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USEFUL LINKS

Information page


Swansea Vegans
 
on Facebook

Eat Out Vegan Wales 
Listings of places to eat out in Swansea and elsewhere

Environment Centre
Local events list


Other vegan groups in South Wales (Facebook groups)


Cardiff Vegans
 

Carmarthen Vegans
Llanelli Vegans
Vegans Swansea Carmarthen &                                       Llanelli
Neath Port Talbot Vegans
Vegans of Bridgend
Pembrokeshire Vegans
Rhondda & Pontypridd Vegans
Newport Vegans
Vegans of Aberystwyth
Welsh Valleys Vegans

National groups (UK)

Vegan Society
Vegan Life Magazine

Plant Based News
Local vegans are active in the groups below
Vegan Organic Network
Vegetarian for Life







SWANSEA VEGANS

A social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002

Last updated 20 November 2020

 The coronavirus is obviously affecting local cafes/shops/events, and the Swansea Vegan Festival 
in June had to be cancelled. The situation is forever changing, but 
up to date information can usually be obtained by clicking on the links down below.

Brontosaurus are open (Mon-Sat 9:30-4:30),
also they are still offering a delivery service

(free for £30+ orders in Swansea area, or £3 charge for areas a bit over three miles away). 

Canteen 18 is open (takeaways only for now), and so is The V Hub (100% plant-based health bar).
See Cafes/Shops below for days and times.

This page has a few minor problems - some links are blue, some not, 
while some are underlined and some not!  We're still trying to sort that out...


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, plus local vegan cafes and Brontosaurus vegan shop.

Our History Page explains how Swansea Vegans (and later Swansea Vegfest) developed.

We're also on Facebook, with over 2,300 members and much lively discussion. 
Vegans, vegetarians, or anyone interested in the vegan way of life, are all very welcome 
at any meetings or events, or in our Facebook group. 
If you'd like to go on our EMAIL LIST to receive occasional news of future events 
please email us at info@swanseavegans.org.uk              

There are a number of other Facebook groups/pages in the area. See panel on left for vegans in
Cardiff, Carmarthen, etc (there are others too, but they are mostly quite small or no longer very active).
And there are various other Facebook groups/pages in or near Swansea:
Swansea Vegfest organise local events and social meetings (see more on our Information page)
Swansea Animal Rights Society and also Vegan Actions Wales campaign on behalf of animals 
Anonymous for the Voiceless animal rights group who specialise in street activism
Swansea Vegan Social Club somewhere to arrange meet ups and make friends
Swansea Vegan and Vegetarian Families for families living in and around Swansea
Swansea and South West Wales Vegan Runners local group connected to Vegan Runners UK
Vegan Adventurers Wales mountain walking, cycling, camping and more (mainly South Wales)
South Wales Vegan Community link the vibrant vegan communities of South Wales
Eat Out Vegan Wales where to eat out (also see panel on left for their website
)

Recently added

See Cafes & Shops section
further down the page 

for links and opening hours -
but some closed at the moment, see further below


The Swansea Vegan Mini Market, which had been taking place every two months, is on hold for now. Charlie from Brontosaurus explains (20th Sept): "I’ve spent the last few months reviewing all possible aspects of how to continue with the SVMM whilst creating a space that adheres to government guidelines and keeps both customers and traders safe, but, unfortunately, have found it impossible within our current space and circumstances." See here for more.
   

Kind Earth (a new vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened in July 2019, but need more support. See this Wales Online article and also Kind Earth's crowdfunding appeal. You can now order from them online too.

The April 2020 edition of Viva's Vegan Podcast, hosted by Helen Wilson, includes interviews at Swansea Indoor Market with Charlie (Brontosaurus), Dominic (Vegan Viking) and Emyr (Mr Nice Pie). The 13-minute segment starts at around 28:20. 
 
George Barwick (who founded Swansea Vegans in 2002, see our history page) was interviewed by Sandeep Dinker at Canteen 18 in January 2019. The 12-minute interview is up on YouTube here.

Vegan Actions Wales (operating in South & SW Wales, see Facebook link at the top of this page) were featured on That's TV Swansea Bay in November 2019 - watch this 3-minute video.


Events 2020 / 2021

Swansea Vegans Christmas Market
Saturday 28th November 2020 10am-3pm - an online market (on Small Business Saturday) to support our local vegan businesses. More details here but if you're not on Facebook see here instead (simple Word Pad document).

Hexagon Swansea
(at 11 St Helen's Road) are putting on vegan 'fine dining' Christmas meals: "We are not an exclusively vegan restaurant, however we do host completely vegan events including two fine dining Christmas events. We do a set six-course tasting menu which for Christmas is £30 per head. The menu changes monthly based on a theme. The vegan option is available all month but we do exclusively vegan events which for December are on Sunday 13th/20th. We also offer a wine flight (obviously also vegan) that is selected to pair perfectly with the food for an additiional £20 per head." See menu opposite and
their website.

The Welsh Vegan WinterFest
 was due to take place on 13th December 2020 at Cardiff City Hall, but has now been postponed to 12th December 2021. Details here.

Swansea Vegan Social Club
 Check out their Facebook group for assorted small events and get togethers.

Carmarthen Vegans hold regular meetings, and we have close and friendly links with them. They have lunchtime meals/meetings at the Waverley restaurant in Carmarthen on the first Saturday of every month (from 11:30am onwards) - plus many other social events. Details are on their website, and on their Facebook group.
NO EVENTS CURRENTLY

Cardiff Vegans have a very active Facebook group, with well over 3,000 members. There's also a Cardiff Vegan Meet-up Facebook group (holding monthly meetings).


Cafes, shops, etc

Opening hours (and even days)
 can often change,
so best to check beforehand
via the links below!


Brontosaurus 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.
OPEN AND ALSO STILL OFFERING A DELIVERY SERVICE (see top of this page)

Canteen 18
 is a plant-based (vegan) cafe 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. See their Facebook page and their website or ring 01792 555518. And you can see a short Wales Online video about the cafe, made just after it opened in July 2017.
OPEN (takeaway only) WED/THURS 12-6, FRI 12-8, SAT 11-6

Yogaya (previously Govinda's, at 8 Craddock Street, Swansea SA1 3EN) re-opened in September 2019 as a "not-for-profit ahimsa vegan cafe and yoga studio". See their Facebook page or ring 01792-468489.
CURRENTLY CLOSED (and future of cafe uncertain)

The V Hub 
100% plant-based health bar (32 Craddock Street, Swansea SA2 3EP). See their Facebook page or ring 07929-203653.
OPEN WED TO SAT 9-4:30 (Sat 3:30) and opening hours being extended slowly


Vegan Viking
 sell gourmet plant based vegan burgers, hot dogs and viking balls in the middle of Swansea's indoor market every Thurs/Fri/Sat from 11am (and at the Marina market on Sundays). Days sometimes change so check their Facebook page.
CLOSED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE

Grape Tree in Swansea (selling nuts, dried fruits, etc) - which closed in 2018 - has reopened in a new location: 4 Whitewalls SA1 3AA (near Primark).

OPEN

Boo's Kitchen 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 8:30-5 (Sat/Sun 9-5). See their Facebook page or ring 01792 447210
.
OPEN


Kind Earth opened a small vegan supermarket
in Llanelli in July 2019 at Unit 3, Maes Y Coed, Stradey District Centre, SA15 4EB. Open Tues-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4, but closed Mondays. More details on their Facebook page or on their website (where you can now order online too). See also this Vegan Food & Living article about them with photos. Online ordering now available too. OPEN







Mini Market
Swansea Vegans Christmas Market
(online event Saturday 28th November),
see Events listings below left
Brontosaurus
Charlie at Brontosaurus

Canteen 18
Canteen 18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe

Kind Earth

Kind Earth - vegan supermarket in Llanelli

Hexagon Swansea

Vegan Christmas meals at Hexagon Swansea
- see Events section
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SWANSEA VEGANS
Email: info@swanseavegans.org.uk
Veganism 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.