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Thank you to Seeds for the Soul Vegan Restaurant for providing complimentary lunches. All opinions are my own.
On this fine summer day in Edinburgh, my sister Debbie and I hopped in a cab, excited to experience lunch at Seeds for the Soul Vegan Restaurant. Living in a city in the Midwest, USA, my vegan restaurant options are limited. It is a real treat to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer for plant based dining.
Seeds for the Soul
After a short cab ride, we arrived at our destination in a part of Edinburgh we’ve not visited before.
Seeds for the Soul, located at 167 Bruntsfield Place, delighted me the moment we walked through the door.
Before I even spoke to Katie, the manager, I spied a table with a little chalkboard sign on it.
“Reserved from 12PM Cindy”
How’s that for a sweet welcome?
This 100% vegan restaurant provides intimate seating in a cozy area at the front of the restaurant and a larger room at the back. We enjoyed a table in the front, with views out the large window.
Changing the World, One Plate at a Time
Seeds for the Soul offers an impressive menu. From full vegan breakfasts to an assortment of hearty and healthy lunches and specialty drinks, this cafe believes in changing the world one plate, one meal at a time.
They make most of their food from scratch using organic and locally sourced produce. And they take to heart the words, “be the change you want to see in the world”, offering cruelty free meals, always.
We ordered Soul Bowls for lunch…the Middle Eastern one for me and the Asian one for Debbie. And of course, we requested a pot of tea to accompany our meal, Breakfast Tea this time.
How beautiful our meals were, when they arrived, visually pleasing as well as delicious.
The Asian Soul Bowl (top of photo) features seasoned tofu, rice noodles, avocado, lettuce, carrot, coriander and black sesame seeds with a ginger-garlic tamare dressing.
The Middle Eastern Soul Bowl (bottom of photo) is filled with falafel, hummus, roasted curried chick peas, spinach, cucumber, carrot, red cabbage and sesame seeds with a mango chutney.
We savored our incredible lunches. This is soul food indeed, real ingredients thoughtfully prepared and lovingly presented. Each bowl came topped with a perfect pansy, which is not just a lovely garnish. These pretty flowers are edible.
As we dined, Debbie and I enjoyed people watching out the window. We also appreciated the artwork on the wall, by local artist Samantha Fung. Her art is whimsical with important messages about treating all living creatures with kindness. Samantha happened to come into the restaurant while we were there, accompanied by her adorable dog.
Casting a Vision
I so appreciate the lunches provided by Seeds for the Soul. And even more importantly, I appreciate the mission and the vision the owners have.
They recognize that wholesome, clean food creates health and happiness. Therefore, they make it a priority to use the best ingredients available, free from preservatives, chemicals, refined sugar and all sorts of other nasties. Seeds for the Soul serves food that nurtures the body and the soul, that’s why it’s made with great love and care.
And I LOVE that this company has the mission of reducing waste and pollution. All takeaway boxes, bags, cups, cutlery, and napkins are 100% biodegradable. And all the waste that’s produced when preparing food is composted or recycled daily.
The owners’ vision is to plant ‘Seeds for the Soul’ in every city in Scotland. Doing so would support and promote natural food and local organic producers. And they can educate people about the benefits of a vegan diet while keeping the planet healthy for future generations.
Seeds for the Soul intends to spread love and health to as many people as they possibly can.
I can wholeheartedly agree with that intention. Please visit this restaurant in Edinburgh and be fed, on many levels. And watch for great and mighty things from this company.
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48 Replies to “Seeds for the Soul Vegan Restaurant”
The food looks amazing! I love going to vegan restaurants. The dishes are often incredible!
So incredible! Delicious and healthy too. What a great combo.
That falafel salad is speaking to me! Looks so nourishing and delicious. What a great local gem.
It was so amazing! I could have that Soul Bowl every day and never grow tired of it. 😃
Both those meal bowls looks so delicious and inviting. I love the ethos of this restaurant and how they carry it through every aspect of operations.
It is such an amazing restaurant and business. I love how they are living their beliefs and making a difference.
I’m not vegan, but I can surely appreciate their vision!
Yes they have an inspiring vision and the passion to carry it out!
Those bowls are beautiful! It looks delicious.
Aren’t they gorgeous?! Delicious too.
Looks like a fun place to visit. This would go perfectly in the Pacific NW
I’d love for them to open restaurants in the US!
The dishes are indeed beautiful and love how conscientious they are in everything they do. Now if it just wasn’t half a world away 🙂
Right?! They have the dream of opening cafes everywhere. I hope they find their way to the US!
Wow those bowls look delish! Restaurant looks beautiful too.
It is an amazing place!
This look amazing! The food looks delicious and the atmosphere inviting. Thanks for sharing
It was an extraordinary place!
It all looks so lovely and the food has got to be vegan heaven.
Oh it was extraordinary!
I love, LOVE restaurants like that! I live in the midwest too, and options definitely are limited. I seek out places to eat with that philosophy as much as I can when in larger cities like Minneapolis. The food looks absolutely divine!
Yes! I love that there are so many plant based options in bigger cities. I’d love to have just one vegan cafe in my town. Seeds for the Soul is phenomenal. Those soul bowls were so filling and beautiful too.
What a great experience! I love the cute little tea cups!
It was such an amazing place!
Your pictures always add so much to your stories. You have a good eye!
Awww thank you so much! I try. 😉
I love finding a good vegan restaurant when traveling. I am not a vegan, but find it refreshes me so much when traveling.
Yes the food gives amazing energy to the body!
I’m not not very informed when it comes to vegan food, but this looks amazing!
It’s basically a plant based diet. No animal products. The food here was so amazing!
What an adorable restaurant! I’d love to give it a try sometime. I love the tea service, and the food is so colorful!
Isn’t the food gorgeous! It tasted amazing too.
Your photos have such a GREAT presentation!! wow!
Thank you! Those beautiful soul bowls were easy to photograph.
This looks like my ideal lunch spot. The food looks amazing and I don’t have to ask if it’s vegan. 😀
It’s a 100% vegan cafe and so good!
The food looks delicious!
It was so good!
Oh my goodness the food looks amazing! Places like this are very charming, thank you for sharing.
It’s a very awesome cafe! I loved their food and their philosophy.
I have to be completely honest ~ that plate you showcased above? Wow – that looks fantastic!!! So glad you found something that provided you with GREAT options for your dietary choices / needs!
The food and the atmosphere were so amazing! I could eat there every day.
The food looks good, the ambiance terrific!
True on both counts! I loved our lunch there.
Wow! This restaurant sounds absolutely amazing!
It truly is an extraordinary place!
This seems like an excellent restaurant. My husband would definitely enjoy it. So much out there is not so healthy these days. I like seeing all of those food colors!
It was a gorgeous and delicious meal! They are an amazing cafe.