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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:00 pm

[quote="Hiking Fox"]I have loads of up to date info on eating out in Edinburgh and Glasgow, so if anybody wants it, PM me. Too long to post here.


Although your post is not the freshest, I'd really welcome your info since I'll be moving to Edinburgh on Tuesday and stay there for a year together with other veg*ns :)
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby tal » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:04 pm

[quote="jakobh"]Although your post is not the freshest, I'd really welcome your info since I'll be moving to Edinburgh on Tuesday and stay there for a year together with other veg*ns :)


The baked tattie shop.

That is pretty much all you need to know. ;)
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby Lordmuppet » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:09 pm

this group has a lot of useful info and is VERY active.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/106588816094435/

I'm in Edinburgh myself so any questions fire away :)

What is your sport btw?
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:29 pm

[quote="Talyn"]The baked tattie shop.

That is pretty much all you need to know. ;)


Haha, that was the first we spotted when we were in E for flathunting a few weeks ago. Promptly ate there 2 times in 5 days and also trietd their chocolate cake, but when entering this third time, the smell of the shop already was a bit repulsive to me… so there's hopefully more to be found…

@Lordmuppet: I do running, bicycling (yay, cranking up my mountain skills after 5 years of flat-as-a-pancake-Berlin) and swimming. I'm not on facebook and never will be hopefully, but my flatmates are, I think, so that'll be the way to get on news from E :)
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby Lordmuppet » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:47 pm

[quote="jakobh"][quote="Talyn"]The baked tattie shop.

That is pretty much all you need to know. ;)


Haha, that was the first we spotted when we were in E for flathunting a few weeks ago. Promptly ate there 2 times in 5 days and also trietd their chocolate cake, but when entering this third time, the smell of the shop already was a bit repulsive to me… so there's hopefully more to be found…

@Lordmuppet: I do running, bicycling (yay, cranking up my mountain skills after 5 years of flat-as-a-pancake-Berlin) and swimming. I'm not on facebook and never will be hopefully, but my flatmates are, I think, so that'll be the way to get on news from E :)


will you be affiliated with Edi Uni? They have a great gym :)
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby blinki » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:50 pm

Heavenly in Glasgow shut down :( but otherwise I think all the info here is still up to date.

Henderson's hasn't been mentioned. I have friends who like it but I think it's little portions of old hippy food (aka 80s vegetarian cooking and if I wanted that I'd go see my mum, not pay for it) but they often have vegan chocolate cake which is good. Chocolate Tree in Bruntsfeild also does chocolate cake and hot chocolate. I also heard Peckhams have started doing cake but never checked.

Don't think Kalpna has been mentioned either. It's a vegetarian Indian. I've only ever been for the all you can eat lunch. Food is good and when I've been there it's been majority vegan- everything but a little puffy bread. I think it was £7 or there abouts so if you can eat several meals worth it's an awesome deal.

Also never have the hummus in the baked tattie shop. I don't know what the fuck it is but it isn't hummus
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:04 pm

[quote="Lordmuppet"]will you be affiliated with Edi Uni? They have a great gym :)


Yip, everyone says so, but does the gym have a park for running or a swimming pool w/ 50m lanes? Then it'd be interesting… if not, not… :)

blinki: Haha, I think I even tried the hummus @baked tatties, but as I said: It won't become my no. 1 eating out location although the portions are huge compared to the prices…
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby blinki » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:09 pm

I think the Commie might be the only 50m pool in Edinburgh
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby vCLaW » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:13 pm

For Edinburgh:
Apparently the Forest Cafe has reopened - its now on Lauriston Place, at Tollcross. It may not have a full menu yet, I think they are still working on it.

Also I'll recommend the Auld Hoose. Its a cool pub that can do a vegan all-day breakfast, or vegan burgers etc. Plus some decent beer and cider.

I'd agree with blinki about Hendersons - I quite like it, but old hippy food sounds fairly accurate, and its not exactly cheap. And they don't seem to have many vegan desserts.
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:47 am

Hey hey, been living here now for almost two months so I think it's time for an update:

Probably not new to most of you, but worth to mention nevertheless: The New Leaf re-opened as a worker's co-op on Argyle Place. The back room is full of bulk stuff to fill into your own containers, with good prices for TVP and Soy beans.

They also have a peanut butter grinder: 1kg costs £5. Again bring your own container and take how much you want. Almost the same price as the 435g Meridian Peanut butter jars with 33 (or 25) % free for £2, but it doesn't get as brittle at the bottom as Meridian's and it's freshly ground and a little warm!

Another thing I'm searching for at the moment: Are there shoe shops around selling vegan outdoor/hiking shoes? There are some shoes by vegetarian shoes that I'm interested in, but trying them before buying would be so much nicer than just receiving 5 pairs per post and sending 4 back… Hints for Glasgow are also welcome!
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby blinki » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:44 pm

I didn't know about the back of New Leaf, it never looked like it had a back last time I was in :?

Nowhere springs to mind on hiking shoes. If you haven't already I'd go for calling/popping into a few of the shops the more specialised shops and ask them if they know anything
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:21 pm

Hey, thx for the answer. I indeed got something already: The Merrell Cascadia Event with a synthetic upper (probably no vegan glues, though) and am currently breaking them in. Quite decent!
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby loveliberate » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:52 pm

Jakob,
Do you mean the Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent? I had a pair of those and liked them pretty well. They did develop some minor problems (leaking, etc) but mine were likely factory seconds so that could have been part of it. I really liked the name & look of them! :)
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby jakobh » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:43 pm

Hey loveliberate, yep, meant Hi-Tec Cascadia event. Was a bit concerned about a considerable number of bad reviews, but as I found no other almost-vegan shoes from a decent producer which met my requirements, I chose them and so far am quite content with them! Which shoes do you use now?
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Re: Edinburgh/Glasgow????

Postby loveliberate » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:45 pm

Right now I am using some waterproof Teva brand shoes as they were on sale quite cheap and appear to be vegan. If the price was right, I'd definitely get another pair of the Cascadia boots. :)
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