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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 2,300 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 several 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
Eat Out Vegan Wales where to eat out (also see panel on left for their website

Events 2019

Swansea Vegan Mini Markets   Saturday 26th January 2019 10am-3pm (also 2nd March, 4th May and beyond). Hosted by Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store in Swansea's Indoor Market. Details here.

Swansea Vegans Brunch Club  
First event was held at Canteen 18 on 23rd September 2018 (11am-1pm), and the plan is to have regular brunch meals once a month on a Sunday, starting soon. Details to follow, but see here for the September event (or contact Kathy at hello@swanseavegfest.co.uk).

Swansea Vegan Social Club
 Check out their Facebook group for assorted small events and get togethers.

Vegan nights at local restaurants are happening more and more, and these usually get mentioned on our Facebook group. For example, Juniper Place in York Street, Swansea, have monthly vegan nights on 17th Jan 2019, 21st Feb, 21st March ... and beyond. 24.95 per person. Ring 01792 464111 or see details here.

Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival
Saturday 16th February 2019
(10:30am-5pm) at Cardiff City Hall, 3 (under 16s free). Details here.

Swansea Viva! Vegan Festival Saturday 16th March 2019 (10:30am-5pm) at the Brangwyn Hall. Viva! are taking over the running of the very popular Swansea Vegfest event, previously held in the summer. Details here (and volunteers are needed on the day). Only 2 (under 16s free).

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 above right 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 photo above 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.

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.  

Mini market
Next mini market Sat 26th January (see left) 
Swansea Vegan Festival
See left for details
Xmas Market
Charlie at Brontosaurus
Canteen 18
Canteen 18

Boo's Kitchen

Boo's Kitchen, Mumbles

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.