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 over 2,000 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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Ezy Vegan (Swansea's
second vegan cafe) are open again! And Yogaya (previously
Govinda's) are open too. Vegan Viking are selling burgers in Swansea's indoor market every Wed/Thurs. And Swansea's Grape Tree store is back in a new location.
Kind Earth (a new
vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened in July, but needs more support if it is to continue! See this Wales Online article and also Kind Earth's crowdfunding appeal.
section below for more details of all the above.
Vegan Adventurers Wales is
a new Facebook group for anyone interested in mountain walking,
cycling, camping, offroad running, etc. So far most members are in the
Swansea or South Wales area. Details here.
(serving vegan food in Neath's indoor market) have closed but
return in some form later on. See their Facebook
Swansea Green Fayre Sat/Sun 23/24 November 2019 at the Waterfront Museum (10am-4pm both days). Free entry. Details here.
The Little Vegan Christmas Market
Saturday 7th December 2019, 10am-3pm. Hosted by
Store in Swansea's Indoor
Market. Details here (alongside many other
smaller Brontosaurus events), also see poster above right.
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.
Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:30am-5pm, at Cardiff City Hall. 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 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
Opening hours (and even days)
can often change,
so best to check beforehand
via the links below!
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 second vegan cafe, which opened in April 2019) had to close
for a while but reopened in September. Still at 15 Picton Arcade SA1
3BH, and open Tues-Sat 12-5:30pm. See their Facebook page and 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 (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.
Govinda's, at 8 Cradock Street, Swansea SA1 3EN) re-opened in September
2019 as a "not-for-profit ahimsa vegan cafe and yoga studio", open Tues-Fri 12-3pm and Sat 9am-4pm. See
their Facebook page or ring
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.
in Swansea (selling nuts, dried fruits, etc) - which closed in 2018 - has
reopened in a new location: 4 Whitewalls SA1 3AA (near Primark).
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 small vegan supermarket
in Llanelli in July 2019 at Unit 3, Maes Y Coed, Stradey
District Centre, SA15 4EB. Open Tues-Fri 10-8, Sat 9-6, Sun
10-4, closed Mondays. More details on their Facebook page or their website, and see also this
Vegan Food & Living article about them with photos.
market in Swansea Sat 7th December
Vegan cafe - OPEN AGAIN
18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe
(previously Govinda's) is open
Vegan Viking are at Swansea's indoor market
Kind Earth - vegan supermarket in Llanelli
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.