l “‘7 t ' T N HENDERSON’S Of HANOVER STREET 94 HANOVER STREET EDINBURGH EH2 lDR --——-—- /<}“‘;l TEL: 03I 225 2I31 - . WE; OPEN MON - SAT 853/ Glasgow and Edinburgh offer a Wide range offer a W 8.00AM _ 1O. 45PM wide range of good quality restaurants and shops gate! 4 TMOSPHggE ' ' ° . i D 1d WHOLEFOOD IN A RELAXED A Spemahsmg m vegertjgsrjsfmd as Ann Una LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY IN OUR WINE BAR 5 Glasgow


I The Bay Tree Cafe 403 Great Western Road. 334 5898. A co-op run cafe established by and for vegans whose aim is to convert meat-eaters by example rather than preach from the vegan bible. The friendly informal atmosphere attracts a wide clientele especially on Sundays for the Bay Tree's alternative brunch. A cookbook with all the recipes from the Bay Tree kitchen is due out soon.

I Grass Roots Woodlands Road. 353 3278. One-stop shopping for the vegetarian is w hat this spacious wholefood store offers. Much missed when it was closed after a fire at their old premises. Grass Roots is now very much back in business. Everything from macrobiotic Japanese foods to their own Grass Roots loaf and organic pumpkins all helps to show the remarkable variety a green diet can provide.


I Black Bo‘s 57/61 Blackfriars Street. 5576136. A small but delightful restaurant in the heart ofthe Old 'I‘own. Albert. the chef. has devised an imaginative menu in which alcohol forms a vital ingredient

pernod. port and madeira all add

that extra culinary kick to a stirfry starter or souffle-stuffed pepper.

I Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket. 229 7884. A friendly vegetarian cafe that believes in generous portions of energising dishes like leek and tofu pie and mouthwatering sugar free

cakes. 'l'hough not catering

specifically for vegans there is always 1 something good on the menu.

j Worthwhile combining the visit with i a browse among the stock of books

; and imaginative traditional toys to

i be found at the front ofthe shop.

I Henderson's Salad Table 94

Hanover Street. 225 213]. One of

- the pioneers ofvegetarian cuisine in Britain. Henderson‘s celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. thus

proving that fresh. preservative-free meals and imaginative salads are not just a passing fad. The menu features some regular favourites along with a changing selection ofdishes. Vegan and weight-conscious sugar-free cakes have recently been incorporated into the expanding

I Kalpna 33 St Patrick‘s Square. 667

9890. One of Edinburgh's most

celebrated restaurants and recipient

ofnumerous awards. Kalpna's reputation rests on its subtle and imaginative presentation of Indian regional dishes. The surroundings are simple as the emphasis is on the food. Don't forget to try the delicious home-made fruit sorbets. I Nature’s Gate 83 (‘Ierk Street. (ms 2067. Hidden downstairs past the rows of elderllower champagne and wholefoods is a powerhouse of Persian vegetarian cooking.

Everything from sushi to cashew nut

and orange stew plus coffee and

: cakesison offerinthelargest retailer i of macrobiotic and Japanese foods in

Edinburgh. I Pierre Lapin West Nicolson Street.

? ass 4332. The Pierre Victoire empire

continues to flourish with a new

may not approve of the inclusion of our fishy friends on the menu. The large dining area. replete with Basilica-type central dome. is filling up fast with discerning diners who like classical music as a side dish.

I Real Foods 37 Broughton Street. 557 191 l and 8 Brougham Place. 228 120]. Not an E-number in sight in this veritable palace ofwholefoods. rice. muesli mixes. organic fruit and veg. plus a range ofeco-friendly household goods. It’s a good place for flat shares and a plethora of (ireen information on the noticeboards.

I Seeds 53 West Nicolson Street. 667 8673. Nutritious vegan and veggie culinary hot-pots and salads are to be found in this funky co-op cafe close to the university. Being little more than the size ofa student bedroom. it gets crowded at times. though the aroma of freshly-baked

Highly recommended by major food guides. Restaurant of the year The Independent.

2-3 St. Patrick's Square,

Edinburgh EH8 9E2 Tel: 031—667 9890

I restaurant and a new emphasis on

menu. Alsoofferslivemusicinthe . . . . ; I vegetariancuIsIne—thoughsticklers I

bread should lure you in. evenings. '

76 The List 29January— ll Februaryl993