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Your Guide to Veganuary in Cardiff
<< Back Posted on 9th January 2024

By Abbie Dix

Your Guide to Veganuary in Cardiff

As resolutions take centre stage, Veganuary is quickly becoming a popular challenge, with over 500,000 participants in 2021 alone. But navigating the switch to a vegan lifestyle can be daunting, especially when it comes to discovering options that don’t skimp on taste. That’s why we have created your go-to guide to Veganuary in Cardiff. Let’s dive into a world of plant-based goodness together!

Eating Out: Vegan Style


Wagas is a great spot for any veggie or vegan as over 50% of their menu is plant-based.  They have recently welcomed a new plant-powered bowl set to get even the most devout meat-eaters excited. The new lion’s mane ‘steak’ bulgogi, available exclusively this January, is topped with sticky Korean barbecue sauce and paired with thick udon noodles, caramelised onion and aubergine. FOR Cardiff The Card members get 15% off at Wagamama Cardiff Library. Login to our website or sign up to The Card app for more details. See the menu. Book a table.


Bill’s have introduced their highly anticipated Vegan Pancakes this month. You can choose between 3 or 5 stacks of Vegan Blueberry Pancakes topped with either Vegan Bacon or Fresh Fruit. Their menu also boasts a delicious range of vegan options from the Dirty Vegan Burger to a tasty Vegan Shawarma. See the menu. Book a table.

Franco Manca

Missing the cheesy goodness of a proper pizza? Pop down to Franco Manca and enjoy their new Veganuary pizza, created in collaboration with Violife. It’s a flavour explosion topped with miso-marinated aubergine, organic tomato, Violife vegan cheese alternative, cassava crisps & fresh parsley. See the menu. Book a table.

Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid’s vegan dishes are bursting with vibrant colours, exciting textures and an incredible depth of flavour. You can order your vegan faves in-restaurant or straight to your door. See the menu. Book a table.


Brewdog’s new vegan specials menu is jam-packed with tasty treats including vegan wings (just 25p per wing!), to vegan poutine and Malaysian-style noodles.  See the menu. Book a table.

TGI Friday’s

TGI’s are offering a complimentary plant-based appetizer with the purchase of any adult’s full price meal. There’s nothing like a freebie to make that vegan life even tastier! See the menu. Book a table.

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay’s plant-based dishes make it super easy to love vegan food and their huge range of vegan cocktails will deliver the good times we all need in January. See the menu. Book a table.

The Botanist

Veganuary is the perfect time to try out the vegan dishes on offer at The Botanist! We recommend their Vegan Meatball Hanging Kebab followed by the irresistible Banoffee Sundae with Biscoff and caramelised banana. See the menu. Book a table.


Veganuary is easy to do at Mowgli. Many Indian kitchens are meat free most of the time. Pop in and ask for their vegan menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Book a table.

Vegan Lunches

Scaredy Cats Cafe Bar

Did you know that all the cakes, sausage rolls and pasties in Scaredy Cats cabinet are vegan, and not just for January! Pop in, they have something for everyone all year round.


Barburrito have introduced a limited edition Crispy BBQ Vegan Chicken Special for January. This delicious protein packed vegan chicken is available as a burrito or bowl with Mexican rice, black beans, slaw, guac and chipotle salsa. They also have a great range of other vegan options available. See the menu.

Magic Wrap

Grabbing a vegan lunch on the go is a breeze at Magic Wrap. With their customisable menu, you can tailor your vegan wrap or salad to your heart’s desire. FOR Cardiff The Card members get 10% discount at Magic Wrap. Login to our website or The Card app for details.

The Grazing Shed

With a huge variety of options including vegan burgers, fries, and sides, The Grazing Shed has got your Veganuary needs covered. See the menu.

Falafel Corner 

A great lunch spot with lots of vegan options like falafels, hummus, salads and more. Their sauces are also clearly labelled as vegan/ not vegan and there is plenty of choice so you’re not skimping on flavour! See the menu.

Cardiff Market’s Vegan Gems

Dirty Gnocchi

Head to Cardiff Market for some delicious vegan gnocchi from Dirty Gnocchi. You can choose between The OG (Dirty vegan) with fake bacon, chilli, paprika, vegan cheese and vegan aioli, or The Dirty Fungi with Mushroom Ragu and vegan cheese.

Bao Selecta 

Bao Selecta is a great spot if you’re looking for vegan alternatives that taste like the real deal. We’d recommend their crispy ‘beef’ rice bowls.

The Bearded Taco

Another market favourite, The Bearded Taco boasts a range of veggie and vegan taco options including our favourite, Let’s Avo Cwtch, which is also gluten free. See the menu.


Pop down to Ffwrnes and enjoy their vegan Marinara for just £5 this January!



Cineworld have a range of tasty vegan snacks and drinks on offer to help you stick to Veganuary during your next cinema trip! See what’s on offer.

So, as you embark on your plant-based journey, remember that Cardiff’s culinary landscape is more than ready to treat your taste buds. Make the most of January’s vegan offerings at these fantastic spots – your Veganuary adventure awaits!

Why not check out our January Deals blog next, and ease those post-Christmas blues with tasty savings!