As you may already know, we recently took a trip to Wales. We stayed at Bluestone, visited a castle and also spent a day in Tenby. Today I’m bringing you the last of my Wales-themed posts and I definitely saved the best till last!
You see, this is the first trip we had taken since going vegan
In a short space of time, we’ve tried new dinners and even found places near us that are vegan-friendly. But a trip is different altogether. The first trip I took as a vegetarian was a group holiday to Florida with a ton of other families. I was weeks into the veggie life and on holiday with about sixteen meat eaters. It was struggle. So, I didn’t really have any expectations about our first trip as vegans. I figured it wouldn’t have been harder than the trip to Florida.
We uncovered a little vegan haven that goes by the name of Caffi Pura
Just moments walking into Tenby and we had already discovered where we were going to eat for lunch. This darling little cafe was a green paradise. Bamboo is running theme throughout the cafe and there’s plants in every corner. The place seems to be passionate about sustainability as they leave bags of coffee grounds out available for people to take away and re-use. I haven’t eaten in many vegan places before, but Caffi Pura definitely set the bar high decor-wise. It just felt like home for vegans!
So how was the food?
I don’t actually go out for lunch that often, but it was one of nicest lunches I have ever had. Sometimes working out what you can eat on the menu is overwhelming. It’s definitely something I’m getting used to. At Caffi Pura, there are clear vegan options at every stage of the menu. It was really great to eat at a place where I had more than two options to choose from.
Since going vegan, we have been searching high and low for jackfruit. Where did we find it? In a small town in Wales, of course! Iain ordered the jackfruit sandwich almost immediately and I tried some too. I had a falafel wrap, which was filled with some amazing tangy sauce. I feel like I have been enjoying food more since going vegan, because it’s all so flavoursome.
Caffi Pura also have a little grocery corner, which was really handy! I totally missed this, but Iain picked up a couple of tins of jackfruit whilst I was in the toilet. We ended up trying to recreate this meal at home and it went pretty well.
Overall, we really enjoyed our lunch at Caffi Pura. It was the perfect end to our day in Tenby and has definitely inspired me to try more vegan restaurants. A lot of my friends and family members eat meat, so we normally opt for places with options. I’m visiting Brighton again for my birthday this year and I’m so excited to go back as a vegan!