It can be a challenge at first to be a vegetarian in a foreign country, especially in a country like Spain. When moving abroad or visiting, it helps to search for places to have lunch or dinner via special applications and study Foursquare and Google rankings or Happy Cow in search of places that offer healthy, delicious, and fresh food that is entirely plant-based. Vegetarian restaurants in Spain, and especially in Barcelona, will impress visitors with their chefs’ creative approaches to the carcass-free gastronomy.
This restaurant lies in Poblenou, in the area of Sant Marti – relatively far from the historical center, Gothic district, and Rambla Catalunya. Nevertheless, all the magazines and gastronomic websites consistently write reviews about this establishment and recommend that everyone visit it, including those who are not vegetarians but simply prefer to eat healthy food and consume seasonal products. This vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona offers a lunch menu with an emphasis on energetically valuable products, such as whole grains, brown algae, dried fruits, and nuts. If you like, you can create the first and second courses from any ingredients according to your preferences. In addition to the main courses, the menu of the day also includes a drink, whole grain bread, and veggie pate. Vegans also have numerous options on the dessert menu. The main menu presents a wide range of vegetarian pastas, nachos, lasagnas, and burgers from which to choose. One of the most famous dishes of the house is the Coco-Bombo – a warm vegetable cream with coco milk and rice noodles. Every dish included on the menu has “vegan friendly” and “gluten free” markers.
- Address: Carrer del Taulat, 95.
- Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 13:00 until 16:00; Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 13:00 until 16:30 and from 20:00 until 23:30; Sunday from 13:00 until 16:30
- Website: www.aguaribay-bcn.com
Entrance to Aguaribay restaurant in Barcelona
Dishes in Aguaribay restaurant
This restaurant is a real pioneer of vegetarian cuisine in Barcelona. With over 30 years of history and despite its location in the noisy district of Raval, it is still considered one of the best restaurants in the city with a truly unique spirit. Its interior, created in a “heritage” style with elements of light-colored wood, is eco-friendly, full of light, and cozy. The breakfast menu includes croissants, toasts, muesli with dried fruits, and yogurt. For lunch, guests are offered a set menu featuring a choice of soup, a dish of the day, the salad bar, and a homemade dessert. One also can enjoy some separate dishes, such as the vegetarian burger or pita with hummus and herbs. The evening menu includes buratta, quinoa salad, tofu dishes, lasagna, and ravioli with ricotta, as well as a huge selection of soups. Even more, the giant bar with an enormous variety of juices and smoothies, homemade beer, and bio-wine never stops impressing this restaurant’s visitors.
- Address: Pintor Fortuny, 25.
- Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 10:00 until 23:00, Friday from 10:00 until 23:30, Saturday from 13:00 until 23:30, Sunday from 13:00 until 16:00.
- Website: www.restaurantebiocenter.es
Biocenter restaurant in Barcelona
Interior of Biocenter vegetarian restaurant
If you are searching for a romantic vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona, you definitely should pay a visit to Sesamo. Here, you will find a quiet, cozy hall where it is a real pleasure to enjoy a dinner for two. This restaurant also features a bar where drinks and tapas are offered near the counter. This location is included in various prestigious rankings and boasts a great number of annual publications. The key features of this place, so much appreciated by its critics, visitors, and tourists, is its abundance of vegan options as well as a rare phenomenon in Barcelona’s gastronomic world – free tapas when ordering a drink or a dish. Toast with figs, brie cheese, and pepper is considered one of the best tapas at Sesamo. The main menu has many dishes based on Catalonian and Italian cuisines and a great selection of wines.
- Address: Carrer de Sant Antoni Abat, 52.
- Working hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 19:00 until 0:00; Monday - closed.
Near Sesamo restaurant in Barcelona
Dishes in vegetarian restaurant Sesamo
This vegetarian restaurant that Time Out Barcelona has called “phenomenal” has the best reputation among gastronomic critics and admirers of Slow Food. The lunch menu at Rasoterra offers its guests a set of two or three courses, while the main menu allows the option of choosing from a great variety of homemade pastas and dishes from all over the world. Visitors say that this restaurant boasts the most creative menus. For this reason, and when taking into account the abundance of delicious offers, a visit to this stylish and popular place cannot possibly be boring. Moreover, this restaurant is famous for having the greatest selection of vegetarian snacks (and is also referred to as a vegetarian tapas restaurant in Barcelona). Here, one can try these heavenly dishes: patatas bravas, Catalonian buffalo mozzarella, tacos, maitake mushrooms, and Italian bruschetta.
- Address: Carrer del Palau, 5.
- Working hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 13:00 until 16:00 and from 19:00 until 23:00; Monday - closed.
- Website: www.rasoterra.cat
Interior of Rasoterra restaurant
Outside Rasoterra restaurant
This restaurant promotes itself as a place that serves healthy food. Most of the dishes at Teresa Carles are vegetarian, with special attention paid to the drinks. Thus, on the menu one can find fresh juices, nut milks, smoothies, and elixir shots with herbs. This establishment runs its own production of drinks made from the freshest ingredients and kept in glassware. Also, chef Teresa offers her guests a special tasting menu at 30 euros that gives them a special opportunity to get to know her concept of the right combination of ingredients and tastes. The set price includes six dishes, a glass of cava (Catalonian sparkling wine), and chocolate cake. The working hours of this exclusive restaurant are truly Barcelonian: breakfasts are served from 9:00 until 12:00, lunch is from 12:00 until 17:00, afternoon snack is from 17:00 until 19:00, and shortly afterwards, the main dishes from the menu are served.
- Address: Carrer de Jovellanos, 2.
- Working hours: Monday-Sunday from 09:00 until 23:30
- Website: www.teresacarles.com
In vegetarian restaurant Teresa Carles
Teresa Carles restaurant in Barcelona
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