32 South Clerk Street
Overall score: ★★★★☆
Karma Kebab is not only the first 100% vegan kebab shop in Edinburgh, but it’s also the only vegan kebab shop in the entire country! As you can imagine, Mr B and I were really excited about Edinburgh’s latest plant-based arrival, so after giving them a couple of weeks to let them get into their kebab-making stride, we popped along to check it out.
Vegan food at Karma Kebab
As the name suggests, Karma Kebab specialises in good old-fashioned junk food. Everything on offer is completely vegan, plus the houmous, falafel and seitan are all homemade. Here are all the naughty goodies that are available at the time of writing:
Your choice of seitan or falafel served in a freshly toasted khobez
- Good Karma Fresh salad, houmous and chilli sauce
- Karma Life Fresh salad, houmous, seeds, bean sprouts and chilli sauce
- Karma Sutra (the hot one) Fresh salad, houmous, jalapeños and Screaming Chimp chimpotle sauce
- Karma Chameleon Salad, houmous, rainbow of grilled peppers, olives, sundried tomatoes and chilli sauce
- Falafel Box Fresh homemade falafel with houmous and salad or chips
- Poutine Chunky chips, gravy and melted vegan cheese
- Chunky Chips
- Bowl of Fresh Salad
- Cakes and Sweet Treats Available on display – keep an eye out for the delicious doughnuts by Considerit
How much does it cost?
Mr B and I took advantage of the meal deal, which offers any kebab served with chips and a soft drink for £10.00. If you want a kebab on its own, you’re looking at around £7.50 or thereabouts. Students also get 10% discount from Sunday to Thursday.
Is it any good?
Mr B had the seitan Karma Life kebab, while I had the Karma Sutra with falafel (what can I say, I love a hot one!). Even though it’s advertised as fairly spicy, I didn’t find the Karma Sutra kebab too hot. In fact, the spicy sauce mixed with the cooling houmous made for quite a nice balance. The kebab was a wee bit too dry for my liking, but when I had a bite of Mr B’s seitan Karma Life, I thought it was spot-on.
The chips that came alongside our kebabs were chunky and really satisfying. We also had our choice of sauces to dip them into, such as ketchup and vegan mayo. I really wanted to try the Poutine, but they were sold out when we visited (to my bitter disappointment).
If you are wanting a value-for-money hit of junk food, then Karma Kebab is definitely worth a visit. I’ll be back soon to (hopefully!) try some of that vegan Poutine.
Menu info: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★☆
Karma Kebab Opening Hours
These opening hours are correct at the time of writing. For the most accurate times, check Karma Kebab’s website (linked above).
Monday 11.30am – 9.30pm
Tuesday 11.30am – 9.30pm
Wednesday 11.30am – 9.30pm
Thursday 11.30am – 9.30pm
Friday 11.30am – 11.30pm
Saturday 11.30am – 11.30pm
Sunday 11.30am – 9.30pm
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