[quote="alit"]It looks like I might be visiting Edinburgh, Ive got the cruelty free guide but where are the best places to eat currently?
Id like to try David Banns but am I thinking that would need booking? Expensive but worth a visit if reviews are to go by?
Is it still the baked potato shop and engine shed that are good for vegan food?
Anyone tried the Indian vegetarian restaurant? Kalpena?
Anywhere for a decent vegan breakfast in town? or a juice bar?
If i do get there I shall play tourist and visit the castle and the art /history museums, is Arthurs seat far from the city to walk to?
I know there are a few of you locals on this forum!
Eeek! So many questions
Best places to eat at the mo imo are Bo's and Forest Cafe. Bann's is solid option, but not quite as good as Bo's, but this could just be personal preference. Booking is probably wise if going to Bann's though aye. Baked Tattie shop still going strong and good option to grab stuff on the run. Pretty wide selection of fillings, and also few savoury things like haggis samosas, vegan sausage rolls etc. Filmhouse is about the best to the west of the city really, not brilliant, but decent selection of vegan stuff. Haven't ever been to Engine Shed, so I'm not sure about it. Best to check opening times etc before going. It's not super central as far as I can remember, but maybe quite close to Kalpna. Been to Kalpna a couple of times, good value if you go at lunchtime and get the buffet/all you can eat option. Food not mind blowing, but pretty good all the same. Word is Ana Purna (sp?) is better for evening meals though, and just across the road.
Can't think of anywhere doing vegan breakfasts at the mo, but I'm sure there are some places that just advertise as veggie, but would do vegan if asked. Used to be a pub that did them up until a year or two ago, but they stopped for some reason, and the chef hasn't set up elsewhere yet. Plenty juice bars, but can't recommend any specifically (I eat pizza for breakfast every day
Arthur's seat/holyrood is really close to the city, basically just at the bottom of the Royal Mile, and well worth checking out and/or the climb depending on how windy it is and how keen you are
If you have a chance and want to meet up, we could try and arrange something. Fair few vf'ers here so would think at least one or two could make a meet.