Long gone are the days when vegans and vegetarians could barely eat anything beyond a salad in Barcelona.
Yes, this country does love its ham, but larger cities are embracing the growing vegan and vegetarian movements. This even rings through when it comes to brunch. There are so many great places to enjoy a hearty and filling vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona! Here’s your guide to the best plant-based and meatless brunches in the Catalan capital.
“Väcka“ means “to wake up” in Swedish. That’s the philosophy behind each of the vegan, mostly raw dishes at this cute cafe in Gracia. The passionate team here prides itself on creating food that will truly wake up your senses and invigorate you with the natural energy you need to get through the day. The name also makes sense considering the fact that they serve some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona! Most of their menu is gluten-free, including the sinfully delicious celiac-friendly waffles.
Address: Carrer de Sèneca, 4
Flax & Kale
As Barcelona’s first “flexitarian” restaurant, Flax & Kale offers plenty for vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians. Since opening, it has become so popular that there are now two additional locations in the city. However, the original on Calle de los Tallers is where you’ll find some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona. Every weekend from 9:30 until 5 p.m., they serve incredible vegan pastries, toasts, bowls and more. Many of their specialties are gluten-free and raw as well, making it a great place to start your day on a healthy note!
Address: Carrer dels Tallers, 74b
Whether you’re a carnivore, a vegan or anything in between, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at Hänsel. This charming cafe serves some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona, but they also have plenty of options that will keep meat-eaters happy as well. Their fresh-baked, homemade breads and pastries make for a delicious start to your day and go perfectly with their fresh-squeezed juices. The cafe itself is lovely, with a friendly and professional staff who will help you feel at home.
Address: Carrer de Provença, 237
A popular fixture on the vegan and vegetarian scene in Barcelona for years, Santoni ditched all animal products last year and now prides itself on being a completely vegan cafe. All of their fabulous pastries are made in-house and taste so decadent that you’ll want to treat yourself to another! Their savory options are also worth trying, especially the traditional Spanish bocadillos made with vegan sausages and “meats.” No matter what you order, you’re sure to enjoy this excellent vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona!
Address: Ronda de Sant Antoni, 63
Quinoa Bar Vegetarià
No matter what time of day you visit Quinoa, you’re sure to devour something delicious. Not only do they serve some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Barcelona, but they offer delicious meat-free dishes all day long! Everything is homemade with love and served by an excellent, English-speaking staff. Wash your meal down with one of their fresh-pressed juices or a vegan smoothie or milkshake!
Address: Travessera de Gràcia, 203
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.