Giving veganism a try for Veganuary? Or perhaps you’ve already cemented yourself into a plant based way of life?

With more and more attention surrounding the dietary preference, as well as greater public options catering for people who are vegan, there’s no time like the present to consider making a lifestyle change - for the better.

Here’s a list of great places serving up delicious vegan dishes in and around Cardiff.

1. Greens Vegan

Cardiff’s first 100 per cent vegan kitchen and bar, Greens Vegan specialises in mainstreaming vegan food, from famous moving mountain hot dogs and burgers to homemade pancakes, and its popular chocolate Oreo and Lotus biscuit bars.

With lots of weekday lunch offers and meal deals available, the business aims to make plant based nutrition easy, accessible and delicious.

The business has also recently joined Uber Eats, in response to growing demand.

To support those transitioning in Veganuary, Greens Vegan has just launched vegan cooking classes, as well as offering more specialist cooking workshops.

The business also has nutrition and fitness coaches to support and encourage a healthy and improved lifestyle.

Green Vegans offer fully licensed events and venue hire, including for in-house children’s parties, baby showers and corporate events.

Where to go: 10 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ

Get in touch: Visit www.greensvegan.co.uk, call 029 2034 4466 or email hello@greensvegan.co.uk

2. Anna Loka

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Cardiff’s first fully vegan café, Anna Loka is a place where not only vegans, but all food lovers can come and experience delicious vegan food in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The exciting and ever-evolving menu will delight your taste buds and change the way you think about vegan food forever!

Where to go: 114 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3RU

Get in touch: Visit www.anna-loka.com or call 029 2049 7703

3. Falafel Corner

Falafel Corner has become a sure favourite in Cardiff for vegetarian and vegan food.

With a full vegetarian menu and vegan friendly dishes, Falafel Corner offers the freshest food made to order.

The Lebanese wrap is packed full of hummus, falafels, and as much salad as you like, before being topped with your choice of extras, ranging from sun-dried tomatoes and slow roasted aubergine to thyme roasted sweet potatoes, and finished with sauce.

Falafel Corner also offers filled pitta breads, salad bowls, hummus platters and the vegan mezze, which includes the delicious crispy Zaíatar bread, perfect for dipping in the leftover hummus.

With considerable portions for great prices, with pitta breads at £4.50, wraps £4.95 and salad bowls £5.45, Falafel Corner is a fantastic treat for all.

Where to go: Inside the Capitol Shopping Centre, 4345 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ

Get in touch: Visit the Facebook page

4. Simply V

Celebrating five years of trading this year, Simply V is your one-stop shop for all things vegan.

Run by a family with over 30 years of veganism between them, it is the perfect place to get handy tips and ask for guidance on the lifestyle choice, along with a massive range of the latest and greatest vegan treats you won’t see elsewhere in Cardiff.

Where to go: 26 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW

Get in touch: Visit the Facebook page

5. The Coconut Tree

Pioneering Sri-Lankan restaurant The Coconut Tree has introduced three new limited edition dishes to celebrate Veganuary.

Available for a limited time, until February 13, 2020, the new dishes add to the 15 plant based options already available.

Throughout January, you can choose any three vegan dishes for £10.

Where to go: 10 Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1FL

Get in touch: Visit www.thecoconut-tree.com or call 029 2034 3266

6. Orange Tree Restaurant

Visit the award-winning Orange Tree Restaurant in Pugh’s Garden Village Wenvoe, where the in-house chef has crafted an entire menu full of mouth-watering vegan specials.

Tantalise your taste buds with falafel, hummus, pickled veg and pomegranate on toasted flatbread or try a garlic mushroom, spinach and vegan cheese toasted sandwich on sourdough with salad and slaw.

There’s also a range of succulent, homemade vegan cakes available daily.

A unique dining experience, the Orange Tree Restaurant is filled with rustic charm, resembling a trendy greenhouse, complete with wooden facades and walls covered in foliage. You’ll feel as though you’ve just dined in an indoor garden!

Where to go: Port Road, Wenvoe, CF5 6AD

Get in touch: Visit the website or call 029 2059 8118

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