Edinburgh Vegan. Vegan haggis? Whoa... That's different!
Updated: Dec 12, 2018
Haggis is one of those dishes you simply can't avoid in your cruising around #Edinburgh. Eating haggis and sampling the whiskey are the quintessentially Scottish things everyone must do. So when Edinburgh came up as The Next Travel Destination, I knew it required closer consideration. But what is #haggis exactly? Glad you asked:
a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep's or calf's offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal's stomach.
Wait! What? offal? suet? an animal's stomach? I don’t think so. But on my very first visit to Edinburgh, I certainly didn’t want to miss a taste of its most famous dish, so I was thrilled to find a collection of three inviting restaurants that would offer their own vegan versions of traditional Scottish dishes: Hendersons Vegan, Hendersons The Salad Table and Hendersons Deli. #veganEdinburgh #veganScotland #ScottishTourism #veganforlife #Hendersons
On my first night in Scotland's capital city I was able to tuck into Henderson Vegan's delicious version of haggis. #veganhaggis
And that was just one of Hendersons restaurants. We also ate at the Salad Table (downstairs in below photo):
When you are next in Edinburgh, do not miss having a meal at the amazing #DavidBann. You will thank me! We started with Homemade hummus with tomato chutney and homemade bread and a plate of olives. #hummus #olives
and followed with Risotto of asparagus.
I've eaten loads of risotto in Italy, the land of risotto, but I have to say this was the best. Creamy and elegant. I didn't want it to end! #veganrisotto
For beer, we went with #Fraoch heather ale. It's been brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C.E. How often do you drink a beer and walk through 4000 years of history?
We also ran into a local protest in favor of #veganism. I was able to tell them that my wife and I have been vegetarians for over forty years and vegan for two years.