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Blackwood

Marstons Pub (Two For One Menu)

Unit 8 Blackwood Gate Retail Park
Blackwood
Caerphilly
NP12 2FS
Tel: 01495 227319
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm,
Sun noon-10pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
1 Starter, 2 Mains,
1+ Sides, 2 Desserts

Price:
Starter £4.25,
Mains £10.45-£10.75,
Sides £2-£3.50,
Desserts £3.70-£4.15

Comments: The labelled vegan options on the menu are.
Starter: Tomato & olive bruschetta (vegan option without halloumi and pesto mayonnaise).
Mains: Roasted vegetable jalfrezi (spiced mix of roasted potatoes, red onion and red & green peppers in a jalfrezi sauce, served with a mixed salad & rice), veg patch burrito (butternut squash and red pepper with a mix of pearl barley, black turtle beans, cannellini beans, red kidney beans, lentils, sweetcorn, pinto beans & quinoa, in a lightly spiced, smoky tomato sauce, wrapped in a toasted tortilla, served with mixed salad and cool salsa).
Sides: Harissa rice or lime & coriander infused rice.
Puddings: Apple pie (served with vegan ice cream), praline chocolate tart (served with vegan ice cream).
There may also be suitable specials, check twoforonespecials.co.uk
The sharer of cone of rings is vegan if they are fried separately from animal products, ask the staff.

Location:
Blackwood Gate Retail Park.

Health Food Shop

159 High Street
Blackwood
Caerphilly
NP12 1AA
Tel: 01495 231234

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

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:
Blackwood High Street.

Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

67 High Street
Blackwood
Caerphilly
NP12 1BA
Tel: 01495 225671
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 6pm-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Takeaway
Mains £5.50-£6.95.
Sides £2.70

Comments: Explain to the staff that you are vegan. They can make many of the vegetarian dishes suitable for vegans.

Location:
Blackwood High Street.

JD Wetherspoon Pub

61-63 High Street
Blackwood
Caerphilly
NP12 1BA
Tel: 01495 226374
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 8am-midnight

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
8 Breakfast Items, 2 Starters,
6 Mains, 6 Sides,
2 Desserts, 2 Children's meals,
1 Curry Club Main & 3 sides

Price:
Smashed avocado bagel breakfast £2.55
Starters £2.45-£3.90,
Mains £4.55-£8.39,
Sides 50p-£2.80,
Dessert £2.35-£4.20,
Curry Club £7.99 (includes drink), Sides £1.25-£1.50

Comments: They have a specific vegan menu with the following options.
Breakfast: Bagel (with jam instead of cream cheese), smashed avocado bagel (avocado, tomato, onion, coriander), fresh fruit, toast with preserves (without butter), choose from the following breakfast side orders, tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown, toast (without butter).
Starters: Small nachos (no cheese or sour cream), tomato soup with bloomer bread (without butter).
Mains: Jacket potato with salad & baked beans or Five-bean chilli (includes drink), sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry (served with pilau rice, plain 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, dressing), smashed avocado bagel with chips or salad (includes drink), teriyaki noodles (choi sum, carrot, red pepper, edamame beans, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, garlic, black & white sesame seeds, crispy onion).
Sides: Bowl of chips, quinoa side salad, side salad, peas, avocado, two char-grilled mini corns-on-the-cob.
Desserts: British Bramley apple crumble (without ice cream or custard), fresh fruit.
Children’s menu: Five-bean chill with Mexican rice, jacket potato with no-added-sugar baked beans.
Curry Club sides (only on Thursday): Onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, Bombay potatoes.
Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
On High Street, in Blackwood town centre.

Cafe

3 Gravel Lane
Blackwood
Caerphilly
NP12 1AG
Tel: 01495 222288/07778 530088
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Breakfast £5.50,
Soup £3.50

Comments: The café does have some vegan options available and the owner is helpful. Almond and soya milks are stocked for drinks.

Location:
The lane between the Market and High Street, in Blackwood town centre.

CONSIDER
Amelia's Diner - Cafe
Indoor Market, 152-154 High Street, NP12 1AH
Tel: 07534 935517
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The cafe in the indoor market above Wilko usually stock soya milk for drinks, which is unusual for Blackwood.

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Dragon Palace - Chinese Takeaway
27 Bridge Street, NP12 1AX

Inform the staff that you are vegan. They can do suitable vegetable dishes but check the ingredients of any sauces used. No tofu dishes available.

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The Emperor - Chinese Takeaway
Highfield Way, NP12 1SL

Inform the staff that you are vegan. Suitable dishes include vegetables in certain sauces, mushroom or vegetable curry and boiled rice. They do not stock tofu and nothing that is deep fried is suitable for vegans.

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Lui's Plaice - Fish & Chips
100 High Street, NP12 1AF

They are not vegan compliant as it is impractical to keep a pan animal product free due to the high volume throughput. However if given a bit of notice they can provide vegan friendly chips. The owner understands the vegan diet.

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Maes Manor - Hotel/ Restaurant
Maes Rudded Lane, NP12 0AG

They can cater for vegans with prior notice, for example with risotto. However a vegan diner here had to send back their meal twice before it was suitable.

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Caesar's Coffee Lounge - Cafe
171 High Street

No vegan food is available and they do not stock soya milk.

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Le Cafe - Cafe
103 High Street

Staff here informed our researcher that they don't think they provide anything suitable for vegans. No soya milk available either.

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Linda's House - Chinese Takeaway
166 High Street

Nothing is suitable for vegans.

AVOID
Peking City - Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway
2 Pentwyn Road

They informed our researcher that none of their food was suitable for vegans.

AVOID
The Rock - Pub
Tredegar Road

The owner is very negative about catering for vegans and has basically said they should not come here for food.