Best Vegetarian Spots in BarcelonaFeatured Guide
Barcelona can be a great city for vegetarians. If you can, try and time your visit with ‘calçots’ season. It’s not often vegetarians get to enjoy much that’s barbecued, but these large spring onions, coal roasted and served with thick romesco sauce, are honestly worth the trip alone.
An exciting development on the Barcelona food scene is EatWith.com, where you go along to a local host’s house for a home-cooked meal. Hosts specify on the website exactly what kind of food they cook, so you can easily choose from the vegetarian ones.
On the downside, the Spanish understanding of ‘vegetarian’ still harks back to the dark ages - be prepared for a nonplussed expression on the waiter’s face when you explain that actually, chicken is indeed a form of meat.
Finally, as a vegetarian (and Coeliac!) I think it’s a good idea to opt for a holiday apartment so that you can more easily prepare your own meals. Plus, Barcelona has so many options when it comes to markets and ingredients that cooking of a leisure activity than a chore.
GowithOh.com has loads of vacation rentals across Barcelona. For rooftop views and to be really close to the Boqueria market, I recommend this attic apartment, which would suit a couple. If you’d prefer to be a little further out of the centre, living amongst a largely Catalan population, try this apartment, which is on the doorstep of the Hostafrancs food market.