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Carmarthen

Vegetarian Cafe

2b Jackson's Lane
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1QD
Tel: 01267 238861
Website

Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 8.30am-5pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
4 Breakfast dishes, 9+ Mains,
4 Sandwich fillings, 7 Side orders

Price:
Breakfast dishes £1.95-£7.95, Mains £4.50-£7.50,
Sandwiches £4.50-£5.50, Side orders £1.95

Our comments: Vegetarian café; a large range of vegan dishes are available. Vegan, vegan option available and gluten free items are marked on the menu. The suitable dishes are on the normal menu are.
Breakfast (served all day): Veggie breakfast (sausage, tomato, mushrooms, homemade beans, toast), classic pancake, luxury porridge, toast.
Meals: Homemade soup, veggie cawl, nut or spicy bean burger, falafel, vegetarian bangers & mash, oriental stir fry, Mediterranean vegetable pasta, vegan antipasti.
Sandwiches (sandwich, wrap, toastie, baguette or panini): Avocado with roasted butternut squash, garlic & roasted red pepper, hummus with tomatoes & olives, cashew nut pâté with roasted red peppers & caramelised onions, roasted Mediterranean vegetables.
Side orders: Potato wedges, sautéed potatoes, hummus, side salad, coleslaw, garlic bread, homemade baked beans.
There are also daily specials. Examples of these are raw courgette linguine with coriander pesto & sundried tomato linseed crackers, sweet potato & red pepper tofu ‘quiche’ with salad, spiced pumpkin, red lentil & coconut pasty with hot chutney & salad and sweet potato & bean casserole. There are also sweet items such as cakes including raw options. Soya, rice and almond milks are available for drinks and they can provide milkshakes with vegan ice cream and superfood smoothies

Location:
In an alley just to the side of the NatWest bank in Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 07/05/2016
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Vegetarian Restaurant/Café

23 Lammas Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3AL
Tel: 01267 236521
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,
Sat 9am-5pm
(Meals served 11.30am-2pm)

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Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Mains £4.50-£6.95

Our comments: Clean and friendly vegetarian café at the back of a health food shop. There is an excellent choice of hot and cold home cooked vegan meals such as bean burgers, potato cakes, samosas, rice, couscous, salads (anything in the salad section that looks creamy is not vegan) and scones. They serve hot soya drinks and smoothies. The staff are very helpful and understand vegan needs without prompting. It is highly recommended by local vegans.

Location:
Opposite Rover Arms Hotel, near the War Memorial/Tourist Information.

Updated: 23/03/2016
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Carvery Restaurant

Unit 6
St Catherine's Walk
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1GA
Tel: 01267 237879
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Sun 8am-10pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Mains, 1 Pudding

Price:
Mains £6.49 (£8.49 on Sunday),
Pudding £3.99

Our comments: Carvery chain restaurant with three labelled vegan main options: Portobello mushroom bullseye tart (suet pastry case filled with a mushroom sauce, topped with a portobello mushroom), pepper & pomegranate tart (shortcrust pastry with sesame & pumpkin seeds, filled with sautéed sweet peppers, red onions & pomegranate, topped with giant couscous, mint & chilli) and spiced carrot & chickpea wellington (chickpeas, carrots & lentils spiced with crushed chillis, wrapped in wholegrain mustard puff pastry). Ask for freshly steamed vegetables, without the glaze. The roast potatoes and veggie gravy are suitable for vegans. There is also a suitable dessert: Vanilla rice pudding (warm, made with coconut milk and topped with raspberries in sauce).

Location:
St Catherine's Walk shopping centre.

Updated: 25/02/2017
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Restaurant/Cafe

11 Mansel Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1PX
Tel: 01267 23607
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Brunch Served
Thu-Sun 11am-3pm
Dinner Served
Thu-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
6+

Price:
Starters £3.50-£6,
Mains £12,
Brunch £7

Our comments: There are labelled vegan options on the dinner and brunch menus. Dishes are made from scratch with local, seasonal and organic ingredients. The suitable menu items are.
Dinner starters: House marinated olives, homemade bread, dukkah & oil, Moroccan spiced carrot dip & flatbread, soup of the day & homemade bread.
Dinner main: Soba noodles in a Thai green broth & stir fried vegetables.
Brunch: Dahl, flatbread, beetroot chutney, roasted cauliflower & curly kale.

Location:
Mansel Street is off Lammas Street, in the town centre.

Updated: 26/03/2017
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Health Food Shop

6 Lammas Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3AD
Tel: 01267 233445
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Tue 9.30am-5pm, Wed 9am-5.30pm,
Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5.30pm,
Sat 9.30am-5pm

Our comments: Stock a large range of vegan products, including in the well stocked fridge and freezer.

Location:
Opposite the Boar's Head Hotel, in Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 01/02/2016
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Hotel/Restaurant/Bar

120 Lammas Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3AE
Tel: 01267 222789
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Restaurant
Mon-Sun noon-9pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Mains £7.95

Our comments: The restaurant is able to cater for vegans. Previous vegan diners have received dishes such as cashew risotto, vegetable fajitas and a soup starter. The chips are not suitable, cooked in the same oil as animal products.

Location:
Lammas Street, in Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 25/03/2016
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Marstons Pub (Two For One & Pizza Menu)

Parc Pensarn
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 2NG
Tel: 01267 243303
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-10pm,
Sun noon-9pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+ Mains,
3+ Sides,
1 Dessert

Price:
Main £10.45,
Pizzas £10.95-£12.35,
Sides £1.75-£2.75,
Dessert £4.15

Our comments: The menu has labelled vegan options. The roasted vegetable jalfrezi, served with a mixed salad & rice is vegan and there may be suitable specials. Check twoforonespecials.co.uk to see what specials are on in the pub. On the pizza menu the Veg Patch (no cheese) is suitable and A Pizza India is vegan without mozzarella, mint yoghurt & chutney. The sides of house salad, garlic bread and harissa rice or lime & coriander rice are suitable. The chips, skin-on fries, homemade potato wedges and onion rings may be suitable; ask if they have a dedicated fryer for vegan dishes. The praline chocolate tart dessert is vegan, if ordered without ice cream.

Location:
Parc Pensarn in Carmarthen.

Updated: 14/04/2017
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Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant/Takeaway

119 Priory Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1NB
Tel: 01267 243888/01267 230732
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 5pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Takeaway
Starters £2.25-£2.95,
Mains £4.95+,
Sides £2.75

Our comments: Inform the really helpful staff that you are vegan and the requirements of the diet. They can make many dishes even the meat based ones to be suitable. Just say you want them done with vegetables instead of meat. There is also vegan Cobra beer on tap. Recommended by vegans who have visited.

Location:
On Priory Street, in Carmarthen.

Updated: 03/04/2016
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Pizza Restaurant/Takeaway

Unit 7
Cambrian Way
John Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1QN
Tel: 01267 220077
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Open 7 nights a week

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Pizza £4.95-£9.55

Our comments: The pizza bases and sauce are suitable for vegans. If customers bring their own vegan cheese, they will gladly cook it for them on pizzas. A home delivery service is available.

Location:
At the back of Marks & Spencers.

Updated: 17/08/2016
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Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

44 King Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1BH
Tel: 01267 243353
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 6pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
8+

Price:
Takeaway
Starters £2.95, Mains £5.50+,
Sides £3.50

Our comments: Indian restaurant with loads of suitable options; all you have to do is say you are vegan and stress that you do not eat butter ghee. The staff will help you with your order and can arrange for out of menu vegan options. It is highly recommended by vegans who have dined here.

Location:
Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 03/04/2016
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Harvester Restaurant

Unit 6
St Catherines Walk
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1GA
Tel: 01267 238901
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Fri 11.30am-10pm,
Sat-Sun 9am-10pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Mains,
6 Sides,
1 Dessert

Price:
Mains £6.99-£10.49,
Sides £1.99-£2.99,
Dessert £4.29

Our comments: Harvester restaurant have labelled vegan options. The suitable mains are aubergine & red lentil tagine (giant couscous cooked with apricots, raisins, coriander & red pepper, topped with a Moroccan-inspired spiced stew, with flat bread & avocado dip), penne arrabiata (with black olives, kappia pepper& watercress) and stuffed red pepper (stuffed with sweet potato, black bean & quinoa chilli, with spicy tomato & black bean rice & sweet potato fries). The vegan sides are fries, sage & onion seasoned fries, sweet potato fries, spicy rice, steamed vegetables and jacket potato. For dessert you can have the coconut & raspberry rice pudding.

Location:
St Catherine's Walk shopping centre.

Updated: 09/04/2017
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Health Food Shop

Unit 8 Merlins Walk Shopping Centre
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3BN
Tel: 01267 237198

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm,
Sun 10am-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
up to 9 takeaway options.

Price:
£1.29-£1.59

Our comments: Branches of the Holland & Barrett health food shop chain stock some or the entire labelled vegan Veg.out range in their fridges. The full list of vegan options is: Cornish style vegetable lattice slice, Italiano vegetable lattice slice, jerky Jamaican vegetable lattice slice, jumbo sos roll, no chorizo & mixed bean lattice slice, no duck & hoisin style sauce lattice slice, porkless pie, steakless bake lattice slice and supreme sos roll.

Location:
Merlins Walk Shopping Centre.

Updated: 22/04/2017
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Chinese Takeaway

124 Priory Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1NB
Tel: 01267 233633

Opening Times:
Tue-Sun 4.30pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Vegetarian dishes £3-£5.50

Our comments: Explain to them you are vegan, so they can leave non vegan items out of dishes. A number of mock chicken and mock duck dishes are available. The beancurd is not coated in egg and can be prepared in various vegetable dishes. One of the workers is vegetarian.

Location:
Next to the New King George pub, near the hospital.

Updated: 04/10/2015
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Ice Cream Shop

4,5,6 Gardd Llydaw
Jacksons Lane
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1QD
Tel: 01267 233334
Facebook

Opening Times:
Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
4

Price:
Contact them to check.

Our comments: The options here include a dairy-free gelato range. These are really good and flavours include Snickers, coffee and milk choc chip. They were launched as part of Carmarthen’s Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Festival.

Location:
The bottom of Jacksons Lane. in Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 10/04/2017
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Pizza Restaurant

Unit 15
St Catherine's Walk
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1GA
Tel: 01267 238304
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 11.30am-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+ Starters, 1+ Main,
2 Desserts

Price:
Starters £2.90-£3.95.
Main £9.80-£11.45,
Desserts £3.65

Our comments: The Pianta pizza is vegan; this has no cheese and is topped with spinach, closed cup mushrooms, pine kernels, artichoke, tomato, chilli flakes & garlic oil and finished with rocket, extra virgin olive oil & fresh parsley. The pizza bases and tomato sauce are suitable so vegans can order other pizzas without animal product toppings. You can bring in your own vegan cheese to top pizzas, provided it is in a sealed pack, in date and with the date clearly visible. The other suitable dishes are the starters of dough balls or gluten free dough balls (if garlic butter is substituted with garlic or chilli oil), roasted tomatoes and marinated olives and the desserts of coconut delight and raspberry sorbet. The restaurants have full information on what ingredients are vegan so it may be possible to obtain other dishes by leaving out animal products. This information is available on their website.

Location:
St Catherine's Walk shopping centre.

Updated: 05/04/2017
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Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway

2 Water Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1PY
Tel: 01267 238390/01267 238688
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Tue & Thu 5.30pm-11pm,
Fri-Sun 5.30pm-11.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Contact them to check.

Our comments: They have stated on their Facebook page that they can cater for vegans. Inform the staff that you are vegan when ordering, the owner is fully aware what the diet entails and good about supervising the kitchen to avoid cross contamination. All the veggie dishes can be served vegan except one that is labelled as containing honey.

Location:
Water Street, in the town centre.

Updated: 04/09/2016
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Pub/Restaurant

Capel Dewi
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA32 7LH
Tel: 01267 290000
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Tue-Thu noon-2pm & & 7pm-9pm,
Fri noon-2pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm,
Sat noon-2.30pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm,
Sun noon-2.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Lunch
Starters £6.50-£7.50,
Mains about £14.50, Puddings £7.50
Dinner
2 courses £28 (only Tue-Thu),
3 courses £35
Sunday lunch
2 courses £20, 3 courses £25

Our comments: Regularly cater for vegans and can happily arrange a suitable meal. They prefer to discuss with diners beforehand, so the menu can be tailored to individual tastes as well as dietary preferences.

Location:
In the village of Capel Dewi.

Updated: 05/04/2016
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JD Wetherspoon Pub

47-48 King Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1BH
Tel: 01267 242050
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Sun-Fri 8am-midnight,
Sat 8am-1pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
7 Breakfast Items, 2 Starters & Sharers,
8 Mains, 3 Sides,
2 Desserts, 1 Children's Meal,
1 Curry Club Main & 3 Sides

Price:
Smashed avocado bagel breakfast £2.55
Starters & Sharers £3.75-£8.34,
Mains £4.29-£8.29,
Sides £1.35-£2.80,
Dessert £4.10,
Curry Club £7.65 (includes drink), Sides £1.25-£1.50

Our comments: They have a specific vegan menu with the following options.
Breakfast: Fresh fruit, bagel (with jam instead of cream cheese), smashed avocado bagel (avocado, tomato, onion, coriander), toast (without butter), choose from the following breakfast side orders, tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown.
Starters & Sharers: Small or large nachos (no cheese or sour cream).
Mains: Jacket potato with side salad & baked beans or Five-bean chilli ( ask for the balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, includes drink), sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry (served with pilau rice, naan bread, poppadums), Five-bean chilli (rice, tortilla chips), quinoa salad (quinoa, rice, avocado, adzuki beans, grilled red & yellow pepper, red cabbage, chia seeds, kale, balsamic vinaigrette instead of salad dressing) superfood pasta (giant fusilli spirals, nut-free rocket & kale pesto, peppers, cherry tomatoes, butternut squash, soya beans, broccoli, sugar snap peas, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes), smashed avocado bagel with chips or salad (with balsamic vinaigrette instead of salad dressing), naked burrito (salad leaves, Mexican-style rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, salsa, chilli peppers).
Sides: Bowl of chips, side salad (ask for the balsamic vinaigrette), avocado.
Desserts: Fresh fruit, British Bramley apple crumble (without ice cream or custard).
Children’s menu: Five-bean chill.
Curry Club sides (only on Thursday): Large onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, Bombay potatoes.
Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
On King Street, in Carmarthen town centre.

Updated: 07/05/2017
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