By Area

The City of Edinburgh is made up of many distinct and vibrant neighbourhoods, each with an individual look, feel and personality.

With over 200 vegan-friendly establishments in Scotland’s capital, we thought it would be more manageable to split these up into 11 of Edinburgh’s separate districts. Let’s get ready to explore…

Vegan benedict at Loudons, Edinburgh

Old Town & Grassmarket

Home to the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s Old Town is normally the first stop for most visitors to Scotland’s capital.

Vegan loaded chips at Wee Buddha, Edinburgh

New Town

Designed and built in the 18th Century, Edinburgh’s beautiful New Town is the cosmopolitan heart of the city.

Vegan croissants at Chapter One Coffee, Edinburgh

West End, Haymarket & Fountainbridge

Explore the cute little backstreets of this neighbourhood and you will discover a wealth of independent cafés, restaurants and fashion boutiques.

Vegan strawberry and banana pancakes at Seeds for the Soul, Edinburgh

Bruntsfield, Marchmont & Morningside

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre? Across the Meadows you will find beautiful area of Bruntsfield, Morningside and Marchmont.

Full vegan breakfast at Roseleaf Edinburgh


Leith is quite easily Edinburgh’s trendiest district, where you will find people from all walks of life.

Vegan special fried tofu at Soul Vegan, Edinburgh

Southside & Newington

Southside is a hub for Edinburgh University students and so you will find lots of trendy shops, cafes and restaurants here – many of which cater for vegans.

Vegan salmon bruschetta at Novapizza, Edinburgh

Stockbridge & Canonmills

This area is a haven of independent and charity shopping, with a few vegan-friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants thrown in.

Vegan rarebit at Black Rabbit, Edinburgh


There are a few vegan-friendly haunts here, most notably Black Rabbit and Sora Lella, which is Edinburgh’s newest completely vegan Italian restaurant.

Vegan apple pie at Holy Cow, Edinburgh

Broughton & Meadowbank

Home to the Edinburgh Playhouse and the tram terminus, this is a busy part of town with lots of buzzing bars and restaurants.

Vegan salads at Gogo Beets, Edinburgh

Portobello & Duddingston

Portobello and Duddingston are two beautiful neighbourhoods to the east of Edinburgh city centre.

Vegan plum tofu at Chinese Manor House, Edinburgh


Corstorphine is a suburb located to the west of Edinburgh. It has a busy strip on St Johns Road which has a few restaurants and cafes with vegan options.