Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015: the Cardiff contingent

Well done to all the Cardiff businesses featured in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015! Have you visited these eateries yet? If not … why not?

Penylan Pantry - one of Elliot's choice spots in Cardiff

OFM awards 2015 best independent retailer: runners-up

Penylan Pantry, Cardiff
Get an organic veg box delivered to your home by bicycle, if you can’t drop in to the little shop.
72 Kimberley Rd, CF23 5DN; @PenylanPantry

The One Mile Bakery, Cardiff
If you’re lucky enough to live within one mile of this bakery then you can sign up (for either one, or three months) to get their original or sourdough loaves delivered.
07939 211809; onemilebakery.com

Wally’s Deli, Cardiff
An amazing array of European ham, salami, sausages and pickles on offer in this characterful deli, with a nod to Wally’s Polish heritage.
38-46 Royal Arcade, CF10 1AE; 029 2022 9265; wallysdeli.co.uk

OFM awards 2015 best market: runners-up

Riverside Market, Cardiff
One of three Cardiff markets, this one, opposite the Millennium Stadium, is the first and flagship, and draws more than 1,500 people weekly.
Sun 10am-2pm; 17 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, CF11 6AN; 029 2019 0036;riversidemarket.org.uk

Cardiff Central Market
Indoor market home to long-established independent traders in an impressive Victorian glass roofed building.
Mon-Sat 8am-5.30pm; St Mary St, Cardiff, CF10 1AU

OFM Awards 2015 best Sunday lunch: the runners-up

Milgi, Cardiff
Imaginative vegetarian cooking – try the Indian street food platter or Peruvian superfood plate – plate – with gluten-free and vegan-friendly dishes.
213 City Rd, CF24 3JD; 029 2047 3150; milgicardiff.com

Kings Arms, Pentyrch
At this pretty as a picture country pub the customer is king. The excellent value Sunday lunch menu offers three courses for just £16.
Church Rd, Cardiff CF15 9QF; 029 2089 0202; kingsarmspentyrch.co.uk

Bully’s, Cardiff
There are always five starters and five mains (two of which are a traditional roast) on the Sunday menu that changes according to what’s in season and good.
5 Romilly Cres, CF11 9NP; 029 2022 1905; bullysrestaurant.co.uk

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Diverse and vibrant restaurant in the middle of this large arts centre with a range of lunch options varying according to season.
Market Rd, CF5 1QE; 029 2030 4400; chapter.org/eat-drink

The Lansdowne, Cardiff
A Camra pub of the year two years on the trot, this local is the place to come for ale, cider and good pub grub (also, pickled eggs).
Cnr Lansdowne Rd/Beda Rd, Canton, CF5 1PU; 029 2022 1312;thelansdownecardiff.co.uk

OFM Awards 2015 best restaurant: the runners-up

Purple Poppadom, Cardiff
Anand George serves imaginative Indian food with a twist (try a class at the cookery school, too).
185a Cowbridge Rd East, CF11 9AJ; 029 2022 0026; purplepoppadom.com

The Potted Pig, Cardiff
Industrial-style subterranean restaurant in a former bank vault. Potted pig is, of course, on the menu, as is whole suckling pig (which can be pre-ordered for a minimum of 8 people).
27 High St, CF10 1PU; 029 2022 4817; thepottedpig.com

Milgi, Cardiff
Popular vegetarian with its own backdoor yurt.
213 City Rd, CF24 3JD; 029 2047 3150; milgicardiff.com

OFM Awards 2015 best ethical restaurant: the runners-up

Milgi, Cardiff
Plant-based dishes, seasonal, organic, sometimes foraged.
213 City Rd,, CF24 3JD; 029 2047 3150; milgilounge.com

Penylan Pantry, Cardiff
Neighbourhood café/deli and hub promoting local producers.
72 Kimberley Rd, CF23 5DN; facebook.com/PenylanPantry

The Potted Pig, Cardiff
The French and American inspired menu is built around independent and locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
27 High Street, CF10 1PU; 029 2022 4817; thepottedpig.com

OFM awards 2015 best cheap eats: runners-up

Penylan Pantry, Cardiff
Store, deli and café that promotes local producers through the food it sells and makes.
72 Kimberley Rd, CF23 5DN; facebook.com/PenylanPantry

The Deck, Cardiff
This cosy cafe specialises in blow-out breakfasts (four-egg omelettes) and hot baguettes – try the Hog and Hen (sausage, bacon and egg) for a very reasonable £3.80.
20 Harrowby St,CF10 5GA; 029 2115 0385; thedeckcoffeehouse.co.uk

Hang Fire Smokehouse, popping up across Wales
Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn are dedicated to authentic southern style barbecue, as is their roving not-really-a-restaurant. Check the website for their next appearance.
hangfiresmokehouse.com

Caffi Bar at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Wide ranging menu with an international flavour and Welsh ingredients.
Market Road, CF5 1QE; 029 2030 4400; chapter.org/eat-drink

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