Wild Thing are a plant-based café with social goals. To get more people eating veg, to reduce environmental impacts, and to fight food poverty through their pay-what-you-can model. They serve fresh, constantly changing all-day brunch menu.
The Vegetarian Food Studio is run by head chef Neil Patel and uses fresh vegetables, herbs and spices to make unique and authentic Indian dishes to suit all tastes. They also have a great range of Indian sweets all made by hand in house for those of you with a sweet tooth. Open Tuesday to Sunday, The Vegetarian Food Studio can be found on Penarth Road.
Established indie music venue The Moon, is also known for its all-vegan bar food, perfect to keep you going all week, from their Full Moon Breakfast to their burger range including the Burning Comet, perfect for those who like a spicier taste. On Sundays, you can enjoy a roast with all the trimmings and throughout the month of January, why not try one of their specials such as a Cajun fajitas and pizzas with a selection of toppings.
8. Clancy’s, Cardiff Market
Also located in Central Market is the father and son owned Clancy’s. As well as selling an extensive range of spices and herbs Clancy’s also stocks a wide range of vegan and veggie goodies from smoked paprika halloumi slammers and lentil balls to alternative takes on British market classics such as sausage rolls and scotch eggs. We recommend you try their dhal and naan bread, a perfect winter warmer.
9. The Atma Lounge, The Capitol
If there is one thing that the Visit Cardiff team has discovered while researching Cardiff’s vegan food scene, it’s that you can trust Hare Krishna monks to rustle you up something scrumptious. Café Atma is a conscious living lifestyle lounge. As well as providing delicious Indian food, it also hosts wellbeing evenings including mantra meditation, talks on self-realisation and a two-course vegetarian meal, all for a £5 donation! Atma’s mission statement is to satisfy the bodies, minds and souls of the people of Cardiff and we think they are doing a great job at it!
10. Falafel Corner, The Capitol
Go on a culinary adventure at this falafel bar, ideally located within the Capitol Centre on Queen Street, serving up houmous platters, vegan meze, Lebanese wraps, falafel dogs, filled pittas and salad bowls – or why not try their Sweet Potato Buffalo Ciabatta. Enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean Za’atar bread, fresh salad and a range of houmous.
11. Luna’s Vegan Corner, Wellfield Road
In the heart of Roath, this restaurant was born out of a passion for delicious food, conscious living and a belief in kindness to animals. Since opening, it has become a premier vegan restaurant known for great food, a relaxed environment and good service. Serving up a fresh menu with curry and pasta dishes, burgers as well as a selection of starters and sides.
Tiny Rebel have established themselves as one of Wales’ best indie breweries and it’s not just what they have on tap that’s tasty. It may come as a surprise to some, but Tiny Rebel has a really strong range of plant-based meals and bar snacks on the menu. If you’re just popping in for a few pints of ‘Cwtch’ then we recommend their vegan wings – you can chose form nine different sauces. Looking for something more substantial? You’re in luck: they have five other vegan menu items to choose from including subs, burgers and pizzas.
Pho is a Vietnamese restaurant with a diverse menu – where diners can choose from pho noodle soups, curries, salads, rice bowls, and much more besides. A big hit all over the country, not only down to the amazing flavours that are used so widely in Vietnamese cooking, but also due to how healthy it is. The menu is 40% vegan, and nearly entirely gluten-free (and Pho is accredited by Coeliac UK), so it’s perfect for people with dietary requirements.
4. Pieminister, Saint Mary Street
Pieminister’s pies are made with ethically sourced ingredients and plenty of choice for vegetarians and vegans – and for those on a gluten-free diet there’s a dedicated GF menu starring three delicious gluten-free pies. With three vegan and two vegetarians pies, find the perfect pie for how you’re feeling.
5. The Coconut Tree, Mill Lane
Experience a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine at The Coconut Tree. Enjoy the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, served ‘as it comes’. Their dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from their very own parents’ kitchens. In celebration of Veganuary, The Coconut Tree have introduced 3 new delicious dishes to their menu Brinjals Moju, Gova Mallun & Straight Up Bonchi.
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