Wee Boulangerie (67 Clerk Street). Not cheap but it was worth paying extra for the excellent dense crusty bread.
Sgaia's vegan stall at Stockbridge market. It was just the think for a fry up at our apartment. Potato scones, beans with vegie sausages and vegan bacon. I probably cooked the vegan bacon a bit much but loved it. I've sampled a few vegan bacons since going vegetarian but loved the streaks in the bacon.
Greggs Bakery everywhere you look. I am quite partial to the cheese and onion pasties. I tried to introduce Sylvia to them. She just liked eating the pastry from around the edges. Which was ok once I found out how much extra they charged to eat instore!
Dee's vegan sausages that I bought from Holland and Barratt. I bought the traditional sausages spiced with coriander, pepper, ginger and Irish dulse seaweed. I think it is the first time I have had vegetarian sausages with good skins on them that remind me of meat sausages. Sadly I don't think they are available in Australia. They were excellent with chutney, mash and green vegies
Marks and Spencer cafe in Princes Street a few times. I am very partial to the cheese scones but there is quite a range of sandwiches, cakes, soup, salads etc. It is quite cosy with little booths in an area walled off from the food hall. On this visit all I could see was a brightly lit space with a few plastic chairs and very little on offer.
As I had decided to have lunch at Marks and Sparks, I bought this Nutty Super Wholefood Salad with cannelini bean and sesame tahini dip. It was packed with quinoa, edamame, green beans, grated carrots, black eyed beans and nuts. Unfortunately Sylvia could not taste any as it had peanuts. She had a less satisfying meal of chips and juice and I can't remember the rest. Then on my last day in Edinburgh I discovered that I had overlooked the cafe earlier. So I dropped in for a cheese scone and a cup of regret!
As we were ready to leave, a guy arrived who put on music, gave us a friendly greeting when he passed us and other people started to arrive. The ambience changed and we were sorry to have been there in the graveyard shift.