The temperature is dropping so wrap up warmly and enjoy some hearty comfort food from Sarah Philpott's (aka Vegging It) favourite places for hearty veggie and vegan grub.

The Lansdowne 

Pub grub isn’t just about fish and chips. This chickpea and baby sweetcorn curry is the perfect partner for a pint at Canton’s favourite boozer.
Where: 71 Beda Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1LX

Anna Loka

Cardiff’s only 100% vegan restaurant does amazing burgers, roasts and wraps but our favourite is the Cali, a vegan version of the classic full English breakfast.

Where: 114 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3RU


Get your hygge hit at Brød, the Danish Bakery. Bet you didn’t know the Snegl pastries were vegan, eh? There are two flavours – plain cinnamon and cinnamon and apple – and both are delicious.

Where: 26 Wyndham Crescent, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9EG


Chill out with a Chapter vegan roast. Add a glass of red and the Sunday papers for the perfect day of rest.

Where: 40 Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE


This is one of Cardiff’s most popular veggie cafes. This vegan spinach and chickpea pie is heaven in pastry form

Where: 33 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF

Time and Beef

Not just for beef burgers. Pulled oyster mushroom burger with hickory BBQ sauce and kaleslaw plus guacamole? Yes please.

Where: 169 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AH

Grazing Shed

We all know about Grazing Shed’s epic burgers but have you tried their wonderful waffles?

Where: 37 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD and 1 Barrack Lane, Cardiff CF10 2FR


Where Cardiff’s cool cats go to eat tasty veggie grub and drink cocktails. The Sunday roast is a thing of beauty.

Where: 213 City Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3JD

Café Atma

This café and yoga studio proves that veggie food doesn’t have to be virtuous. Some of the best veggie burgers in town.

Where: 9-10 Church Street, Cardiff CF10 1BG

Bar 44

Veggies can enjoy tapas too! At Bar 44 you can feast on roast squash, pan-fried chickpeas and the best pan con tomate outside of Spain.

Where: 15-23 Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1DD


Kemi’s serves smashing salads but you should definitely try their vegan cakes and wraps; the combination of houmous, baba ganoush, sweet potato and caramelised onion in this one is genius.

Where: 186-188 Kings Road, Canton,Cardiff CF11 9DH

Vegetarian Food Studio

Arguably the best Indian food in town. Get your curry fix at this friendly café and you can even bring your own booze.

Where: 115-117 Penarth Road, Grangetown, Cardiff CF10 6JU

Falafel Kitchen 

Feast on the finest falafel at this cheap and cheerful café in the heart of students-ville. Prepare to leave feeling very full.

Where: 76A Crwys Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4NP


This family-run Italian restaurant and café is the real deal when it comes to authentic pizza, pasta and pastries – and you can also get veggie and vegan dishes!

Where: 154 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9ND

Chai Street

Serves up Indian street food which cheap, tasty and filling. This vegan thali’s pretty amazing too.

Where: 153 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AH


This little gem is hidden away in Canton. Owner Victoria’s sandwiches, breakfasts and waffles (vegan options available) are a hit with the locals.

Where: 63 Clive Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1HH

Bangkok Café 

Who needs chicken soup for the soul? This dom kar kapport (Thai coconut soup) will warm your cockles.

Where: 207 Cowbridge Road East, Canton. Cardiff CF11 9AJ


Get the day off to a good start with a veggie or vegan breakfast from Garlands. There’s something for everyone at Cardiff’s cutest café.

Where: 4 Duke Street, Cardiff CF10 1AZ

A special thank you to Will Skinner, Cai Groves and Stuart Hendry for the photos.

Published -21st October 2016