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25 Incredible Things To Eat In Scotland Right Now

Come for the scenery, stay for the chocolate orange and cardamom cake.

1. Fish and chips at Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife.

This multi-award-winning chip shop in the ludicrously pretty fishing village of Anstruther counts Prince William among its customers. If you want to eat like royalty you should definitely try their freshly caught haddock and chips.

2. A traditional Scotch egg at The Auld Smiddy Inn, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross.

These days this 100-year-old former blacksmith’s forge sells locally sourced, wholesome, and tasty Scottish grub instead of horseshoes, as well as fantastic real ales from the nearby Inveralmond Brewery in Perth.

3. A blueberry and coconut scone at Kitschenbake, Newport-on-Tay, Fife.

This seafront bakery and cafe is a relatively new addition to the pretty Fife town of Newport-on-Tay, near Dundee. It’s not unheard of for dolphins to pop by and put on a show while customers enjoy a scone or goat’s cheese tart.

4. Haggis, neeps, and tatties at The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, Argyll.

If you’re a keen munro bagger, you’re probably already familiar with this rustic pub in the shadow of Bidean nam Bian. If not, then you should definitely stick it on your bucket list. It’s a great place to enjoy some traditional food, music, and local beer.

5. A full Scottish breakfast at The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Stirling.

The Green Welly Stop has been welcoming walkers, cyclists, and the slightly lost for over 48 years. What was once the local post office has evolved into a shop and restaurant serving hearty grub to people walking the West Highland Way.

6. Cheese-topped fish pie at The Witchery, Edinburgh.

If you’re looking for a atmospheric restaurant then you could do a lot worse than The Witchery. It’s housed in a beautiful medieval building a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, and serves up luxurious dishes like this indulgent fish pie.

7. Luxury hot chocolate with cream at the Machrie Bay Tearoom, Isle of Arran.

This lovely, friendly little tearoom sits right beside the sea. If you don’t have a particularly sweet tooth, try the Taste of Arran platter instead: a fantastic selection of Arran cheese, oatcakes, Creelers smoked salmon, and crusty bread.

8. Bacon and maple syrup pancakes at Bruach Bar and Restaurant, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

This laidback, sofa-filled pub not far from the Dundee waterfront is the perfect place to grab a relaxed, bacony brunch. Vegetarians can opt for eggs florentine with buttery hollandaise and wilted spinach.

9. Oysters at Cafe Fish, Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

This seafood nirvana in the pretty harbour town of Tobermory prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere and fresh ingredients – the menus say “the only thing frozen are our fishermen”. It’s clearly quite cold on Mull.

10. A Scottish cheeseboard at Hotel Eilean Iarmain, Isle of Skye.

Passers-by are welcome to pop into this traditional Skye hotel to enjoy a pint, a large quantity of cheese – including Scottish brie, crowdie, and Strathdon Blue – and spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Hills.

11. Udon noodles with Thai spices and home-smoked tofu at David Bann Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh.

David Bann is a stylish restaurant that refuses to succumb to the usual veggie stereotypes of rubbery quiche and bland lentils. Instead, its striking menu includes a chilli pancake with chocolate sauce and these luscious spicy noodles.

12. A BLT with sweet potato, carrot, and parsnip crisps at The Fat Cyclist Cafe, Stirling.

This fun, friendly cafe – presumably run by a fat cyclist – is a great place to grab lunch or relax with a coffee on a Sunday morning. One thing’s for sure: You’ll have to cycle pretty far to burn off the calories in their indulgent red velvet cake.

13. Banana parfait at the Moonfish Cafe, Aberdeen.

This beautiful restaurant sits on a cobbled street in Aberdeen’s medieval quarter. Food highlights include their cod with pancetta and delicious desserts that would definitely make professional pudding-botherer Gregg Wallace cry tears of joy.

14. Confit pork belly with leek mash and a cider jus at The Harbour Cafe, Loch Venachar, Perthshire.

This beautiful lochside restaurant is so close to the water that it’s practically in it. Huge windows make the most of the setting, while the food – like this Ayrshire pork belly with Stornoway black pudding – makes the most of local ingredients.

15. Coconut bread and butter pudding with passionfruit ice cream at Stravaigin, Glasgow.

Stravaigin is a creative West End restaurant that experiments with wild ingredients like hedgerow herbs, rook, and grey squirrel. Even its desserts are unusual: As well as this exotic bread pudding, diners can also sample curry-leaf ice cream.

16. Fillet steak topped with caramelised onions and haggis at The Foveran, Kirkwall, Orkney.

The Foveran offers its guests sweeping views of Scapa Flow as well as fresh Orkney beef, lamb, and seafood. They also bake fresh bannock bread every day using stoneground beremeal flour from the nearby Barony Mill.

17. “Roks and Moss” at Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh.

TV chef Mark Greenaway opened his New Town restaurant two years ago and it’s been gathering good reviews ever since. This unusual pud is actually a delicious combination of pistachio sponge, chocolate mint mousse, and coffee macaroons.

18. Risotto cake topped with a poached egg at Pillars of Hercules Cafe, Cupar, Fife.

This vegetarian farm shop, campsite, and cafe is as beautiful as it is quirky. All the food is organic and customers can opt to eat their healthy lunch on a rustic, Lord of the Rings-style outdoor terrace supported by live trees.

19. Steak pie at the Waterfront Bar, Inverness.

The Waterfront is an airy, historical gastropub on the banks of the River Ness. Their steak pie is a particular favourite with visitors and locals, but if you fancy something a bit different you should definitely sample the haggis pakora.

20. Meringues at Mhor 84 Motel, Balquhidder, Stirling.

This airy B&B is a sister business to the nearby Monachyle Mhor hotel, run by award-winning chef Tom Lewis. Their seafood dishes are great, but don’t leave until you’ve tried their vast, pillowy raspberry meringues with chantilly cream.

21. Vegan chocolate orange and cardamom cake with soya ice cream at The 78, Glasgow.

The 78 is about as chilled as a city-centre cafe bar can get. Its open fire, sofas, and rustic wooden tables make it feel like a home from home, and the vegan menu is filled with unexpected delights like this i

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Healthy Eating Inspiration From 16 Precious Animals Who Love Their Veggies

If you’re a parent, then you know the never-ending battle to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

As we’ve seen countless times before, trying to force your children to eat their daily servings of veggies simply doesn’t work. And although we can attempt to mask them in a variety of ways, somehow our children always figure out what’s going on.

Maybe children just need a dependable voice of reason to steer them toward a healthier lifestyle — and who better to persuade them to abandon candy and sweets for carrots and beets than a lovable animal? I guarantee that once you show your kids these 16 cuties that love snacking on healthy treats, they’ll want in on some veggie action, too.

1. This pooch can hardly wait for his owner to finish cooking his favorite veggies.

2. Cats and dogs can agree on at least one thing — veggies are the bomb!

3. This health-conscious capybara loves to mix his veggies in with oatmeal to help start his day off right.

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4. This sloth can’t even be bothered to change out of his pajamas before indulging in some veggie goodness.

A baby sloth in pajamas just eating her veggies…

5. Stop fighting with your kids and show them this lovable hedgehog gnawing on a green pepper.

6. “Hey Mr. Cat, would you like to join the Bunny family for a delicious vegetarian dinner?”

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7. Did somebody order a salad with a side of cuteness?

8. Doug the Pug eats his fruits and veggies. Kids, be like Doug the Pug.

Read More: Adorable Baby Otters Make The Cutest Squeaking Noises While Eating Their Food

9. I may not be the biggest fan of brussels sprouts, but these pups sure are.

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10. These pups enjoy their greens so much, they eat them straight from the garden.

11. I kept waiting for this cockatiel to verbally declare his love of broccoli, but I guess watching him eat it is good enough.

12. This hamster goes HAM on his veggies.

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13. “Please, Mom, can I have some more?”

14. Chewbacca the Sloth probably won’t be hitting the gym anytime soon, but at least he has a healthy diet.

15. That face says it all.

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16. This cat might not belong to the Clean Plate Club, but at least she tried something new.

Be sure to share these veggie-loving animals with your family and friends. Let’s start a vegetable revolution!

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