Edinburgh is a great city to be vegan. From traditional Scottish fare to Italian to pub fare, Edinburgh’s vegan restaurant scene has options for all tastes. Recently I’ve shot for two of Edinburgh’s best vegan restaurants, Hendersons and Harmonium (love a bit of alliteration) and here are some of my favourite shots from them.
Harmonium bar and kitchen
Harmonium is one of many popular vegan restaurants in Edinburgh. Here a selection of photos I took to promote Harmonium’s Christmas menu.
7-11 E London St, Edinburgh EH7 4BN
I’d heard of mulligatawny soup before, but never actually seen it. It’s basically a curry soup that originated from South Indian cuisine. It’s traditionally made with chicken stock, spices, and herbs. This vegan version is made with cream, curry powder and apples.
Harmonium also offers an extensive selection of cocktails and libations. They’re pretty unique in that they pride themselves in being an excellent restaurant and bar, that just so happens to be vegan – when usually it’s the other way around.
7-13 Barclay Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HW
Hendersons is a household name in the vegan restaurant scene. The Edinburgh institution and first opened its doors in 1962. It’s now run by third generation Barrie Henderson, where they serve a mix of traditional and modern vegan and vegetarian food.
Some of their signature dishes include the Hendersons haggis, seasonal salad plate and butternut squash risotto. My personal favourite is the whisky sauce that goes with the vegetarian haggis.
A new addition to their offerings is a rich vegan chocolate cake, which can be ordered for special occasions. It’s, dark, rich and decorated with fresh fruit and edible flowers (see image above right).
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, there is no shortage of vegan restaurants in Edinburgh to suit a wide variety of tastes. I hope this will encourage you to try something new on your next meal out!
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