Simply V

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26 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1BW

Ethical lifestyle vegan shop, opened Feb 2015 originally at Castle Emporium, Womanby St and moved here in the summer. Stocks a range of vegan products including food items, toiletries, clothing and footwear, fresh cakes and other treats. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm, Sun 11:30am-4:30pm.

17 Reviews

First Review by Westcomb

great shop - Edit

Lovely place - have a great selection of vegan products. Bought a bag full of treats.

Cons: slightly expensive

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A fab find!! - Edit

Loooaaads of vegan products! Plus their cakes are so yummy :D Took me like a year to find it but I'm so glad I did! Needs more recognition!

Pros: ALL THE VEGAN PRODUCTS

Cons: kinda expensive but this is understandable

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I love simply V - Edit

Simply V is the best thing to happen to being a vegan in Cardiff. They have anything you could ask for. Me and my friends particularly love squirty cream :D xxx

Pros: variety, friendly, helpful

Cons: pricey, but to be expected as it comes abroad

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Great hidden find - Edit

Great place to grab a quick lunch or stock up on food/household items. Also sells t-shirts and has fliers for local groups

Cons: Hard to find

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Needs support!! - Edit

This is one of the only vegan shops left in the Cardiff area; there are a great variety of foods for sale and the owner is committed and helpful. Please do support her if it's a choice between getting things from shops like this or from a chain...

Pros: Solely vegan things for sale, Commitment to many animal campaigns, Great variety of foods in a very small space

Cons: A bit hard to find

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I absolutely adore simply v - Edit

one of my favorite places in Cardiff. a shop with everything vegan! great place to get all necessities and on a Friday/Saturday your pizza roll fix. - they are stunning!the staff are lovely. the food great. and also a great choice of items to buy. they make delicious cakes and savouries for you to buy as well. did I mention the pizza rolls? I love this shop. and the best thing is it's also next to science cream so I can grab a yummy ice-cream too!

Pros: all vegan, sells everything, local

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Great shop and café! - Edit

Visiting Cardiff on a regular basis, I have only recently discovered Simply V, yesterday, to be precise. The shop was very welcoming and was staff were friendly. The shop was clean and there were outside and inside seating. Prices in the shop are some of the cheapest I have seen around, with a plethora of different confectionery and meals, frozen, chilled and ambient. Highly recommend to go in for a hot chocolate or a shop around.

Pros: Great selection of food to take away or eat in., Reasonably priced., Lovely staff.

Cons: Not enough indoor seating.

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Really nice shop - Edit

Simply V is a very cute shop with lots of creative and interesting products. They even serve vegan cakes and cookies :) But beside food there are lots of other vegan items (like wallets, perfumes etc.).

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-03

Pros: Great products, Good Location

Cons: /

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Cool little vegan store - Edit

So happy i got to visit this little store that i came back again. It's very well stocked with lots of hard to find vegan items. They also serve pies from Mr nice pies and I really loved the tempeh square.

Pros: all vegan, nice owner

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Always come back for more! - Edit

We love Simply V - the first vegan shop in Cardiff, with everything (yes, everything) you would need to start (and continue!) your vegan life.

Love the perfumes, toiletries, wallets, belts..

Love Love the fresh cakes the owner makes... they are amazing!!! (also there is always a gf, sometimes 2 gf options)

thank you simply v! keep up the good work!

Pros: everything!, many gf options, friendly and helpful staff

Cons: none!

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awesome - Edit

I found so much stuff I've never tried before, I will definitely be going back.

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Fantastic - Edit

Sinful indulgence. ........supposed to aviod gluten! Got the last piece of cake for the day. It's really good. I forgot to even ask what type. I think it's a chocolate cake. They also do preorders. For those who want to order whole cakes. They also do gluten free.

1st time going to Simply V, a small vegan store here in the city center. They also have these cheeses not found in neither Holland and Barrett nor Bean Freaks. They are both gluten and soy free cheeses. They have the cheese Zizzi's uses on their pizza Monzerella cheese made from rice.

They have a big variety of chocolates. Also unique to the store. Shaped as sheep and other small animals. Also Easter chocolate eggs. Nom nom..... They also have my favourite Vego Bars hazel nut filled chocolates.

Pros: Vegan

Cons: A bit expensive

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nice little vegan shop - Edit

situated half way down one of those lovely old school shopping arcades like you see in Leeds but no longer in London is Cardiff,s all vegan shop. Sporting a good selection of food stuffs and some clothing and accessories too this place is bright and tidy. There are some good take away sweets including a cake version of the infamous "Jaffa cake" biscuit that took me back to birthday parties in my 1970's

Pros: central Cardiff in an arcade (out of the rain!), inexpensive, friendly

Cons: could do more savoury and sugar free food

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Awesome - Edit

This place is located in one of Cardiff's lovely Victorian arcades close to Cardiff Castle.
The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. He also tries to order vegan food for you if it is not available in the shop at the moment.
Beside the many vegan products (e.g. cosmetics, clothes, alternatives to dairy products...) they also serve home made vegan cakes, cup cakes, hot and cold beverages ...
The cakes that I tried where really delicious. Don' t miss this place! I went there twice and I enjoyed it every time.
It is also a good place for your lunch break if you work in the city centre of Cardiff.
You can also sit outside!

Pros: friendly staff, cakes!!!, location

Cons: not opened on Sundays

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superb vegan store & cafe - Edit

A lovely little vegan store for all your vegan needs, they also serve a range of homemade cakes and other snacks plus teas etc... as long with a small seating area to enjoy them.

Pros: good range of vegan goods. , friendly staff.

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Great store and take-away/eat in - Edit

Now expanded in its new site, Simply V is great, as it's all vegan! They stock a range of 'store cupboard' things like jars of white chocolate spread, vegan naan bread, fake meats and cheeses, chocolate, as well as making sweet and savoury things to take away or eat in.
Quite a bit of European foods that don't often see in Wales.

Pros: Vegan, Take away food, Range

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Cake! - Edit

I had a blueberry spongecake here that was to die for. It's one of my top cake memories, including pre-vegan days. This is cooking that'll make veganism mainstream. It was light, indulgent, great balance of fruit with cream and cake and, unlike most vegan cakes which seem to use american recipes, not too sweet! It's the closest i've got to southern italian cake since i moved away 16 years ago.

It's not a straightforward to find venue, you won't stumble upon it, but easy enough if you've looked on the map. I went 2 weeks after it opened and initially it looked low on stock and disappointing, but slowly realised there's a lot here, just in small quantities. So i stayed about 15 mins.

There's a lot of processed products that I haven't seen elsewhere, like cheeses and 'meats', lots of unusual chocolate bars, but the best is their own cakes, filled bagels and sandwiches. Great for takeaway lunch or train journey.

I really hope the blueberry sponge cake is a permanent feature!

Pros: BLUEBERRY CAKE, Takeaway stuffed bagels, Unusual 'meats' n cheeses

Cons: Check the map before going

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