21 vegan and vegetarian places in Swansea that will make you forget meat forever


Here we round-up some of the places in Swansea that offer excellent meat-free meals and treats

We’ve rounded up the cafés, restaurants, market stalls and other places to eat in Swansea where you can tuck into great vegan and vegetarian options.

Some of them are exclusively vegan, others are vegetarian and others just offer good meat-free options.

In no particular order, here are some of the best places in the city that you need to try.

1. Ground Coffee Shop

A collaboration between a yoga teacher and a three time national stand-up paddle board champion, Ground is Swansea’s first 100% vegan coffee shop. Their menu includes pastries, cakes, sandwiches, wraps and plant-based soft serve ice cream.

Where: Francis Street, Swansea SA1 4NH

2. Canteen 18

Canteen 18 is a plant-based café, serving home-cooked food to eat in or takeaway. Dishes including tofish with chips and chick’n poutine. They also have a well-stocked salad bar if you’re looking for something a bit lighter.

Where: 18 Brynymor Rd, Swansea SA1 4JH

3. Gigi Gao’s Favourite Authentic Chinese

The multi-award winning Gigi Gao’s specialises in regional northern Chinese cooking. There’s a good range of vegetarian and vegan dishes available including mapo tofu, spicy griddled cauliflower, dried chilli-flavoured sweetheart cabbage and stewed aubergine with peppers.

Where: 18-23 Anchor Court, Maritime Quarter, Marina, Swansea SA1 3XA

4. Mr Nice Pie

You can find Mr Nice Pie at markets around Swansea, where they produce gorgeous vegan pies with creative fillings including rendang curry and mushroom in red wine and onion gravy.

Where: They’re at Uplands Market on the last Saturday of the month and Marina Market on the second Sunday of the month.

5. Boo’s Kitchen

Boo’s Kitchen is an independent plant-based cafe serving locally-sourced wholesome food and speciality coffee. They serve a range of nachos, burgers, dirty fries and salad bowls, including the boo-fu bowl with sesame tofu, slaw, kimchi style sauerkraut, edamame, brown rice and spring onions.

Where: Woodville Rd, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4AD

6. Hoogah

Taking inspiration from the Danish word hygge, Hoogah Bar & Kitchen is a great place to hunker down anytime of day. They have a good range of vegan and veggie dishes across the board including vegan shakshuka, the full vegan hoogah brunch with miso mushrooms and scrambled tofu, and a vegan pesto and sundried tomato sourdough pizza.

Where: 68 Brynymor Road, Swansea

7. Panshee

Situated in the heart of Swansea opposite the Grand Theatre, this Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant has plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from. Aloo chat, crispy okra, baby aubergine bhuna and mushroom karaki are just some of the options dishes available.

Where: 29 Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QN

8. The Falafel Stall

The Falafel Stall combines delicious homemade falafel with freshly prepared salad, hummus and sauces (they’re all vegan apart from one!). Everything is made daily with fresh produce that’s sourced from the market wherever possible.

Where: Swansea Market, Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3PQ or 8 Orchard Street, Swansea SA1 5AG

9. Crumbs Kitchen

This café in Uplands is well-known for their hearty vegetarian and vegan breakfasts and lunches. There’s always a well-stocked salad bar and a good range of pies and quiches including broccoli with blue cheese or spiced spinach and chickpea.

Where: 2 Gwydr Square, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0HD

10. Mediterranean Restaurant

This Turkish restaurant in Mumbles offers a number of vegetarian dishes such as imam bayaldi (vegetable stuffed aubergine with tomato and garlic sauce), sigara boreki (pastry rolls filled with feta and parsley) and mantar guvec (mushroom casserole topped with bechamel sauce and cheese).

Where: 640 Mumbles Road, Mumbles, Swansea

11. Square Peg

A not-for-profit café in Sketty, Square Peg ploughs its profits into good causes. But, there’s no compromising on quality as their house coffee comes from Bristol’s Clifton Coffee and they have a good range of veggie dishes including a masala brunch with seasonal pumpkin and parsnip and pear soup with Alex Gooch sourdough.

Where: 29b Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9BX

12. Banana Leaf

This Sri Lankan & southern Indian restaurant serves lots of spice-packed vegan and vegetarian dishes including vegetable kothu parotta, cauliflower manchurian, aubergine curry and chickpea masala.

Where: 7 St Helen’s Road, Swansea SA1 4AN

13. Nonna’s Deliciously Different

If vegan sweet treats are your cup of tea, then Nonna’s Deliciously Different in Swansea Market sells a range of doughnuts, croissants, brownies and waffles which will be right up your street.

Where: Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3PQ

14. The V-Hub

This city centre vegan cafe, which also offers cookery workshops and nutrition consultations, serves a colourful range of breakfasts, brunches and lunches including breakfast burritos, curries, soups and toasted sandwiches.

Where: 32 Craddock Street, Swansea SA1 3EP

15. Pant – y – Gwydr

If you’re looking for hearty cooking then the Pant – y – Gwydr is a good shout. This traditional French restaurant has a separate vegan menu which features dishes including vegetable mille feuille with mushroom duxelle, Algerian couscous and cucumber goulash.

Where: 180 Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3JA

16. Nomad Bar & Kitchen

Based in Gowerton, Nomad Bar & Kitchen, serves small plates with internationally-inspired flavour combinations. Roast padron peppers with rock salt, potato wedges with bravas sauce and Syrian falafel with tzatziki are part of the compact range of vegan and vegetarian dishes on offer.

Where: 98 Sterry Road, Gowerton, Swansea SA4 3BW

17. Truffle

There’s a good selection of veggie and vegan options on the menu at this Brynmill bistro including Indian aloo kofta with spicy tomato sauce, sweet and sour crispy tofu, and smoky black bean tacos with pineapple salsa. As an added bonus, you can bring your own booze too with no corkage.

Where: 1A King Edward’s Road, Swansea SA1 4LH

18. Brewstone

Brewstone bar and restaurant serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners which are cooked in a wood-fired oven. On the menu there’s a vegan curry with butternut squash, wood-fired wedges and a funghi pizza with vegan cheese.

Where: 33 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0NP

19. The Westbourne

An independent family-run pub, they impressively have a dedicated vegan section of their menu which features sharing nachos, sourdough pizzas, burgers and curries.

Where: 1 Brynymor Road, Swansea SA1 4JQ

20. Las Iguanas

It’s part of a chain but there’s plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. So, if Latin American food is your thing then it’s a good option. Dishes include Bahian jackfruit curry in a coconut sauce and sweet potato, butternut & chickpea chilli burritos.

Where: 1-4 Castle Square, Swansea, SA1 1DN

21. Zinco Lounge and Croeso Lounge

These café bars are both part of the Loungers chain. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their extensive range of vegan and vegetarian dishes includes a Beyond cheeseburger with vegan smoked gouda and a vegan Mexican superbowl with black beans, guacamole and roasted sweet potato.

Where: Zinco Lounge , 30 Princess Way, SA1 5HE/ Croeso Lounge , Unit 2, Oyster Wharf, Mumbles SA3 4DN


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