Reviews written by Calypso Angst

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Arco Iris in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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It’s not always possible to find a restaurant that specialises in el cuisine de vegetariano, but Arco Aris (Spanish for ‘rainbow’ – cute) is an exception to that loose rule that I just completely made up myself. There are plenty of vegetarian restaurants and places where you can find vegetarian options in Barcelona. But they are not always close by when the vegetarian appetite suddenly compels one to chase down the nearest avocado and wrestle it to the ground.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/arco-iris-vegetarian-restaurant-%E2%80%93-barcelona-1269.html

Barcelona-Reykjavik in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Bakery Reykjavik is an upmarket but completely unpretentious 100% organic bakery that uses best quality ingredients and features not only traditional breads and cakes but speciality products made from alternative flours such as spelt, and rye and alternative sweeteners such as agave syrup. The shops are strikingly beautiful, the staff are sweet and professional, the range is good, they don’t siesta and they are open on Sundays. What’s not to bloody love

Read the rest of my review here:

http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/barcelona-reykjavik-organic-bakery-%E2%80%93-barcelona-290.html

Cat Bar in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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It’s kind of a strange place the Cat Bar. It’s a vegan restaurant that serves fast food (well, as fast as it comes in Spain) and the menu reads like that of an English transport caff (café) but it’s in Barcelona, Spain.

For example, there is an all-day vegan English breakfast, which consists of sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and toast and costs €6. Or there is sausage, chips and beans or burger, chips and beans (both also at €6) and various other unimaginative but traditional configurations of burger, chips, beans, salad and sausage.

Read more about Cat Bar here:

http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/cat-bar-vegan-fast-food-%E2%80%93-barcelona-1020.html

Juicy Jones in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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The range of foods is massive from the popular three-course menus del dia to snacks such as hummus and guacamole and a variety of breads.

The menu del dia is amazing and comes recommended. You choose one of four or five starters – such as hummus, mixed salad, gazpacho (cold Spanish soup) or normal (warm) soup. Following that, you choose from the likes of an Indian thali, or vegan cheese and vegetable pie. For dessert you can pick from Indian kulfi ice cream, cake of the day, or chocolate pudding. A glass of wine or water is included.

See pics and read the rest of the review here:
http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/juicy-jones-vegan-restaurant-%E2%80%93-barcelona-1167.html

Maoz Vegetarian - Calle de Jaume I 7 in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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For a few euros you will get your clammy and disgusting mitts on a hot white pitta bread, along with five or six hot falafels that you can then squeeze full of different salads that you help yourself from the salad bar. Salads include tahini, hummus, mixed leaves, tomatoes, chopped cabbage and chilli sauce. It doesn’t sound so appetising admittedly. But it’s a fast food and once drenched in tahini and chilli, it all combines into a big squashy, crunchy, drippy amalgamation. Expect to get messy.

See pics and the rest of the review here:

http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/maoz-falafel-barcelona-1374.html

Organic in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Organic Restaurant’s policy is to locate and use local ingredients that are only available at particular seasons, which we all applaud. Some of us even rattle our jewellery.

The menu del dia – always a good way of having a three-course meal in Spain without spending three times the amount – costs €10/person and includes soup or a visit to the salad bar for the first course, a main course such as seitan stew with eggplant/aubergine; stuffed potatoes; or rice with vegetables and seaweed. There is also a choice of desserts such as ice cream, baked apple or chocolate cake. Calm yourselves.

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Veggie Garden in Barcelona, Spain
Sep 21 12

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The juices are what do it for me. There are loads of options other than the green ones mentioned above.

The staff are lovely. They gave me extra green juice and the chef (Ramesh) is Nepalese and smiles constantly, making you feel very welcome.

They also have wi-fi and even a terrace outdoors so doggy friendly. They also allow dogs downstairs (because “we are vegans and believe all animals are our equals”).

I was already hooked after one visit and one green drink.

I love Veggie Garden.

Try the number 103 juice – tasty and green and with no filthy edge. Also the guacamole salad is pretty tasty.

Good points: dog-friendly, free wi-fi, friendly staff, colourful surroundings, great philosophy, and all vegan.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/veggie-garden-vegan-restaurant-and-juice-bar-%E2%80%93-barcelona-2219.html

Raices in Granada, Spain
Sep 21 12

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It’s a bit of a walk out of town but as it’s one of two vegetarian restaurants that I managed to locate in Granada, it’s worth the walk. Particularly as the other restaurant – Paprika – is quite pricey. So if you is wanting cheap eats and you is wanting them without flesh and eyes and things, this is your best option. If you are happy to eat in a vegetarian-friendly place (that actually serves more vegetarian food than meat) then you can also try Art Hicuri.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/raices-vegetarian-restaurant-%E2%80%93-granada-2330.html

Planeta Vegano in Madrid, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Spain – a country more famous for bullfighting and suspended donkey legs and generally gory comestibles occasionally throws us a curve ball. This time in the guise of Planeta Vegano – an online supermarket that specialises in lots of vegan goodies but also in vegan pet food for cats and dogs. Who knew?

In addition they sell vegan shoes and boots and are the first place I’ve found so far during my travels through Spain to do so.

Oh and you can buy tasty/disgusting liquid resin pommie stalwart Marmite there too. And even more impressive still – they sell Booja Booja raw vegan ice cream (another British import) which is made with raw cashew nuts and agave syrup, and tastes divine

Read the rest of the review here:

http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/planeta-vegano-vegan-supermarket-madrid-1791.html

Yerbabuena in Madrid, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Food is marked to denote whether it is vegan, available as a vegan option and/or suitable for celiac sufferers.

None of the salads are vegan but I’m sure you could negotiate something raw and vegan given the number of ingredients they have at their disposal.

You can choose from cesar salad with spinach, salad with couscous; and a tartare of avocado which consists of seaweed, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and all kinds of goodness.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/yerbabuena-vegetarian-restaurant-madrid-1870.html

Cañadú in Malaga, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Specialities are mousakka, scrambled eggs with broad beans, wild garlic, and sundried tomatoes; soya ‘meat’balls with tomato sauce and potatoes; Moroccan tacos with couscous or wholewheat rice; veggie burger and fries, or stuffed eggplant with mushrooms, nuts, béchamel sauce and wholewheat rice. Main dishes cost beween €6.80 and €8.90.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/canadu-vegetarian-restaurant-%E2%80%93-malaga-2198.html

Loving Hut in Marbella, Spain
Sep 21 12

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Situated in central Marbella, Loving Hut is a beautiful, clean and calm oasis of deliciousness. The food is reasonably priced and exceptionally tasty.

Jacob had vegan chilli and I had raw pasta with cashew and sun-dried tomato sauce. Both were exceptionally tasty, the sizes were perfect and the presentation great. I’ve eaten in quite a few raw food restaurants and this was some of the tastiest raw pasta dishes I’ve tried. It might have been missing the frills of raw pasta dishes in NYC or London (such as raw vegan parmesan and fresh basil) but the noodles were perfectly crispy and the sauce delightful.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/loving-hut-vegan-restaurant-cafe-%E2%80%93-marbella-5677.html

Las Tastaolletes in Valencia, Spain
Sep 21 12

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The menu is surprisingly creative and has a whole section of salads such as goat cheese (with mixed leaves, berries, rocket, pine nuts and zucchini); marinated tofu (with lettuce hearts, zucchini, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, corn salad and rocket); seaweed (mixed leaves, arama, sea noodles, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, corn salad, bean sprouts and orange dressing); flowers (mixed leaves, edible flowers, zucchini, corn salad, bean sprouts, carrot, nango and lemon dressing); Tastaolletes (mixed leaves, avocado, cherry tomato, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts and house dressing; or a rice salad (basmati and wild rice, avocado, pineapple, mango, raisins, pine nuts and coconut milk dressing). Salads range between €8 and €9.

Vegetarian tapas range from €5 to €10 and include guacamole with nachos, potatoes with a picant sauce, hummus with pitta, fried goat cheese with fig jam, falafel with tzatziki, Mexican fajita (made with soya), vegetable croquettes and cured goat and ewe cheese served with sun-dried tomatoes.

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http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/la-tastaolletes-vegetarian-restaurant-valencia-2129.html

The Nature in Valencia, Spain
Sep 21 12

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The Nature is a cute little spot in the gorgeous city of Valencia that offers an almost entirely vegan buffet. It costs between a rather amazingly cheap €7.50 and €8 depending on the day of the week (with weekends being more expensive). This price includes savoury and sweet dishes, so you can have a three-course meal and stuff yourself to the point of senselessness for a remarkably low price. Although drinks are additional.

The Nature is run by an oriental couple, and as such this is reflected in the type of dishes you will find in the buffet. The food here is tasty and varied. You will find vegetarian sushi, spicy noodle and rice dishes, and lots of other Chinese and Vietnamese standards that include tofu or faux meat such as seitan and the likes, along with basic salad items and pasta. There are lots of dishes to choose from and most of them were tasty and warm.

Read the rest of the review and see pictures here:

http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/food/the-nature-vegetarian-restaurant-and-vegan-buffet-%E2%80%93-valencia-1722.html