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140 Leith Walk
+44(0)131 555 4738
Overall score: ★★★★☆
The Leith Depot is a cosy wee independent bar and music venue near the bottom of Leith Walk. There are some great vibes in this place, with friendly staff, quirky decor (old bus seats, anyone?) and a solid food menu with a couple of great options suitable for vegans.
Vegan food at Leith Depot
Leith Depot has lots of lovely little vegan dishes to snack on, plus a few main dishes perfect for a late brunch. All the options are clearly marked on the menu with a (VG). At the time of writing, here are some of the delicious nibbles you can nosh on:
Small plates to share, snack or start
- Coconut and lentil dahl
- Smoked tofu, cashew nut nori with Thai dipping sauce
- Smoke tomato hummus and tortilla chips
- Smokey tomato patatas bravas
- Beer battered pickles and bourbon ketchup
- Marinated olives
- Stuffed vine leaves
- Hand cut chips
- Beer battered onion rings
- Sweet potato wedges
- Vegan Depot breakfast Vegan sausage, roast tomatoes, mushrooms, wilted spinach, baked beans, toast and scrambled tofu
- Kedgeree Risotto Aromatic curried rice and peas with smoked tofu and coconut milk
The full vegan breakfast is a solid option but honestly doesn’t offer anything new or exciting over other vegan breakfasts found elsewhere in the Edinburgh. With mushrooms, sausages, scrambled tofu and spinach, this is pretty much your standard breakfast offering that is going to fill a hole, at least. Great if you are in the area or have a hangover that needs curing.
The kedgeree, however, is a different story. This is the first time I have seen vegan kedgeree on a menu so I had to give it a try – and it did not disappoint. The use of coconut milk made this dish really creamy, with a generous helping of chunky smoked tofu stirred throughout. One taste and I was in love.
Safe to say, mission brunch as a success. I would love to go back and try some of the small plates and snacks, or I might just succumb to the temptation and order that gorgeous creamy kedgeree again! Either way, Leith Depot is an excellent option for a bite to eat near the Foot of the Walk.
Menu info: ★★★★☆
Value for money: ★★★★☆