Edinburgh has an incredible variety of restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and occasion, but with all of these temptations on offer you could find your waistline expanding as your wallet shrinks. As society is increasingly warned about the dangers of obesity surely we don’t all have to eschew the delights of dining out with friends, or watch them tuck into an epicurean feast while we nibble on a green salad or some soup? Fear not, armed with our list of the ten best healthy restaurants in Edinburgh you can indulge your taste buds without going up a dress size.
The received wisdom is that vegetarian restaurants are most likely to be the healthy option, and you will find both delicious and healthy vegetarian food at Henderson’s. There is certainly some truth in the fact that avoiding meat reduces the potential calories of your meal and for some time the vegetarian options offered by omnivorous restaurants were rather uninspiring. That is thankfully no longer the case.
Take a look at the fresh vibrant treats on display in organic restaurants such as Earthy and you’ll find some tempting vegetarian fare alongside healthy options which do include meat.
Edinburgh is also lucky enough to have delicious fresh seafood close at hand. As long as you look out for rich creamy sauces and perhaps turn your head away from those tempting hand cut chips, the fruits of the sea can offer some delicious flavor combinations which are remarkably low on fat. Head to Ondine for delectable fresh seafood, or for a more exotic supper try some wonderful fresh sushi at Sushiya.
Whatever you decide we are sure you will agree that you do not have to deny yourself in order to keep trim – just don’t look at the dessert menu!