Henderson's Of Edinburgh is a staple for vegetarians in the city serving delicious fresh salads, hearty veggie burgers and delicious fresh baked goods. We've teamed up with them this week to learn how-to cook their smokey babaganoush and a roast vegetable and caschewnut satay.
How did you get started?
Henderson’s started in 1962, as an outlet for organic produce from Janet Henderson’s farm near Edinburgh. In 2012 it celebrated it’s 50th year in business with a 50 day food festival. Still family owned, it looks set to continue for at least another 50 years.
Where are you located?
Our 160 seater restaurant is located at 94 Hanover Street Edinburgh, EH2 1DR. We also have a bistro on Thistle Street, a café on Lothian Road, and a deli shop above the restaurant.
What are your specialities?
We specialise in vegan and vegetarian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday from 8am – 10pm. We also source locally and use organic where possible, much as we have been doing since 1962. We have table service and an evening menu from 5pm and also live music from 7pm nightly.
What's your personal favorite thing on the menu?
My personal favourite is the baked aubergine stuffed with nuts and served with celeriac mash and plum sauce.
What's on the stereo?
Until the musicians start at 7pm, we would normally have something like the Supremes, Rodriguez, Janelle Monae or London Grammar on the stereo.
Where else should we visit in your area?
As we are in Edinburgh city centre there is plenty of choice, but I would recommend going to sit in Princes Street gardens when the sun is out, or heading down Dundas Street towards Stockbridge and the Water of Leith.
Do you host any special events?
We often have special events as well as catering for weddings and parties a lot. There are two monthly poetry reading events, language classes everyday, and live music every night from 7pm.
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
We also have an in house organic artisan bakery.
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