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The best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh.


Dylan Mitchell

Well-known for its impressive historical sights that tourists visit year after year, there’s plenty to see and do in Edinburgh. During your time in the Scottish capital, be sure not to miss out on the city’s fantastically eclectic restaurant scene. Edinburgh’s culinary inclusivity means that there are loads of vegetarian-friendly options waiting to be discovered by you. If you’re wondering where to head, have a nose at our guide below to find out the best vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh and get ready to enjoy your choice of 2 for 1 meals or 25% off food and darinks.

Must-try vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh.

If you’re taking a stroll around the great city of Edinburgh, take the time to experience the best of what it has to offer with its huge choice of quality restaurants and attractions where you can use our days out deals. To make things nice and easy, we’ve narrowed it down to our top choices that not only serve flavourful food but also happen to be veggie-friendly too.

Let your taste buds enjoy the best of the best by popping into one of our choices for the best vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh where you can also use our dining out deals.

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  • Khartoum Café
  • Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant
  • The Blackbird
  • The Haggis Box
Khartoum Café

Khartoum Café.

Take some shelter from a breezy day by warming up in the cosy Khartoum Café. This intriguing eatery is sure to serve you something new and interesting with its menu’s combination of East African and Middle Eastern cuisines. Their flavoursome selection of wraps makes for the ideal light lunch that is bound to please any vegetarian. With a welcoming and chilled-out atmosphere that will make hours seem like minutes, be sure to stop off here to experience one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh.

If you fancy a warm beverage with your meal, you can get 25% off barista-made drinks here all week with tastecard.

Ignite Bengali and Indian Restaurant Edinburgh.

Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant.

Ignite Bengali & Indian Restaurant, established in 2004 and still thriving to this day, boasts extensive expertise in crafting delectable dishes that will impress veggies and non-veggies alike.

Indulge in their culinary delights, such as their sag panir, made with their homemade cottage cheese. Or savour the sabzi nentara which will leave quite the impression on your palette with its combination of sweet and sour notes. For any fellow diners that don’t fancy joining in with the vegetarian plates, they can find all of the classic Indian dishes that the nation has come to know and love. Just try and catch them hiding their envy when your plate arrives at the table!

Grab 25% off the total bill here any day of the week with your tastecard.

The Blackbird Edinburgh

The Blackbird.

Voted for in the Times newspaper’s top 30 cocktail bars and terraces in the UK, The Blackbird is a multi-talented restaurant and bar that is just as capable of whipping up the perfect boozy beverage as it is delectable vegetarian dishes. As one of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh, this lavishly decorated eatery will make you feel right at home with its sophisticated and trendy appearance that is just begging to appear on your Instagram story. For top veggie picks from The Blackbird’s menu, choose their turtle bean burger, vegan power bowl or padron peppers if you’re in the mood for nibbles.

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The Haggis Box Edinburgh.

The Haggis Box.

If you’re a first-time visitor to Edinburgh, you can’t say you’ve had the full Scottish experience until you try out the country’s iconic dish. Though it may never have crossed your mind if you typically dodge meat on a menu, The Haggis Box serves up a vegan haggis that is just as tasty as the traditional stuff. If you fancy taking some more time to relax afterwards, be sure to sit down with a coffee and one of their many delightful cakes.

If a good coffee is what you’re after, you can get 25% off barista-made drinks using our discounts.

ASK Italian Vegan Margherita Pizza

The best places for a vegetarian pizza in Edinburgh.

When it comes to finding the very best vegetarian pizzas, you can always rely on a Pizza Hut or  ASK Italian to deliver a deliciously doughy dish. But if you fancy trying an independent spot, we also love Zucca Restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh’s theatre district. So regardless of whether you’ve just been to the big show, or just prefer to make use of tastecard’s cinema ticket discounts, we recommend popping into Zucca and enjoying a scrumptious vegetarian pizza.

But don’t forget, there’s nothing wrong with a night in every once in a while! If you’ve had a tiring week and just fancy bingeing your favourite series with a takeaway, tastecard’s pizza delivery discounts are calling your name. Whether you prefer Pizza Hut, Papa Johns or Domino’s, you can save up to a whopping 50% off your pizza delivery.

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

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Now that you know the very best vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh, why not sign up to tastecard today and enjoy a whole range of member perks including 2 for 1s and up to 50% off your bills, depending upon where you choose to visit? That’s not all though, we also offer discounted days out across the entirety of the UK!

tastecard is simply the perfect idea for the foodie looking to explore a variety of restaurants for as much as half the price, so what are you waiting for?​​