As you will soon discover on your visit to Barcelona the food offered in this part of Spain is very rich and colourful. So finding more healthy options for you to enjoy may look as it is going to be almost impossible. As soon as you arrive in the city all you seem to see are pastries, croissants, cakes and plenty of oily tapas.
Okay, it may seem like the cuisine on offer in this great city is the kind that is going to add an extra inch or two to your waist, but don’t despair. There are in fact plenty of places where healthy meals are available. Not only will you find a number of great restaurants offering such fare but also a number of farmer’s markets and street vendors as well.
In this article, I am to provide you with some ideas for where you can eat healthy meals whilst enjoying your stay in Barcelona.
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Breakfast – The most important meal of the day
I would highly recommend that you head over to Mercat de La Boqueria for your breakfast. Situated in Rambla de Sant Josep this market offers up great fresh produce you can use to create some truly healthy and delicious breakfasts with. You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as to what foods to include and the prices charged are very reasonable.
Lunch – Time to take a break from all that walking
Lunch plays a very important role in Spanish culture and so finding a place that offers healthy options isn’t that difficult. However, if you aren’t up for taking a slow leisurely lunch then avoid eating at around 3pm. One particular place you may want to consider trying out at this time of the day is La Mar Salada. Located in la Barceloneta this particular restaurant is famed for using fresh organic ingredients.
Dinner – Now’s the time to relax and unwind
If this is your first visit to Barcelona and you are interested in trying some tapas then I would highly recommend you head over to La Clara. You’ll find that this particular restaurant provides over 50 different kinds of tapas for you to enjoy.
However, for the vegetarians or vegans among us, there are a number of really great restaurants located around Barcelona that are worth a visit. One of these being Arco Iris situated on Roger de Flor. The prices charged are very good and as a result, this restaurant is proving extremely popular and you may need to wait a while before a table becomes available. Of course, you could always book a table.