The Best Organic Restaurants in Barcelona
Healthy organic salad | © Marco Verch / Flickr
The city of Barcelona is famous for its fine dining and amazing tapas scene, yet there’s also a healthier, more conscientious side to the local food scene. Whether you’re looking to give your body a little detox or just think organic food tastes better, here are some of the best organic restaurants, cafés, and eateries in Barcelona.
Woki Organic Market Plaça Catalunya
Restaurant, Farmers' Market, Healthy, $$$
Part health food store, part organic café, Woki Organic Market is one of the premier destinations in the city for healthy eating. Located just round the corner from Plaça Catalunya, Woki Organic Market offers all-day casual eating made from 100% organic ingredients. All of the dishes can be ordered to eat in or takeaway, and there are vegetarian and vegan options available, too, including stir-fries, pastas, salads and burgers.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Behind this somewhat scientific sounding name is one of the city’s oldest vegetarian cafés, open since 1980. Biocenter serves a popular weekday lunch menu offering the choice of the dish of the day, salad bar or soup and a dessert for just €10.90. People with dietary requirements will appreciate the very clearly marked list of allergens, and vegetarians will be thrilled with the amount of choice they have.
The Blueproject Café
Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy, $$$
The Blueproject Café is a daytime eatery and coffee shop located in the eponymous Blueproject Foundation
, a contemporary art gallery in the trendy El Born neighbourhood. At the risk of stealing the show from its namesake project, the café is one of the city’s premier – if only – raw, vegan and organic cafés. Privileging locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, the café offers a creative selection of raw dishes designed to be particularly nutritious without letting your tastebuds down.
Petit Brot - Cold Press • Raw • Eco
Restaurant, Healthy, Vegan, $$$
Open for lunchtimes only, Petit Brot is a cosy eatery located in a very nice corner of El Raval, not far from the MACBA art museum. The restaurant specialises in organic, raw, vegan cuisine and privileges locally sourced and sustainably grown produce. This is the place to go if you want guilt-free food that is going to give your body the detox you think it needs. For an extra boost, grab one of the cold-pressed ‘living’ juices made with sprouts, grains and seeds as well as seasonal fruit and veg.
OBBIO Supermercat Ecològic
Cafe, Food Court, Healthy, $$$
OBBIO is first and foremost an organic food store located in the Eixample, not far from Avenida Diagonal, which opened its doors in 2013 with the ambition of becoming the premier organic food store in the city. Healthy-eaters can find everything they need, from books to natural diet supplements, in the various aisles, while the cafeteria serves a selection of organic sandwiches and sweets that can be eaten in or taken away.
Restaurant, Spanish, Healthy, $$$
Gut is a popular local restaurant that, rather than branding itself an ‘organic’ restaurant, has simply opted to incorporate organic ingredients into its cooking. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean diet
but also from Asian cuisine, with its stir-fries and soups, expect some colourful fusion dishes such as a salt cod salad with nori seaweed and orange segments. There are also a number of options for vegetarians and those with specific dietary requirements in this cosy locale.
Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
A stylish all-day café located in near the upmarket neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi and nearby Les Corts, OhBo specialises in organic food that doesn’t skimp on flavour. Covering brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu is far from your typical ‘healthy’ selection of steamed vegetables and poached fish – although there are plenty of light options. The beef burger in a brioche bun or even the chicken tacos with salsa and avocado are proof that clean eating doesn’t have to taste bland.