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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

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 2,500 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 local events and social meetings (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
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


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. Also Kind Earth (a new vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened in July. And Swansea's Grape Tree store is back in a new location.
    See Cafes/Shops section below for more details of all.

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
Vegan 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.

Carmarthen Vegans have a new website with details of their many upcoming events - see further below.

Root66 (serving vegan food in Neath's indoor market) have closed but may return in some form later on. See their Facebook page.



Events 2019

Swansea Vegan Mini Market  
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10am-3pm (and then The Little Vegan Christmas Market on 7th December). Hosted by Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store in Swansea's Indoor Market. Details here (including other smaller events) and posters opposite.


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.

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. Full details are on their new website, and they also have a Facebook group.

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

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.

Ezy Vegan
(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 Tuesday-Saturday from 12 to 5:30pm. See their Facebook page and photo on the right.

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.

Yogaya (previously 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", and will be open Tues-Sat 12-6pm. See their Facebook page or ring 01792-468489.

Vegan Viking
are selling gourmet plant based vegan burgers, hot dogs and viking balls in the middle of Swansea's indoor market every Wed/Thurs 11am-3pm (they can be found at other local markets too). See their Facebook page.

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

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, 9-5. See their Facebook page or ring 01792 366776.  

Kind 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.








Mini Market

Next vegan mini market is Sat 2nd November

Christmas Market

Christmas market Sat 7th December

Brontosaurus
Charlie at Brontosaurus
Ezy Vegan
Ezy Vegan cafe - OPEN AGAIN
Canteen 18
Canteen 18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe
Yogaya
Yogaya (previously Govinda's) is open
Kind Earth

Kind Earth - vegan supermarket in Llanelli
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SWANSEA VEGANS
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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.