RECOMMENDATIONS OF A VEGETARIAN BARCELONA GIRL
Are there any vegetarian restaurants in town where we can go? Lori K. and her family are vegetarian, and they were worried about not having enough food options during their stay. I answered them not to worry: I’ve been vegetarian myself for 3 years now, and I’m a huge foodie, so I was able to recommend them my favorite local venues.
I’ve actually seen an increase in the number of guests with vegetarian food requirements. And Barcelona is quite vegetarian-friendly (here you’ll find where they make my favorite vegetarian Barcelona paella),
Here are the best Barcelona vegetarian restaurants:
In this lively street of the Raval, just a couple of blocks off La Rambla, stands this family restaurant, one of the vegetarian Barcelona pioneers open over 20 years ago. Interesting daily menu during lunchtime and à la carte for dinner. Vegetarian with some vegan options. Across the street you’ll find another local vegetarian pioneer: Biocenter.
This lady chef came from Lleida, where she had run her own successful veggie restaurant for a long time, to change the scene of the vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona. Until then, most of them were quite dull and their offer mainly consisted of self-service buffets and a small choice of main courses that changed every day.
She decided to introduce creative cuisine instead, and modernize the look of her venue (BTW, very centrally located near Plaça Catalunya). It’s been a success: arrive early if you don’t want to have to wait to get a table! Vegetarian and vegan options available. They also own the trendy flexiterian restaurant Flax & Kale nearby.
It’s not 100% vegetarian because they want you to be able to visit with your meat-eating friends, but they have separate tasting menus: a vegan, a vegetarian and an omnivore one.
The Green Spot
Classed 3rd best vegetable restaurant in Spain and 29 in the World, their motto is “veggie for veggies and for non veggies”. Their menu features vegetarian and vegan specialties from all over the world: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian and of course Spanish. All with the “healthy food” idea in mind. It is located in Port Vell, and it has a Nordic, young and fancy feel.
If you are looking for vegetarian street food, we get you covered! Organic Barcelona is a stall at the back of the Boqueria Market that was a pioneer of street food in Barcelona and continues to sell appealing tacos, crepes, falafel, salads and veggie paella to go. Everything is organic, and everything is vegetarian!
AND BONUS! Our favorite latest discovery:
And that not only means avoiding foods that promote animal cruelty, but also encouraging the pleasure of eating and socializing. Sounds good, isn’t it?
I love their variety: nice daily menu for lunch, assortment of tapas and a short but beautiful seasonal à la carte selection for dinner. Vegetarian and vegan options, in this vegetarian Barcelona restaurant in an quiet alley south of Barri Gotic, in the Old Town.
More Barcelona tips for vegetarians in our blog.
Any vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona that you want to recommend?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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