Eating Vegan in Barcelona

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…

 
 spinach linguine with pomodoro sauce and a variety of veggies from Pasta Market

spinach linguine with pomodoro sauce and a variety of veggies from Pasta Market

 dragon fruit (top left) and Indian lassy (bottom right) smoothie bowls at Eat My Trip

dragon fruit (top left) and Indian lassy (bottom right) smoothie bowls at Eat My Trip

 strawberry ice cream (and the best one I've ever had!) from La Lletera de Girona

strawberry ice cream (and the best one I've ever had!) from La Lletera de Girona

 takeaway campburg from La Trocadero

takeaway campburg from La Trocadero

 falafel pitta at the Falafel Vegano stall in La Boqueria

falafel pitta at the Falafel Vegano stall in La Boqueria

 falafel burger from La Central

falafel burger from La Central

 bread with tomato at Restaurant El Beso y La Luna

bread with tomato at Restaurant El Beso y La Luna

 patatas bravas from Restaurant El Beso y La Luna

patatas bravas from Restaurant El Beso y La Luna

 previously a vegan paella for three at Restaurant El Beso y La Luna - it was eaten before I could photograph!

previously a vegan paella for three at Restaurant El Beso y La Luna - it was eaten before I could photograph!

 pisto con jalapeños empanada from El Viejo Almacen

pisto con jalapeños empanada from El Viejo Almacen

 takeaway açai bowls from Alimabre Açai Bar with a variety of toppings (best açai bowl ever!)

takeaway açai bowls from Alimabre Açai Bar with a variety of toppings (best açai bowl ever!)

 pomodoro pizza from LeccaBaffi

pomodoro pizza from LeccaBaffi

 plantain banana chips with guacamole at La Carioca

plantain banana chips with guacamole at La Carioca

 vegana tapioca from La Carioca

vegana tapioca from La Carioca

 completo açai bowl from La Carioca

completo açai bowl from La Carioca

 virgin beach, sangria and mojito cocktails from El Paraigua

virgin beach, sangria and mojito cocktails from El Paraigua

 mango and raspberry sorbets at gelaaati!

mango and raspberry sorbets at gelaaati!

 açai red bull

açai red bull

 passionfruit ice cream from Mima

passionfruit ice cream from Mima

 two Bio Bento lunches: creamy avocado soup starters, pea fritters and a bulgur wheat vegetable salad, and miso flavoured aubergines with scrambled tofu and cucumber

two Bio Bento lunches: creamy avocado soup starters, pea fritters and a bulgur wheat vegetable salad, and miso flavoured aubergines with scrambled tofu and cucumber

 strawberry (and concealed banana) sorbets from Dino

strawberry (and concealed banana) sorbets from Dino

 vegan mixed box of paella, rice, couscous, roasted vegetables, salad and a falafel pitta at the Organic Barcelona stall in La Boqueria

vegan mixed box of paella, rice, couscous, roasted vegetables, salad and a falafel pitta at the Organic Barcelona stall in La Boqueria

 healthy frappemocha smoothie from Flax & Kale (basically a chocolate coffee smoothie bowl in a glass - absolutely amazing!)

healthy frappemocha smoothie from Flax & Kale (basically a chocolate coffee smoothie bowl in a glass - absolutely amazing!)

 açaitella bowl from Flax & Kale

açaitella bowl from Flax & Kale

 

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!

 
 sharing plate of croquettes stuffed with mushrooms and smoked vegan cheese, served with aioli

sharing plate of croquettes stuffed with mushrooms and smoked vegan cheese, served with aioli

 chickpea, tomato and basil soup

chickpea, tomato and basil soup

 sharing plate of vegan chorizo with chimichurri and potato wedges

sharing plate of vegan chorizo with chimichurri and potato wedges

 rigatoni with smoked tofu and caramelised celery

rigatoni with smoked tofu and caramelised celery

 pannacotta and red figs cake

pannacotta and red figs cake

 

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!

 

Heather xoxo

 
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