It’s not always easy being a veggie – I’ve witnessed the mere sight of another goat’s cheese tart on a restaurant menu bring a veggie mate to tears.
Whether you’re a fully-fledged veggie or you eat meat, but just fancy some decent plant based grub, you can be sure to find something tasty on the menu at any of these Cardiff Vegetarian Restaurants.
From healthy salads to rainbow wraps, there is plenty of choice around the city. If you know of any I have missed from the list, please leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂
Cardiff Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants
1. Anna Loka
Cardiff’s first-ever fully vegan restaurant, and bloody good it is too. Try the vegan fry up, the open mushroom tacos (my fave) or the legendary Sunday roast.
— Anna-Loka (@AnnaLoka_vegan) March 28, 2017
This 100% vegan bakery was opened thanks to the generous donations to a crowdfunding campaign. Now this uber-instagrammable coffee shop sells a mouth watering selection of homemade vegan donuts, cupcakes and bakes in interesting flavours. They also make beautiful celebration cakes to order.
Our deluxe #hotchocolate is in today! With #veganmarshmallows and #soyafree #whippedcream.
Add a shot of #peppermint , #saltedcaramel or #hazelnut for an extra #christmas treat. #blanchebakery pic.twitter.com/MPt1escwL7
— Blanche Bakery (@BlancheCardiff) December 18, 2017
3. Cafe Atma
Recently moved to a shiny new premises in the Capitol Centre, this is a vegetarian cafe run by the Hare Krishna movement, for snacks, simple meals – and self-help classes if you fancy. They also stock organic cow’s milk from the UK’s first no-slaughter, ethical dairy.
— Chelsea Halfpenny (@ChelseaHP) April 6, 2017
Situated in the beautiful old Morgan Arcade, Crumbs is a bit of an institution. They serve a range of hot and cold, tasty vegetarian and vegan food (think salad-y things) in Cardiff city centre.
— Kimberley Anderson (@KA_fotography) November 21, 2016
Situated inside Cardiff’s old market hall, Clancy’s is a fab little veggie food stall, just perfect for a quick lunch. Bean burgers, butternut bhajis, and superfood bakes are available ready-to-eat hot, or cold to take away and enjoy at home. I love the Halloumi slammers!
— Cardiff Market (@CardiffMarket_) April 3, 2017
— WRAP Cymru (@WRAP_Cymru) March 22, 2016
Based in & supporting Cathays Youth and Community Centre, this cafe is currently host to ‘the Herbivore’ (see below), meaning there is always a fab variety of veggie food on offer.
— HungryCityHippy (@HungryCityHippy) May 12, 2016
A pop-up supper club run by Simon Matthew, a local chef and long-time vegetarian, known to many from his time at Milgi and the Embassy Cafe. Check the website for pop-up dates, or visit him at the Embassy Cafe (above).
Last hurrah for blog post on the Gujurati veggie food at the rather nice Mangla's Spice of Life in Cardiff
— SolicitingFlavours (@SolicitingFlava) March 4, 2017
A vegetarian restaurant that draws on the chef patron’s Gujarati heritage, and there’s a lovely back story on this one, too; after owning a corner shop and dreaming of having a restaurant for years, Mangla finally made her dream a reality last year!
— Milgi (@milgicardiff) March 10, 2017
Arty, quirky vegetarian bar and restaurant offering an ever changing menu of seasonal delights. One of my favourite veggie places in Cardiff; you definitely have to try the Sunday Roast with the cashew-cauliflower ‘cheese’ on the side. Amazing.
10. Milgi Market
— HungryCityHippy (@HungryCityHippy) April 7, 2017
An off-shoot from the main restaurant, based inside Cardiff’s indoor market. Selling awesome, filling ‘wholefood bowls’ as well as salads, wraps and vegan cakes. This is my health lunchtime go-to, and you can usually find it for a good price on the Wriggle website and app, too.
11. The Moos
— Llio Angharad 🏴 (@Llioangharad) July 14, 2017
This cute cafe on Whitchurch Road prides itself on great coffee, cake and vegan snacks. The smoothie-bowls are great Instagram fodder, and they’re super good for you too.
— HungryCityHippy (@HungryCityHippy) May 31, 2016
This Pontcanna salad bar and sarnie shop offers a mostly-veggie menu. Expect huge plates of filling, healthy fare; this is where I go when I need to feel fixed! They also host occasional supper clubs and kitchen take-overs.
— memyselfanddai (@memyselfandaii) February 22, 2017
This no-frills, BYOB restaurant has been the stalwart of the veggie scene in Cardiff for years. Expect a menu of Indian vegetarian specialities; try the extra hot chilli pakoras served with tamarind chutney. Mouth wateringly spicy!
Which is your favourite Cardiff vegetarian restaurant? Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below!