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Aberystwyth

Vegetarian Cafe

4 Northgate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2SQ
Tel: 01970 627203/07784 605118
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Opening Times:
Contact them to check.

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
8 Mains, 6 Sides,
1 Toasted Ciabatta, 5 Cakes

Price:
Mains £4.95-£7.50,
Small Dishes £3.95,
Sides £2-£3.50,
Toasted Ciabatta £4.75,
Cakes £1.95-£2.35

Comments: Crimson Rhino is a great vegetarian café with the following vegan options.
Mains: Veggie burger, pulled jackfruit sloppy joe, falafel burger, pulled jackfruit nachos, avocado smash, superfood salad, mango salad, seasonal soup.
Sides: Hand cut chips, sweet potato fries, side salad, Provencal olives, ciabatta toast, sourdough toast.
Toasted ciabatta: Vegan cheese, mushroom, spinach & garlic.
Cakes: Chocolate cupcake, date flapjack, cocoa cluster brownie, lemon polenta slice, blueberry muffin (Add chocolate sauce or coconut ice cream to any cake to make it a dessert).
They have vegan spread and soya & oat milks are available for drinks.

Location:
Opposite Baby Spar, at the Pelican crossing at the bottom of Penglais Hill.

Cafe/Restaurant

14 Baker Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2BJ
Tel: 01970 615791
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 9am-5pm
(Lunch served noon-3.30pm)

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Lunch menu
Mains £4.40-£6.95, Salads & extras 90p-£5.95
Specials
Soups £3.95-£4.80, Mains £7.50-£7.95

Comments: Organic food shop with plenty of vegan foods; there is also an excellent café upstairs. There are labelled vegan options on the café lunch menu including baked potato with vegan spread & fillings, homemade veggie burger with garlic mayonnaise, potato wedges & mixed salads and side dishes of salads, potato wedges, portion of olives and homemade roll with vegan spread. In addition, there are always vegan dishes on the specials menu such as golden root vegetable soup or winter vegetable stew with barley, served with a homemade roll, brown lentil dhal served with basmati rice pilaf, spicy bean fritters & a mixed salad and Mediterranean chickpea & tomato casserole served with a green olive polenta slice, roasted vegetables & a green salad. Examples of suitable desserts that have been served here are apple, pear & kiwi crumble with vegan ice cream and chocolate orange tofu mousse pie. Soya milk is stocked for hot drinks. The Treehouse is highly recommended by vegans who have visited.

Location:
On the corner of Baker Street and Eastgate.

Arts Centre Cafe

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DE
Tel: 01970 628476
Website

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9.30am-8pm
(hot food served noon-2pm & 5pm-7pm),
Sun noon-5.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Contact them to check.

Comments: The café tries to meet the needs of vegans with a varied menu. They offer at least one vegan homemade dish every day, such as tofu curry or basil ratatouille, a choice of labelled vegan homemade filled rolls and a selection of suitable confectionary. Usually the soup of the day is vegan, as are the majority of salads. (The ones containing mayonnaise, cheese & yogurt are not suitable but can usually be easily identified.) They always have soya milk.

Location:
On the University campus, next to the Union building.

Hotel/Restaurant

The Promenade
Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2BA
Tel: 01970 617558
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Opening Times:
Restaurant
Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm & 5.30pm-9pm,
Fri-Sat noon-2.30pm & 5.30pm-9.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Contact them to check.

Comments: They are happy to offer vegan options on request, if notified in advance. Examples of vegan dishes they have done in the past are.
First courses: Miso onion soup, braised leek pressing with leek top oil.
Main courses: Sweet & sour tofu, charred pineapple & fondant potato, pumpkin risotto, caper & raisin emulsion & pickles.

Location:
On The Promenade in Aberystwyth.

Restaurant

7 St James’s Square
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1DU
Tel: 01970 617164

Opening Times:
Thu-Sat noon-2pm & 6.30pm-9pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2

Price:
Lunch: Starter £2.25, Main £5.95
Evening: Starter £3.50, Main £10.75

Comments: Nice cosy little restaurant. The garlic mushrooms starter and vegetable chilli main course are vegan. Roast potatoes are cooked in animal fat.

Location:
Close to the Ship and Castle pub.

Hotel/Restaurant

19 Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ
Tel: 01970 612252
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Opening Times:
Mon & Wed-Sun noon-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm,
Tue 6pm-9pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 course meal with notice.

Price:
Starters £5.75+,
Mains lunch £10.50+, dinner £13.50+,
Desserts £3+

Comments: The hotel restaurant can provide a full vegan meal, if given prior notice, such as
Starters: Roast plum tomato & herb soup with focaccia bread or wild mushroom risotto.
Main course: Roast red pepper with a brown lentil & pine nut stuffing, topped with a basil crust, served with baby roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and a roast tomato sauce.
Desserts: Blackcurrant sorbet or seasonal fruit salad.
Vegans who have dined here have been impressed with the design, generous portion size and taste of the dishes served.

Location:
On Aberystwyth seafront.

Health Food Shop

30a Great Darkgate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1DE
Tel: 01970 625808

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm,
Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

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:
Aberystwyth town centre.

Spanish Restaurant

1 New Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AT
Tel: 01970 627677

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Tapas dishes £3-£4
Paella (min. 2 people) £21

Comments: Explain to the staff that you are vegan; they understand and there are suitable tapas and other options. These include olives, green salads, potatoes & tomatoes, mushrooms & wine, aubergines (without honey), bread & oils, vegetarian paella and some other vegetable dishes.

Location:
New Street is off Pier Street in the town centre.

Mediterranean Restaurant

Alexandra Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1LG
Tel: 01970 624242
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 6.30pm-9pm
Sat 11am-2pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm
Sun 11.30am-2pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Mains about £8.50
Sides £3.25

Comments: The À la carte menu mentions they have a range of vegan options and to ask them. It also offers a labelled vegan chilli tomato pasta sauce. Their Christmas menus also have marked vegan dishes. They encourage their customers to pop in or ring them to discuss what they would like.

Location:
Opposite Aberystwyth railway station.

Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

34 Eastgate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AR
Tel: 01970 615040
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-2pm & 5.30pm-midnight,
Sun 5.30pm-midnight

Number of Vegan dishes:
10+

Price:
Restaurant
Starters £3.25-£3.95, Mains £7.25-£8.95. Sides £3.95
Takeaway
Starters £2.95-£3.50, Mains £6.25-£7.95, Sides £3.25

Comments: Inform the helpful staff that you are vegan; they can advise on the suitability of individual dishes. They cook with vegetable oil rather than butter ghee so most of the mixed vegetable curries and side dishes, not obviously containing dairy products, can be vegan. Suitable rice options other than plain boiled rice can be provided.

Location:
On Eastgate Street, in Aberystwyth town centre.

Health Food Shop

16 Chalybeate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1HX
Tel: 01970 612946
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,
Sat 9am-5pm

Comments: Health Food Shop with vegan foods on sale, including in the refrigerated and frozen sections.

Location:
Chalybeate Street is not far from Aberystwyth railway station, in the town centre.

Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway

26 Pier Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2LN
Tel: 01970 612456

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri noon-2pm & 5pm-11.30pm,
Sat noon-2pm & 5pm-midnight,
Sun 5pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Mains
Restaurant about £8,
Takeaway about £5

Comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan; there are suitable tofu and vegetable options available.

Location:
Aberystwyth Town Centre.

Mediterranean Restaurant

10 Market Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1DL
Tel: 01970 358300
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Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm,
Sat 9.30am-9.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
3 Dips/Mezze, 3 Mains,
2 Sides, 3 Salads

Price:
Dips/Mezze £4, Mains £7-£8,
Sides £3-£4.50, Salads £4

Comments: The restaurant has a good understanding of the vegan diet. There are dishes that are suitable for vegans and some that can be adapted to be vegan friendly. These are: Hummus, roasted peppers, aubergine chermouli, butter bean stew (without the spinach dumplings), sautéed mushroom flatbread (without the halloumi), roasted butternut squash (without the feta and with the pesto replaced with a herb oil), falafel with chilli jam and cumin potatoes. Also they have six salads on everyday of which usually at least three are vegan.

Location:
On Cambrian Place, in Aberystwyth town centre.

Hotel/Restaurant

Rhydyfelin
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 4LU
Tel: 01970 600522
Website
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Opening Times:
Food Served Powell Kitchen
Mon-Sun noon-9pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Mains £11+

Comments: There is a labelled vegan option on the Powells Kitchen sample menu; warm salt-baked root vegetable salad with a pea pesto dressing. A vegan who stayed here received fabulous vegan offerings including Eton mess made from coconut cream and chickpea water as an egg replacer (pictured) and petit fours. It appears they can cater well for vegans with prior notice.

Location:
Two miles outside Aberystwyth, a few turns off the A487.

Greek Taverna/Coffee Shop

35 Pier Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2LN
Tel: 01970 630572
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
5 Meze/Starters, 3 Mains,
5 Salads, 4 Dips/Spreads

Price:
Meze/Starters £4.30-£8.30,
Mains £11.20-£11.90,
Salads £4.20-£6.90,
Dips/Spreads £3.90-£4.60

Comments: The vegan meze/starters are sarmades (without garlic yogurt), gigantes, sautéed courgettes (without Greek yogurt), mixed fried vegetables (without yogurt & garlic sauce) and falafel. From the main courses you can have yemista (ask for no garlic yogurt), briam and gigantes. All the salads are suitable but request no feta cheese in the Greek salad and no boiled egg in the potato salad. The other options are beetroot, green and tomato & onion salads. There are no suitable desserts. The vegan dips/spreads are pligouri, esme, melitzanosalata and houmous. Normally the bread is spread with egg before baking but if they have notice in advance, they can bake some without the egg. Inform them that you are vegan; they will replace unsuitable accompaniments, normally served with dishes with something vegan. The staff are helpful. Take out and home delivery services are available.

Location:
On the sea front in the town centre.

Pub/Restaurant

Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ
Tel: 01970 636100
Website
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Opening Times:
Restaurant
Sun-Fri noon-10.30pm,
Sat noon-midnight

Number of Vegan dishes:
Restaurant: 1+ Starter, 1+ Main
Pub: 2+

Price:
Restaurant
Starters £4.95+, Mains £7.95+
Pub
Pizzas £3.60-£11.95

Comments: Inform the staff at the Pier Brasserie restaurant that you are vegan. A vegan who went here for Sunday lunch was offered a suitable starter and a choice of baked mushrooms or nut roast for main course. The nut roast normally contains halloumi but the chef made a vegan version from scratch. This came with gravy and all the vegetables, except mashed potatoes.
Pizza Royal is in the Inn on the Pier pub. The pizza bases are suitable, so vegans can have pizza without cheese. They can also provide vegan friendly chips, if asked.

Location:
Aberystwyth Pier.

Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

Station Buildings
Alexandra Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1LH
Tel: 01970 615015
Website
Facebook

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun
Buffet noon-5pm,
A la Carte menu 5pm-midnight

Number of Vegan dishes:
5+

Price:
Takeaway
Mains £5.10+, Sides £3.10
Minimum charge £9.95

Comments: They cater for vegans with curries such as aloo samba. Tell them you are vegan when ordering.

Location:
Next to the train station in Aberystwyth.

Cafe

27 North Parade
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JN
Tel: 01970 626417
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 8am-4pm,
Sun 9.30am-2.30pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Vegan breakfast £6

Comments: Great café with a very good vegan set breakfast. Most other suitable dishes involve selecting your own items and combinations such as a chip stack; chips with things added on top. Soya milk is stocked for coffees etc. The staff are helpful, understand what vegans want and serve with a smile. The café gets very full, soon after opening, you might have to wait for a table.

Location:
A short walk from Aberystwyth railway station.

Marstons Pub (Rotisserie Menu)

Boulevard St Brieuc
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3TL
Tel: 01970 623743
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm,
Sun noon-10pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

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

Price:
Mains £7.25-£8.95,
Sides £1.75-£1.95,
Dessert £3.75

Comments: The labelled vegan options on the menu are.
Mains: Sensational salad (Avocado & cherry tomato with mixed leaves, spring onion, carrot spirals & a drizzle of olive oil with cauliflower & kale brown rice or giant spiced couscous and Asian slaw or cucumber chutney), roasted vegetable jalfrezi (roasted new potatoes, red onions & peppers in a rich spicy sauce), chunky chilli tortilla (a grilled tortilla topped with mixed leaves & rustic chilli, with butternut squash, sweet red peppers, corn, black beans & kale, flavoured with lime, coriander & smoky chipotle chilli, drizzled with sriracha), vegan soya burger.
Sides: Saag aloo, garlic bread, Asian slaw.
Desserts: Apple pie (served with vegan ice cream).

Cafe

19 Pier Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2LJ
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 11.30am-5.30pm,
Sun noon-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Jacket potato and filling £5.50,
Fries and filling £6

Comments: Tatws is a small café offering jacket potatoes and fries, with a range of toppings. The vegan options are labelled and you can mix and match your own toppings. Suitable ones include lentil dansak curry, guacamole & black beans and garlic mushrooms & spinach. Hot drinks with dairy free milks and cold drinks, including juices, are available. The food is served on proper bowls with proper cutlery (not plastic) or with Veg-Ware items for takeaway. The staff are friendly and understand veganism.

Location:
Corner café, on the crossroads, halfway along Pier Street.

Health Food Shop

42 Terrace Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AE
Tel: 01970 636635

Comments: Health Food Shop with vegan foods on sale, including in the refrigerated and frozen sections.

Location:
On the same street as Ceredigion museum, in the town centre.

JD Wetherspoon Pub

Alexandra Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1LN
Tel: 01970 636080
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Opening Times:
Sun-Thu 7am-midnight,
Fri-Sat 7am-1am

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
2 Breakfast Items, 2 Small plates,
5 Mains, 4 Sides,
2 Desserts, 2 Children's meals

Price:
Approx.
Small plates £4-£4.50
Mains £5-£8.50,
Sides £1-£4,
Dessert £2-£3.50

Comments: They have a specific vegan menu with options such as curry, chilli, a noodle dish, salad and chips. Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
Alongside Aberystwyth railway station.