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Rainbow Bowl at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh

Hula Juice Bar

Hula Juice Bar
103-105 West Bow
Edinburgh
EH1 2JP

+44(0)131 220 1121
Website

Overall score: ★★★★★

With the weather getting warmer and the sun beginning to shine, this cute wee juice bar on the corner of the Grassmarket looks irresistible. It was a warm and sunny weekend when a pal and I decided to pop in and refuel after a busy morning exploring the Old Town, and we couldn’t wait to get stuck into this place’s tasty yet nutritious offering.

Vegan options available at Hula Juice Bar

Whether you’re looking for a hearty brunch, a spot of lunch or just a sweet treat, there’s plenty of cruelty-free options at Hula Juice Bar. At the time of writing, this is what was on the menu:

Breakfast (served from 8am to 12noon)

  • Organic Scottish porridge oats (can be made vegan if you ask)
  • Acai bowl (can be made vegan if you ask) A base of thick acai smoothie, banana, strawberry, blueberry and coconut milk topped with 7 healthy toppings
  • Avocado sourdough toast Avocado, sun-dried tomato oil, their special hula mix garnished with rocket, cherry tomato and a wedge of lime
  • Beetroot sourdough toast Aubergine jam, beetroot smash, roasted hazelnuts, Asian fried shallots with peashoots, rocket, cherry tomato and a wedge of lime
  • Caramelised onion hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich with cucumber, sun-dried tomato and peppers

Lunch (served from 12noon)

  • Homemade soup (vegan option available)
  • Caramelised onion hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich with cucumber, sun-dried tomato and peppers
  • Rainbow bowl Daily 5 part combination bowl – check the menu board for today’s offering
  • Vegan chilli bowl Vegan chilli and rice topped with cacao nibs and guacamole
  • Avocado sourdough toast Avocado, sun-dried tomato oil, their special hula mix garnished with rocket, cherry tomato and a wedge of lime
  • Beetroot sourdough toast Aubergine jam, beetroot smash, roasted hazelnuts, Asian fried shallots with peashoots, rocket, cherry tomato and a wedge of lime
  • Kale, strawberry and walnut salad bowl Mixed leaves, sliced radish, red onion, pumpkin and sunflower seeds with creamy avocado and garlic dressing
  • Vegan wrap Asian cabbage, avocado, roasted sweet potato, mixed veg, sesame seeds and an optional hot sauce

Smoothies and juices

  • Green and super juices: 
    • Popeye juice Spinach, lemon, nutmeg and apple
    • Tahiti kicks smoothie Mango, spinach, apple and lemon
    • Chia fields smoothie Cucumber, celery, apple, chia seeds and kale
    • Oscar juice Parsley, ginger, lime, lemon and apple
    • Ass-aye-ee smoothie Organic acai berry, mixed berries, coconut milk and apple juice
  • Mixed juices: 
    • Ginger Jack Carrot, ginger, apple and orange
    • Pink Lady Apple, ginger, lemon and lime
    • Rarotonga Mango and orange
  • Simple juices: 
    • Apple
    • Carrot
    • Orange
  • Hot juices: 
    • Fiery Jack Carrot, ginger, apple and orange
    • Apple pie Apple, cinnamon, ginger and lemon
  • Smoothies: 
    • Whirling dervish Strawberry, mango, blueberry and orange
    • Blue Hawaiian Blueberry, banana, strawberry and apple
    • Sunshine in a cup Mango, peach, pineapple and orange
    • Betty Ford Peach, strawberry, banana and apple
  • … plus a range of teas, coffees and raw cakes
Sign outside Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
This must be the place!

 

Menu board at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
Check what’s on special (including the day’s Rainbow Bowl) on the menu board

 

Vegan hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
Vegan hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich

 

Rainbow Bowl at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
The Rainbow Bowl – which on this day was chana dahl, quinoa, tomato, cucumber and coconut

 

Toucan mural in Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
Lots of exotic art at Hula Juice Bar

 

Vegan hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
Om nom nom

 

Fruit Juice at Hula Juice Bar
Pink Lady juice and Tahiti Kicks smoothie

 

Inside Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
Beautifully bright interiors

 

Rainbow Bowl at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
… almost as bright as the Rainbow Bowl!

 

Vegan hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
The sandwich comes with a side salad

 

Rainbow Bowl at Hula Juice Bar, Edinburgh
A bowl full of goodness

Safe to say my friend and I really enjoyed our visit to Hula. I had the Rainbow Bowl, which on this day was made of chana dahl, cucumber, quinoa, tomatoes and toasted coconut flakes. Ohmygoodness it was delicious! The dahl was rich and had a beautiful coconut flavour, perfectly paired with the quinoa and salad. The Rainbow Bowl changes every day, but it will always be vegan – so keep an eye on the specials board for the day’s combo.

My friend had the hummus and roasted aubergine sandwich, and when I asked her how it was, she said “f**king amazing”. I think that’s all you need to know, really.

The juices were really good too. My friend had the Pink Lady, which is one of my favourites, but I decided to have the Tahiti Kicks smoothie. For a smoothie it wasn’t too heavy, and the lovely sweet mango made it very moreish – so I easily gulped the thing down in a few seconds flat!

Hula Juice Bar is a popular spot in the Grassmarket for both breakfast and lunch. If you’re wanting a nutritious boost in the heart of the Old Town, this place is a very solid shout.

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

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