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.
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.
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.
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— Blanche Bakery (@blanchebakery) 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.
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 picky 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 Marchnad Caerdydd (@CardiffMarket_) April 3, 2017
6. 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 awesome vegan ‘vonner kebab’:
The Lazy Leek ‘shack’ looks just like a garden shed, but this recently opened 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.
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.
— 🍴Hungry Housebound Hippy (@HungryCityHippy) May 31, 2016
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!
— memyselfanddai (@memyselfandaii) February 22, 2017
Which is your favourite Cardiff vegetarian restaurant? Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below!