If there’s a type of cuisine that strives to offer good raw materials and novel recipes, that’s vegan cuisine. I know you are trying to taste different things, I advise you to do as I do and take a look at this list, because eating vegan is a culinary discovery.
One of the best ways for me to celebrate World Vegan Day is eating 😉 And for that, I tell you my own list for vegan food in Madrid, formed by some places I have gone and others that I have wrote down. So you know Olga, if you’re reading me, I hope you’re excited to visit some of this with me, I know you’re a real #veggielover 😉
For all those who read me, you know that I like everything (well, fruit not very much) and that I’m open to all kinds of food. That’s why I also like to go to vegetarian restaurants from time to time, because they know how to take the best of vegetables to make them tasty. Step right up!
If you’re in the Salamanca neighborhood, you’ll love this new neighbor from Valencia. Nordic atmosphere with elaborate cuisine, with a varied menu and super-nice dishes. And if not, here you have the complete description of the plate of the photo: Sea ramallo salad, kombu and dulse, white asparagus foam and vegetable tuna and mustard grass shoots. I have to try those algae already.
A veggie classic in Madrid, it was one of the first ones I tasted when I arrived here few years ago. Now it’s much more elaborated. And yes, its specialty is the veggie burgers with 11 different types like Chingona or Smoked, but do not miss its salads like the Silvestre, which is delicious.
Abundant and homemade food with Venezuelan touches near Retiro Park. For example, its Arepa Burger, made with lentils and where the bread is substituted by corn arepa. A good chance to try cuisine from other parts of the world with vegan recipes, and a great daily menu.
If we talk about eating food from other countries, even if it isn’t exclusively vegan, I have to snitch a name: BaniBanoo. This is the name of this modern Persian restaurant opened by Bani, Iranian-born, with a multitude of dishes where vegetables, herbs and nuts prevail. If you want to get out of the routine, do not miss its menu: labneh, baklava, shirin polo … and of course their teas.
In La Latina you can also enjoy homemade vegan food. It’s a small and cozy place that’s famous for its great pizzas. But there’re much more. They have solidarity burgers with the name of of animals, and donate 1€ to the corresponding NGO.
In a small market stall of Antón Martín Market are demonstrating that vegan cuisine can be creative and avant-garde. So much that they have already stepped by great chefs like Mario Sandoval interested by their kitchen. Authentic vegetarian cuisine like Crudiveganos cheeses table, could be at any Michelin restaurant.
They’re specialized in two-meter pizzas and take a look: Cream of wild asparagus, two types of artichoke (natural and with balsamic oil), pepper, two textures of zucchini and eggplant. And you can buy want you want, but if you’re very hungry…
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As you read, its Thai chef Pui has wanted to unite a very Spanish concept with the best of Thai cuisine, one of the best countries to travel and know Southeast Asia. It isn’t all vegan, but they’ve options like their famous Som Tam salad, made with papaya, beans, chili and lime.