You all seemed to enjoy my round-up post about the vegan food I ate when in Paris, so I thought I’d do a similar style of post but about the vegan food in Barcelona. The food was absolutely BRILLIANT and there were even more options than in Paris. Once again the HappyCow app was a total lifesaver - I’d done some research beforehand and had saved a few restaurants that tempted me. Having my vegan dad with me was a big help too - at least it wasn’t just me being awkward about food!
So here are the photos of all of the delicious vegan food from Barcelona…
After our time in Barcelona, we then headed a little South West to stay at a campsite next to the beach for a week. Tarragona wasn’t far from here so we were able to have a trip one evening to the all-vegan El Vergel Veggie Restaurant. WOW WOW WOW was the food divine! A three course meal for just 15€ each, plus a couple of sharing plates too, was an absolute bargain for the delicious meal we had. The decor in the restaurant was beautiful too - I’d recommend it to anyone!
It was certainly easier than I expected to find vegan food in Barcelona - there were so many restaurants serving vegan meals for almost any time of the day, as well as a few health food stores where you could find a more diverse range of vegan food than I’ve ever seen in the UK! Many ice cream shops had clearly labelled vegan flavours and I was lucky enough to enjoy some authentic Spanish food too (vegetarian paella is usually vegan). Even so, I’d still suggest bringing a few vegan snacks with you just in case (although you can easily find these whilst in Barcelona anyway). Definite essential for vegan travel anywhere is the HappyCow app!
My favourite meals are hard to choose but I really loved the burger from La Central and the food from Flax & Kale (they have a huge range of food on their menu)! I’d also definitely recommend the empanada - they had about five different vegan flavours and are really tasty snacks to have on the go!
Regardless of favourites though I would happily return to all of the places I visited - they were brilliant! The vegan restaurant in Tarragona is essential to visit if you’re a vegan in that area, but aside from that almost everywhere else I visited had non-vegan food. On that note, thanks again to my mum and brother for putting up with me and my dad having to hunt for vegan places - it really is very much appreciated.
Hope you all enjoyed this foodie post - I’d love to hear about your food experiences in Spain in the comments!