Akva
129 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh
EH3 9QG

+44(0)131 290 2500
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Overall score: ★★★★☆

Vegan food available at Akva

Akva is a spacious-yet-cosy Swedish bar located in Fountainbridge. Owned by the folk who also run Boda Bar, Joseph Pearces, Hemma and more, you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere that does Scandinavian ‘hygge’ better than right here.

While it is known as a predominantly Swedish bar, Akva takes inspiration from food all over the world. There’s a good smattering of vegan options here, all of which are marked clearly on the menu with ‘VG’.

Starters

  • Manna House bread with homemade oils
  • Vegan kedgeree Fried rice with roasted pine nuts, walnuts and cashews, tomato and chilli chutney (can be served as a starter or bigger main course portion)

Burgers

  • Spicy bean burger Nacho crumb, tomato & chilli jam, guacamole, crispy salad and vegan bun (served with a side salad – add chips for an extra cost)

Salads

  • Superfood salad Rocket, mango, avocado, pomegranate, toasted seeds and raspberry dressing
  • Spicy sweet potato salad Dressed leaves, chilli, red onions, spring onion and orange vinaigrette dressing
  • Roasted squash and chickpea salad Lemon and poppyseed dressed rocket leaves

Sides

  • Sweet potato wedges
  • Fries
  • Side salad
  • Crispy kale

Desserts

  • Tropical fruit salad and mango sorbet
Vegan spicy sweet potato salad at Akva Edinburgh

Vegan spicy sweet potato salad

 

Chips at Akva Edinburgh

Chips!!!

 

Vegan kedgeree at Akva, Edinburgh

Vegan kedgeree

 

Flower at Akva Edinburgh

 

Vegan spicy sweet potato salad at Akva Edinburgh

 

Flower and light at Akva Edinburgh

 

Chips at Akva Edinburgh

 

Wall paper at Akva, Edinburgh

How cute is this wallpaper?

 

Vegan kedgeree at Akva, Edinburgh

While the selection is on the small side, the food here is excellent. I love combining a starter portion of the spicy yet moreish kedgeree with a portion of their delicious fries – shaped perfectly to scoop up a generous dipping of ketchup!

The salads are really good as well. I guess it comes with the territory, but all the salads are pretty much safe for vegans. My dining companion opted for the spicy sweet potato salad – it looked lovely and colourful and I’m told it was really tasty and filling.

Akva has a great atmosphere, so it’s good to know that they have a decent food offering for vegans. It’s a firm favourite for Edinburgh locals to enjoy a drink, but remember you can get a nice feeding here too!

Choice: ★★★★☆
Menu info: ★★★★★
Deliciousness: ★★★★☆
Value for money: ★★★★☆

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