Last updated: November 2017
Everyone knows that Barcelona is a culinary epicenter. With a rich and varied local cuisine and endless sensational restaurants to choose from, a trip to the Catalan capital certainly won’t leave you hungry. From bundles of tapas and mounds of paella to finely sliced chorizo and manchego cheese, the local gastronomy is simply divine. And those with special dietary requirements need not worry either, for Barcelona has a range of great spots catering to all needs, including those who need to stay away from gluten or a typical jamón sandwich. So if you’re heading to the big city and are worried about dining out, take a peek at a few of our suggestions when it comes to gluten-free and vegan options in Barcelona.
This historic local hangout just off Las Ramblas is a great place to stop off for a nibble and is ideal for finding gluten-free food in Barcelona. Be you in the mood for rustic tapas or coffee and cake, Granja M Viader has the right snack for you. There is a wide range of gluten-free options available, all of which are clearly marked on the menu.
Carrer de’n Xuclà 4-6
A popular choice amongst locals when looking for vegan food in Barcelona is Gopal, located in the Gothic quarter. This delicatessen-come-restaurant is open all day and offers a range of tastyhome made options. Their menu del día is a great choice, as are any of their delicious made-on-the-spot smoothies – perfect for a time-out during your tour of Barcelona!
Carrer Escudellers 42
3. Cat Bar
This quirky restaurant in El Born specializes in vegan foods and is known for its arty, happening atmosphere. Think tofu, soy milk, fresh vegetables and bo-ho vibes and you’ve got this placed sussed. So be sure to swing by for your Barcelona vegan fix!
Carrer Boria 17
This pretty restaurant has a cute interior, lively ambiance and moreover is a top spot for those with special dietary requirements. Specializing in wholefoods and eco-friendly produce there are some wonderfully healthy choices on offer here. The menu is varied and delicious with some enticing out of the ordinary options!
Carrer Pintor Fortuny 25
Specializing in italian focaccia style treats, Buenas Migas is known for its all-day-long nibbles and chilled out feeling. All of the products are home made according to traditional recipes, are preservative free and include only the highest quality produce. There is a useful system of symbols shown the products allowing customers to easily select, lactose and gluten free items as well as vegetarian options.
Various locations around the city, incl. Maremagnum Center at Port Vell and El Triangle Shopping Center at Pl. Catalunya
Fancy something different?
It’s not just Catalan cuisine on offer in Barcelona, there is a phenomenal range of world cuisine available too, from French and Ethiopian to Thai and Uruguayan Barcelona is able to offer a culinary round the world trip. Two of our favourite places offering vegan and gluten-free options in Barcelona are Veg World, in the neighborhood of Gràcia which specializes in traditional Indian cuisine, and swanky Shibui, a Japanese restaurant in Eixample which boasts a special gluten-free menu.
For further ideas check out our blog post on vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona!