Restaurants that serve vegetarian food in Barcelona can be quite hard to find. If you are looking for decent veggie food check out our selection of vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona!
Spain and vegetarianism are not two words you would normally associate with each other. For many the understanding of being a vegetarian is open to quite a liberal interpretation. Many restaurants and cafes in Barcelona will consider fish, chicken, and even ham as legitimate vegetables!
Although Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona have difficulty finding much of a local audience, they are perhaps becoming more popular. If you are vegetarian or vegan and are sick of bocadillos de tortilla o patatas bravas, why not try one of these restaurants.
Arco Iris – One of Barcelona’s oldest vegetarian restaurants and a favourite with locals. There may be a queue to get a table but it’s definitely worth the wait. The name means ‘Rainbow’ in Spanish and they have a 4 course lunch or ‘menu’ that is worth every cent. Delicious cremas, salads, inventive main courses, and deserts are served up in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. The menu is good value at 9€. The only unfortunate thing is that it’s not open for dinner.
+ Great value, great food, and friendly service.
– Not open at weekends.
When: Open Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm
Where: C/ Roger de Flor, 216, tel: 934 582 283
Juicy Jones – If you are looking for top quality food and a cheap and cheerful restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, then this is the place. It has a colourful, hippy décor and serves a great selection of juices and smoothies perfect to pack in those vitamins. You can choose from hummus, huge salads, carrot soup, lasagna, and their speciality the Thali – an assortment of curries and rice. The ‘menu del dia’ is 8.50€ during the week.
+ Great selection of juices, very good food and 100% vegan. Relaxed atmosphere and cheap.
– Service can be slow.
When: Mon-Sun 10am-midnight
Where: C/Cardenal Casañas, 7 & C/ Hospital, 74, tel: 934 439 082
No credit cards.
Sesamo – An impressive and stylish restaurant with imaginative dishes that range from truffle tortellini to pumpkin risotto. It’s very good value and definitely an excellent choice for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. There is also a nice selection of organic wine and beers and the menu changes frequently. Menu from 12.50€-15€.
+ Amazing dishes and cosy atmosphere.
When: Mon 1-5pm, Tue: closed, Wed-Sat: 1-5pm, 8pm-1am, Sun: 8pm-1am
Where: C/ Sant Antoni Abat, 52, tel: 934 416 411
L’Atzavara – Great restaurant in Eixample which provides a large variety of tasty veggie options. Choose from a healthy selection of salads, crepes, homemade soups, and vegetarian paellas. Fixed menus vary between 10-15€.
+ Varied menu and good service.
– Not much.
When: Mon-Thur: 1-4pm, Fri-Sat: 1-4pm, 8.30-11.30pm
Where: C/Muntaner, 109, tel: 934 545 925
La Báscula – Tucked away in the heart of the Borne district La Báscula used to be a chocolate factory! It has a wide range of veggie offerings from crepes to quiches with a menu that changes daily. They also have a fine selection of drinks with teas, smoothies, and milkshakes.
+ Charming and unpretentious. Great selection of drinks.
When: Wed-Sat: 1pm-midnight, Sun:1-7pm
Where: C/ Flassaders, 30, tel: 933 199 866
Maoz – A chain of take away bars serving falafel-based vegetarian and vegan food in pita bread. You can choose your own toppings and come back for more. A great place if you want to grab something quick and cheap on your way out.
Origin 99,9% – More vegetarian friendly than anything else but worth a mention because it is all organic. Finding organic food in Barcelona is a little like finding fish on the moon so if what you are looking for is organic this chain of restaurants is a good bet. They also give you the recipes of the Catalan influenced dishes on the placemats.
Fresc Co & Lactuca – A business model that relies on the fact that peoples’ eyes are bigger than their stomachs. This chain of restaurants offers up an all-you-can-eat buffet of healthy salads and not so healthy pizza and puddings. Not strictly speaking vegetarian but good nonetheless and you don’t have to worry about poor service if you’re in a rush.
Let us know if you have been to any other good vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona.