Spain is not normally associated with, or known for its vegan cuisine, however Barcelona is leading the way with an eclectic choice of eateries to satisfy every tastebud. Here are 3 of the hottest vegan menu’s in Barcelona; for the Açaí bowl and vegan burger lovers, the fine dining connoisseurs, and those who like to eat + share exceptionally good vegan food whilst listening to live music.
The Green Spot is a veggie and vegan restaurant that has a cool and funky vibe with plenty of choice on the menu including gluten free, macrobiotic and raw food options.
Try the sweet potato tagliatelle with macadamia nut cream and ample shaved truffle, the activated charcoal crust pizza and the vegan chocolate brownie, all very delicious.
The atmosphere gives the Green Spot those extra points – think lots of natural wood, modern soft-adobe style doorways, dimmed lighting, low bar, accent window filled with lush greenery, and perfect ambient music.
Calle de la Reina Cristina 12
A real gem of a discovery, Sergi de Meiá, is not solely a vegan or vegetarian restaurant but offers a six course vegan tasting menu. The dishes are part of a concept dedicated to Catalan cuisine that is, de Meiá says, “evolutionary” and “determined by nature,” a tribute to local products, mixing tradition and modernity in the same pot and in a menu that includes a few historic recipes as well as vegan options. This restaurant is the chef’s personal project, focused on the slow food philosophy. The tasting menu uses only local and organic produce. Every dish was carefully paired with wines from small local producers and the sommelier guided us perfectly on our wine journey around Catalunya.
The passionate chef, Sergi was a great host who took the time to introduce every dish and share his story with us. He grew up in his mother’s restaurant and received his first cooking lessons from her and from a family full of chefs and cooks before heading off to cooking school at 14.
He is one of the founders of Slow Food Catalonia Km 0 – an initiative that identifies restaurants that serve and promote homegrown products – and believes in a strong social, political and environmental commitment to quality produce, the producers behind it and the land. Currently, de Meiá is fully involved in the protection and promotion of local organic agriculture, artisanal producers and the production of traditional foods, working directly with 87 Catalan farmers to get the best authentic ingredients for his kitchen.
Calle Aribau 106
This place specialises in açai, and they make sure it’s top quality. The açaí bowls are 100% açaí with a large assortment of toppings to add. In case you didn’t know, açaí is an original Brazilian fruit from the Amazon region that is considered by nature the most complete in healthy properties. The açaí berry is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, essential omegas, fibers and proteins. It also has a delicious and very particular flavor.
It’s such a cute little restaurant with an amazing menu. Besides the açaí there is loads of choice on the menu such as salads, vegan burgers and hotdogs and freshly squeezed juices. Everything on the menu is recommended here and if you come for brunch at the weekends they make fresh vegan croissants!.
Carrer de Girona 118
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