It is easier to eat vegetarian as most restaurants offer a veggie-friendly option, but if you are vegan you'll have to do some research prior to going. Happy Cow is an excellent resource to find which places are vegan and vegan-friendly. The Lemon Tree promotes plant-based eating and there is no place that resembles the fresh-feelings of a lemon like Spain and Barcelona. Enjoy!
Vegetalia is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Most options are vegan though some items like pizza, use real cheese. The vibrant store front welcomes guests to sit inside or outside. The interior has a Himilayan salt rock wall where the plaza has several tables reserved for customers. You may get bugged by the homeless for some cash, but it's still a pleasant atmosphere, specifically to stare at the bountiful breads sitting in the window.
Next to Vegetalia is Gopal Vegan Deli. The interior is small and is more of a grab-and-go establishment. You'll find everything from donuts to vegan breakfast sandwiches to fresh-squeezed juice. The best part of Gopal are the prices. Cheap and inexpensive, a few euros gets you a small panini.
First things first. Spanish food is not Mexican food. Yes, the Spanish colonized Mexico, but the cuisine differs because of regional ingredients. If you're craving anything "south of the border" in Spain, technically you'd eat Moroccan food, but just know you can find vegetarian-freindly foods here. Specific appetizers are vegan-friendly like salsa and guacamole.
Watch out Spain, tapas are no longer for meat eaters. Enjoy Vegan is a dairy-free, raw and gluten-free tapa-style restaurant. From small plates to salads, enjoy getting healthy with the freshest fruit and veggies from Spain. Some tapas are vegetarian so look out for anything that says "queso" on the menu.
Sustainable Spanish vegetables + slow food = Rasoterra. This vegan and vegetarian cafe also offers gluten-free options. Rasoterra purchases produce grown within a 10 mile radius and is rated 0 miles by Slow Food. They make their sourdough bread daily using filtered water. I recommend the croquettes, a Spanish favorite, and the celery soup.
Cat Bar Cat
Vegan Food. Alcohol. Piano. Cat decor - what else do you need? It's a vegan paradise of cool vibes and tasty delights. One of the hardest decisions you'll make is what burger you'd like to consume. From hemp to the black bean "black cat" there is something for everyone on their menu.
BioCenter Restaurant Vegetaria
Biocenter has spread peace, love and veggie food since the 1980's. It's a good thing that slow eating is acceptable in Spain, since Biocenter bewitches everyone with its magical charm. It's a mix of modern and homely vibes hinted by some Asian fusion. The atmosphere is everything you'd expect from modern Spain and a hard place to leave. During the day, visitors enjoy the salad bar and a set lunch menu of the day. At night enjoy a set dinner menu, a hearty veg-burger or a lighter fare like the "four elements" dip tray. Most food is vegan though the desserts contain organic eggs. Besides cow milk, Biocenter features oat, soy or rice milk for coffee.
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