10 Spots for Vegan Food in Barcelona
Hola . . . I’m back in Barcelona after spending 2 weeks here in early May 2017. I love this city, it has it all. A great metro system, beaches, mountains, architecture, great food, live music, and there is no need to have a vehicle. My first trip to Barcelona I stayed in an Airbnb off Rambla del Raval for $29 USD. This time around I’m staying longer at a friends in the Sant Andreu area a few blocks from Via Julia metro stop on L4. I’m really taking advantage of the metro this time around. I’m staying a few months so I bought a monthly unlimited card, and I’ve definitely got my money’s worth.
There’s lots of vegan options in Barcelona and I want to give you my 10 favorite spots. In no particular order:
1- Bioxoco Restaurante Vegano, Carrer de la Indústria, 252, 08026
Bioxoco is a few minute walk off the Guinardo/Hospital de Sant Pau stop on the L4 metro. This is a small place but I had the best vegan Paella. Everything was really fresh. It appeared the owner was the sole worker there and prepared everything herself.
2- Catbar, Carrer de la Bòria, 17, 08003
This is quite the random theme haha. It’s a vegan craft beer cat themed bar with 2 pianos. It’s got great vegan burgers, and the local potato dish called bravas. It’s served with spices and a aioli dipping sauce, it’s delish. They also have great craft beer. You can get a fairly large burger, bravas, and a good craft beer for $12-14 Euros in the center of Barcelona.
3- Flax & Kale, Carrer dels Tallers, 74b, 08001
This is probably the busiest of all the vegan friendly spots in Barcelona. It’s a beautiful restaurant with vegetable juices made from the sister company Teresa Carles for all their restaurants. Look for the “PB” on the menu for all the vegan options. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you make it for brunch or breakfast try the “Bac & Cheese Bagel”. It’s got coconut bacon, vegan cheese, and a delicious mayo sauce. If you want something healthier grab the green love juice and an Acai Bowl.
4- Flax & Kale Passage, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 31-33, 08003
This wasn’t here my first trip to Spain. This Flax & Kale has several different menu options and is also a very beautiful spot, but this one is darker and cozier than the other. I believe everything is gluten free, even the delicious pizza. If you like a good cappuccino try it with the hazelnut milk, I’m hooked. You can get this at both Flax & Kale’s. I’m also obsessed with the Lettuce Wedge Salad with vegan ranch and coconut bacon.
5- Teresa Carles, Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Teresa Carles is a short walk from Placa de Catalunya and the Passeig de Gracia metro. Teresa Juicery provides all the juices for the chain. Much like both Flax & Kales this restaurant has a more upscale look to it. All 3 of these restaurants are great for a dinner date or a group of close friends.
6- Vegan Bowls, Carrer dels Tallers, 79, 08001
Vegan Bowls is fairly new and is right up the street from Flax & Kale. It’s a really small to go spot unless you’re lucky enough to grab one of the 2 tiny tables inside. They have lots of baked goods like cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes, and cinnamon rolls. You can also grab smoothies, healthy bowls, or a burrito. It’s a good option when you want a vegan meal without waiting for table service. It’s a quick walk across the street from the Universitat metro stop.
7- The Green Spot, Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 12, 08003
The Green Spot is closer to the water and probably the fanciest place on the list. It’s a beautiful restaurant with amazing brick oven style vegan pizza and a fairly extensive wine list.
8- Petite Brot, Carrer del Dr. Dou, 10, 08001
Need a break from rich vegan food? Petite Brot is a raw vegan cold press juice spot. They also serve smoothies, get the Cacao Dream, and raw vegan salads and dishes. If you’re looking for a clean meal this is your spot. They’re only open from 12:30-5pm daily.
9- Biocenter, Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 25, 08001
Biocenter is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona. It’s just around the corner from Petite Brot and a few blocks off the busy La Rambla street. I usually get the vegan burger served with the bravas potatoes. Biocenter serves their potato bravas with vegan mayo on top.
10- Sopa Boronat, Carrer de Roc Boronat, 114, 08018
Sopa is a bit off the beaten path. It’s about a 6 minute walk from the Llacuna metro stop on L4. I know about this place because it’s close to where I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here. I often go here for lunch after training and the food is very clean with a focus on macrobiotic. They usually offer 3-5 options daily and everything is made fresh that day. They also offer vegan desserts as well. Look for the “VG” sign for everything vegan.
If you haven’t been to Barcelona I highly recommend it, it’s probably my favorite city. There are tons of vegan options and the city is very laid back and friendly. I highly recommend getting the Happy Cow App to find vegan options when traveling. If you ever do make it to Barcelona shoot me a message and let me know what you thought of this amazing city.
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