Grass Roots I seem to have gone off at a slightly alarming vegan tangent of late with trips to Picnic, Tempehtation, Harmonium and Face Plant. This trend continued with a visit to Grass Roots, a little cafe on Gilmore Place.Exterior Styling itself as a “plant-based coffee bar and lifestyle store”, I’d previously popped in for …

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Tempehtation I’m a sucker for a good pun so when I caught sight of a place called Tempehtation on a recent visit to Stockbridge market I was in Heaven 17.Stall Tempehtation’s focus is on Indonesian cuisine which it seems uses tempeh to good effect. I remember a tasting menu dinner with friends at One Square …

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Harmonium Certain Edinburgh sites seem to be prone to high turnover and despite some places of fine vintage having passed through the spot, the corner of Henderson Street and Giles Street in Leith seems a real challenge to make work.Exterior With the demise of VDeep, the latest to take a swing at things is Harmonium, …

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Face Plant It was good to be back at the Edinburgh Food Social’s regular market for another visit. Having said hi to the Lady Fillers and Laura from Pieces o Cake, then picked up some bread from Khleb bakery, I turned to the matter of what I would eat for lunch.Stall There was strong representation …

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Picnic I’m pretty reluctant to admit that Glasgow is sometimes (rarely) better than Edinburgh, but I seem to have been doing it a little bit more than usual, of late.Exterior This is partly because I’ve been checking out some of the city’s ritzier spots – The Gannet, Alchemilla, Number 16 – but also because Glasgow …

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