Salad bar

Vegan-friendly cafe built in 2013 with mostly recycled materials and added a wholefoods store upstairs in 2017. Serves a number of vegan dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner including porridge, granola, pancakes, scones, falafel, salad. The shop sells wholefoods, vegan cheese and meat substitutes and treats. Reported to have removed fish from the menu August 2018. Open Mon 10:00-15:00, Tue-Sat 09:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-15:00.

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48 Reviews

First Review by dan1690


Points +282

10 Sep 2023

Lots of choice, fresh food

Lovely menu, not very big menu but the quality is excellent. This is a vegetarian place so they serve eggs and dairy milk but no meat. No surcharge for vegan milks. Very much seems like a vegan place first and foremost with vegetarian options.
I had the sweet toast which tbh was a bit too sweet for me but was very nice. My brother had the all things toast vegetarian, where it is served with poached eggs but the vegan one is with tofu scramble. All looked fresh and good quality. Can’t wait to return!

Pros: Lots of choice , Good coffee



Points +90

20 Aug 2023

Perfect for breakfast & lunch

The vegan BLT focaccia with kimchi is probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life — so much taste! The pesto sourdough is also great. They took a bit long with my order, so they gave me a free cinnamon bun (so good it makes you wonder why anyone would ever make a non-vegan one).

I loved the food & atmosphere so much I came back a few days later and then had the breakfast burrito (a little too salty for my liking but still very very tasty).

The only improvement would be to have a menu on every table, so yoy can have a think about what you want before turning up to the counter to order. The menu does very clearly outline which dishes are veggie or vegan.

Bottom line: when in Aberdeen, this is where you want to go!

Pros: Amazing, tasty food, Nice atmosphere, Many vegan options

Cons: Lack of menu’s on the tables


Points +2465

27 Jun 2023

Lovely place

We really enjoyed the food and want to come back soon.

Pros: Friendly staff, Many vegan options


Points +1766

24 May 2023

Tasty food in a great space.

Large space. Although I wasn’t fussed with anything on the menu when I went up to the counter to order a drink I saw aubergine blt on focaccia and just had to have it. It was so tasty and oh so filling. The hot chocolate made with oat milk was lovely too.


Points +364

03 Jan 2023


Lovely cafe, surprisingly big inside and with extra outdoor space. Excellent chai latte and lots of food options


Points +2577

09 Sep 2022

Tasty food with lots of vegan options

I came here today for lunch and very much enjoyed the toastie with a side salad. I also had a piece of cake as all the cakes were vegan and that was very good too. Nice to go somewhere with some more healthy options for a change! It’s a bit on the pricey side but worth it for an occasional treat.


Points +127

04 Aug 2022


Their BLT was to die for!Really great healthy veggie food and they also have a food truck at the beach now!


Points +82

24 Apr 2022

Favourite Breakfast in Aberdeen

Relaxing atmosphere, great coffee and food. Visiting for breakfast is one of my favourite things to do for the plant based french toast. The fruit compote, toasted sourdough and caramelised pecans topped with oat cream is just sensational!

Pros: Best coconut chai latte in Aberdeen, Food is delicious and full of variety, Relaxed and calming atmosphere

Cons: Sometimes hard to get a seat but worth the wait


Points +85

17 Feb 2022

Nice atmosphere and food but can be a little hit or miss

Every vegan in Aberdeen has been to food story a few times. They have lovely staff and coffee. Some of the food is great and some ok, (not sure why they feel the need to put cheese in so much of it) and pretty expensive. The lasagne is absolutely amazing. They also often have no food left if you turn up later in the day. If it's even a little bit busy you'll be waiting a long time for your drinks but at least it's a nice place to wait!

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-17

Pros: Lovely atmosphere and staff, Great coffee, Tasty vegan cakes

Cons: Pricey, Long waits


Points +46

09 Dec 2021

Do not miss the chance to eat here!

Foodstory is truly a fabulous place. If you are in Aberdeen - don't miss the chance to eat here! The food is incredible, from the fabulous salads to the show stopping vegan lasagne to the range of vegan cakes that are all sensational - it's simply a great joy and a treat to visit and eat. Its a lovely space too, really relaxed and welcoming. There is also a super wholefoods shop upstairs too, and the staff are so helpful. A gem of a place in Aberdeen town centre! It does get very busy at lunchtimes too, so try to get there early if you are planning a visit around that time to make sure you don't miss the last slice of something delicious : )

Updated from previous review on 2018-05-21

Pros: Food - amazing, delicious, gorgeous vegan food! , Upstairs food shop, Staff are delightful + place is so welcoming


Points +226

20 Nov 2021

Stylish cafe

Food was good, and it was very popular. Nice coffee and friendly staff. It’s a tad pricey for what it is (£12 for a breakfast).

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: A little pricey


Points +32

17 Nov 2021

Great brunch and the best matcha latte

Visited Foodstory while on holiday in Aberdeen, twice. The 'Everything toast' and 'Foccacia breakfast bun' were both delicious. I wish I could have access to such delicious food where I live. Especially the coconut matcha latte, truly one of the best I've ever had!

Pros: good value, friendly staff, delicious food


Points +24

06 Nov 2021

Cute, small

Cute place, kind people, great coffee. Small menu.

Pros: Veggie food, Yummy coffee, Nice folks

Cons: Cold due to covid necessary open door, Small menu, Not a lot of seating


Points +17

23 Oct 2021

Favourite veggie place in aberdeen!

Cozy atmosphere, great wholesome food!❤️ love there vegan nacho cheese 🧀


Points +317

Mostly Veg
07 Oct 2021

We need a place like this in Scarborough!

We walked up Union Street to Food Story for breakfast. It’s the kind of place Scarborough (where we live) needs: a veggie café with a store selling organic produce, with a low-key funky vibe. Nick Drake was on the sound system. 10/10.

Pros: terrific nosh, well-stocked veggie / wholefood shop, low-key funky vibe


Points +164

02 Oct 2021


I hate to give a bad review but we were disappointed with our visit in April for my birthday. My partner had called to ask if he could book a table but was told there was no need to book, just turn up. When we arrived there were no tables available. We got a couple of benches in the window (slightly annoying to find single people hogging large tables for 4 while they nurse a coffee & sit on their laptops.) We ordered the Mexican buddha bowl & the tofu mac n cheese. The waitress returned to say there would be a wait for the buddha bowl as the rice cooker wasn’t working. We waited over half an hour & still no sign of any food. The mac n cheese was stone cold so we asked for it to be re-heated. Another lukewarm portion arrived 10 mins later but this time we didn’t feel we could say anything so just ate it. Coffee & cakes saved the day but my partner says he won’t be returning.

Pros: Relaxed atmosphere , Good for coffee & cakes

Cons: Cold food, Long wait


Points +20

21 Sep 2021


The food there is wow! Light food with a Mexican kind of theme with their food options. And the cakes are also amazing as well. What I had was the Mexican Buddha bowl for meal and cakes were the Twix bar and Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

Pros: Cakes are a must try! Lots of variety of cakes.

Cons: I wish there was more options on the menu


Points +387

07 Aug 2021

Expensive and ordinary.

A lovely little cafe that has good veggie and vegan options. However, food is quite expensive (£12 for a vegan fully loaded toast - toast, avo and peas, tofu, aubergine bacon, mushrooms, hash browns and beans).

Unfortunately when I visited wait was long (Thursday morning) and staff harried. Not the best experience.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-06

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-07

Pros: Vegan and veggie options, nice atmosphere

Cons: Slow service, expensive.


Points +547

20 Jun 2021

Another great place for vegans in Aberdeen

They offer lots of options for vegan food. There are a few vegetarian options but most of the food is vegan and the staff can help you out. I had a spicy blt sandwich and it was really tasty. The salads were really good too. They have really nice coffee and sweet treats, would recommend the peanut butter crunch.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-20

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly and helpful staff, Lots of room and a nice back patio


Points +60

06 Jun 2021

Never disappoints!

Can always rely on Foodstory for delicious plant based food.

Pros: Fair prices, Delicious

Cons: Limited selection of food since menu change


Points +83

19 May 2021


Was in Aberdeen overnight due to work and found this place! It's a cosy café with many vegan options. The chilli bowl was really nice. They also had cakes which were all vegan (and the one I had was delicious!). I would recommend it for sure and would happily be back when in Aberdeen again.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tables good distance apart


Points +169

02 Oct 2020

Always good

Fantastic place. I've come here often and they never disappoint! I've had their soups, scones and salads (peanut, tofu & squash... Holy moly delicious combo!!), and a variety of their drinks. Their drip coffee with free refill is delicious too, and their offering of plant based milks is great (they had lupin at some point if I remember correctly??)
Anyway, highly recommended. Also check out the specialty store upstairs.

Pros: Great food, staff and roomy venue

Cons: Not entirely vegan... Yet ;)


Points +54

23 Jul 2019

Fab Foodstory

Great feel good Vegan food!
Friendly staff. Lovely chilled atmosphere.


Points +182

13 Jul 2019

Great place!

Great place, lovely staff.

Lots of choice and really tasty. The cakes are to die for. Highly worth a visit, wish there was one near home ❤️


Points +64

08 Jul 2019


such a great atmosphere and always bustling. staff on the whole are lovely and helpful. plenty of vegan options, and the cake is amazing.

has a shop upstairs, and i love their ethos of waste reduction and connection.


Points +7185

22 Jun 2019

Nice cafe & shop

Food story has a nice vibe. There are always plenty of choices of salad and a few vegan cakes. The food is quite nice, but the cakes are way too sweet for me. The shop upstairs has a good range for vegan ingredients and snacks. There's also live music some nights!


Points +171

12 Jun 2019

Airy and wifi

Really nice space, small familiar menu (vegan chilli and salad bar) but I think that's because I was there for dinner. Good WiFi and nice place to do work. I didn't go but they had yoga and life drawing classes running upstairs so pretty cool. Mean brownie selection as well..yet to sample and confirm tastiness..

Pros: Brownies, wifi, chill work space

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