Old Town

The Piemaker

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The Piemaker
38 South Bridge

+44(0)131 558 1728

Overall score: ★★★★★

The Piemaker is a bit of an institution in Edinburgh. It’s been around for as long as I remember and one of my favourite places in the city to grab a comforting cheap eat. This little pie shop has an omnivore offering, but their range of vegan options has steadily grown over the years and now has a really tempting selection of cruelty-free baked goodies.

Vegan food available at The Piemaker

The Piemaker has a huge range of baked delights, with a nice wee selection completely suitable for vegans. At the time of writing, these are:

  • Spinach vergas bake
  • Double potato roll
  • Mushroom vergas bake
  • Veggie paradise

… plus a few sweet options that you’ll see pictured below. With pies starting as low as £2.20, you’re bound to find something that’s perfect for your budget. You can have your pie heated up on the premises, or keep it cold and heat up for yourself later.

Vegan mushroom verges bake at Piemaker, Edinburgh
Mushroom vergas bake


Picture at Piemaker, Edinburgh


Vegan Mushroom vergas bake


Vegan mushroom verges bake at Piemaker, Edinburgh
Some of that delicious mushroom filling


Shelves of pastries at Piemaker
Shelves of delicious sweet vegan pastries… (the small ‘v’ indicates they are vegan)

The Piemaker is the perfect place to go if you want to treat yourself on a budget. Their pies are delicious, and with most options costing less than three quid, you really can’t argue with that pricing.

There is limited seating to enjoy your pastry, but most patrons take their food to go. If it’s a nice day, I like to grab my pie and head to the rooftop terrace of the National Museum of Scotland (about 2 minutes walk away) and enjoy my beautiful baked lunch there while I admire one of the best views in the city.

Who said that being a vegan in Edinburgh had to cost a fortune?!

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




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