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Vegan Tapas Barcelona: 12 Best Hotspots in The City

Are you planning a trip to Barcelona any time soon? Well, Lucky you! When it comes to Barcelona, the city has so much to enjoy: Mediterranean style, beautiful sunshine, stunning views, and, of course, vegan tapas. Whether in a restaurant or a bar, Spanish culture is all about hanging out with friends, drinking wine, and sharing food together. As a conscious traveler, I know how hard it can be to find vegan food. So, I have gathered a list of the best hotspots in Barcelona where you can enjoy vegan tapas. These traditional bites are easy to find all around the city if you know where to look. Let’s begin!

Barcelona

The facade of Casa Battlo in Barcelona, Spain. It shows the typical architectural style of the artist Gaudi.

Barcelona, the first and foremost capital of Catalonia, is located along the northeastern coast of Spain. The city is clean, with wide streets, beautiful buildings, beaches, palm trees, and shops. 

Besides being a late-night party town, Barcelona is great for peaceful walks through the Old Gothic Quarter. Famous artists like Gaudi and Miro’s work can be seen in museums and along the Passeig de Gracia. Even though incredibly touristy, Barcelona has a unique energy and spirit that you won’t find anywhere else!

When it comes to food, this diverse city has changed a lot from its traditional Spanish roots. According to Union Vegetariana Espanola, around 13% of Spaniards are at least flexitarian, which means they eat mostly vegan food. Today, Barcelona has some of the top vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Europe and maybe even Spain. If you’re concerned about finding the best vegan tapas in Barcelona, keep reading!

Vegan Tapas

Before we get into the best vegan tapas in Barcelona, let’s first see what tapas are actually!

In Spanish, “tapas” means “to cover.” Tapas originally started as small pieces of bread or meat served in bars. People used them to cover their drinks to keep insects or bugs away. Sounds interesting, huh?

Over time, these little snacks became popular on their own, not just as covers for drinks. Nowadays, a tapa is just a small bite of food. Tapas-style food means ordering lots of these small bites to eat or share with friends.

Traditionally, tapas include meat, cheese, and seafood. However, with the rising trend of plant-based diets, vegan tapas have become increasingly popular. 

In vegan-friendly cities like Barcelona, you can find 100% vegan restaurants and bars. They serve vegan tapas and even vegan versions of non-vegan tapas using plant-based ingredients. Bars usually serve tapas from 1 to 4 pm, then take a break and reopen from 8 to 11:30 pm or midnight.

Some must-try vegan tapas include patatas bravas, marinated olives, vegan spinach empanadas, Padron peppers, gazpacho soup, and much more. They are the perfect snacks before dinners, as appetizers, or along with drinks!

12 Best Hotspots in Barcelona

Now, let’s check out the 12 best vegan tapas spots in Barcelona!

Faire Tapas & Wine

If you’re in Barcelona and craving delicious tapas, I can strongly recommend Faire. This newly opened place (Carrer Girona, 79 Barcelona) is right next to Faire Brunch and Drinks (Carrer Girona, 81 Barcelona). It practices sustainable measures like planting a tree for every receipt, using second-hand furniture, and sourcing organic and local ingredients.

The cozy interior of Faire restaurant in Barcelona. You can see a retro style table and cupboard, a lot of plants and orange vintage chair.
A large bowl of hummus with fresh herbs standing at a table in Faire, a vegan tapas restaurant in Barcelona.

Faire, Barcelona

Their menu is entirely vegetarian and vegan. Their must-try tapas include Patatas Bravarissa, truffled sweet potatoes, oven-baked mushrooms and Cannellini dip. As far as I know, there are no vegan desserts available but be sure to ask when you visit!

They also have special biodynamic, natural wines and cocktails. The staff knows a lot about the wines and will help you choose the best one. If you want something simple, try homemade cold lemonade. You’ll definitely come back for more!

Official Website: Faire Tapas & Wine 

Where: Directions

Sesamo

If you’re looking for the best vegetarian and vegan tapas restaurant in Barcelona, Sesamo is a great option. This popular vegan restaurant is located near the St Antoni Market in the Raval District of Barcelona. The restaurant is owned by chef Alfredo Marcus, who provides friendly service and is passionate about preparing visually appealing and tasty vegan dishes.

They have a diverse menu with a range of tapas dishes, including starters and hot dishes. You can try pimientos de Padrón, baked cauliflower, miso eggplant, olives or one of the many other dishes on the menu. The roasted cauliflower is the star of their menu, featuring fresh salsa verde, tahini, crunchy pine nuts, and pomegranate.

As for desserts, you’ll love the mango mousse with coconut milk and chia seeds. This vegetarian restaurant prepares all dishes using fresh organic ingredients, mostly from Mercat de la Boqueria.

Their exceptional feature is the tasting tapas menu, which comprises two glasses of wine, seven tasting dishes, water, and dessert. On average, expect to pay around €25-30 per person.

Make sure to book your table in advance, as this place gets filled quickly!

Official Website: Sesamo 

Where: Directions 

Teresa Carles

If you want tasty and healthy vegan tapas in Barcelona, Teresa Carles is one of my top picks. This vegetarian cafe is located on the left side of Eixample, just two blocks southwest of Placa Catalunya.

Teresa Carles, the owner, grew up among wheat fields, olive trees, and vegetable gardens. She and her husband traveled all over to find the best vegetarian recipes, and they have been sharing them since 1979 in their restaurant.

Teresa Carles is part of the Flax & Kale group but has its own style and menu. Their manifesto is “Healthy, Tasty & Sustainable,” and they truly live up to it.

A vegan piece of chocolate cake topped with fresh fruit at Teresa Carles restaurant in Barcelona.
A plate of curry with noodles, a vegan tapa in Barcelona at Teresa Carles restaurant.

Exceptional vegan food at Teresa Carles

Their menu includes traditional Spanish dishes but with a special vegan twist. They serve a variety of vegan tapas like bravas from their pica menu, roasted sweet potato with brava sauce, and a vegan millefeuille. Their weekly specials include starters, main courses, and desserts.

This small, elegant restaurant provides two communal tables for cozy diners to eat and enjoy together with other guests. It is a must-visit place for solo female travelers!

After your meal, you can visit their shop and buy some of their homemade goodies like olives, wines, vinegar, and olive oils. They are open daily from 9 am to 11:30 pm. Make sure to book your table in advance!

Official Website: Teresa Carles

Where: Directions

Bubita Sangria Bar

If you’re looking for the best vegan tapas in Barcelona, head to Bubita Sangria Bar. This vegan restaurant is located in a cute square near the Picasso Museum. It has revamped its entire menu to include plant-based food for conscious travelers.

Their vegan seafood tapas platter is a must-try item, which includes calamari, veggie shrimp, lemon shrimp, piquillo peppers, and loads of olives. Other irresistible options include vegan paella, smoked potatoes, and porcini croquettes. Don’t miss their hummus, Bubita dips, and baked gnocchi with seeds parmesan and cherry tomatoes.

The main star is sangria – a popular Spanish drink made with fresh fruit, spices, and wine. They also have non-alcoholic sangrias. Cleopatra, with a sparkling apotheosis of gin, cava, berries, and the scent of rose, is the must-try. The staff is friendly and attentive, ensuring that every guest has a memorable experience.

Official Website: Bubita Sangria Bar

Where: Directions

Rasoterra

A white plate on a wooden table with a vegan tapa consisting of two crackers with a tapenade and pickled red cabbage on top. A leek is lying next to the plate on the table.

Vegan tapa at Rasoterra

If you want to try some fancy vegan tapas in Barcelona, you should check out Rasoterra. This vegan and vegetarian restaurant has been serving since 2013 and is a pioneer in the Slow Food movement.

It uses local, sustainable ingredients to make delicious and innovative tapas-style dishes, allowing customers to taste a variety of food in one sitting. From delicious starters to main courses, every bite is a true celebration of flavor!

This photo shows the cozy interior of Rasoterra. The furniture is mostly made from reclaimed wood and you can see a table with chairs with a wooden bar in the background.

Interior of Rasoterra

Some of their must-try dishes are spinach croquettes, roasted mushrooms, watermelon tacos, trinxat potatoes, and curry of Jerusalem artichokes with romanesco, silverbeets, and chickpeas. The autumn plate with sweet and purple potatoes, chestnuts, and tempeh is the highlight of their menu.

And guess what? The whole experience costs around 30 €. Rasoterra also has a good selection of sulfite-free wines from small producers. You can also get filtered tap water, organic soft drinks, and cider from Vall d’Aran. The staff is friendly and can help you choose the perfect drink for your meal.

Although the restaurant is known for its slow-food concept, you’ll get quick service. Take your time and enjoy your food without any rush!

Official Website: Rasoterra

Where: Directions

Vegan Tulsi Restaurant

If you’re looking for a place that serves delicious vegan tapas in Barcelona, Vegan Tulsi should be on your list. The restaurant’s atmosphere is peaceful, and you’ll see pretty paintings hanging on the walls. I loved the beautiful mural reproducing Rousseau’s Dream. When it comes to taste, the restaurant has no match!

From Japanese and Indian to Spanish and Nepali, they serve a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Their menu includes plenty of vegan tapas at reasonable prices. You can try spinach fritters, grilled tofu, nachos and guacamole, asparagus with vegan sauce, Padron peppers, and sweet potato dice. Each plate has a good portion of food, enough to satisfy your stomach cravings.

Besides tapas, they also offer salads, sandwiches, burgers, bowls, desserts, and drinks. If you’re traveling with family, they also have a kids’ menu. The restaurant’s staff is friendly and always ready to help. You won’t be disappointed!

Official Website: Vegan Tulsi Restaurant

Where: Directions

Blu Bar

Blu bar, vegan tapas in Barcelona: a rectangle plate of Yummy Boniato against a blue background.

Blu Bar is one of the best hotspots to enjoy vegan tapas in Barcelona. After visiting Poblenou Cemetery or Bogatell Beach, Blu Bar is a good spot to take a break and have something to drink.

This fully vegan cafe has been serving veggie lovers since 2019. Their menu includes a variety of gourmet vegan dishes, like tapas, pizza, healthy bowls, sandwiches, fresh juices, cocktails, and coffee.

Blu bar, vegan tapas in Barcelona: A white plate of Berenjena Gourmet against a blue background

Some most popular vegan tapas are crunchy tacos, roasted eggplant with tahini sauce, Bravas (baked potatoes with spicy sauce), Pan con Tomate (homemade Tuscan-style focaccia with tomato and olive oil), toasted avocado, and Surfer’s Nachos (corn chips topped with cheddar cream).

If you want to enjoy your meal outside, Blu Bar has a terrace with the best views in Poblenou. They are open late, so you can stay as long as you want and enjoy people passing by.

Additionally, you can order delivery or take-out to enjoy their delicious Spanish cuisine at your desired place – whichever suits you the best!

Official Website: Blu Bar

Where: Directions

Bubar

Bubar, located on the border of Ciudadela Park, serves some of the best and most healthy tapas and cocktails in Barcelona. The best thing about this place is its peaceful location in a bustling city like Barcelona.

The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12 pm to 6 pm and for dinner from 6 pm to midnight. Their menu includes Mediterranean food, with lots of vegan tapas options at affordable rates, usually less than 25 Euros per person.

Some of their best vegan tapas include yucca croquettes with black aioli, Pan con Tomate, Leek with tapanade and capers, cauliflower stems with curry, Padron peppers, and Old School Bravas. Their sangria is amazing and their vegan Acai smoothie too!

Don’t forget to leave some space for their delicious vegan dessert, a creamy cheesecake. The staff is friendly and hardworking. You’ll love being here!

Official Website: Bubar

Where: Directions

Ziryab Fusion Tapas Bar

A plate of low-temperature-cooked leek with nutty romesco sauce, a delicious vegan tapa in Barcelona at Ziryab restaurant.

Vegan tapas in Barcelona: slow-cooked leek with romanesco

Ziryab is one of the best hotspots in Barcelona for tasty fusion tapas. This small restaurant is located in a quiet alleyway near the Picasso Museum and is housed in a 16th-century family palace. It offers some of the best vegan tapas in Barcelona!

Some must-try tapas are marinated olives, beetroot gazpacho, roasted aubergine, Escalivada croqueta, and fried potatoes with aioli. These dishes are prepared with fresh and quality ingredients only! You can share these dishes with your group and enjoy the flavors together.

A plate of two Oven-baked aubergines with tahini and soya, a delicious vegan tapa in Barcelona at Ziryab restaurant.
A bright light blue plate with Foamy Basil Falafel with sun-dried tomato and basil foam, a vegan tapa at Ziryab restaurant in Barcelona.

Vegan tapas at Ziryab

In addition to tapas, they offer a variety of wines from all over the Mediterranean and Catalonia, including some rare and quirky options like Wild Ale Atrapada, Vermouth Lustau Rojo, and more. If you’re more than two, you can try their tasting menu.

The restaurant has an intimate and lively atmosphere, with a light background playlist of bossa nova, jazz, and swing. It is open daily from 1 to 11 pm.

So, whether you’re a local or a tourist, I suggest not to miss this hidden gem!

Official Website: Ziryab Fusion Tapas Bar

Where: Directions

Velada - Vegan Tapas & Cocktails

After a day of exploring, why not try some amazing tapas and drinks at Velada, a fancy new restaurant in Barcelona? This vegan restaurant opened its doors in June 2022 and is located in the heart of Barcelona on Ferran Street. The restaurant’s interior design reflects its love for nature and animals while maintaining the modern Gothic style.

Their menu includes delicious vegan tapas, quesadillas, burgers, and desserts that are 100% plant-based. Some popular tapas dishes are gazpacho, wheat taco with stewed jackfruit, samosa chaat, vegan salmon tartare, teriyaki skewers, and Velada Bravas.

Every dish is a delightful surprise to taste buds. They are perfect for sharing with friends and family. In cocktails, you can try Mojito Velada, Moscow Mule, and Chocolate Martini. You’ll definitely want to come back again to try their delicious tapas.

Official Website: Velada – Vegan Tapas & Cocktails

Where: Directions

Potstot

If you’re looking for vegan, gluten-free, and lactose free options in Barcelona, I recommend a visit to Potstot. Many visitors stop by Potstot after walking around Santuari de la Mare de Déu Del Carme in Barcelona. The restaurant is located close to the Sagrada Familia, the largest unfinished catholic church in the world.

Potstot was established by the former owners of Casa Angela. The restaurant offers high-quality, tasty dishes prepared with seasonal and local products. Their menu includes a variety of vegan tapas and traditional Spanish dishes.

A table with olive, crackers and patatas bravas accompanied by a beer at Potstot restaurant in Barcelona.
a tables with two long plates of croquettes, a vegan tapa in Barcelona at Potstot restaurant. Two glasses of wine can be seen in the background.

Vegan tapas at Potstot in Barcelona

Some of the must-try tapas dishes are vegetable lasagna, spinach, and mushroom croquettes, a salad with vegan mayonnaise, and a Galician pie with seaweed, teff flour, and kale. You can eat their delicious vegetable paella if you’re not in the mood for tapas. I’m sure you’ll leave the restaurant saying hasta luego (see you later)!

Official Website: Potstot

Where: Directions

Alive Vegan Restaurant

Last but certainly not least, Alive Vegan Restaurant is the best vegan tapas restaurant in Barcelona. Their manifesto is “Be Vegan, Be Alive.” They offer delicious Mediterranean and homemade vegan food made from local and organic products.

Their menu includes a varied selection of dishes such as vegan tapas, paellas, burgers, stews, kids’ meals, and much more. They also offer organic wines, soft drinks, and craft beers to accompany your meal.

A close-up of a delicious vegan tapas in alvie restaurant consisting of a cracker with dip and slices of grilled parpika.
A close up of a pan of hot vegan paella with mushrooms on top.

Tapas and paella at Alive

If you’re here for tapas, you can try spiced potatoes (Bravas), mushroom croquettes, Montadito with Jackfruit, stuffed grilled potatoes, and gyozas of mushrooms and vegetables. For starters, they have zucchini rolls, vegetable cream, and cod fritters. They also have gluten-free options and offer custom-made cakes.

The restaurant is open daily and also hosts private events. They have friendly and quick service. It is a great place to visit with friends and families!

Official Website: Alive Vegan Restaurant

Where: Directions

Final thoughts

There you go! A list of the 12 best hotspots in Barcelona where you can enjoy delicious vegan tapas. Be sure to visit these restaurants on your trip to Barcelona, and don’t forget to share your experience with me!

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or drop me a message through my contact page

Also, don’t forget to check out my resources page with my favorite booking platforms and tips to start planning your trip. Additionally, have a look at my favorite travel gear if you want to pack more consciously!

ENJOY!

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