks fresh, local organic products and a wide range of food stuff including tofu, pulses and grain, fresh bread and baked goods, fair trade products, organic wine and beer, as well as non-veg food. With seating for about 50 people. .Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Earthy - Causewayside
33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace (at Duncan St) ~ PH: 0131-6672967
Organic market with a few branches in Edinburgh. This location has an attached cafe. Offers fresh, local organic products and a wide range of food stuff including tofu, pulses and grain, fresh bread and baked goods, fairtrade products, organic wine and beer, as well as non-veg food. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Earthy - Portobello
19-21 Windsor Place, Portobello ~ PH: 0131-3447930
Organic market with a few branches in Edinburgh. This store has a small florists and garden centre attached. Stocks fresh, local organic products and a wide range of food stuff including tofu, pulses and grain, fresh bread and baked goods, fairtrade products, organic wine and beer, as well as non-veg food. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Good Food
255 Morningside Rd ~ PH: 0131-4529020
Health and whole food shop. Has vegan and gluten free specialty foods, herbal and homoeopathic remedies, organic cosmetics. Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Henderson's Shop and Salad Table
94 Hanover Street (at short walk from main train station, north of Princes Street) ~ PH: 0131-2252131
The Henderson's business includes a shop and deli, 2 vegetarian restaurants, and art gallery. The shop sells local and organic fruit and vegetables alongside products from Henderson's own artisan bakery, wines and beers, fair trade teas and coffees, and ready meals. Has Indoor seating and a contemporary art gallery at the back of the building. Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:30pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Holland and Barrett
Rose Street ~ PH: 0131-2265802
UK health food chain. Offers a wide variety of food products as well vitamins and supplements. Has soy products. .-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Jordan Valley Wholefoods
8 Nicolson Street ~ PH: 0131-557 5534
Has vegetarian and vegan pates, dips, pies, pasties, and more. Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Margiotta
77 Warrender Park Road, Marchmont ~ PH: 0131-2298228
Food and wine shop with several locations in Edinburgh. Stocks some vegan food and snacks. Mon-Sat 7:30am-10:00pm, Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Natural Foods Etc
55 Clerk St ~ PH: 01316620820
Opened Jan 2014, health food store with a cafe and rooms for natural therapy services. Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:30pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Real Foods
37 Broughton Street ~ PH: 0131-5571911
Stocks vegan and organic alcohol, organic bread, and more. Also location at 8 Brougham Street. Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:30pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Real Foods - Tollcross
8 Brougham Street ~ PH: 0131-2281201
Opened in Edinburgh in 1975, also another location in Edinburgh. Has vegan, organic, gluten-free, fair trade and special diet food. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

The New Leaf Co-op
23 Argyle Place, Marchmont (at Melville Dr, the Meadows, UK) ~ PH: 01312288548
The New Leaf Co-op, which is run as a workers' co-operative and has opened the back room and filled it with scoop-your-own wholefoods and spices, and expanded the range of cleaning and body-care refills. Also a vegetarian wholefood shop that offers competitive pricing, responsibly sourced ingredients and an alternative to over-packaged foods. Mon 12:30pm-7:00pm, Tue-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Organically Yours
51/2 Promenade, Portobello ~ PH: 07883836788
Bakery booth offering muffins in the Edinburgh area (check website), and on the Promenade by the Swim Centre between the hours 10am-3pm. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free bakery. .-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Claymore Vegetarian Guest House
68 Pilrig Street ~ PH: 0131-5542500
Cathy and John warmly welcome you to the Claymore, a meat free zone in central Edinburgh. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Edinburgh Vegan Meetup
Edinburgh areas ~ PH: n/a
An active vegan social meetup group organizing and attending events including meals out, a monthly book club, film showings, ceilidhs, workshops animal rights events, trips outside the city. Open to all. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

In a Jar
55 Torphin Rd ~ PH: 0131-3129944
A social enterprise founded in 2013, In a Jar produces a range of high quality organic jams, handmade in small batches within Edinburgh. Provides employment for adults with special needs. Products can be found at farmers markets and local health stores. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

VEG - Vegan Edinburgh Glasgow
Edinburgh ~ PH: n/a
VEG is a group for vegans and people thinking about becoming vegan, in the Central Belt of Scotland. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Considerit Chocolate
Edinburgh areas ~ PH: n/a
Vegan-friendly chocolate maker. Products can be bought is some local shops. Has a booth at platform 2, Waverley train station on Fridays 11am-7pm, and at Grassmarket Saturday market every week. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

The Chocolate Tree
123 Bruntsfield Place ~ PH: 44-0131-2283144
Artisan chocolatier with an attached cafe that also makes dairy-free vegan cakes, hot chocolate, and sorbet suitable for vegans. Soya milk, coffee, and loose leaf teas. Relaxed atmosphere with free wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 9:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Zumo Fresh Juice Bar - Gyle
Scenic Lift Kiosk 2, Gyle Shopping Centre, Gyle ~ PH: 0131-317-7070
Part of a juice bar chain offering in-house-made juices, smoothies, and some small snacks like wraps, soups, and fresh fruit. Mostly vegan. Uses dairy in some items. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Zumo Fresh Juice Bar - St James
Leith St, St James Shopping Centre ~ PH: 0131-558-3591
Part of a juice bar chain offering in-house-made juices, smoothies, and some small snacks like wraps, soups, and fresh fruit. Mostly vegan. Uses dairy in some items. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

It is advised to call ahead before you visit any listing in the restaurant directory to confirm the open hours, etc.

If you appreciate this free service and would like to offer your support, please contribute online at: www.happycow.net/supporter.html

All contents copyright © 1999-2015 HappyCow's Healthy Eating Guide. All rights reserved.