Because who doesn’t love a bit of veggie haggis?!
Burns Night is a Scottish tradition on the 25th January celebrating the life and works of the country’s favourite poet – Robert Burns. Scots celebrate the occasion with a plate brimming with haggis, neeps and tatties. It’s a firm favourite with local Scots and visitors who want to try a real slice of the Scottish culture.
While the traditional haggis recipe is *ahem* definitely not vegan, there are plenty of veggie alternatives that are even tastier than the original, so there’s no reason why vegans should miss out on the celebrations.
What’s more, there are lots of vegan Burns supper themed events going on in Edinburgh this January – so read on and get stuck in!
Vegan Burns Night at Hendersons
Thursday 25 January, 7pm
Hendersons of Edinburgh, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR
This year Hendersons is celebrating the Great Bard himself with a vegan Burns Supper. Expect a reception with Pickerings Scottish Oak Aged gin fizz and canapés, followed by a three-course dinner including vegan cullen skink, their award-winning vegan haggis and vegan Scottish cranachan for pudding – all accompanied by live music and a traditional address to the (vegan) haggis.
Raw Supper Club – Burns Uncooked
Friday 26 January, 7.30pm
Century General Store, 1 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DJ
Beetroot Café (of Edinburgh Beet Box fame) will be launching their new raw supper club this month with a Burns Supper special. Head along for a unique four-course tasting menu made entirely from non-cooked plant-based foods, including a haggis made with sprouted buckwheat, a cranachan dairy-free cheesecake, cashew cheese on seaweed crackers, and kombucha. Definitely a Burns Supper with a difference!
Herbivore Supper Club
Saturday 13 January
The Herbivore Kitchen, 65 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JQ
This month’s Herbivore Supper Club is on the 13th January, and the folks at the Herbivore Kitchen have hinted that the menu will have an early Burns Supper theme! Tickets cost £35 and include a welcome drink on arrival, canapés and a three-course meal followed by petit fours. The Herbivore crew have previous form when it comes to haggis-based dishes (see the beautiful haggis stuffed pumpkin in the picture above), so this supper club is certainly shaping up to be a good-un!
Do you know of any other vegan Burns-themed events this month? Share them in the comments below!