1932

Glaswegian, Janet Henderson, travels through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 

Staying with her vegetarian Aunt based in Vienna, Janet’s passion for the organic, local and raw vegetarian food is ignited.

1937

Janet returns to Scotland and marries James ‘Mac’ Henderson. 

They move to the East Lothian farm and start their family, surrounded by the organic fruit and vegetables grown on the farm.

1955

Janet spends her time raising their seven children and developing recipes that used their organic produce to its fullest potential.

1962

Hendersons Farm Shop opens: selling soups, salads and fresh organic fruit and vegetable to Edinburgh's population.

1963

Following it's success, Hendersons rapidly expands into the basement beneath the Shop, opening the iconic counter service restaurant. 

1968

Hendersons expands again, this time to occupy the building on Thistle Street that is now Hendersons Vegan.

1973

The Salad Table expands again too, now opening a new lower seating area, with vaults and booth seating, where live music is still performed nightly to this day.

1998

Hendersons launches their first cookbook.

2009

The Henderson Gallery opens, featuring exhibitions by many local and well known artists, including the Stone Roses' guitarist, John Squire, and graffiti artist Elph.

2013

Hendersons celebrates 50 years with a 50 day line up of special events and celebrations.

2015

Hendersons Vegan opens. Following a desire to showcase the best in vegan cuisine and provide a dedicated space for vegan customers, Hendersons opens its new 100% vegan outlet on Thistle Street.

2015

Hendersons at Holyrood opens serving a mix of Hendersons classic dishes and new street food offerings. 

2016

Hendersons wins the Broons Scottish Family Business of the Year Award and  Scotland’s Best Vegetarian Establishment Award at the Scottish Food Awards through the year of 2016.