Nine of my favourite Cardiff Veggie & Vegan Restaurants / Cafes

Cardiff vegetarian restaurants

Eating meat free is sometimes associated with ‘going without’ – but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Whether you’re a fully fledged vegan or just trying to eat less and better meat, there are loads of reasons to make meat-free mealtimes a regular thing, and you can be sure to find something tasty on the menu at any of these spots.

From healthy salads to rainbow wraps, there is plenty of choice around the city.

Cardiff Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants

1. Anna Loka

Cardiff’s first-ever fully vegan restaurant, this place has become a bit of an institution – and bloody good it is too. Try the vegan fry up, the burgers, the open mushroom tacos (my fave) or the legendary Sunday roast.

2. Blanche Bakery

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.

3. Crumbs

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 bowls, soups and picnic-worthy picky things) in Cardiff city centre.

4. Clancy’s

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!

5. Greazy Vegan

After taking the pop-up scene by storm with their brand of filthy, cruelty-free fast food, the Greasy Vegan gang set up a permanent home opposite Cardiff Castle at the entrance to Castle Arcade. Watch the video below to see founder Will make his vegan ‘vonner kebab’:

6. The Lazy Leek

The Lazy Leek ‘shack’ looks just like a garden shed, but this mini-kitchen at Kings Road Yard in Pontcanna actually serves up some of the best plant-based burgers and badass sides you’re ever likely to eat. Try the new ‘Finding Nori’ burger; white wine and dill marinated tofu coated in beer batter, with pea & mint yoghurt, tartare sauce and sweet pickled red onions. Oooft.

7. Kemis

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 after a weekend of over indulgence. They also host occasional supper clubs and kitchen take-overs. Owner Kemi is just fab.

8. Vegetarian Food Studio

This no-frills, BYOB restaurant has been the stalwart of the veggie scene in Cardiff for years. Expect a menu chocked full of Indian vegetarian specialities; try the extra hot chilli pakoras served with tamarind chutney. Mouth-wateringly spicy!

9. Wild Thing

This non profit cafe aims to make good food accessible for all – offering up healthy plant-based meals with a pay what you can afford approach (they have suggested prices for those who can afford it). Think warming hot drinks, cakes and an eclectic menu of salads, stews and bowl foods to feed the soul. They also make their own pastries and breads in-house.

 

Which is your favourite Cardiff vegetarian restaurant? Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below!

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4 Comments

  1. April 8, 2017 / 9:16 am

    This is such a great list, thank you! A couple I’ve not yet been to. I’d also add The Moos on Whitchurch Road, it’s a vegan cafe bar, open during the day and they do lovely breakfasts and salads/soups.

    • HungryCityHippy
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Have just had to take them out of the list as they’ve recently closed down! 🙁 x

  2. Sarah Jenkins
    August 22, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Do you know of a vegetarian/vegan place to eat in or around Cardiff that will be open on Christmas Day 2017 ? Myself and my family would like to go out for lunch/dinner but don’t want to eat anywhere serving meat.

    • HungryCityHippy
      Author
      August 22, 2017 / 11:19 am

      ooh I am not sure – let me do some investigating and I will get back to you!

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