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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

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 around 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 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
)


Newly added


Kind Earth (a new vegan supermarket in Llanelli) opened their doors on Friday 12th July 2019 - see Cafes/Shops section below.
Ezy Vegan
in Picton Arcade was Swansea's newest vegan cafe ... BUT they have had to close for the time being. More details in the Cafes/Shops section down below.
Root66
(serving vegan food in Neath's indoor market) have also closed, though hope to be back later in a different form (see Facebook page).
Govinda's Vegetarian Cafe
(8 Cradock Street, Swansea) has been closed for several months but should be reopening as Yogaya in mid August as a "not-for-profit ahimsa vegan cafe and yoga studio". And will be under new management
(see Facebook page).
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.


Events 2019

Welsh Vegan Festival in Cardiff Saturday 3rd August 2019, 10am-5pm at the Tramshed (Clare Road CF11 6QP), in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue. Details here.  

Swansea Vegan Mini Market
 
Saturday 7th September 2019, 10am-3pm (also 2nd November and then The Little vegan Christmas Market on 7th December). Hosted by Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store in Swansea's Indoor Market. 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 newest vegan cafe, which opened in April 2019) has had to close for the time being: "We are attempting to relocate due to high overhead costs, so hopefully we won't be gone too long". It was in Picton Arcade, close to where the Health & Herbs shop used to be. See their Facebook page (with menu here) and there's a 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.

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 this article in the Llanelli News.









Kind Earth
New vegan supermarket in Llanelli - see left
Mini Market

Next vegan mini market Sat 7th September

Brontosaurus
Charlie at Brontosaurus
Ezy Vegan
Ezy Vegan cafe - CLOSED FOR NOW
Canteen 18
Canteen 18 - Swansea's first vegan cafe

Boo's Kitchen

Boo's Kitchen, Mumbles






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.