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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
Vegans of Bridgend
Pembrokeshire Vegans
Rhondda & Pontypridd Vegans
Newport Vegans
Vegans of Aberystwyth

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


A 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.

We're also on Facebook, with over 2,100 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              

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 major summer and winter festivals (see more on our information page)
Swansea Vegan Actions 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
Eat Out Vegan Wales where to eat out (also see panel on left for their website

Events 2018

Porthcawl 'No Animals Were Harmed' pop up vegan food market. Saturday 2nd June 2018, 11am-4pm, at Porthcawl YMCA, 25 St John Street. Organised by Eat Out Vegan Wales, details here. (They are also planning a vegan beer festival in Cardiff on Saturday 13th October.)

Sarah Philpott (local author of a new recipe book The Occasional Vegan) is giving a talk and Q+A at Waterstones bookshop in Swansea on Thursday 7th June 2018 from 6pm, and will also be bringing along some vegan delicacies to sample. See here for tickets and details.

Swansea Vegan Festival Saturday 9th June 2018, at the Brangwyn Hall again (poster opposite). Swansea's largest vegan event! More details here.

Green Hearts Events Vegan Festival is a new musical festival with the environment and veganism at its heart. 22-24 June 2018 at Cwm-Twrch Uchaf, (about 15 miles north of Swansea). See their website.

Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Event
Saturday 28th July 2018 (11am-4pm) at St Peter's Civic Hall in Carmarthen
Details here or ring Sue Thomas on 02920 709292

Carmarthen Vegans hold 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 carmarthenvegans@gmail.com).

News & Notices

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 opposite 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 bottom photo opposite. Home-cooked food to eat in or take away. Breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee. Open 10am-4pm (Sunday 10-3) 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.
Swansea Vegan Festival 2018
Swansea Vegan Festival
(poster by Hermione Wild Illustrations)
Eat Out Vegan Wales

Xmas Market
Canteen 18
Canteen 18

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.