social, educational and campaigning group formed in 2002
Page includes details of Swansea Vegfest, eating out in
local vegan businesses, getting vegan food in local hospitals, plus
organisations, books, etc.
below for upcoming events, plus local vegan cafes and Brontosaurus
Page explains how Swansea Vegans (and later Swansea Vegfest)
also on Facebook,
with around 2,500 members and much lively discussion.
vegetarians, or anyone interested in the vegan way of life, are all
at any meetings
or events, or in our Facebook
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Kind Earth (a new
vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened their doors on Friday
12th July 2019 - see Cafes/Shops section below.
Ezy Vegan in
Picton Arcade was Swansea's newest vegan cafe ... BUT they have had to
close for the time being. More details in the Cafes/Shops
Root66 (serving vegan food in Neath's indoor market) have
also closed, though hope to be back later in a different form (see Facebook
Govinda's Vegetarian Cafe (8 Cradock Street, Swansea) has
been closed for several months but should be reopening as Yogaya in mid August
as a "not-for-profit ahimsa vegan cafe and yoga studio".
And will be under new management (see Facebook page).
Swansea's first Animal Rights
March on June 1st was attended by between 50 and
100 people, have a look at this 7-minute video.
Swansea University Research Study
volunteers needed for a study hoping to show that vegans have better
microbes than the average omnivore. £50 paid to successful donors who
help to build a 'stool bank'. Full details here.
Vegans have a new website with details of their
many upcoming events - see further below.
Swansea Vegan Mini Market
7th September 2019, 10am-3pm (also 2nd November and then The
Little Vegan Christmas Market on 7th December). Hosted by Brontosaurus
Store in Swansea's Indoor
Market. Details here.
Welsh Vegan Winterfest Sunday 8th December 2019, 10:30am-4:30pm, at Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park CF10 3ND. A celebration of all things vegan! Details here.
Vegan Social Club Check out their Facebook group for assorted small
events and get togethers.
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. Full
on their new website, and they also have a Facebook group.
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
Vegan Lifestyle Store (Swansea's first 100% vegan store)
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.
(Swansea's newest vegan cafe, which opened in April 2019) has had to
for the time being: "We are attempting to relocate due to high overhead
costs, so hopefully we won't be gone too long". It was
in Picton Arcade, close to where the Health & Herbs shop used
be. See their Facebook page (with menu here) and there's a photo on the
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. 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.
Earth opened a 'vegan supermarket'
in Llanelli on Friday 12th July 2019. At Unit 3. Maes Y Coed, Stradey
District Centre, SA15 4EB. Open Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri 8-8, Sat 9-6, Sun
10-4, closed Tuesdays. More details on their Facebook page and see also the Vegan Food & Living website for an article about them with photos.
vegan supermarket in Llanelli - see left
vegan mini market Sat 7th September
Vegan cafe - CLOSED FOR NOW
18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe
Boo's Kitchen, Mumbles
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.