Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 3 - The Baked Potato Shop, Edinburgh

The first time I visited Edinburgh, it was for a total of about 5 hours and since I didn't know where to even start to find this lovely little potato shop, we wound up eating crappy pizza in a hostel bar and getting lost in the narrow streets and alleys. I vowed that someday I would come back to Edinburgh, if only to visit the Baked Potato Shop.
 
Come back I did. Of course, it wasn't just for potatoes. And it seems like an incredibly vegan touristy thing to do. But you know what? When you've spent the last week in one of the most expensive countries in the world, living off of Lara Bars and instant coffee smuggled from Portland in your backpack and dreaming of your own kitchen, you CHERISH these cheap, ridiculously stuffed potatoes. You become ECSTATIC over the reintroduction of vegetables into your diet, even in the form of a white starch. You decide that yes, curried chickpeas do sound delicious stuffed into a hot potato. 
 You may also come back again for lunch and, stuck between the agonizing decision of a hot or cold filling, you choose both. Couscous and veggie haggis complement each other well.
Happy bellies all around. Oh, and Edinburgh is also incredibly beautiful and fantastic and dreamy.

5 comments:

coldandsleepy said...

Curried chickpeas in a baked potato always sounds good to me! I would eat that halfway across the world, or anywhere else.

ZuckerBaby said...

I took my friends who live in Edinburgh - but had never heard of the shop - to have baked potatoes there!! So much yum!

Sarah said...

Amazing! someone should make a baked potatoe truck. The overnead would be cheap!

vegan.in.brighton said...

I love the Baked Potato Shop - Nick & I go there every time we're in Edinburgh!

Sarah said...

A baked potato restaurant? That is genius.