This blog post was originally posted on August 27, 2014 and was updated on September 6, 2017.
There exists a sort of myth that vegetarians have it tough in Spain…
Of course, all things pork do play an important role in the many different regions’ cuisines, but by no means do they dominate it, especially in such a cosmopolitan city as this one. Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona may seem few and far between, but we have the inside scoop! Vegetarians can easily enjoy Barcelona as much as their meat-eating friends. Here is a brief and delicious vegetarian guide to Barcelona.
Near the Macba in the heart of the Raval neighborhood, you can find a spacious, colorful and vegan restaurant called Veggie Garden. Focusing mostly on ethnic flavors, the menu here is 100% organic and significantly varied. From the flavorful hot and cold soups to the tofu curry dishes, the portions are generous and cheap, and you can even enjoy them on the sizable terrace outside.
Address: Carrer dels Angels, 3
Before or after visiting Barceloneta, the old fishermen’s neighborhood and adjoining beach, check out this lovely sangria bar that does delicious tapas and flavorful tofu burgers. BarCeloneta is a worthy addition to any vegetarian guide to Barcelona. Also worth noting is their weekend brunch, offering up a buffet as well as “light, basic, medium and strong” menus starting at 8,50 euro.
Address: Carrer Sevilla, 70
Perfect for vegetarians in Barcelona, but also for beer lovers, burger fans and musicians, CatBarCAT is an awesome place to spend an evening trying out different local craft beers while listening to piano jam sessions (or playing—the piano is there for anyone who wants to give it a whirl). With over 30 different bottled beer options and several different tapas and burgers, this punky spot a neighborhood favorite.
Address: Carrer Boria, 17
We can’t help but toot our own horn when it comes to talking about a vegetarian guide to Barcelona! We offer a wide variety of vegetarian-friendly food tours in Barcelona. Throughout every experience, you will have your fill of some of the most traditional (and vegetarian!) Barcelona specialties as well as a taste of local history and culture.
It would have been funny to see what locals thought of Govinda back when it opened in the 80s. The first vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona, this Indian restaurant is a classic in Ciutat Vella. It’s particularly unique, with generous portions and a fantastic, three-course weekday lunch menu. It’s a delicious, unique addition to any vegetarian guide to Barcelona.
Adress: Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, 4
Les Tres a la Cuina
Les Tres a la Cuina is a lovely little spot in the lovely Village of Gracia neighborhood. It’s one of our favorites for homemade, flavorful food that also happens to be super healthy, wholesome and vegetarian-friendly! From a green gazpacho to a couscous salad, these three ladies change their menu daily and post it online so you can take a glimpse before stopping by. They also do takeaway, perfect to carry out to your rental apartment’s terrace!
Address: Carrer Sant Lluís, 35
Arc Iris is a family-owned bistro in the Eixample district. This is the place to go if you want traditional and vegetarian Catalan food. They serve up simple and tasty three-course lunch menus at 9 euros. Perfect for any day of the week, or perhaps after a visit to the Sagrada Familia.
Address: Carrer de Roger de Flor, 216