Call it a trend.
Call it a greater awareness about meat.
Either way tons of die-hard carnivores have given up the meat for veg – and though we’ve already given you crackin’ culinary council listing Barcelona’s best restaurants, I think it’s time we did a little something for all the vegetarians out there.
VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS BARCELONA
With a little help from vegetarian friend Oscar we just might have the best list of vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona. If you have any suggestions to pad (or trim!) the list please do so in the comments below.
A tiny little joint that’s like eating at mum’s. Genuine, simple meals. Specializing in soups and salads, this little hole in the wall bets everything on quality and freshness. The last time I was there I ate a red quinoa salad with goji berries and pumpkin soup with dried fruit… boom! With a €6.50 menu you can get yourself a soup or salad, a drink, some fruit, and a homemade muffin.
They also do take away, so if there’s no place to sit I suggest you take your lunch on a five minute walk to Ciutadella Park.
ALE & HOP
Though technically a bar, it made the list because in addition to serving excellent craft beers they offer exclusively vegetarian cuisine. Here you can combine some great beers, both local and foreign, with light and delicious dishes prepared using seasonal vegetables harvested in the Catalan countryside.
Me and my brother had an IPA (Indian Pale Ale), a great vegetarian lasagna, and some tasty guacamole with chips. Whether it’s for the location (the square is beautiful) or the genius of combining quality craft beer with vegetarian food this place has become one of my favourites. The prices are very fair and €20 will get you a couple of beers and a enough food for two.
Despite being a small chain (there’s one in the Raval and one in Born), the philosophy of Vegetalia rests on the pillars of sustainability and respect for the land. Here you won’t find refined dishes with Masterchefesque presentation. It’s all about simplicity and freshness of the vegetables which come from nearby Montserrat, a hilly area just a stone’s throw from Barcelona. I recommend the vegetable and cheese fajitas or the three grain risotto.
At lunch they do a €10 menu while evenings will run you € 15 – either way you’ll be full to the brim! One of the best value vegetarian restaurants Barcelona has to offer.
Here they say you find the best veggie burgers in Barcelona. Of course, this would be a close second to my own chickpea version 😉 The place is a bit young, rock n’ roll, alternative. Get the classic vegetarian burger and chips with an inevitable beer and you’ll be laughing.
WOKI ORGANIC MARKET
Area: Eixample | Address: Ronda Universitat 20 | Metro: Catalunya (green line L3, red line L1)
This Eco-friendly restaurant is found in a market where you can eat 100% organic. They make pasta, salads, quiches and much more. The organic market with vegetables and other fresh products is found right around the restaurant tables. You might even see the chef step out of the kitchen and go grab a few eggplants, a couple zucchini, and an onion.
Though the place is a little pricey you generally get what you pay for. And that is quality. They do take-away and you can even just go in to get some fruit or a smoothie.
Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, this is the only Barcelona vegetarian restaurant to call itself a bistrot. A good place for refined, curious palates. You’ll find innovative veggie tapas here and an impressive dinner menu. For those who say that meat has more flavour? They probably haven’t been to Rasoterra. The dishes are prepared using seasonal vegetables and is strictly KM 0.
They also have a good selection of organic Catalan wines. You’ll spend around 30-35 euro a couple.
I still haven’t been to this place but my friend Pedro is forcing me to put it on the list. It’s one of the most reviewed Barcelona vegetarian restaurants and as such it’s highly recommended to book in advance. It is a restaurant for extremely refined vegetarian palates; be prepared to spend about €30-35. Even Pedro, a self-confessed steak guy swears by this place so there must be a rhyme to his reason!
The breakfast/brunch is highly recommended as well as the artisan pasta.
There you have it. The top Barcelona vegetarian restaurants all in one article! Now all you have to do is decide what you’ll be eating tonight… vegetables or vegetables?
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Bon Appetit 🙂