social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002
Our Information Page includes details of Swansea Vegfest, eating out in Swansea,
local vegan businesses, getting vegan food in local hospitals, plus organisations, books, etc.
See below for upcoming events, Brontosaurus (vegan shop) and Canteen 18 (vegan cafe)
Our History Page explains how Swansea Vegans (and later Swansea Vegfest) developed.
also on Facebook,
with over 2,300 members and much lively discussion.
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Swansea Vegan Mini Market Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am-3pm (also 4th May and
beyond). Hosted by Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle
Store in Swansea's Indoor
Market. Details here.
Swansea Viva! Vegan Festival Saturday 16th March 2019
(10:30am-5pm) at the Brangwyn Hall. Viva! are taking over the running
of the very popular Swansea Vegfest event, previously held in
the summer. Details here (and volunteers are needed on the day). Only £2 (under 16s free).
First Swansea Animal Rights March
Saturday 1st June 2019 from 11:45am to 1:45pm, meeting at Swansea train station. Details here.
Welsh Vegan Festival in Cardiff
Saturday 3rd August 10am-5pm at the Tramshed. In aid of Farplace Animal Rescue. Details here.
Swansea Vegan Social Club Check out their Facebook group for assorted small events and get togethers.
Vegan nights at local restaurants are happening more and more often, and these usually get mentioned on our Facebook group. For example, Juniper Place
in York Street, Swansea, have vegan nights on 21st Feb 2019, 21st
March, 18th April and beyond. £24.95 per person. Ring 01792 464111 to
book or see details here.
regular meetings, and we have close and friendly links with them. They have lunchtime meals at the Waverley
restaurant in Carmarthen on the first Saturday of every month - and regular
walks/picnics in the warmer months (usually on Sundays). See their Facebook group (or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
News & Notices
Vegan Lifestyle Store (Swansea's first 100% vegan store) opened in
January 2017 in Swansea's indoor market (stall 23B). Selling food,
nutritional supplements, vegan sports nutrition, cosmetics, toiletries,
household products and more. Photo above right shows Charlie at the shop. See their Facebook page.
Canteen 18 is
Swansea's plant-based (vegan) cafe. It's at 18
Brynymor Road, Swansea SA1 4JH, see photo on right. Home-cooked food to eat in or take away.
Breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee. Open 10am-4pm Wed to Sun but closed Mon/Tues. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 555518. And you can see a short Wales Online video about the cafe, made just after it opened in July 2017.
in Mumbles (junction of Woodville Rd with Queen's Rd) opened in May
2018. Plant-based vegetarian cafe with many vegan options. Open seven
days a week, 9-5. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 366776.
Neath's first independent vegan food outlet, specialising in tasty and
fast plant-based food. At Unit 7 in Neath's indoor market (16 Green
Street), open 9-4 Mon-Sat. See their Facebook page or ring 07976 152394. Photo below right was taken on their opening day (11 Feb 2019).
Swansea Vegan Mini Markets
See above left for details
Charlie at Brontosaurus
Boo's Kitchen, Mumbles
Root66 in Neath
is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude - as far as
is possible and practical - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty
to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by
extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free
alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all
products derived wholly or partly from animals.