Henderson’s Vegan Restaurant
25 Thistle Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1DX

+44 (0)131 225 2605
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Overall score: ★★★★☆

Henderson’s Vegan is the first and only fully vegan restaurant in Edinburgh. Located on Thistle Street beside its salad bar and bistro, this is an obvious choice for any vegan wanting to dine out in the city.

It sure is nice to have complete freedom to choose anything on the menu, but what about omnivores? In my experience of dining with meat-eating chums, I have always found that the food here has been a hit, despite the lack of meat and dairy (who would have thunk it, eh)?

Vegan dishes at Henderson’s Vegan

The menu changes from time to time depending on the seasonal ingredients available, but below you’ll be able to see the kind of yummy food wonderfulness you can expect at Henderson’s Vegan.

Drinks at Henderson's Vegan

Drinks: Ginger beer and orange juice

 

Haggis at Henderson's Vegan

Vegan haggis and mash – no wild Highland beasties were harmed in the making of this dish!

 

Chickpea pancake at Henderson's Vegan

Chickpea pancake with lentil and apricot filling, topped with vegan cheese

 

Strawberry cheesecake at Henderson's Vegan

Strawberry cheesecake

 

Espresso affogato at Henderson's Vegan

Espresso affogato

 

I must admit, the desserts are where this place really comes into its own. In so many other establishments where vegans are relegated to the sorbet option (although I do love sorbet as much as the next person), or puddings are out-of-bounds completely, it’s wonderful to know that there’s a healthy choice of sweet treats at Henderson’s Vegan. My top tip: try the espresso affogato – this caffeine-kick treat is heaven on earth.

Henderson’s Vegan definitely a place to try if you’re heading out with like-minded vegan friends, but don’t be scared to take open minded meat eaters here too!

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