The Best Health Food Stores in Barcelona

Bulk nuts and beans
Bulk nuts and beans | © Marco Verch / Flickr
Tara Jessop

Leading a healthy lifestyle from the inside out has never been so easy in Barcelona thanks to the existence of numerous health food stores across the city. Whether you’re looking for organic ingredients and superfoods for a much needed detox, or seeking out herbal remedies to boost your immune system and give yourself a natural boost, these are the best health food stores in Barcelona to check out.

1. Biospace

Grocery Store, Healthy

Not only does Biospace supply every kind of organic and healthy ingredient you could need, but they also supply you with great ideas to improve your diet and your lifestyle. Their blog is a a great place to start for recipes and clean-eating tips, while in-store you can sign up to one of their workshops that cover things like seasonal diets and detox programs. The store has a good supply of herbal remedies and natural diet supplements to help boost your immune system and look after your body in a more natural way.

2. Veritas

Cafe, Grocery Store, Healthy

Fresh and ripe strawberries © Rob Bertholf
© Rob Bertholf / Flickr

A chain of successful health food stores that started in Barcelona, Veritas offer a wide range of healthy, environmentally friendly and organic products. These include food produce such as fresh vegetables, dried goods and meats, but also personal hygiene products and cleaning products as well. Veritas offers the convenience of a mini-mart style layout, but where the shelves are filled with things you know are good for you – and the planet.

3. OBBIO Supermercat Ecològic

Cafe, Food Court, Healthy

OBBIO opened its doors in 2013 with the ambition of becoming the premier organic food store in the city, specialising in locally sourced produce (90% of all the fresh produce). The shop is also popular for its cafeteria, which serves a selection of tasty sandwiches and snacks made with organic ingredients. Obbio’s store attendants are also on hand to give nutritional advice and find the products that best suit your specific needs.

4. Granel Poble Sec

Grocery Store, Healthy

Bulk buy cereals, grains and spices © Troy
© Troy / Flickr

Granel Poble Sec is an independent health food store located in the rather up-and-coming if still often overlooked Poble Sec neighbourhood. The store sells most of its products a granel, meaning ‘in bulk’, so you can help yourself and bring your own containers if you wish. There’s a wide selection of local produce such as eggs, honey, olive oils and grains as well as personal hygiene products and natural remedies.

5. Bio Market Solnature

Grocery Store, Healthy

Barcelona’s Gràcia neighbourhood is famous for its bohemian spirit, with hip cafés filling sun-drenched terraces and independent boutiques offering local fashion and ethical household goods. The Bio Market Solnature has been open for over 20 years in this neighbourhood and is run by two qualified health experts who are always happy to share their nutrition advice. The store stocks a wide range of gluten-free, dairy-free and organic products including fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as products for specific diet-types.

6. Mapu-Organic BCN

Grocery Store, Healthy

Artisan soaps © Marco Verch
© Marco Verch / Flickr

Located in the Gothic Quarter, not far from Plaça Catalunya, Mapu-Organic BCN is a temple of all things organic. The shop manages to pack a lot into its relatively small space, stocking everything from ethical chocolate to washable nappies and eco-friendly cleaning products. You’ll find well-known brands such as Dr Bronner’s, Weleda and Yogi Tea, as well as local brands offering Spanish-made products and ingredients. This is a great place to look if you’re looking to get someone a guilt-free gift or treat yourself to a little healthy TLC.

7. La Deesa del Bosc

Grocery Store, Healthy

Feel healthier from head to toe when you step inside La Deesa del Bosc, a health food store but also a treatment salon and nutritionist’s. The shop stocks an incredibly wide range of products, from ingredients to herbal remedies and natural supplements, as well as offering personalised recommendations and treatment programs. La Deesa del Bosc – meaning ‘the Forrest Goddess’ in Catalan – is a great place to look for vegetable- and fruit-based products such as oils and extracts, as well as essential oils and other natural remedies.

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