Let’s face it – this year hasn’t exactly the been the best, and if you’re anything like me, you are probably just waiting for it to be over.
But Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes one last chance to support our wonderful local vegan and vegan-friendly businesses in 2020 by splashing out on tempting Christmas treats.
So whether you want a stress-free Christmas dinner or a special gift to pop under the tree, you don’t have to look far from Scotland’s fine capital for all your vegan needs this festive season. Read on to find out more…
Easter Greens + Faceplant Foods
This year, Easter Greens has teamed up with Faceplant to offer their epic Turky in both Easter Road and Morningside stores. Simply order online or pop in and speak to a member of staff to pre-order then collect from the 21st December. Available as full roast (1.1kg, feeds roughly four) or half roast. Find out more on this Insta post.
Roots is the ONLY place you need to go for all your veggie needs this festive season! As usual, you will be able to get all your veg boxes, and they are also doing Christmas dinner for delivery (although orders close this week – so you’ll need to be fast)! Fancy an extra treat or something special for a Zoom xmas do? Why not try one of their vegan grazing platters which include a colourful selection of veggies, dips and vegan cheese? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Beetroot have opened up their online shop so you can stock up on yummy goodies this festive season. Let Beetroot Sauvage take care of your Christmas dinner centrepiece with their ‘Kind to Turkeys’ roast, or their chestnut festive nut roast. Indulge in sumptuous starters like their waldorf salad or vegan brie and caramelised red onion parcels. Then finish off with a slice of their tempting yule log. Order online today.
Kama Vegan Bakes
It’s unlikely we would have managed to get through 2020 without the help of Kama Vegan Bakes pies, so we were delighted to hear that they are doing a special round of festive deliveries to Edinburgh and Fife on 22 & 23 December. Stock up your cupboards with their pies filled with wonderfully festive fillings, including homemade nut roast, syrup-glazed parsnips, and cranberry, leek and butter beans. Final orders should be made by 14 December. Check our their full menu on Instagram.
Vegan Tipples Christmas Box
So you’ve got the food sorted – what about the booze? It’s not Christmas without a wee glass of wine and thankfully Vegan Tipples has got you covered. For £80 you can order their special Christmas case, with six bottles specially selected for the festive season. Add sparkle to your Christmas with two bottles of red wine, two bottles of white, a bottle of bubbles and a lovely bottle of port. Plus, delivery in Edinburgh is completely free! Order your Christmas box today.
Black Rabbit’s deli selection has gone from strength to strength this year, so make sure you pop in and stock up on their delicious selection of vegan cheeses and “meats”. Cheeses can come in chilled packaging, which makes them ideal for gifting. Pop in or order ahead online and collect from their store in Tollcross.
I’ll be honest – it’s not Christmas in the Vegan Edinburgh household unless we have a full plate of BBL’s vegan pigs in blankets on the table. Thankfully BBL is once again offering vegan-friendly festive goodies, which will be available from mid-December onwards. Pop in to their shop or order online.
We all know that Considerit does incredible vegan doughnuts, but did you know that they also do vegan chocolate too? A box of their handcrafted creations will make a brilliant gift for the chocoholic in your life, and is available now on their online shop. You can also get chocolate ganache truffles, hot chocolate marshmallow bombes and cream egg filled chocolate bars – who says cream eggs are only for Easter?! After the year we’ve had, we should have anything we want. At any time of the year.
New local business Thoughtful Edinburgh specialises in hampers and flowers, making it the ideal one-stop (online) shop for beautiful and sustainable gifts. From sweet treats to cruelty-free toiletries, their hampers start from just £12.50, ideal if you are on a budget. Check out their range.
Want a gift that tastes good and does good too? Rawsmary vegan truffles and desserts are completely raw and gluten free. Made from nuts, seeds and fruit, these delicious balls of yumminess have no artificial ingredients and are free from refined sugar. Check out their website for more information on their range and how to order.
If you have not experienced the joy that is a slice of Herbivore Kitchen’s Chocolate Brownie Log – then you are missing out. I tried this for the first time at the Leith Market and ohmygoodness it is absolutely incredible.
Thankfully you don’t have go outdoors and brave the Scottish winter weather to get your own – full logs are now available to buy in Herbivore Kitchen’s online shop. Really want to treat that special someone? Then get them a festive hamper, including all of your Herbivore festive favourites like the aforementioned chocolate log plus mince pies, Christmas brownies, Conscious Candy Fizzy Sweets and rosemary and sea salt crackers. Christmas = sorted.
New addition! Naked Bakery’s order book is now open for Christmas cakes to collect on the 23rd – just in time for Christmas. But you’ve got to be quick – these festive beauties are bound to sell out before long! Order yours now from their online shop.
These are some of my favourite local suppliers to shop from this festive season, but there are bound to be some that I have missed. Which fabulous local vegan-friendly businesses are helping you make Christmas this year? Share them in the comments below!