Vegfest (founded in 2014) have organised a variety of local events - a
summer Vegan Festival
and a winter Vegan Christmas Market, plus several other smaller events
to promote and celebrate veganism. This short video shows everything they
did in 2017. The group was founded by sisters Deby &
Karen McCloy, but is now run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
The large summer Vegan Festival at the Brangwyn
Hall has now been handed over to Viva! (the 2019 event will take place
earlier in the year than usual, on 16th March, see our home page). And
the Swansea Vegfest team are now concentrating on arranging several
smaller events and social meetings. There's more info on the group's Facebook
page, and they can also be found on Twitter
and Instagram. And there's a little
more about Swansea Vegfest on our history page.
Any enquiries to email@example.com
Eating out in Swansea
18 (see our home page) is the only all-vegan cafe in Swansea.
Vegetarian & Vegan Cafe has been running for many
years, and is
always popular with vegans.
Boo's Kitchen in Mumbles (see our home page) is a new
vegetarian cafe with many vegan options. Crumbs Kitchen in Uplands is a
cafe with several vegan options.
There are an increasing number of other local
cater for vegans, some more than others, and this is a very frequent
topic on our Swansea Vegans Facebook group, with members reporting on
both successes and failures.
Particularly recommended are:
Bluebell Coffee & Kitchen, with options for all three meals plus cake. Their Sunday lunch is very popular.
Mosaic, a tapas restaurant with numerous dishes that can be veganised and/or made gluten free.
The Westbourne, a pub with a vegan menu featuring cheesy pizzas and nachos.
The Optimist Bar & Kitchen in Uplands, which serves up a breakfast featuring gluten free vegan sausages and tofu scramble.
Zinco Lounge in town and Croeso Lounge in Mumbles - there is a separate vegan menu.
1825 Coffee Shop at the Dylan Thomas Centre have been serving vegan options for a while and now offer breakfasts too.
The Swigg in the Marina offer small plates and a six course vegan tasting evening on the last Thursday of the month.
Out Vegan Wales list
many places for vegans to eat out in the Swansea area and elsewhere in
Wales. Please email them if you can help by updating or adding to any
information they give.
Local vegan friendly businesses
Brontosaurus Vegan Lifestyle Store
(see our home page) stock everyday food items and treats that are
harder to find - and have a fridge with food you can grab on the go.
Root in Fulton House on the
Singleton campus usually have a good selection of vegan meals and
Beans Food & Nutrition offer vegan cookery classes
which can be booked in advance. Individual nutritional consultations
can also be arranged.
offer consultations and advice on a range of health and wellbeing
matters, from nutrition to reflexology. They also make kombucha, which
is stocked in Brontosaurus and some other local shops.
Vegangela Rose Cakes
Contact Angela for
a vegan celebration cake made to order,
alternatively Sophia at Bluebell.
Kind Food supply delicious vegan cakes and treats to local
retail outlets, eg Brontosaurus and Waterstones cafe.
Lunchbox offer tasty vegan treats "for your beloved pooch".
Vegan Lettings Mike
runs a 'conventional' business that also employs some vegan
tradespeople and assists with property investment / management /
creative property sales, and purchase / rent-to-buy and rent-to-sell
Organics Skincare All products are vegan, organic
Vegangela Rose cake
BELOW Black Forest cheesecake
by Naturally Kind
Getting vegan food in local
can be difficult! Several discussions about getting vegan
food have already taken place on our Facebook group, for example here and here from 2017, and here from 2018 (but those posts
will only be visible to members). There is also a UK-based Vegan Hospital Food Network
Facebook group, "made up of ordinary people who volunteer to take food
to vegans who are in hospitals that fail to provide adequate
nutrition". Also there's lots of advice and information about hospital
catering here on the Vegan Society's website, and see
too this 2018 article from Plant Based News: Vegan Hospital Food: the good, the bad and
the ugly. If you have problems or need support, contact us or
post on the Swansea Vegans Facebook group.
Life Magazine Plant Based News
Vegan Organic Network
Vegetarian for Life
is the place to go for both basic and more detailed information on
veganism. Their 30-minute video Making the
Connection (made in 2010) is
on YouTube - it
features a variety
vegans talking about their diets and lifestyles (a chef, MP,
dietitian, athlete, young mother, and several others).
(the first vegan magazine available on the high street) launched in
2014, and is available in WH Smith and some supermarkets. Food and
recipe oriented but with features on other vegan related
Based News is a top resource for the latest up-to-the-minute
plant-based content. News, blogs and reviews from the vegan world.
researches and promotes vegan organic methods of agriculture and
horticulture, and their magazine is edited by local vegan Tony Martin.
for Life is a UK-based
charity whose mission is to help older vegans and
advice and support (and sometimes small grants), whether living in a
care home or in their own home.
Here is a selection of the best
vegan cookery books. At a more local level, there's a new
cookery book Vegan 100 by 'Avant
Garde Vegan' Gaz Oakley, and
also The Occasional Vegan by Sarah
Two other recommended books are:
Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a
Plant-based Diet (2011) by US dietitians Jack Norris
& Virginia Messina (see an interview with them here).
How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach (2017) by
Tobias Leenaert (also see his Vegan Strategist blog).
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