The best vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona have really taken off recently. And even I must confess, they’ve managed to rope in stubborn meat-eaters like myself: guilty as charged.
Let’s take a little tour through Barcelona vegetarian restaurants and see what grub greatness this city has up its sleeve
Here’s my Barcelona vegetarian restaurant list!
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona
This delicious gourmet tapas restaurant famous for ‘new classics‘ gets to the top of the list because most of my vegetarian readers want a balance of Spanish tradition and contemporary style.
Vegetarian in Barcelona? You’ll love the vegetable ceviche, couscous with coriander oil, asparagus meatballs, and vegan tacos. It’s also the first vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona to use Beyond Meat.
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Like eating straight out of a garden, this pearl of Raval unites top-quality produce with innovative and healthy cuisine. The €11.35 set menu at lunch is some of the best value vegetarian-friendly food in Barcelona.
In low season the soup of the day is always spot on, while during the summer, I opt for the salad bar buffet. Some highlights here are the nachos, frittatas, and cheese croquettes.
The 7.5% sweet potato beer is also something for adventurous diners.
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Arc Iris was the first vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona. And what’s more, this legendary establishment is located within the Eixample Dret, making it one of the top vegetarian restaurants near Sagrada Familia.
Since 1980 they’ve been cooking vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes with love and a touch of ingenuity, offering traditional recipes adapted to the vegetarian world.
They are open from Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm and offer a 3-course menu and dessert. The vibe is very relaxing, you will find families or young foodies in equal numbers. Booking is recommended by calling +34 93 458 22 83.
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Ale & Hop
Though technically a bar, it made the list because, in addition to serving excellent craft beers, they offer exclusively vegetarian cuisine. So combine some great beers with some light and delicious dishes prepared using seasonal vegetables harvested in the Catalan countryside.
Me and my brother had an IPA, a great vegetarian lasagna, and some tasty guacamole with chips. Whether it’s for the location (the square outside is beautiful) or the genius combination of craft beer with vegetarian food, this place has become a favourite.
Despite being a small chain, the philosophy of Vegetalia rests on the pillars of sustainability and respect for the land. The result is easily one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona.
It’s all about the simplicity and freshness of the vegetables which come from nearby Montserrat, a hilly area just a stone’s throw from Barcelona. I recommend the vegetable and cheese fajitas or the three-grain risotto.
At lunch, they do a €11.40 set menu, while evenings will run you €15.00 – either way, you’ll be full to the brim! One of the best value vegetarian restaurants Barcelona has to offer.
This is how veggie tapas should be done. What’s good here is the chalkboard menu of daily specials and the super-helpful staff to help you decide. The tasting menu is also a great dinner option with creative dishes like gnocchi with beets, almond and aubergine curry, and mushroom croquettes.
This is a great vegetarian restaurant for a romantic Barcelona night out.
Cat Bar CAT
The cat-themed place is a bit young, rock n’ roll, and alternative. The friendly staff here will find the perfect craft beer or cider to pair with your vegetarian-friendly food. They say you’ll find the best veggie burgers in Barcelona.
I opted for the €8.50 Black Cat (a tasty bean patty with caramelized onion, eggplant, and garlic veganaise), and it almost made me forget about meat. Throw in a solid patatas bravas with chilli sauce and the best hummus in town, and you’re in heaven.
Vegan Tulsi Restaurant
Yet another fantastic vegetarian option in the district of Eixample, the Vegan Tulsi Restaurant, has been turning heads since opening in 2020. If you’re looking for reasonably priced vegan cuisine in a pinch, this is the spot.
If you’re popping in early, they offer a fantastic array of juices, shakes and smoothies starting at just €3.50. And their extensive menu features a great mix of vegan tapas, burgers and bowls.
If you’re looking to keep it real, I’d opt for the Thali, a classic Nepali combo dish featuring basmati rice, 2 types of curried vegetables, dal, chutney, papadam and pakora.
All of that for just €10.50! Not only is it their namesake dish, but it’s also one of the best deals in the city.
Woki Organic Market
This Eco-friendly restaurant is found in a market where you can eat 100% organic. They make pasta, salads, quiches and much more.
The organic market with vegetables and other fresh products is found right around the restaurant tables. You might even see the chef step out of the kitchen and go grab a few eggplants, a couple of zucchini, and an onion.
Though the place is a little pricey, you generally get what you pay for. And that is quality. They do takeaway, and you can even just go in to get some fruit or a smoothie.
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Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, this is the only Barcelona vegetarian restaurant to call itself a bistrot. A good place for refined, curious palates. You’ll find innovative veggie tapas here and an impressive dinner menu.
For those who say that meat has more flavour? They probably haven’t been to Rasoterra. The dishes are prepared using seasonal vegetables and a strictly 10-mile diet.
They also have a good selection of organic Catalan wines. You’ll spend around 30-35 euros a couple.
Samsara by Arc Iris
Not to be confused with the now-shuttered Samsara in Gracia, this Barceloneta vegetarian hotspot is renowned for its brunch, specialty coffee and lunch menu. This makes it perfect for vegetarians and vegans looking to pair a meal with a trip to the beach on a lazy weekend afternoon.
The restaurant currently boasts a staggering 4.8 stars on Google, with close to 200 reviews – so you know you’re in for a treat. My fave was the eggs benedict with vegan jamon, which is a delectable Catalan take on a breakfast classic.
Plus, this beach-side restaurant benefits from the culinary pedigree of the legendary Arc de Iris restaurant in Eixample. So how can you lose?
Quinoa Bar Vegetaria
This small and charming restaurant, with its old-school decor, makes honest and rustic food. They specialize in salads, quiches, and veggie burgers of the utmost quality and freshness.
With €10.00-€13.00, you’ll get a great feed with delicious fruit or vegetable smoothies.
If you’re looking to eat at your Barcelona apartment or can’t find a seat, they even have takeaway. I also suggest taking your delicious vegetarian meal to the tree-lined street on Passeig de Sant Joan.
I still haven’t been to this place, but my friend Pedro is forcing me to put it on the list. It’s one of the most reviewed Barcelona vegetarian restaurants, and as such, it’s highly recommended to book in advance.
It is a restaurant for extremely refined vegetarian-friendly palates; be prepared to spend about €30.00-€35.00. Even Pedro, a self-confessed steak guy, swears by this place, so there must be a rhyme to his reason!
The breakfast and brunch are highly recommended, as well as the artisan pasta.
Bubita Sangria Bar
Near the centre of Barcelona’s Born district is this vegetarian tapas bar famous for having an entire menu dedicated to different types of sangria. Need I say more? They also have a Barceloneta location, but unfortunately, it is temporarily closed.
This is the perfect summer pit stop after a day at the Picasso Museum or the Museu MOCO. The aperitivo offerings here should be obligatory. What takes the place to a whole new level, though, is their delicious paella.
I really enjoyed the guacamole made with edamame, and the vegan prawns almost fooled this meat eater! 😉
Barcelona Vegetarian Restaurants FAQs
Are there many vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona?
Barcelona is debatively the best restaurant in Spain for those on a plant-based diet. From cozy cafes to upscale eateries, there are a variety of vegetarian restaurants to suit any taste or budget. Some even specialize in vegan or gluten-free options, so there’s something for everyone.
What kind of vegetarian cuisine can I find in Barcelona?
Barcelona has a wide variety of vegetarian cuisine to choose from! You can find anything from traditional Spanish dishes and tapas with a vegetarian twist to international cuisine like Indian, Italian, and Middle Eastern.
Some popular local dishes include paella with vegetables, patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette with potatoes), and gazpacho (a cold soup made with vegetables like tomato and cucumber).
Are the vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona affordable?
Yes, vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona can be very affordable! While some upscale vegetarian eateries can be on the pricier side, there are also many budget-friendly options available, such as Vegan Tulsi Restaurant, Woki Organic Market and Vegetalia.
Furthermore, some of the best vegetarian food in Barcelona can be found at small, cozy cafes, markets and street food vendors where you can get a filling meal for just a few euros, so keep your eyes peeled!
What are the best vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona?
There are many amazing vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona to choose from! Here are just a few of the best: Arc Iris (the og.), Vegetalia (value), Bubita (tapas) and Teresa Charles (fine dining). But there is a whole host of vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona, particularly in the Born, Eixample and the Raval.
Still Looking for Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona?
There you have it, the top Barcelona vegetarian restaurants all in one article! Now all you have to do is decide what you’ll be eating tonight… vegetables or vegetables?
If you’ve got any questions, be they about vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona or anything else on your visit, don’t be shy.
Bon Appetit 🥑