The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona
Call it a trend, a greater awareness about meat, or just plain love of tasty food.
Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona have really taken off recently, and I must confess they’ve even roped in stubborn meat-eaters like myself. Guilty.
So since I’ve already given you cracking culinary council listing Barcelona’s best restaurants, I think it’s time we did a little something for all the vegetarians out there.
VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS BARCELONA
Area: Eixample | Carrer d’Aribau 125 | Metro: Diagonal | Website
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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Area: Eixample | Carrer Roger de Flor 216 | Metro: Verdaguer (L4, L5) | Website
Arc Iris was the first vegetarian restaurant in Barcelona.
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 1pm to 4pm 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.
Area: El Raval | Carrer del Pintor Fortuny 32 | Metro: Liceu (L3) | Website
Like eating straight out of a garden, this pearl of Raval unites top quality produce with innovative and healthy cuisine. The €10.95 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.
Ale & Hop
Area: El Born | Basses de Sant Pere 10a | Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1) | Website
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.
Area: El Gotico | Calle Escudellers 54 | Metro: Liceu or Drassanes (L3) | Website
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 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 €10.00 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.
Area: El Raval | Carrer de Sant Antoni Abat 52 | Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) | Website
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 night out.
Cat Bar CAT
Area: El Born | Carrer Boria 17 | Metro: Jaume I (L4) | Website
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 caramelised 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.
Woki Organic Market
Area: Eixample | Ronda Universitat 20 | Metro: Catalunya (various) | Website
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 zucchini, and an onion.
Though the place is a little pricey you generally get what you pay for. And that is quality. They do take-away and you can even just go in to get some fruit or a smoothie.
Area: El Gotico | Carrer Palau 5 | Metro: Jaume I (L4) | Website
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 is strictly 10 mile diet.
They also have a good selection of organic Catalan wines. You’ll spend around 30-35 euro a couple.
Quinoa Bar Vegetaria
Area: Gracia | Travessera de Gràcia 203 | Metro: Jaume I (L4) | Website
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 a delicious fruit or vegetable smoothies.
If you’re looking to eat at your holiday apartment or can’t find seat they even have take away. I also suggest taking your delicious vegetarian meal to the tree-lined street on Passeig de Sant Joan.
Area: Raval | Carrer Jovellanos 2 | Metro: Catalunya (L3, L1) | Website
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 is highly recommended as well as the artisan pasta.
Bar-celoneta Sangria Bar
Area: Barceloneta | Carrer de Sevilla 70 | Metro: Barceloneta (L4) | Website
Near the beach in the heart of Barceloneta is this vegetarian tapas bar famous for having an entire menu dedicated to different types of sangria.
This is the perfect summer pit stop after a day at the beach. 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! 😉
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 about the restaurants or anything else regarding your Barcelona visit don’t be shy.
Bon Appetit 🙂
December 2, 2019 at 5:19 amThis is a great list! I was quite worried that I would struggle to find anything to eat but now I’m hopeful and excited! Which would you suggest for a mixed family? I’m veg but my family loves meat? Thanks!!
December 2, 2019 at 11:47 amHi Liz, You're very welcome! Always glad to help :) As for a mixed family it's a bit tough since many of the places listed above are fully vegetarian. That said, if you're looking for meat options as well then Season is your best bet. The meat and fish there are really good :) Cheers, Ash
September 15, 2019 at 12:39 amI'll be traveling to Barcelona this Christmas with my family, including our vegetarian son. So happy to have a great selection of vegetarian restaurants to choose from. These sound fabulous!
September 15, 2019 at 1:23 amGlad to hear it is helpful! Let me know if you find a new one that is worth trying!
September 30, 2015 at 1:52 pmThe Cat Bar is all vegan too, and the Mexican burger is amazing. I agree about Teresa Carles, it's my flatmate's favourite restaurant and she's not even vegetarian. The croquetas are the best I've ever had.
October 1, 2015 at 6:07 amGood shout, Beth! Any time you feel like agreeing with our advice, be sure to leave a comment ;)
September 30, 2015 at 1:00 pmyo brah! you should definitely put a list of the best intercambios on here and obviously put rende-vous as number one! lets get a barca trip planned for this year so i can demostrar mis abilidades en español, te he superado perdedor! sweet article man
October 1, 2015 at 6:04 amAn article about the intercambios/meeting people sounds like a sweet idea. I'll be here regarding the Castellano... Barcelona te esta' esperando, tio! ;)