If you have just moved to Cardiff and love eating out this is the blog post for you.
Today we will be looking at the best healthy restaurants in Cardiff and if you want to enjoy Cardiff's food scene while keeping healthy we recommend checking this list out. While writing this list, it's important to know that there are many healthy restaurants in Cardiff, but not all of them are tasty or offer good service or value for money. Our list combines all of the above so you can visit and eat at the best healthy restaurants in Cardiff.
Anna Loka is a Vegan Restaurant on Albany Road in Cardiff and while I'm not vegan myself I really enjoy eating at Anna Loka as it's a little different from what I eat at home. Anna Loka is run by a Hare Krishna monk who saw a lack of choice of vegan food in Cardiff so in 2015 he opened is own restaurant, and what a success it has been. There are so many tasty vegan foods on the menu that talking about them alone isn't enough so if you want to try something a little different from what you are used to then check out Anna Loka.
You can find the Anna Loka restaurant at:
114 Albany Rd
Tel: 029 2049 7703
Before visiting Crumbs Kitchen in Cardiff I had been recommended it a few times by friends and family and I'm glad I took the time to visit it. Located in the Morgan Arcade, Crumb's kitchen is a family-run business that uses fresh and organic foods to create tasty yet healthy food. If you do go to Crumbs Kitchen it is easy to miss as the building doesn't stand out too much. But unlike the building, the food does stand out and if you want healthy food in the Cardiff City centre we highly recommend trying Crumbs Kitchen.
You can find Crumbs Kitchen at:
33 Morgan Arcade
If you want local food that is ethical, healthy and plant-based Wild thing in Cardiff is worth a visit. They open every day from 10am to 4pm while the kitchen closes at 3pm. All the items on the menu are suggested prices which means you can either pay that or what you believe the food to be worth. It's an unusual method of paying for your food but it goes along with their vibe of being ethical and organic. From beautiful pancakes to Salad bowls and Miso Squash Sarnies there is something for everyone here. The Menu in Wild Thing also changes every two weeks so there is always something to keep you coming back.
You can visit Wild Thing at:
Cathays Community Centre,
36-38 Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
If you don’t want to eat in any of the healthy restaurants in Cardiff and would rather order a healthy takeaway in Cardiff then here are a few of our favourite healthy takeaways in Cardiff.
Twisted health kitchen was started when the owners realised that the majority of healthy takeaways in Cardiff were boring. We agree too, there weren’t many healthy places to eat in Cardiff a few years back, but now we are seeing more healthy restaurants and takeaways pop up in the area and the Twisted Health Kitchen is one of the best in Cardiff.
Twisted health kitchen serves mexican style food that is much healthier than other local options. You can choose from protein bowls, to a fit box and even burritos. One of my favourite items on the menu is the protein punch for one and it’s my go to when ordering healthy takeaway in Cardiff.
You can learn more about the Twisted Health Kitchen by visiting their website or placing an order on deliveroo.
While Pho does have it’s calorific dense meals, there are some dishes on the menu which are healthy and lower in calories than your traditional takeaway. When I eat at Pho or have a takeaway from there my go to dishes are either the garlic steak pho noodle soup (468 calories) or the chargrilled chicken rice bowl (609 calories) both are very tasty dishes for less calories than a burger.
You can order a Pho takeaway on deliveroo or if you are in the city centre you can find their restaurant at 5-10 Church St, Cardiff CF10 1BG. For those not farmiliar with Church st the restaurant is close to the Botanist or Franco Manca.
Some other healthy takeaay options in Cardiff include sushi by Tenkaichi, Vyn’s sushi and The Magic wrap. If you are looking to try some healthy takeaway try the above takeaways and let us know what you think of our suggestions.
Finding a good vegan restaurant in Cardiff used to be a difficult task, but thankfully over the last few years more vegan restaurants in Cardiff have opened. One vegan restaurant in Cardiff we have already discussed in this post is Anna Loka, which is well worth the visit if you need a vegan meal. However it’s not the only good vegan restaurant in Cardiff worth visiting. Here are some of our personal favourites.
Lucy’s vegan corner is another great vegan restaurant in Cardiff and was established in 2019, since then it has gone from strength to strength offering some of the best vegan meals in Cardiff. The restaurant is located at 26 Wellfield road in Cardiff and you can eat in or takeaway.Last time we had heard that the restaurant was closed for a while as their head vegan chef was taking some personal time off, so be sure to phone to check if the restaurant is open when you plan to visit.
You can visit the restaurant at:
26 Wellfield Rd, Cardiff CF24 3PB
The Moon restaurant in Cardiff is a vegan restaurant known for its vegan burgers. Their beeflessmoon burger is one of the best vegan burgers I have ever tasted, I highly recommend The Moon. You can find the Moon restaurant in Cardiff at:
3 Womanby Street Cardiff, CF10 1BR.
Finding cheap places to eat in Cardiff City Centre is no easy task but there are some good bargain food options available if you know where to look. Here are some of our favorite affordable places to eat in Cardiff City Centre.
Yo! Is located in St Davids in Cardiff and is both a healthy restaurant and a cheap place to eat. As you can tell from this list I love healthy food and The Japanese food served at Yo! Has so many fresh ingredients it’s hard not to love the food here. My personal favourites are the Chicken teriyaki bowl and I also love the edamame to snack on while i’m waiting for my main.
Dishes in Yo! Are more than affordable and if you are looking for a cheap place to eat in Cardiff then look no further.
You can find Yo! At St David's Shopping Centre, 5 Bridge St, Cardiff , CF10 2EF
Big Moose Coffee is a not for profit restaurant in Cardiff that provides good food on a budget. Items on the Big Moose coffee shops menu start as little as £4 per item and it doesn’t disappoint. Their cream cheese bagel on the brunch menu will keep you full all day too.
You can visit Big Moose Coffee at: 4-5 Frederick St, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 2DB
Here are some of our other favourite restaurants in Cardiff.
Heaney's restaurant opened in 2018 in Pontcanna is the work of Tommy and Nikki. Tommy you may remember from 2018's Great British menu. For us, Heaneys and Uisce restaurant which is also owned by Tommy and Nikki is one of if not the best restaurants in Cardiff.
To make a booking or to learn more about Heaneys, visit their website here.
Heaney's restaurant in Cardiff is located at:
6-10 Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9NR
Milkwood once again is located in Pontcanna and is an independent welsh bistro which serves epic brunches. While they do offer smaller plates on the weekend, it's mostly known for its lunchtime menus.
Serving a variety of Waffles, Granola, Breakfast bhajis and more, if you fancy somethign a little different it's worth a visit. You can learn more about Milkwood and its menu on their website here.
Milkwood is located at:
83 Pontcanna St
Looking for something a little spicier? Purple poppadom is the restaurant for you. Purple Poppadom in Cardiff isn't your traditional Indian restaurant and if you decide to dine in you can expect well-presented and tasty food rather than your typical takeaway curries.
Purple Poppadom is located at:
185a Cowbridge Road East,
You can learn more about Purple Poppadom here.
Asador 44 is a Spanish grill bar with a lot of style and substance that is located in the centre of Cardiff. Asador 44 is located close to the principality stadium so if you're looking for a bite to eat before or after a rugby match then it's a great choice.
Asador 44 is an upmarket bar and restaurant and it's a great place to visit for those special occasions. You can book a table or learn more about Asador 44 on their website.
If you like Asador 44 you may also want to check out their sister restaurant Bar Forty Four which is located just around the corner. Here you can enjoy tapas-style dishes in a cosy environment.
We've eaten at both Asador 44 and Bar Forty Four and have loved both restaurants.
The Parkhouse restaurant in Cardiff is situated in one of the grandest buildings in Cardiff. The Parkhouse restaurant serves modern french food in a stunning location. If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant in Cardiff then look no further than the Parkouse Restaurant.
Located at 20 Park Place CF10 3DQ, it's right in the heart of Cardiff centre. Guests who visit here can park at the Cardiff Museum which is a 2-minute walk away. Parking at Cardiff museum can be done via the many pay and display machines or via the mipermit parking app.
Learn more about the Parkhouse Restaurant here.
If you want good food but in a far more relaxed environment the Heathcock pub could be a good choice for you. With an ever-changing menu, you will never get bored at Heathcock. The menu at the Heathcock changes to reflect the day's best local produce. You can expect hearty meals such as pies, lamb shoulder and Baked seabass.
You can learn more about Heathcock by visiting their website here.
The Heathcock pub is located at 58-60 Bridge St, Cardiff CF5 2EN.
If you have moved to Cardiff and aren't sure of the best places to eat out while being healthy we hope our guide above has given you some food for thought.
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