Edinburgh, EH3 5HA
Family-owned bar and eatery One Canon raised funds in August and September to install a pizza oven. As a result, they have a brand new pizza menu with delights such as ‘Fromage-A-Trois’ (three-cheese pizza) and ‘5 A Day’ (red onion, green pepper, sweet drop peppers, mushroom and jackfruit). Pizzas can be made vegan and weekly specials will also include vegan options.
Edinburgh Cocktail Festival
Edinburgh Cocktail Festival returns from 7th till 14th October with 120 bars across the city taking part. Buy a wristband for £5 Signature Cocktails at participating bars and free entry to the Cocktail Village, where 21 pop-up bars are serving £5 cocktails, plus live music, DJs, street food, and masterclasses.
You can also enjoy access to ‘Prestige Cocktails’ at award-winning venues with your wristband, as well as access to their ticketed programme of events and experiences.
21 Bothwell Street
Glasgow, G2 6NL
Bothwell House has now opened where Grill on the Corner was on Bothwell Street. Offering starters such as smoked mackerel rillette, sambousek (crispy filo filled with spiced potato, pea & mint, duqqa, chilli sauce) and whipped feta. Main courses include Marrakesh vegetable curry, spiced falafel gyros, and Lebanese fried chicken.
Glasgow Vegan Festival
Glasgow City Lacrosse Club
Haggs Road, Bellahouston
The Glasgow Vegan Festival will take place on Saturday 8th October from 10:30am till 4:30pm. There are more than 60 stalls attending, including The Sly Fox, who are offering falafel wraps, ‘faux’ gras, marinated tofu, wild garlic hummus and cakes, whilst VDogs will be selling their range of vegan hotdogs. Glasgow-based Ellis Gin and Hidden Lane Brewery will be selling a selection of their gins and bottle-conditioned beers respectively.
Off The Rails
1a Dundas Street
Glasgow, G1 2AH
Off The Rails is a welcome replacement for Caffè Nero across from Queen Street railway station. The cafe offers hot drinks, cakes, and food to eat in and take away.
Food options include vegan bacon rolls, salad bowls, sandwiches, bagels, and ciabatta, with fillings such as ‘The Vegan’ (hummus, artichoke, mushroom, crispy onion, lettuce, avocado and chimichurri) and ‘Nae Fuss’ which is simply cheese and ham.
1377 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8AF
Following the closure of Baffo, across from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a new Neapolitan-style pizza and pasta restaurant has opened in the same space. Farina, meaning ‘flour’ in Italian, have eight pizzas, eight pastas, antipasti, focaccia, bruschetta, sides and desserts, including soft serve ice cream on the menu.
New Union Terrace Garden
Aberdeen, AB10 1DF
Common Sense is a community and arts-focused coffee house and bar in the newly regenerated heart of Aberdeen city centre. The venue, open from 8am till 8pm, provides a variety of food and drink offerings, including takeaway and pre-theatre. Suppliers include Two Raccoons Winery, Burnside Brewery, and Wark Farm Pies.
Lenzie Gin G&T – £2.95
The award-winning gin maker Lenzie Gin have released ready-to-drink cans of G&T, perfect for parties or picnics.
They have also released Lenzie tonic, mixed specifically to complement their gin. Affordably priced at only £2.95 for a pre-mixed cocktail and £1.25 for the tonic solo, you’ll want to get your paws on one, either online or at Billingston’s next to Lenzie train station (114 Kirkintilloch Rd, Lenzie, G66 4LQ).
The Hebridean Baker: My Scottish Island Kitchen – £26
Coinneach MacLeod, The Hebridean Baker, follows up his debut release with My Scottish Island Kitchen. His new book has a fresh selection of recipes, stories, and photography from the Outer Hebrides. MacLeod uses local produce to showcase Scotland’s extensive larder and brings us flavourful dishes with a story to tell. Available to buy now.
D!p dips – £5.50
Hailing from Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, D!p was born from Hogmanay musings about the incredible selection of dips and salsas easily available in US grocery stores that haven’t made the leap across the Atlantic. Developer Teresa Collie drew inspiration from some of her favourite songs for the initial flavours: ‘Papa Don’t Peach’, ‘Tequila Little Time’ and ‘Rasp-beret Chipotle’. The dips go well with nachos and sandwiches and can be used as burger toppings.
Barney’s Beer – Peach Sherbet Sour – £2.50
Local to Edinburgh? Then look out for Peach Sherbet Sour in bottle shops and bars in and around the city, as Barney’s Beer have taken their Sherbet Sour and dosed it with delicious, fresh peach to create a light sour ale.
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