At Flax&Kale they feel passionate about feeding their guests so that they can be happier, live longer and enjoy an optimal illness-free lifestyle – just what good food should do for us. About 80% of their dishes are plant-based and the remaining part contain oily fish. Flax&Kale is part of a group of vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona run by the Catalonian chef Teresa Carles Borrás. This innovative restaurant starts in the morning serving breakfast and ends its night with dinner.
Flax&Kale, Carrer dels Tallers 74B, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 175 664
Meal service:Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
The dark greenish interior at Tonka Bar evokes a warm and natural environment. This cozy restaurant cooperates with local organic farmers. They have what they call ‘a combination of curiosity and taste for real flavors.’ Besides their regular menu, the Venezuelan chef has selected a menu with appetizing seasonal specials. Their ideal guest is an environmentally aware food lover. The shiny glass vitrine in the front of the restaurant displays the delicious cakes that should definitely be ordered to be enjoyed with one of their fair trade coffees, but you can also enjoy small tapas, local dishes and (veggie) burgers. At this place there is no need to worry about your allergies or dietary requirements, the personnel is trained to adapt all meals to your needs and desires. Tonka Bar is also one of the few certified restaurants by the Allergychef network.
Tonka Bar, Carrer del Marquès de Campo Sagrado 27, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 270 544
The organic food organization Tribu Woki believes in simplicity, honesty and quality. Celerí is their youngest production, resulting from years of experience in the organic food industry. All their products are obtained by traditional methods. The chef, Xavier Pellicer, creates the menu entirely from seasonal vegetables. He composes three dishes – one vegan, one vegetarian, and one containing fish or meat. In here, you will definitely find deliciously good food.
Celerí, Passatge de Marimón 5, Barcelona, Spain, + 34 932 529 594
Located on the fringe of hipster hangout Poble Nou, Raw Bar on Calle Pujades leaves little ambiguity as to what kind of cooking features on the menu. Yep – crudo is the word of the day. But that’s okay, because ingredients are fresh, delicate and dazzling, with a commitment to sustainable fishing practices and seasonal products that means you get flavor without compromise. Just as well, because ceviche is a staple here; served generously and singing with all the freshness of the Mediterranean only four blocks away. Their Classic Peruvian style dish with tiger milk is faultless, while delectable slivers of gleaming corvina arrive on juicy beefsteak tomatoes and a drizzling of excellent emerald green olive oil. Raw doesn’t claim to be all things, but it does prove a culinary fact; simplicity and oven-free eating is an art when you get the ingredients right.
Raw Bar, Carrer de Pujades 27, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 432 873
Situated in the theatrical neighborhood Poble Sec, Bar Seco is committed to providing sustainable and environmentally friendly food. The atmosphere is vibrant, formed by the colorful locals inhabiting the interior and terrace. Their personnel is welcoming and has knowledge of their locally purchased organic meat, seasonal veggies and whole grains. They clearly are proud of the bar’s philosophy. The reasonably priced menu is filled with sandwiches, typical tapas, (vegetarian) burgers and some heavenly cakes to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Bar Seco, Passeig de Montjuïc 74, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 296 374
Reykjavik is not so much a restaurant, but more of an organic bakery. Nonetheless, they do offer a place to enjoy their clean products, with a hot beverage on the side. Their whole grain breads, pastries, cookies and cakes are unbeaten when it comes to sustainability, organic origin and ethics. Most Spanish bakeries offer only one type of whole grain bread of a type that still makes you doubt its ‘wholeness.’ In contrast, this bakery offers a refreshing amount of tasty and nourishing breads. The four bakeries can be found in El Born, El Raval, Gràcia and Aribau. Reykjavik specializes in organic spelt bread with biodynamic sourdough.
This establishment’s website will tell you the following; ‘from exploding pizzas to smoking cocktails, Zero Km is a dining-and-lounge experience in the heart of the Born that celebrates the Mediterranean life style.’ And they completely live up to the expectations. The name of this restaurant expresses their love for the kilometer zero ideology. Over 80% of their seasonal ingredients come from farmers, ranches and fishermen within a range of 100 kilometers. ZeroKM is not just a fantastic place for dining, they warn you not to be surprised if the music gets louder towards the end of the evening for those wishing to have a fun night out. Try their signature dish, a super crunchy pizza made with half the dough on usually finds in a pizza. It comes with creative toppings – free range chicken, oven-grilled pear and delicious truffle sauce. You won’t find this anywhere else in Barcelona.
ZeroKM, Carrer de la Ribera 18, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 693 100
This place breathes ecological awareness as well as social responsibility. The crafty interior is made of ecological materials and so is their food. With a Greek and a Catalan chef, Copasetic’s focus is on Mediterranean food. Their menu contains a wide variety of freshly made soups, salads, burgers, quinoa and desserts, all bursting with flavor. Their motto? ‘Cocktails & Food,’ because they feel organic living should not mean restraining from your favorite gin & tonic or piña colada . And if that was not enough, they also support the concept of suspended coffees – you can contribute a small amount, so they can give someone in need a cup of coffee or even a sandwich.
Copasetic, Carrer de la Diputació 55, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 327 666
Ecological coffees, homemade cakes and a large amount of fresh juices are what you can expect to find here. At Bitte they thought; why buy your ingredients locally if you can grow them yourself? All you need is the Spanish sun, some water and loads of love. Everyone will feel comfortable in the restaurant’s colorful cosmopolitan environment. The chef and owner of Bitte keeps the restaurant’s Spanish blog up-to-date. The writing is delightful and refreshingly optimistic. Bitte opens in the morning for breakfast and closes at night after drinks.
Bitte, Carrer de Londres 87, Barcelona, Spain, +34 936 670 840
At Chivulo’s, two Venezuelan chefs combine street food and craft beer the way they should be combined – with loads of passion and honest products. Their pulled pork bocadillos are incredibly tasty, because they slow cook the meat, roasting it at a low temperature for over 12 hours. Add to this the variety of craft beers and there you have it; delicious street food with a beautiful philosophy – the perfect comfort food. Chivuo’s houses its kitchens in two neighborhoods, El Raval and Gràcia. They use ingredients carefully selected from organic farms in the Catalonia region.
Chivuo’s Gràcia, Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla 175, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 185 134
Chivuo’s Raval, Carrer Pintor Fortuny 15, Barcelona, Spain, +34 937 078 619
Messie Sin Gluten
Messie Sin Gluten is the gluten-free little sister of the well-established Messie Pizza. The owner, Eric Luthringer, created a safe haven for gluten-free food lovers. Located in the food-conscious neighborhood Gràcia, this restaurant offers pasta, salads and pizza of course. They also have 20 gluten-free beers. This is the perfect restaurant for people suffering from food intolerances and allergies. Their staff are trained to be attentive to all dietary requirements.
Messie Sin Gluten, Carrer Siracusa, 15, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 195 605