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Aberystwyth

Vegetarian Cafe/Smoothie Bar

4 Northgate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JS
Tel: 01970 627203
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Opening Times:
Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm,
Thu-Sat 11am-8.30pm

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Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan
100% veggie 100% veggie

Number of Vegan dishes:
2 Mains (4 in evening),
13+ Smaller Dishes & Sides,
Up to 5 Cakes,
2+ Desserts

Price:
Mains £6.95-£10.50,
Tapas, Salads & Extras £1.90-£6,
Soup £4.25, Toasted Ciabatta £4.75,
Cakes £2.35, Desserts £3.85-£4.50

Our comments: Great little vegetarian café and smoothie bar; they understand and cater for the vegan diet really well. The food is great and the service friendly, well worth a visit if you are in Aberystwyth. The following options are suitable.
Burgers: Veggie burger, tofu & sesame burger (served with chips & guacamole or chilli chutney).
Tapas and salads: Bread (ciabatta, GF focaccia or sourdough), falafel with chilli jam, pesto gnocchi, Halkidiki and Kalamata olives, quinoa tabbouleh salad, mango & avocado salad, seasonal green salad leaves, hummus.
Extras: Hand cut chips, sweet potato fries, side salad.
Organic sourdough toast, with vegan spread.
Seasonal soup, served with organic sourdough bread & vegan spread.
Just for kids: Pesto gnocchi, beans on sourdough toast, Ella’s kitchen pouches.
Toasted ciabatta (until 5pm): Vegan cheese, mushroom, spinach & garlic.
Cakes: Chocolate cupcake, date flapjack, cocoa cluster brownie, lemon polenta slice, blueberry muffin.
Desserts: Add chocolate sauce or coconut ice cream to any cake, affogato dessert (coconut ice cream, organic coffee & pistachio).
There are a few extra dishes on the evening menu, served after 5pm.
Mains: Mushroom ragu (with crusty organic sourdough), hummus & falafel (with green salad, chilli chutney & aubergine tapenade).
Starters, sides, tapas: Rhino mezze (hummus, olive oil, za’atar, tahini yogurt sauce, Provencal olives, sourdough bread, chilli chutney, guacamole), chargrilled harissa vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli & peppers), leek fritters (with tahini yogurt sauce).
Soya milk, rice milk, almond milk and dairy free ice cream are available for smoothies, shakes and hot drinks.

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

Updated: 13/04/2017
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Mexican Restaurant

25 North Parade
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JN
Tel: 01970 358040
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Opening Times:
Tue-Sat 11.45am-7.30pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
£4.50-£5

Our comments: Serve amazing vegan burritos, soft flour tacos and loaded nachos. They have vegan cheese and either five bean, pepper & courgette chilli or black beans to go in the Mexican dish of your choice. Everything is fresh and homemade. Soya milk is available for drinks.

Location:
On North Parade, in Aberystwyth town centre.

Updated: 26/09/2017
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 07/03/2016
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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.

Our 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.

Updated: 13/04/2016
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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.

Our 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.

Updated: 10/04/2016
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 04/04/2015
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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+

Our 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.

Updated: 10/04/2016
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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

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:
Aberystwyth town centre.

Updated: 22/04/2017
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 28/03/2015
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 02/10/2015
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Indian Restaurant/Takeaway

34 Eastgate Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AR
Tel: 01970 615040
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 22/03/2017
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 10/04/2016
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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

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

Location:
Aberystwyth Town Centre.

Updated: 11/04/2016
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 03/09/2016
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 10/04/2016
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Pub/Restaurant

Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ
Tel: 01970 636100
Website
Facebook

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

Our 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.

Updated: 02/10/2015
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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

Our 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.

Updated: 15/04/2016
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Health Food Shop

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

Our 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.

Updated: 04/04/2015
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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:
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

Our 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:
Alongside Aberystwyth railway station.

Updated: 24/09/2017
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