This blog is a celebration of the wonderful world of vegan cooking. Enjoy!

* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vegan in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of my favourite places in the world to go to eat because they don't run screaming when you mention you are a vegan. Last year when I was there I went to the fantastic little bistro called Henderson's (actually, I went 3 times) and this time I went twice again.
Vegetable soup. This was actually kind of bland..
Bean pate. Very yummy.
The soup of the day: spinach et al. Ask for vegan butter.
The haggis.
Enchilada (not vegan in this picture but can be made vegan.)

Curry of the day chutney and yoghurt (not vegan but can be).
Bean burger.
We also ventured to another restaurant this time called David Bann. It's a vegetarian restaurant and it's absolutely stunning inside with fantastic service and some of the most delicious and unusual tastes I've ever eaten.
56-58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX
(Off the Royal Mile and the Cowgate)

The vegan beer selection was very good.
Smoked mushroom & basil tortellini w/ parsnip soup. 
(Not vegan)
Thai fritter of spiced broccoli and smoked tofu.
Jerusalem artichoke & creamed celeriac w/ puff pastry. 
(Not vegan)
Risotto of mushroom, leek and butternut squash. (Not vegan)

Organic Udon noodles w/ ginger red pepper 
sauce & home smoked tofu.
Soup of the day: broccoli et al (not vegan).
Smoked and marinated tofu. This was so delicious. 
Such unusual flavours.
Sweet potato, cauliflower and cashew nut curry.
Lentil dish. This was hearty and filling but the
flavours weren't as interesting as some of the other dishes.
Lemon and raspberry posset (not vegan).
Filo basket of warm orange caramel fruit with coconut rum 
sorbet. This was amazing. The fruit was warm and juicy and 
the syrup wasjust delicious in contrast to the subtle 
coconut sorbet. The only negative part about the dish was
that there wasn't enough sorbet.


  1. I went to David Bann one night when I was in Edinburgh... so delicious! I had the smoked tofu and udon dish, I think their smoked tofu is the best I ever had. Now I'm hungry. :)

  2. It is really, really good! I thought that udon dish had the most unusual flavours. But I also had the smoked tofu by itself as a starter and it was soooo yummy!