The Mosque Kitchen

31 – 33 Nicolson Square

+44(0)131 667 4035

Overall Score: ★★★★☆

The Mosque Kitchen has been one of my favourite foodie haunts in Edinburgh for a long time – even before I became vegan. With gorgeous curries served in big hearty portions for less than a fiver a pop, this is a brilliant place to get a satisfying meal on the cheap.

Sadly, I stopped going to the Mosque Kitchen for a while when I first gave up meat and dairy because I assumed that they used ghee in their cooking. Like many things, I needlessly cut this wonderful place out of my life assuming they wouldn’t cater for vegans. How wrong I was!

I was scanning the #veganedinburgh hashtag on Instagram one day when I saw my old favourite pop up in the feed. That can’t be right, surely?

Turns out, the Mosque Kitchen don’t use ghee after all. They use oil – beautiful, dairy-free oil – making most of their veggie curries vegan-friendly. Happy days! Since I made this happy discovery, I’ve been going back on a regular basis and stuffing my face with their delicious cheap curry, and I highly suggest you do too.

Vegan food available at the Mosque Kitchen

As their curries are cooked with oil and not ghee, most of the vegetable curries are vegan-friendly. These include:

  • Mixed vegetable curry
  • Saag aloo (spinach and potato curry)
  • Chana masala (chickpea curry)
  • Bombay aloo (potato curry)

Unfortunately the bread is still made with butter, so not safe for vegans, but if you’re like me a curry with rice will be plenty for a satisfying meal.

Vegan vegetable curry at The Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
Tasty (and cheap!) vegetable curry


Vegan Chana Masala (chickpea curry) at the Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
Can’t go wrong with a satisfying chana masala (chickpea curry)


Vegan vegetable curry at The Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
So much food for such a great price


Vegan Chana Masala (chickpea curry) at the Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
Chickpeas, packed with protein, make for a cheap and satisfying meal


Vegan vegetable curry at The Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
The veggie curry is pretty filling, too!


Vegan Chana Masala (chickpea curry) at the Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh
I challenge you to get a better meal in Edinburgh for only £4!

Every time I go with Mr B, we always get the same thing. I get the mixed veg curry at £3.50, while he gets the chana masala for £4.00. Add drinks to that, and we’re feeding ourselves for a no more than a tenner. To be fair, there are absolutely no frills to this place – you have to go up to the canteen-style serving area to order and you’re lucky if you get a plate that isn’t made out of paper, but everything considered it’s not bad at all.

Mr B likes the chana masala because it’s full of protein and a really satisfying meal, but I prefer the mixed veg curry as the sauce is a bit more to my taste. The portions are pretty big, so sometimes I struggle to finish off the entire meal, but I always give it my best shot!

With those prices, you can’t beat the Mosque Kitchen for a satisfying meal. It’s a great option if you want to treat yourself without breaking the budget.

Choice:  ★★★☆☆
Menu info:  ★★☆☆☆
Deliciousness: ★★★★☆
Value for money:  ★★★★★

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