What’s On

Vegan food at Thrive Edinburgh

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.

If you want your vegan event listed on this page, drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do. Bear in mind, we normally need at least 10 days notice to promote an event in any meaningful way.

Here’s what’s going on over the next couple of weeks…

Roots’ Vegan Supper Club

Friday 1 November 2019, 5.30pm or 7.45pm
Roots, 18 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NH

NEW DATE! Join Roots for their first ever Vegan Supper Club! Book your space for a sumptuous four course feast of the tastiest vegan goodies, using the best of Roots’ seasonal ingredients. You can BYOB and the full menu will be available soon. Book your place by messaging their Facebook page or sending an email to munch@rootsedinburgh.co.uk.

Leith Vegan Quarter

Vegan cake by Herbivore Kitchen at the Leith Vegan Quarter Market, Edinburgh

Saturday 2 November 2019 (and the first Saturday of every month), 10am – 4pm
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, Sgaia Vegan Mheats and many many more. Follow Leith Market’s Facebook page for this month’s lineup.

Back to Balance Day Retreat

Saturday 2 November 2019, 10am-4.30pm
Beetroot Sauvage, Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1SX

Join Clare and Lynsey at Beetroot Sauvage for a very special Back to Balance Day Retreat, designed to inspire a balancing routine that nourishes your mind, body and spirit.

During the change of season we can easily fall out of balance, leaving us feeling low in energy and often unwell. This day retreat will leave you feeling more grounded, energised and centred for the winter months ahead.

The day’s schedule includes warming and restorative yoga flows, chakra balancing with sound, and a nutritious vegan lunch.

Find out more and book on Eventbrite.

Veganism, Sex and Politics: C Lou Hamilton on Veganism & Social Justice

Saturday 9 November 2019, 11am-12midday
Lighthouse – Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

What does veganism have to do with wider struggles for social justice – feminism, LGBTQ+ politics, anti-racism, environmentalism? Is being vegan difficult or is it now easier than ever? What are the dangers and irresistible pleasures of living a vegan life?

C. Lou Hamilton dives deep into the heart of these questions at a special coffee morning launch of their book Veganism, Sex and Politics : Tales of Danger & Pleasure!

Head along to the Lighthouse for a lively discussion of the book, an informal chat, a cuppa & some vegan snacks. Book your tickets on Eventbrite.

Wine Tasting with Vegan Tipples

Vegan Tipples Wine Tasting

Friday 8 November 2019, 7pm 
9 – 11 Maritime Street, Leith EH6 6SB

Join Susan from Vegan Tipples as she guides you through a selection of fizz and dessert wines for Christmas. Tickets are £10 and include a good selection of wines to taste, plus a generous helping of snacks to nibble throughout the evening. Book your place now on the Vegan Tipples website.

Edinburgh Vegan Christmas Market

Sunday 10 November 2019, 10.30am-4pm
BT Murrayfield, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

The Edinburgh Vegan Festival returns to BT Murrayfield for a Christmas Market special! There will be free samples, discounts, food tasting, vegan food stalls including chocolate, cheese, cakes, takeaway food, animal sanctuaries, clothing and so much more.

There will also be some fabulous talks and demos on from some amazing people and businesses. You can find out more information veganfestival.co.uk.

Book Week Scotland: Meet Scottish Vegan Cookbook Author Jackie Jones

Fruits and vegetables from the Scottish Vegan Cookbook

Monday 18 November 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
Morningside Library, 184-186 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4PU

From easy brunch recipes through appetisers, hearty main courses and indulgent puddings, The Scottish Vegan Cookbook has them all.

Join Jackie Jones, the author of The Scottish Vegan Cookbook, at the Morningside Library and hear about how and why to add more fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet while improving your health and making the most of Scotland’s abundant larder.

Tickets are free, and you can register your place on Eventbrite.

Vegan Cocktail Party

Thursday 21 November 2019, 2pm – 1am
Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED

Treat yourself to a decadent selection of vegan-friendly cocktails at Sofi’s. Pop along any time from 2pm, order yourself a tipple and soak up the atmosphere in this cosy and friendly Swedish bar.

Find out more on Facebook.

Vegan Feast Night

Thursday 21 November 2019, from 6pm
Piccolino Edinburgh, 103 High Riggs, Edinburgh EH3 9RP

Join Piccolino for their first-ever vegan night! This Italian restaurant will be serving three delicious and nutritious vegan courses – choose from vegan lasagna, mushroom pasta, vegan panna cotta and more.

Read the full menu and find out how to book on their Facebook event page.