Pizza @ Vegetalia
Vegetalia was right by where we were staying, so we actually visited a few times, but their pizza was definitely the stand-out item on the menu. The one we tried had pesto, tomatoes, seitan & vegan cheese, and it was absolutely delicious, wish we’d ordered that every time we went to be honest!
They also do vegan breakfast, and various other bits like tofu nuggets and miso soup.
Chocolate Orange Gelato @ Manna Gelats
The gelato here was so dreamy! Be careful, as not all of it is vegan, but the guy behind the counter was very good at letting us know which is SFV, and of course I settled on all the chocolatey flavours, while Danny went for raspberry and passionfruit, I think. Both very different but we really enjoyed them, mine was so creamy while the fruit ones were super refreshing!
Burgers @ Cat Bar
Every vegetarian or vegan visiting Barcelona already knows about Cat Bar, but I thought I would pop it in here anyway. Known for their veggie burgers and craft beers, Cat Bar was first on our list and it didn’t disappoint! The burgers were so flavoursome and filling, and we also got patatas bravas with vegan mayo which was such a treat as almost everywhere else we went only had tomato-based sauce for vegans.
Juice @ Almost Any Stand Ever
This one is a bit of a cop-out but I really enjoyed the fresh juice stands everywhere, and I do think it’s worth a mention, as in England a lot of juice/smoothie places often pop yogurt and other non-vegan items in their drinks! All the stands in Barcelona down Las Ramblas had super fresh juice though, and pots of fruit which I just think is so ideal on such warm days! It was a bit of a lifesaver for us.
Pizza Slice @ La Mezcla
We actually sort of happened upon La Mezcla due to Danny spotting a 1 euro beer sign in the window, but they also sold cheap vegan pizza and arancini-type balls (amongst other non-vegan items). I found the rice balls (sorry I don’t know the name) a bit dry, and had to cover it with chilli oil, however the pizza was delicious and I’d definitely recommend this place as a stop-off during the day if you just want a little snack.
Mexican @ Vegan Bowls
This place was amazing! Although these photos look exactly the same, the closest bowl is actually a sandwich which was on a pretzel bun and it was glorious. I originally wrote this post when we first got back from Barcelona, but it got deleted so I’m writing it again a few months later and I can’t for the life of me remember the details of what we ate here, but both were Mexican sort of ingredients, like chipotle tofu, avocado, salsa, chillies etc. The only thing I would say here, is they put plantain in the bowl and it mashed in with the avocado, which made it far too sweet to eat – we had to leave half which was a massive shame because the rest was lovely. I think one of them had mango in too… I know some people like that kind of thing, but it wasn’t to my personal taste so I’d ask without in the future.
Thali @ Veggie Garden
Yes, I spied out some Indian food during my visit. Of course I did. This thali from Veggie Garden was incredible, so cheap (I think 6 or 7 euros), and it was really filling and full of flavour. They had quite a vast menu there, and they do a changing specials board daily, plus a set menu which is 10 euro for a starter, main and dessert!
All of the places I mentioned in this post were great value for money because me and Danny don’t really like to spend too much money on food when we’re on holiday, as when you’re eating out for every meal it can add up quite a bit! I would definitely recommend them all though 🙂
If you liked this, you might want to check out my post about the food tour we took in Barcelona.