Whilst a little slower than some cities to wise up to the health food epidemic, Barcelona is currently making up for the lost time with a variety of exciting healthy shops and restaurants opening all the time. In this article, we cover some of the best health food, vegetarian and vegan-friendly shops in Barcelona.
Biospace is a massive supermarket vending organic produce and health food supplies, from fresh fruit and vegetables to exceptional quality meat and everything in between including home cleaning products and pet food. Biospace also has an indoor bakery and it offers classes, workshops, and talks contemplating themes like gluten-free cooking, vegetable protein, alkaline ice cream and much more. If you are lacking ideas when it comes time for mixing the ingredients, check Biospace‘s website, where they post a variety of recipes.
Location: Carrer de Valencia, 186
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Located all over the city, Amatller Origen is an organic supermarket that offers conscientious, high-quality products selected with costumer health in mind, with products from other areas in Catalunya such as Girona and El Maresme. In addition to groceries, different store locations also offer a variety of cafe options inside, such as salad bars, sushi bars, and bakeries, with some also offering restaurants. Instead of going to one of their locations, you can also utilize their online store which allows you to select products to be delivered to your home within two hours. If your order is over 60€, delivery is free. If you need some cooking inspiration, they also offer healthy recipes on their website. Amatller Origen was started by the Amatller family, who boast a legacy of growing healthy and sustainable food since 1830.
Tribu Woki presents itself as a way of life that allows people to get back to their roots but in a modern context. They bet on quality products which have been produced in the best conditions and in an honest way. They offer mostly locally-sourced items which are in season. They sell only ecological products which are free from synthetic or chemical products, and which are full of nutritional value and a rich taste. They have eight supermarkets in Barcelona and a number of restaurants, including Barra, in Barceloneta, Barracuda, in Castelldefels, Woki Organic Market, at Plaza Catalunya, Woki Playa, in Barceloneta, Woki Organic Market at Passatge Marimón, and Céleri, also at Passatge Marimón.
Location: As we mentioned, Tribu Woki has a variety of supermarkets in Barcelona. The ones located closest to the center are located at Ronda Universitat, 20, Passeo de Sant Joan, 46, and Avenida Diagonal, 430.
La Boqueria is undoubtedly Barcelona’s most famous food market and an actual touristic attraction. Walking into La Boqueria, you will find amazing displays of fruits and vegetables, stalls specializing in nuts and cheeses and many other types of food to choose from. The best way to shop at La Boqueria is to take a walk and compare the prices of the items that you need to buy in a couple of different stalls. There are plenty of fruit cups ready to be picked up and enjoyed on the spot as well as a wide variety of juices combining the taste of local and exotic fruits. The juices are usually very cheap, costing between 1€ and 2€ – again, it pays to compare prices from stall to stall. If you have never visited La Boqueria market before, bring a camera with you. You won’t be able to resist the dazzling variety of colors and the beautifully arranged displays.
Location: La Rambla, 91
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Veritas is a health food supermarket chain with stores all over Spain. Their objective is to make healthy food accessible to everyone, which is why they sell only products which are ecologically certified. At Veritas you can find fruits, vegetables, all kinds of soy-based products, a variety of alternatives to cow’s milk, meat, baked goods, pet foods and even cruelty-free beauty products. Although they offer a lot of variety, Veritas stores are on the pricier end of the health food supermarkets in Barcelona.
Location: There are many Veritas stores in Barcelona. The ones located closest to the center can be found at Via Laietana, 28, Carrer del Dr. Dou, 17, Carrer de la Diputació, 239, and Carrer de Còrsega, 302.
Obbio is one of the most recent stores of our list, having been created in the Autumn of 2013. The two owners wanted to give people the opportunity to learn and feel the difference that healthy eating can have on their lives by offering a variety of ecologic products. All of the products sold at Obbio are free from chemicals, antibiotics, and additives. Obbio is not only a supermarket but also a restaurant which offers customers the possibility of eating there or picking up some healthy takeaway. All of the staff at Obbio is trained by a nutritionist which means that they will know how to advise you on your shopping. If you want to have an appointment with the nutritionist, you can request one through their website.
Location: Carrer de Muntaner, 177
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