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The Baked Potato Shop

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The Baked Potato Shop
56 Cockburn Street

+44(0)131 225 7572

Overall score: ★★★★★

If you’re looking for a cheap, easy and quick bite to eat – look no further than The Baked Potato Shop. This wee gem is hidden in plain sight just off the Royal Mile, so it’s perfect for both locals and visitors who are wanting to fill up on some decent vegan food in between seeing the sights of Scotland’s capital.

Vegan food available at The Baked Potato Shop

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that The Baked Potato Shop specialises in… well, baked potatoes. What may surprise you is the wide selection of hot and cold fillings there are available – the ones listed below are vegan:

Hot fillings

  • Baked beans
  • Vegan chilli
  • Vegetable curry
  • Macsween vegetarian haggis

Cold fillings

  • Curried rice
  • Hummus
  • Spicy hummus
  • Curried corn
  • Chickpea salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Fruity coleslaw
  • Gazpacho
  • Bean salad
  • Quinoa salad
  • Mexican salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Cous cous
  • Chilli corn
  • Spinach salad
  • Sweetcorn
  • Sweet pickle


  • Haggis samosa
  • Vegetable samosa
  • Pakora
  • Vegan sausage roll
  • Vegan tiffin
  • Vegan cake

The potatoes come in a choice of sizes: small, medium and large. Last time I was there I ordered a medium – and it was huge! Perfect when you’re really hungry…

Baked Potato Shop Sign Vegan baked potato with haggis at The Baked Potato Shop, Edinburgh Baked Potato Shop Sign

Last time I went I opted for a medium sized potato with veggie haggis. Word for the wise – unless you are really hungry, opt for the small size. The medium potato was so huge, I dread to think what size the large potatoes are like!

In any case, you can’t really go wrong with a baked potato. I would have never considered putting veggie haggis on a potato before but after trying this beauty, I am well and truly converted! I struggled through to eat the whole thing (skin and all) and I am delighted to report that it kept me satisfied for the rest of the day. A fantastic place to fill up on good, simple food which is excellent value for money.

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

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