All posts tagged: Barcelona

#190 Pizza and crema Catalana at Vegetalia Born, Barcelona

restaurant review #190  – Vegetalia is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Barcelona, with several locations in the city (Gotico, Raval, Born).  We went to the one in Born, in the historic city center of Barcelona. Vegetalia Born is at the corner of a square at the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and sitting at the window, we had a nice view on the square. This review is from a visit a couple of months ago, during our short trip to Barcelona (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). We arrived here a bit after lunch time. Vegatalia Born is a busy place, but there were some empty tables. There was a mixed public of young and old, and I think a lot of visitors were locals (not tourists). Vegan options are indicated on the menu. There are also fresh juices available. We were served some egg plant (free appetizer). We had a glass of wine (3,50€) and juice (4,20€) and some olives (2,60€). We ordered a vegan pizza (9,50€) and the catalan creme, …

#187 Delicious dinner at vegetarian restaurant Rasoterra, Barcelona

restaurant review #187 – Rasoterra is a vegetarian restaurant in the old city center of Barcelona (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). It often pops up as one of the best places to go dining on vegan or vegetarian lists of Barcelona – or even the world! So we really wanted to visit Rasoterra. I made a reservation when we passed by the day before, which was absolutely necessary, as many other patrons were turned away during the evening we were there. We could choose between a menu, or choose our dishes seperately. The waiter informed us that the dishes are more tapas style, and suggested we order several smaller dishes, which were to share. A great idea! That way, one gets to taste more dishes than just a main course. There’s more variety. This is what we had for dinner (this came down to 61€ for 6 courses, shared by two persons, or 30,5€ per person, which we found very reasonable!) Free hummus appetizer Croquettes with spinach (8€) Trinxat potatoes (8€) Autumn: sweet and purple potato and …

#181 Vegan dinner at Teresa Carles, Barcelona

restaurant review #181 – Teresea Carles is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Barcelona. We went here for dinner a couple of months ago. Teresa Carles has several locations (not all vegetarian), and sell several products under the name (Teresa Carles olive oil, juices, ..) so it is more than just a restaurant, but a ‘brand’. I had made a reservation online, and we were seated at a table with my name card present (see photo). On one side seating was a large bench, on the other side a wooden chair (both not so comfortable). There are several juices available. I had the vegan vampire juice (5,95€) and it came bottled (you can also buy it at the front of the restaurant, to take away). Water was 1,95€. Vegan options are clearly indicated on the menu. This is what we ordered for dinner (both main dishes were specials of the month). We shared the bruchette as an appetizer. Bruchetta with ‘tuna’ (7,95€) Freak & Do: seitan with fricando sauce (12,50€) Popeye lasagne: spinach, pumkin …

#176 Lovely lunch at vegan food and cocktail bar Floripa, Barcelona

restaurant review #176 – Floripa is a vegan food and cocktail bar in city center of Barcelona. It is located a short walk north west of Placa de Catalunya. We visited a couple of months ago, on our last day in Barcelona. (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). Despite it being a drowsy and grey day, the interior of Floripa gave a warm and welcoming feeling. Bright colours and joyfull design! There is one area in the front with natural light coming in, another area at the back that is darker (we were seated here, hence my photos of the food didn’t turn out quite well), but with changing light colours in the ceiling. We also liked the music! We shared bruchettas (5,40€) as an appetizer. Then we had the nippon Burger (11,90€), and the crispy chicken tempeh burger (9,90€). Afterwards, we shared a chocolate mousse (4,90€) for dessert. There is local beer from draft available (2,5€). Glass of wine was 3€. The nippon burger was more of a patty, the chicken burger was more like a …

#173 La Trocadero, vegan fastfood near Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

restaurant review #173 La Trocadero is a vegan fastfood self service bar near the Sagrada Familia. You order food at the counter, then go pick up your food at the counter (number called out in Spanish or Catalan). And one is expected to clean up after finished. We went here for lunch, after our visit to the Sagrada Familia. (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). The menu is shown on TV screens above the counter. There’s an English explanation, and photos of the dishes next to it. The girl serving at counter was a bit rude, and not very welcoming. She hardly spoke any English, but we managed to place our order. La Trocadero is not for elaborate dining and wining. It is fastfood: burgers and hotdogs. No alcohol served, except some rootbeer. The place seems newly renovated and seems very hip and modern. Very simple furniture though, but very creative (with vegetable boxes). There was retro stuff as decoration, like old televisions and radios. A very colourful interior. We had a notdog (3,75€), onionrings (3,90€), a …

#169 Tapas and cocktails at Barceloneta, Barcelona

Restaurant review #169 – Barceloneta is a vegan tapas bar, at the beach area of Barcelona (the area is called ‘la Barceloneta’, hence the name of the tapas bar). We visited a couple of weeks ago, on a cold and Wintery afternoon (yes it was cold with a blistering wind at the beach! not the image one has when thinking of Barcelona 😉 ). So we were glad there was a vegan bar in the area, to warm up! (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). Barceloneta is a rather small place and is a bit dark. There are two rooms, and each have an entrance door (to different parallel streets). The menu has several exotic sounding cocktails, sangrias, a great selection of tapas, and also burgers. We ordered these: Mona Lisa cocktail (with white wine and mint) 8€ Dianna cocktail (with rosé wine) 7€ vegan ‘calamares’ rings and tofu croquettes, each 7,95€ Drinks and tapas totalled 30,90€ (which we found somewhat expensive, for Barcelona). The tapas were good, the tofu croquettes were very dense though.  There …

Stylish handbags, shoes and more at vegan shop Amapola, Barcelona

shop review #50 – Amapola is a vegan shop in the city center of Barcelona, on the north side in the Vila de Gracia district. It sells T-shirts, handbags, wallets and shoes.  And some other accessories like jewelry and bonnets. (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). We were here a couple of weeks ago, and it was the first stop in our visit to Barcelona. The shop is quite spacious and has a nice selection of items, from different brands. We bought some shoes, and a wallet from Matt & Natt! Good to know: the shop is fully accessible, with a wheelchair ramp leading down into the shop Amapola, location Travessera de Gràcia, 129, 08012 Barcelona +34 930 10 62 73 website: https://amapolaveganshop.com/ See our list of shops, which may interest vegans. View this post on Instagram In Barcelona! First stop, vegan shop Amapolo 😎 @amapolaveganshop 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 #vegan #vegantravel #veganinbarcelona #veganspain #vegancatalonia #barcelona #veganshop A post shared by trudi_brugesvegan (@trudi_brugesvegan) on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:43pm PST

#167 Nice vegan lunch at the harbour, The Green Spot, Barcelona

restaurant review #167 – The Green Spot is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Barcelona. It is located near the harbour, also not far from the Catalunyan Parliament (in the Parc de la Ciutadella). (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). The restaurants covers the whole downstairs area of the building and there are entrances both at the Carrerde la Reina Christina and the Pas de Sota Muralla. I had made an online reservation for lunch, which turned out to be really necessary, as the restaurant soon was filled with guests for lunch. We sat at the window, with a partial view at the harbour. The restaurant area is a spacious bright room, nicely decorated, with wood like colours dominanting the atmosphere. Seatings were comfortable. Vegan options are clearly indicated on menu. This is what we had for lunch: Muhamara (6,50€) red pepper dip with walnuts, served with pita bread and celery Edame beans with chili 7,50€. The edame beans were ‘fingerfood’ and a bit unhandy and messy to eat (since they were covered in …

Vegala Vegan Beauty shop, Barcelona

Shop review #49 – VeGala is a vegan shop in Barcelona with cosmetics and body and care products. We stopped here just after arriving in Barcelona, as I wanted to get some facial cream and make up remover. And it was not so far from vegan shop Amapolo (with handbags, shoes and wallets). (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). Vegala is a rather small shop, in the north side of Barcelona, in the Vila de Gracia area. Not a very large stock of products, but I found what I needed, and also bought a vegan foundation. Very friendly lady, who took her time to give advice. These are the products I bought (total of 45 euro). Vegala Vegan Beauty Shop, location C/Santa Eugenia 16, local 4 08012 Barcelona Cataluña, España website: https://www.vegala.es/ See our list of shops, which may interest vegans.

#164 Asian style fastfood at Vegesana, Barcelona

restaurant review #164 – Vegesana is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Barcelona. Not far from Plaça Catalunya. Vegesana is an asian style restaurant, and has lots of faux meat dishes on the menu. The restaurant has a small entrance and a small front room, but it there’s a second room at the back of the restaurant, which we were asked to take place. The menu is very extensive, with lots of faux meats. Hard to choose! Most items are vegan, some dishes are with egg, but can also be ordered without eggs. We were immediately served this small snack as an appetizer: This is what we ordered: tofu brochettes (3,95€) tempura (8,90€) tofu dish (8,90€) with noodles on the side (noodles were said to be without eggs)  (5,50€) vegan gambas (9,50€) with rice on the side (5,90€) Glass of water was 2€ (no large bottles available). The main dishes: The food came very fast, and seemed to be served ‘as was ready’ in the kitchen (strange as the restaurant was hardly full …