Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free in Edinburgh

Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free in Edinburgh

Image credit: Stacy Spensley (Flickr)

Edinburgh has more than the usual dishes to offer when it comes to going out for a meal. Here are a few options if you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant:

– Take-away, Restaurants, Coffee shops –

Baked potato

Coffee shop and restaurant & take-away with vegan and vegetarian options
92-94 Hanover Street, EH2 1DR, 25c Thistle Street, EH2

Las Iguanas
Restaurant & take-away with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options
141-143 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JY

Coffee shop and restaurant with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options
1-6 Canonmills Bridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5LF

The Baked Potato Shop
Take-away shop with Vegan and vegetarian options
56 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1PB

Namaste Kathmandu
Restaurant with vegetarian options
17-19 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QH

Meze Meze
Restaurant & take-away with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options
71 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 2NH

Restaurant with vegetarian options
3 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW

The Caffeine Drip
Coffee shop & take-away with vegan and vegetarian options
10 Melville Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 7PR

David Bann
Restaurant with vegan options
56-58 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh EH1 1SX

– Grocery Stores –

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Real Foods
Natural, organic, vegetarian & vegan food
37 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3JU

 Holland & Barrett
Supplements Store with natural food
10 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RN

Earthy Food Market
Organic food
33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1SX

Experience Scottish Culture with Ceilidh!

Experience Scottish Culture with Ceilidh!

Ceilidh [ˈkʲʰeːli]

“an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling”


If you ever get the chance to go to a Ceilidh, don’t hesitate and just go! This will be the best memory of your time in Scotland! It may seem intimidating to go to a Ceilidh, but don’t worry if you don’t know the moves, somebody will help you!

How does this Ceilidh thing work? So one of the band members walks us through each dance. He explains each part of it until it seems like we understand. We try it once without music before doing it “full out”. Then, the music starts, he gives us the cue so we all start at the same time and you just hope you remember the moves! Each dance lasts between 5 and 10 minutes. The dance moves aren’t really hard, you just have to remember them!

Here’s an example:


So if you ever visit Scotland, you have to go to a Ceilidh, even if you don’t really fancy dancing. It’s the perfect opportunity to see a part of Scottish culture up close!


Ceilidhs are a lot of fun and they play a regular part in our social programme, so you will have plenty of time to practice once you’re here!

What’s on in May in Edinburgh

What’s on in May in Edinburgh

Image credit : Hidden Door

1st May Gumball 3000 Rally

18:00 to 22:00 | Regent Road | Free

During the 18th annual Gumball 3000 rally, 120 supercars will be driving form Dublin to Bucharest. Lucky for you, they are stopping in Edinburgh on the 1st May! This free public event will start at 18:00 where you can enjoy many activities before the cars arrive at 20:00!


27th May – 4th June Hidden Door Festival

£8/£15 per night | Disused street lighting depot behind Kings Stables Road

Hidden Door Festival offers a wide variety of art: music, cinema, spoken word, theatre and much more. This festival is the best place to discover Scotland’s best emerging creative talent.


A photo posted by Hidden Door (@hiddendoorarts) on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:18am PST


21st May World Whisky Day

13:00, 15:00, 18:00 | The Scotch Malt Whisky Society|Free

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is organizing a flavour behaviour experiment where you can sample rare whiskies while participating in secret scientific research! You don’t have to know a lot about whisky to participate.



30th April – 1st May Grassmarket Vintage Weekend

12:00-17:00 | Grassmarket | Free

This is the best place to buy second-hand clothing, accessories, vinyl records and much more. With many performances during the weekend, it will surely be a festive place!


10th March – 25th September Celts

£7.20 – £9| National Museum of Scotland

The “Celts” exposition lets you dive into the story of the different groups that were called “Celts” throughout history. Featuring more than 300 objects, it is one of the best ways to learn about this important part of European history.



28th May Guinness Pro12 Final (Rugby) 

£12.40 – £47.40 | 17:30 | Murrayfield Stadium

For the first time ever, the Guinness PRO12 is coming to Edinburgh. Last season’s champions, the Glasgow Warriors, will take on teams from Edinburgh and many other European countries. Be sure to buy your ticket for the finals before they sell out!


A photo posted by @rugbyupdates_ on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:53pm PDT