Earthy Foods, Portobello

19-21 Windsor Place, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2AJ
Open Mon-Sat: 09.00-18.00, Sun: 10.00-17.00
(0131) 344 7930

Just a shop at this Earthy Foods in Portobello (for now), but the branch manager and assistant manager here are both long-term vegans. Tips on vegan baking a speciality at Earthy Portobello as the manager here used to run the Ms Cupcake vegan bakery in London. Disabled access.

Real Foods, Tollcross

8 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH
Open Mon-Fri 08.00-20.00, Sat 09.00-18.00, Sun 10.00-17.00
(0131) 228 1201

The smaller of the two shops belonging to Edinburgh’s largest retailer of health and wholefood products, much of which is organic. They have a very good range of organic bread, for which all ingredients are listed. They are leading the way in stocking and clearly presenting a range of vegan and organic alcohol.

Real Foods, Broughton Street

37 Broughton Street, EDINBURGH EH1 3JU
Open Mon-Fri 08.00-21.00, Sat 9.00-18.30, Sun 10.00-18.00
(0131) 557 1911

Edinburgh’s largest retailer of health and wholefood products, much of which is organic. They have a very good range of organic bread, for which all ingredients are listed. They are leading the way in stocking and clearly presenting a range of vegan and organic alcohol.

Pillars of Hercules Farm Shop

Pillars of Hercules, Falkland, Fife KY15 7AD
Open Mon-Sun: 09.00-18.00
(01337) 857749

Award winning organic farm shop and vegetarian cafe just outside Falkland in Fife. Excellent range of fruit, vegetables and wholefoods. They also offer a vegetable box delivery service. See web site for more information.

New Leaf Co-op

23 Argyle Place, EDINBURGH EH9 1JJ
Open Mon-Fri 9.30-19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00
(0131) 228 8548

This shop has been running for many years as a workers’ co-operative. There is a spices alcove (a section with loose herbs and spices that people can take as much as they want in their own containers or in plastic/paper bags provided by the shop), a whole section with loose wholefoods (grains, beans, dried fruit, muesli, … Continue reading “New Leaf Co-op”

Neal’s Yard

102 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR
Open Mon-Sat: 10.00-18.00 (open till 19.00 on Thu), Sun: 11.00-17.00
(0131) 226 3223

The products at Neal’s Yard are cruelty free, completely natural and organic where possible. They stock a wide range of vegan toiletries and cosmetics (although some contain beeswax and propolis, staff will be happy to assist if in doubt).

Lush

115 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 3AA
(0131) 225 4688

Now an international chain with outlets in many countries, Lush has a most refreshing attitude to cruelty free cosmetics. It does not espouse the “cut-off” date ethics preferred by other companies but rather makes ethical choices about suppliers rather than the ingredients themselves. You can read about their testing policy on their website.