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 2,100 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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See Cafes & Shops
section Canteen 18 and Yogaya (previously
Govinda's) are Swansea's two vegan cafes. Sadly, however, our Ezy Vegan cafe closed just before Christmas.
further down the page
for links and opening hours
Vegan Viking are selling burgers and more in Swansea's indoor market every Thurs/Fri/Sat. And Swansea's Grape Tree store is back but in a new location.
Kind Earth (a new
vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened last July, but needs more support if it's to continue! See this Wales Online article and also Kind Earth's crowdfunding appeal. You can now order from them online too.
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 - watch this 3-minute video.
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.
The Swansea Vegan Mini Market Saturday
7th March 2020, 10am-3pm, then again on 2nd May and 11th July (and
approximately every two months afterwards). Hosted by Brontosaurus
Lifestyle Store in Swansea's Indoor Market. Details here.
Swansea Vegan Festival Saturday 6th June 2020, 10:30am-5pm, at the Brangwyn Hall. Details here.
Swansea Animal Rights March Saturday 20th June 2020 from 12-3pm, details here. Up to 100 people attended last year's event, see this 7-minute video.
The Welsh Vegan WinterFest Sunday 13th December 2020, 10:30-4 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. Details are
on their website, and on their 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.
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 12-3 and Sat 11:30-4:30. 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 8:30-5 (Sat/Sun 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-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.
Next Mini Market is Sat 7th March 2020
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.