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Vegan Edinburgh Christmas Guide

Here it is – the Vegan Edinburgh guide for 2022!

Edinburgh’s local businesses have once again pulled out all the stops with some fantastic menus and gift ideas to make this truly the season to be jolly. 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…

Gift ideas

Have a vegan foodie in your life that you want to treat this Christmas? Here are some wonderful Christmas gift ideas that are bound to put a smile on their face!

Earthy Vegan Cheeses festive hamper
Image credit: Earthy Vegan Cheese

Earthy Vegan Cheese

Beetroot Sauvage may have closed earlier this year, but you can still enjoy their Earthy Vegan Cheese this Christmas! This selection of handcrafted organic vegan cheese is perfect for a gift or as a treat to yourself during the festive season.

There is a range of boxes available, from a small selection of nuts and plant-based cheeses to an entire hamper of cheeses, chutney, pastramheat and chocolate. Browse the range and pre-order on their website until Monday 5 December.


Black Rabbit Cheese Board
Image credit: Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit has the best vegan deli selection in the city, so there’s nowhere better to stock up on festive cheeses and “meats” for the Christmas season.

Pre-orders for Christmas artisan cheeses are now closed, but you can still pop in and pick up some festive treats. Check out their Instagram to find out more.


Vegan biscuits and cakes at Gogo Beets
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Gogo Beets

Spoil that special someone with a Very Vegan Christmas treat box from Gogo Beets. These gift-wrapped festive boxes come with a selection of sweet treats perfect for spoiling that special vegan in your life:

  • Cherry coconut truffle cherry rolled in coconut and covered in dark chocolate
  • Raspberry white chocolate puddle cookie vanilla and raspberry cookie with a raspberry vegan white chocolate shard sitting on a white chocolate puddle
  • Hazelnut praline choc chip cookies vanilla choc chip cookies drizzled with hazelnut praline and chopped hazelnuts
  • Christmas tree empire our much-loved empire biscuits have been given a festive makeover!
  • Oat, winter spiced and raisin cookie sandwich oat and raisin cookies sandwiched between winter spiced buttercream
  • Chocolate orange-dipped cookie vanilla and orange cookies dipped in chocolate orange
  • Hazelnut praline choc chip cookies vanilla choc chip cookies drizzled with hazelnut praline and chopped hazelnuts

Boxes are £18 and are now available to pre-order for pickup on the 22nd, 23rd or 24th December. Simply send them a DM on Instagram or email hello@gogobeets.uk to place your order.


Image credit: Vegan Tipples

Vegan Tipples

It’s not Christmas without a wee glass of wine and thankfully Vegan Tipples has got you covered. For £60 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 and two bottles of fizz. Plus, delivery in Edinburgh is completely free! Order your Christmas box today.


Colourful raw truffles by Rawsmary
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Rawsmary

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 find out how to get your hands on some!


A plantbased selection of cakes by Plant Cakes
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Plant Cakes

Local small business plant cakes are offering vegan snack boxes this festive season. These sweet treats are made with raw ingredients, making them a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The boxes are £25 and include tempting goodies such as snickerz bar, mint brownie bar, cannoli, tiramisu bar and more.

Sounds good? Order yours from plantcakes.co.uk.


Antojitos Tshirt
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Antojitos

Know someone who wears their love of vegan Mexican food on their sleeve? Well, now they can wear it on their chest! Antojitos have released a range of very cool t-shirts just in time for Christmas featuring an original design of a vegan luchador. A variety of sizes are available to order from their online shop.


12 Beers of Christmas box
Image credit: Bellfield Brewery

Bellfield Brewery

Experience the best that Bellfield has to offer with this gift pack containing 12 of their top favourite beers. All Bellfield beers are certified vegan and gluten-free, so this is the perfect gift for the plant-based beer lover in your life. This special case is now available to order online.


Artwork by Kate Louise Powell at Kafe Kweer
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Kafe Kweer

Kafe Kweer has a great selection of vegan chocolates, drinks, teas, coffees and local queer art, perfect for Christmas gifting.

We absolutely love these prints by local vegan artist Kate Louise Powell. A4 prints are available to buy now from their café at 5 St Peter’s Buildings, EH3 9PG.


Green soy wax candles in the shapes of snowmen and christmas trees
Image credit: TAIGA Design Co.

TAIGA Design Co

Louise from TAIGA Design Co makes beautiful vegan-friendly soy wax candles. A lovely addition to your home or an ideal gift. How cute are these Christmas tree candles? Check out much more on TAIGA’s online store.


A pink bottle of bubbly
Image credit: Bellisimo Vino

Bellisimo Vino

Local family-run wine wholesalers Bellisimo Vino have a wide range of vegan bubbly perfect for Christmas. Their exclusive wines can’t be found in supermarkets, so check out their store online and browse what they have on offer.

Fabulously festive menus

Celebrate the party season in style with friends and family at Edinburgh’s top vegan cafés and restaurants. The following places have pulled out all the stops for their festive offering this year:

A generous spread of Christmas food at Harmonium
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Harmonium

Harmonium do a cracking vegan Christmas roast, and we’re delighted to report that it has made a comeback for 2022! Their festive menu is a corker, full of tempting seasonal dishes made from scratch using locally-sourced ingredients. Read the full menu here.


Vegan mince pies at

Green Bite Café

The freshest face on Edinburgh’s vegan scene, Green Bite Café, will also offer festive treats this Christmas season.

They are teaming up with their partners KaMa Vegan Bakes to provide Christmas pies, soups, sandwiches and – of course – cake!

They will also do a menu for customers to order and collect just before Christmas. Keep an on their socials for the announcements!


Image credit: Rabbit Food

Rabbit Food

Get in the festive spirit with seasonal treats at Rabbit Food in Meadow’s tap.

From the 1st December they will be doing their month-long special ‘Jingle All the Way’, with house sauce, hash browns, sage and onion sausage stuffing, crispy chickn patty, gravy and sprout, apple and cranberry slaw.

And every Sunday until 18th December they are doing a special Sunday roast lunch menu. Choose from chickenless roast, beef style or steak and ale pie. All served with roast veggies, roast potatoes and a vegan yorkshire pudding. Perfect for warming up on a cold winter day!


Vegan thali at Kalpna, Edinburgh

Kalpna

If you get in the very rare predicament of being sick of Christmas roasts, here’s some good news: Kalpna is serving up a special festive thali this December! This mighty dish includes a selection of:

  • Six vegetable curries
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Pakora
  • Carrot pudding
  • Assortment of sauces

Book your table now to avoid disappointment!

For the big day

Take the stress out of Christmas dinner this year with these pre-prepared options from some of our favourite vegan-friendly shops and cafés…

Image credit: Easter Greens

Easter Greens

This year, Easter Greens have teamed up with VBites to offer not one… not two… but THREE seasonal roasts! Perfect your Christmas day feast with the choice of:

  • Traditional Trky
  • Beeph
  • Gamn

They are just £5.75 each and are available now from their Easter Road store. No need to pre-order! Find out more on their Instagram feed.


A selection of BBL vegan bacon, sausages and roast
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BBL

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. This year BBL offered mini and regular Christmas boxes with all their festive goodies, but they sold out in early November after just two days!

Thankfully all of their festive range will be available to buy in store from the 19th December. Take a look at their vegan box to see the options they will have available, and make sure you follow them on Facebook to be in the know about any pre-order opportunities.


Vegan haggis at Hendersons, Edinburgh

Hendersons

If you don’t fancy cooking at Christmas or the New Year, Hendersons have got you covered. They are taking bookings for their famous haggis (pictured) and nut loaf for you to dine at home this Christmas.

The food comes ready to cook – all you have to do is heat it up in the oven on the big day. Preorder on their website but be quick, these dishes are popular and bound to go fast!


Turky roast by Faceplant Foods, Edinburgh
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Faceplant Foods

Hosting a big plant-based Christmas dinner this year? You’ll struggle to find a better centrepiece than a whole roast turky from Faceplant.

This beast is 1.1kg of succulent vegan turky which will easily feed 8-10 people with spare leftorders!

You can preorder from their website and collect from their website and collect from their restaurant on Duke Street 22-23 December.


Christmas cake with berries at Holy Cow, Edinburgh
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Holy Cow

Finish your big Christmas meal with something special and sweet from Holy Cow.

This year, Holy Cow are offering a lovely Christmas cake set including:

  • Poppyseed and sultana cake
  • Gingerbread cake stuffed with plums and
  • Brownie cheesecake

The team can cake orders for the whole set, or single cakes. Interested? Drop them a message on Instagram!


Kamas Comfort Food Sushi
Image credit: Kamas Comfort Food

Kama’s Comfort Food

Want something a little different from the traditional Christmas dinner? Kama’s Comfort Food are taking orders for their sushi set for collection or delivery on Christmas Day.

Break tradition and enjoy a wholesome, flavoursome meal on the big day – completely vegan, of course.

You can place your order through Instagram, Facebook or WhatsApp.

These are some of my favourite local suppliers to eat with and 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!

4 replies on “Vegan Edinburgh Christmas Guide”

Do you know if there is anywhere in Edinburgh that is open on Xmas day -we are looking for somewhere to go for Xmas day lunch

Will be doing a vegan guide nearer the time once more places have had a chance to make announcements 🙂

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