What’s On

Edinburgh has a vibrant vegan scene, with lots of events happening in Scotland’s capital every month. Whether you’re into activism, supper clubs or just fancy a browse around a vegan-friendly market, there is pretty much something for everyone.

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Vegan wine at Vegan Tipples wine tasting evening

Vegan wine tasting

Friday 5 August, Friday 2 September
24 Forth Street, Leith EH1 3LH

Join Susan from Vegan Tipples for some vegan wine tasting. This fun, intimate evening includes tasting six vegan wines, with lots of nibbles to enjoy on the side. And all for a ticket price of just £15. Email Sue directly to book

Follow Vegan Tipples on Facebook or Instagram to be the first to find out the next date!

Image: Summerhall Drinks Lab

Tequila and Chocolate Tasting

First Friday of the month (next session Friday 5 August)
Summerhall Drinks Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Tequila is not just for shots! The experts at Summerhall Drinks Lab will introduce you to some excellent premium tequilas of different styles and show you how to sip and appreciate them, all paired perfectly with vegan chocolate from Seed And Bean.

You’ll start by shaking up a tasty tequila cocktail, and over the course of an hour you will discover three delicious pairings and learn about how tequila is made and where it comes from.

Find out more and book on the Summerhall Drinks Lab website.

Vegan satan burger by the Sly Fox at Leith Vegan Quarter, Edinburgh

Leith Vegan Quarter

First Saturday of the month, 10am – 4pm (next market Saturday 6 August)
Leith Market, Dock Place, EH6 6LU

Grab a treat for yourself at this month’s Leith Market Vegan Quarter. Previous stallholders include Faceplant Foods, Herbivore Kitchen, Rawsmary, Planet Kuku, Vegan Tipples, Sly Fox and many many more. Read our Vegan Street Food Guide to find out what to expect at these markets, and follow Leith Market’s Facebook page for this month’s lineup.

Whisky being poured into a glass
Photo by Dylan de Jonge on Unsplash

Whisky and Vegan Cheese Evening

Second Friday of the month (next session Friday 9 September)
Summerhall Drinks Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Whisky and cheese is one of life’s greatest pairings, but why should non-vegans have all the fun?

You’ll start by shaking up your own whisky cocktail to sip on while the Summerhall Drinks Lab experts talk through three different single malt Scotch whiskies. You’ll then sample each and pair them with a different locally made vegan cheese. You’ll also be able to take away anything you don’t finish on the night.

Find out more and book on the Summerhall Drinks Lab website.

Pansies at Beetroot Sauvage

Post pandemic wellness reboot

Sunday 21 August
Beetroot Sauvage, 33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace, EH9 1SX

Pause and focus on rebooting your life post-pandemic with this day-long retreat at Beetroot Sauvage, hosted by Synapse Health.

This retreat will focus your mind and body on moving into a new healthier state by looking at stress, nutrition and the gut microbiome and also the effect the pandemic has had on sleep.

Throughout the day you will be taken through relaxation and meditation sessions that allow deep restoration.

The day includes lunch which consists of a selection of deluxe ciabatta sandwiches with vegan fillings, a fruit platter and a range of herbal teas.

Find out more on Eventbrite.

Candle making

Candle making workshop

Sunday 21 August
Waverley Market, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ

Join Kind Candles for their first-ever candle making workshop.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe, this workshop offers a perfect opportunity to relax, be creative and escape from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh for a little while.

Learn about the basics of candle making, including wicks, oils and candle care. Then pour your own candle to take home.

The candles are made from rapeseed and coconut wax, and are vegan and cruelty-free.

Book your place on Eventbrite.

Rum sitting on a table with doughnuts at Summerhall Drinks Lab
Image: Summerhall Drinks Lab

Vegan Rum and Doughnuts

Last Friday of the month (next session Friday 26 August)
Summerhall Drinks Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Join the experts from Summerhall Drinks Lab on a sweet voyage around the world of rum and doughnuts. Indulge your sweet tooth and taste rum from Scotland and the rest of the world, perfectly paired with delicious plant-based doughnuts from Considerit Chocolate.

You’ll start by shaking up a tasty rum cocktail, and over the course of an hour you’ll discover a range of delicious rum and doughnut pairings, learn about the interesting, complex and often controversial history of rum, and Scotland’s role in its global trade. Your rum and doughnuts will come pre-boxed, so any leftovers are yours to take home.

Find out more and book on the Summerhall Drinks Lab website.

The vegan Edinburgh meetup group at Naked Bakery

Vegan Edinburgh Meetup

Events throughout the year

Would you like to meet like-minded vegans in Edinburgh? Our relaxed group regularly throws meetup events in vegan and vegan-friendly venues across the city.

Find us on Meetup to find the dates and locations of our upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

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