Vegetarian restaurants in Madrid

By | 21 June, 2014 | 0 comments

Comida vegetariana en MadridThere are still people who associate vegetarian food with boring and flavourless menus. However, this could not be further from the truth. Motivated by a type of food habit that has a growing fanbase, new restaurants have opened in Madrid that specialise in this cuisine without meat.

One of the most famous vegetarian ones is El Vergel, which has two restaurants (one on Paseo de la Florida, 53, and the other one on López de Hoyos, 71). Just by going in you can realise that its vegetarian offer is not a flash in the pan (no pun intended) if we judge it by its library with over 4,000 books, its shop with vegan products or even that the Vegetarian and Naturist Association of Madrid chose it as the best vegetarian restaurant in the Spanish capital. We recommend that you try the tasting menu for 20 euros, where you can sample dishes such as the setian scalopini with pepper sauce, the pumpkin pie with curry or the red peppers filled with mushrooms and Cabrales sauce.

Another classic restaurant, located close to Antón Martín (Calle Amor de Dios, 3) is Biotika, which opened its doors some 30 years ago. It serves macrobiotic, vegetarian and vegan food and it is considered as something more than a restaurant, since it also offers cooking classes, an ecological shop and regular exhibitions and seminars. It is a great choice for a weekday lunchtime menu for just over 10 euros in a simple and unostentatious atmosphere.

Also, it is very close to our hostel, so it is a fantastic option to have dinner or supper in while you are staying with us.

A third proposal would be La Isla del Tesoro, which also has two restaurants: one in Manuela Malasaña, 4; and the other one on Calle Atocha, 12. It has a great reputation thanks to its flavourful and generous cuisine with an international touch. Decorated like a pirate movie (hence its name Treasure Island), it offers dishes with wholemeal and organic products that derive from French, Moroccan, Greek, Indian and South American cuisines. The fact that it is always busy shows how well the restaurant is run.

Foto: Monsieur Fou via Wikimedia Commons. Licencia CC 3.0 Unported.

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

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