ore and more people around the globe are going vegan, and because of that the possibilities to find great vegan spots are growing. However, it can be tricky to find these at first, especially if you live in a country where ham, cheeses, and sausages are a big part of the national cuisine (and therefore quite sacred).
Not all Spaniards understand what it means to be vegan or vegetarian.
I remember when I was a vegetarian for a while and to some people, I had to explain very clearly that I wasn’t eating any kind of meat or fish. It was hard to understand for some of them, and that wasn’t because of the language divide. So if you go somewhere that’s not a vegan restaurant, or if you visit someone, make sure you’re clear about what you don’t eat, to avoid any kind of frustrations and disappointments.
I’ve listed a couple of great vegan spots for you, so you don’t have to sort it all out. These restaurants and bars are entirely vegan, so that saves you a lot of time and hassle.
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- Aloha Vegan Delights
This is a tiny takeaway restaurant specializing in vegan street food.
They offer wraps, nuggets, burgers, acai bowls, desserts, and fresh smoothies. Yes, it’s absolutely delightful. So, Aloha Vegan Delights: you deserve a spot on this stage, take it away!
- La Mandrágora
In 2016, when I visited Valencia for the first time, one of my friends took me to this vegan restaurant. It’s a gastronomic cultural association. It looked a bit like a random stranger’s living room, with the vibes of a cozy community center. I didn’t expect much of it, but I like casual restaurants.
There’s no set menu, so they serve whatever they’ve made that day. Holy mother of vegans, it was super tasty and healthy. Another special thing about this place: you decide how much you want to pay. If you like surprises, this is your place.
This is one of the most popular vegan fast-food restaurants in Valencia. It stands out from typical fast-food restaurants, not only because it’s vegan, but also because of its interior design. It’s really bright, colorful and modern, so it’s pleasant to eat here. They offer burgers, hotdogs, nachos, nuggets, burritos, salads, cakes, brownies, and ice cream. Sadly I can’t eat it all at once, because if I could, I would.
- La Tavernaire
Who knew you could easily find vegan options in a Valencian bar? I definitely didn’t. This bar is popular for its vegan tapas and paella. Besides that, they offer tortillas, natural juices, organic products, and Valencian wine. Spend the day like a local in this vegan bar!
- Jardin Urbano
This vegan restaurant is open almost all day and offers breakfast, snacks, tapas, sandwiches, cakes, dinner, and whatnot. If you’re into budget-friendly stuff, you’re probably gonna do a happy dance when you see their prices. A café con (plant-based) leche only costs €1,50. Woohoo!
I’ve spent a lot of time here and what I love most about this place is the homey feeling you get when sitting inside. Yeah, I have a thing for casual settings.
- Lo de Ponxe En El Kinto Pino
Looking for fresh, healthy, macrobiotic meals? Then you definitely have to check out this spot. It’s a great vegan restaurant, with lots of super healthy and delicious options. As some say, this is heaven for vegans.
Their prices are budget-friendly too and the atmosphere is very laid-back. Need I say more?
- Loving Hut Valencia
Maybe you’ve heard of this one before, as this chain has gone global. And for good reasons. This is an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Some of the foods you can find in the buffet are sushi, soup, spring rolls, noodles, rice dishes, salads, and much more.
So, the question is: can you eat it all?
- Almalibre Açai House Valencia
Guess what they offer here? Yes, that’s right. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a good açai bowl. Whatever size you want, whatever toppings you want, they (most probably) have it for you. But, that’s not the only thing they offer. They have wraps, grain bowls, hotdogs, burgers, hummus plates, smoothies, cocktails, and so many other things on their menu. It’s definitely worth visiting, trust me!
- Café Madrigal
The owner’s idea was to open a neighborhood café that offers vegan food. And that’s exactly what this is: a vegan café that’s open all day, olé! Whether you’re looking for a snack, lunch, or dinner, they have it. What makes this place stand out is that their menu has some German influences, interesting, right?
“I’m your vegan, I’m your fire, your desire”, now that should be a new song for vegans.