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 2,500 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. Also Kind Earth (a new
vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened in July. And Swansea's Grape Tree store is back in a new location.
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
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.
Vegans have a new website with details of their
many upcoming events - see further below.
(serving vegan food in Neath's indoor market) have closed but
return in some form later on. See their Facebook
Swansea Vegan Mini Market
2nd November 2019, 10am-3pm (and then The
Little Vegan Christmas Market on 7th December). Hosted by
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.
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 new 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
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 Tuesday-Saturday from 12 to 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 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.
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
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).
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 '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.
vegan mini market is Sat 2nd November
market Sat 7th December
Vegan cafe - OPEN AGAIN
18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe
(previously Govinda's) is open
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.