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Vegan food at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

Ransacked Black Oven

Ransacked Black Oven 
27 – 29 Marshall Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9BJ

+44(0)131 667 7001

Overall score: ★★★★★

This new kid on the block has apparently caused quite a stir since its opening – never in the history of Vegan Edinburgh have I received so many requests to review somewhere! With all the buzz it was creating, I couldn’t wait to go along and see what all the fuss was about.

Vegan food at Ransacked Black Oven

Ransacked Black Oven serve Persian and Middle-Eastern street food. As they are still quite new, it sounds like they are still tweaking and improving their menu here and there, but this was the situation when I visited in March 2018.

The menu below might seem slightly complex, but the friendly staff at Ransacked Black Oven will keep you right. To make sense of it all, you also need to refer to the specials board which will tell you:

  • Today’s salads (5 options – when I visited all were suitable for vegans)
  • Hummus of the Day
  • Pesto of the Day
  • Today’s Hot Pot (sometimes vegan, sometimes not)
  • Pizzas (4 options – they have vegan cheese on request)
  • Soup of the Day
  • Homemade Ice Cream (at least one vegan option)
  • Botanical Slush (2 options, mostly vegan)
  • Compotes (2 options, some vegan)

All of the vegan options are clearly marked on both the regular menu and the specials board.

Tear and Share

Choose a bread: 

  • Sourdough flat bread
  • Gram flour roti
  • Manousshe – Zatar baked sourdough

Choose a spread: 

  • Garlic oil
  • Chilli oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Duukha
  • Peacamole
  • Baba Ganoush
  • Tahini
  • Hummus of the Day
  • Pesto of the Day

Falafel Sharing Board

Selection of breads, olives, spreads and falafel

Savoury Kebab

Choose a bread:

  • Sourdough flat bread
  • Gram flour roti

Choose a salad (see the board)

Choose a filling:

  • Vegan falafel

Choose a spread (see above)

Served with herb roasted potatoes

Loaded Salad

Choose 2 salads (see the board)

Choose a topping: 

  • Vegan falafel

Choose a spread (see above)

Wood fired sourdough flat bread wraps

Choose a bread:

  • Sourdough flat bread
  • Gram flour roti

Mix and match three fillings: 

  • Potato
  • Peacomole
  • Coriander
  • Tomato
  • Maple syrup

Or choose from the following: 

  • Peanut butter and compote
  • Maple, tahini and compote

Loaded overnight oats

Served with peanut butter, cacao and choice of compote (see board)

Loaded Maca smoothie bowl

Served with granola, peanut butter and choice of compote (see board)

Lebanese almond and ginger rice

Vegan and gluten-free

Homemade Ice Cream

See board for vegan flavours

Front Counter at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

 

Vegan mint lemonade slush at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
Botanical slush: flavour of the day was mint lemonade

 

Vegan kebab at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
Kebab with falafel and sourdough

 

Lampshades at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

 

Vegan rosemary potatoes at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
The kebab comes with roasted rosemary potatoes

 

The specials board at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
The specials board

 

Vegan Moroccan chickpea salad and kebab at Ransacked Black Oven, Edinburgh
Moroccan chickpeas

 

Vegan falafel at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
Falafel

 

Vegan beetroot hummus and tahini in Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
The Hummus of the Day: Beetroot

 

Vegan kebabs at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

 

Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Salad at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

 

Vegan bread at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh
Chickpea flour roti

 

Vegan Turkish Potato Salad at Ransacked Black Oven

 

Takeaway Box at Ransacked Black Oven Edinburgh

The food at Ransacked Black Oven is very comforting, and super filling. Both Mr B and I had our own twists on the savoury kebab, and they were so big that we had no room for dairy-free ice cream afterwards 🙁

Still, the food is all made from good ingredients and when so much of your plate consists of salad, that can only be a good thing, right? The staff were even kind enough to box up our leftovers to enjoy later – which was very much appreciated when the midnight munchies hit later that evening!

With their hearty menu, clear vegan labelling and ever-expanding range of vegan and gluten-free options, Ransacked Black Oven is well worth a visit.

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

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