As I mentioned yesterday we've been at a friends wedding which was in this stunning 15th century castle.
Early this afternoon after waving off the bride & groom we headed straight into town to hunt for food, as always I was armed with a list of places I wanted to check out & some handy google map printouts - a must for any trip. Firstly we went to The Baked Potato Shop.
Unsurprisingly this place sells baked potatoes & they have a tonne of fillings to choose from.
Everything's vegetarian and there are always plenty if vegan options - boringly we both went for the potato with baked beans & vegan margarine.
Yup, that's right your order gets you not one but two potatoes! We were very glad the dude behind the counter advised us against our choice of a large potato & steered us towards this, the medium potato, which was almost impossible to finish!
The Baked Potato Shop also sell a selection of cakes & flapjacks - the British oat flapjack, not the US pancake version!
The carrot cake I went for was dense but incredibly moist, untraditionally full of seeds & the buttercream icing was delicious.
The Baked Potato Shop is tiny with only one small table but the staff were really friendly & the food was great so it's definitely a must visit if you get the chance.
After a spot of sightseeing & a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle we found room for dinner at vegetarian restaurant Black Bo's.
I'm going to apologise now for the lack of pictures here & for the terrible quality of the photos I'm actually using, I'm having to take all my photos with my iPhone so I can upload them & the restaurant was candle lit!
To start we ordered garlic bread, Nick's was plain & mine with mushrooms. We followed that with (Nick) a kidney bean & almond burger and (me) the haggis & turnip roulade.
This came with a side of salsa & mashed potato.
Nick enjoyed his burger & was excited that it came on a bagel rather than the usual bun & whilst I'm sure most people would've loved my haggis roulade I just found it far too spicy - have I mentioned before that I can't even handle black pepper?! The atmosphere was lovely though & the one lady working there was ridiculously nice, if you're in Edinburgh they do definitely have a decent amount of options for vegans.
We're now back at our hotel...
...and I'll be back tomorrow with more picture's of our Scottish adventure!
If anyone has any Edinburgh favourites, foodie or not, please post a comment & tell me all about it!