Barcelona: 5 Delightful Vegetarian Restaurants

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Plenty to Explore in the Vegetarian Table of Barcelona

By Jessica Bergin

Barcelona is best known for its mystical architecture, myriad museums, fuming fútbol fanatics, and multiple tapas restaurants.

There’s no doubt that this nook of Spain is a gastronomic treasure trove and veggie-infused plates are plentiful.

Image courtesy of Vegetalia
Image courtesy of Vegetalia

Whether you want to enjoy a dish in the city’s fine dining scene in a local hot spot, Barcelona has plenty of interesting and delicious vegetarian and even vegan cafes to suit the strictest of diets.

Get inspired by the meat-free fusion of flavors that are heating up formerly meat-focused Barcelona. Below are five interesting dining choices for your favorite vegetarians traveling to Spain.

Vegetalia

This funky franchise serves fresh veggie dishes that are sure to leave you satisfied. Big on all things sustainable and natural, Vegetalia can be found in two locations in Barcelona. This vegetarian restaurant offers a quality menú for a decent price.

The juicy quinoa burgers are a locally-acclaimed favorite, alongside crispy Argentinian-style empanadas, wake-me-up ginger juices, and tempting vegan carrot cake. Test your taste buds with an enticing onion soup and satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate mousse made out of avocado.

Eco-inclined travelers will be pleased to know that the large bulk of products come straight from the restaurant’s urban eco garden.

Image courtesy of Vegetalia
Image courtesy of Vegetalia

“In collaboration with Pablo Brunengo and Yotam Kantor, both professionals and extensive experience in it, it is committed to finding the best balance between knowledge, experience, and innovative spirit… (in) the wide range and high quality of products Vegetalia.

From the beginning, the challenge was to merge all their knowledge with the best products Vegetalia creating vegetarian, homemade, and natural cuisine, transforming new and traditional recipes.”

Veggie Garden

With vibrant walls, Veggie Garden is fabulously fused together to take this place to the next level. Veggie Garden is home to rainbow-colored plates and flavor-focused cuisine that’s inspired by an intriguing mix of idyllic influences.

Melding a mix of Mediterranean, Nepalese, Indian, and European food, there’s an enticing blend of sense-provoking dishes and textures that you won’t find anywhere else.

Highlights include the stuffed momo dumplings, sauteed eggplant, shiitake and girgola, and grilled tofu. Set your senses on fire with vibrant salads, munch on a stacked sandwich, keep it organic with the raw food menú, and warm it up with a soup of the day.

Image Courtesy of Veggie Garden
Image Courtesy of Veggie Garden

Take your tapas game up a notch as you gorge your eyes on Veggie Garden’s unique menú. Share an intimate meal with a loved one over authentic guacamole, and other amazing dips. If you’re looking for innovative vegetarian tapas in Barcelona, you will not be disappointed here.

“Our inspiration comes from the mixture of cultures, especially Nepal, the surrounding countries, and the European Mediterranean cuisine, where our international chef Ramesh Prasad Niraula and his team will make you taste tasty vegan dishes with a nutritional mix of sensations and textures very different from what you might find in a traditional vegan restaurant.

Adding our close and warm attention, surrounded by our colorful murals, we hope to be able to offer you an unforgettable experience.”

Flax & Kale

Flax & Kale on Tallers in Barcelona is famed by both locals and seasoned travelers alike. Flax & Kale is 80% plant-based, making it the perfect restaurant to bring non-veggie friends and family.

Image Courtesy of Flax & Kale
Image Courtesy of Flax & Kale

With two restaurants in Barcelona and one in Madrid, Flax & Kale makes eco-friendly eating accessible. Nutrition is ingrained deeply within its culture, and each plate is an example of that value. Whether you’re looking to fuel up with a weekend brunch, this location truly has it all.

Quench your thirst with a matcha latte or get your gut balanced with a sparkling passionfruit and pineapple Kombucha. Try the Funghi coconut toast,  the homemade ramen, and get your dash of greens with a raw super bowl.

Other specialties include the plant-based truffle-mayo burger, classic eggs benedict, and plant-based bbq rib tacos.

Lebanese Mezze at Flex & Kale
Lebanese Mezze at Flex & Kale

The Flax & Kale Tallers restaurant features a flourishing garden with verdant trees and herbs. Flax & Kale describes the Tallers location as having a New York aesthetic and 800 meters of open space and huge windows.

“Nowadays there are hardly any doubts about the correlation between a proper diet and strong illness-free health.

We feel passionate about feeding you better, therefore, you can be happier and live longer with optimal health.”

Rasoterra

Illustrated by a creative and sustainable menu, Rasoterra sits at the top of every Barcelona veggie-loving local’s list. This vegetarian restaurant takes serious pride in pairing each plant-based dish with Catalonian wine.

Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and an ever-changing menú, this eco-conscious restaurant always has something new.

Situated in the cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter, you can feel the city’s authenticity seep into every corner of the restaurant.

Image Courtesy of Rasoterra
Image Courtesy of Rasoterra

Start simple with some marinated olives and spinach Catalan croquettes. Then, fill up with a nut-drizzled grilled cauliflower and finish with a miso-made flan.

“In our kitchen, we use very high quality, exclusively local and seasonal products. Because bringing an apple (or an avocado) from the other side of the world is neither sustainable nor cool.”

Sesamo

Hidden in the heart of Barcelona’s Raval neighborhood, Sesamo is a stellar spot that will surprise you. Sesamo’s top-notch vegan and vegetarian food and creative presentation will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Mushrooms at Sesamo
Mushrooms at Sesamo in Barcelona.

The vegetarian fare at Sesamo includes the use of Israeli spices and truffle-infused oils adding interesting twists to their menu.

Must-try plates include goat cheese ravioli, spicy Indian curry, and roasted cauliflower with tahini. Finish up the perfect meal with the chocolate fondue with organic fruit or the peanut butter-drizzled cheesecake.

“We cook with the highest quality in our ingredients. Let yourself be surprised by the freshness of our products, ” said the chef.

For a quick bite to-go or a delectable vegetarian dining experience find it in Barcelona.

Jessica Bergin

 

 

 

A young Australian, based in Barcelona with a passion for travel, writing, and adventure. After spending more than half a decade abroad, Jessica Bergin has turned her passion into her career as a travel writer. 

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