EDINBURGH has been named the UK’s most vegan-friendly city by animal rights group Peta.
The Capital is home to more than 20 vegan-friendly cafes and restaurants, including Henderson’s and The Auld Hoose.
And Lord Provost Donald Wilson received a sculpture of Edinburgh Castle made entirely from vegetables when he accepted the award at the City Chambers yesterday.
Edinburgh-born Peta spokeswoman Yvonne Taylor said: “Vegan eating can help reduce the risk of lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, which affect Scottish citizens at a high rate.
“With so many delicious, plant-based options available throughout the city, it’s never been easier to cut animal-derived foods out of our diets.”
Other Edinburgh eateries with prominent vegan options include Ruan Thai, Take It Away Spud and La Favorita.
The Capital also held its first-ever vegan festival in August.