With veganism becoming a more popular dietary choice, restaurants, cafes and shops have adapted to keep up with the demand of people choosing this conscientious lifestyle.
The capital has always been quick to embrace vegetarianism and hasn't be slow in adapting to cater for vegans and it's now regularly cited as the best place in Scotland (and often the UK) to enjoy vegan fare.
Here are five of the best places to go.
With sausages you would never suspect are meat-free, smoothies to-die-for, and an atmospheric cosy seating area adorned with fairy lights and the works of local artists, this is a Mecca for students and trendy freelancers.
The cafe is the brainchild of food blogger Roberta Norman, who believes that veganism is the healthiest way of life for people and planet.
'Healthy body, healthy mind,' she says. Don't imagine you'll be protein deprived though, all their food is fully charged with super foods.
(42 Howe St, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Putting a vegan twist on the ever-popular Italian cuisine, Nova Pizza has been serving up slices since 2015. A cosy little family-run Italian eatery in the New Town, it offers a vegan menu with plenty of options including pizzas and calzones topped with vegan cheese and plenty of delicious vegetables.
(25c Thistle St, Edinburgh)
Vegan pioneers Henderson's are something of an institution in the capital having been established in 1968, the Bistro went fully vegan in 2015 and everything they now serve, from the wines and beers to the delicious cakes and fair trade coffees, is vegan.
Daily soups, wholesome salads, crepes, Henderson's has a colourful menu that's filled with dishes that are perfect for any time of the day.
(60 Henderson St, Edinburgh EH6 6DE)
Having already conquered Glasgow with their stable of hugely successful bars and restaurants, the team behind Mono, Stereo and The Flying Duck turned their attention to the east coast in 2017.
Offering a delicious range of comfort food style dishes with vegan twists including pizza, burgers and even (to-)fish and chips, you won't be disappointed.
(34 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX)
This small, independent cafe in the heart of the city specialises in locally sourced seasonal ingredients and offers up massively popular vegan burgers and sandwiches - served up with their delicious chunky chips.
Opened in 2016, they've already established themselves as one of the best places to go for a relaxed bite to eat for not only Edinburgh's resident vegans but those visiting the city too.