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Spanish Vocabulary For Vegans And Vegetarians in Barcelona

Spanish vocabulary for vegans and vegetarians
Written by Michael

So you’re a vegan who just arrived in Barcelona to stay in a short-term rental for your holidays and you don’t speak either Spanish or Catalan, but you are starving – let us help you with ordering your first meals!

In order to expedite your ability to actually eat something, it is going to be very useful to familiarize yourself with a bit of the local lingo.

Let’s ensure that you don’t unwittingly order a vegetable salad (ensalada vegetal) and just to be surprised when it arrives covered in tinned tuna fish and dripping with non-vegan friendly mayonnaise.

Another of our proposals is to take a vegetarian tapas tour in Barcelona, thanks to the large number of vegetarian restaurants that you can find.

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ShBarcelona would like to help you prevent that from happening. Here are some useful translations from English to Spanish for vegans, raw food vegans, and vegetarians.

Spanish vocabulary when visiting a vegan or vegetarian restaurant

The basics

  • Vegan – vegano /a
  • Vegetarian – vegetarian /a
  • Raw vegan – crudivegano /a
  • I am vegetarian – soy vegetariano/a
  • We are vegetarians – somos vegetarianos
  • I am vegan – soy vegano /a
  • We are vegans – somos veganos
  • I am raw vegan – soy crudivegano /a
  • We are raw vegans – somos crudiveganos
vegan food

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  • I eat fish – como pescado
  • I don’t eat fish – no como pescado
  • I don’t eat meat – no como carne
  • Without meat – sin carne
  • Without meat or fish – sin carne y sin pescado
  • I am allergic to… – soy alérgico a
  • Without eggs – sin huevos
  • Without dairy – sin lactosa
  • Without cheese – sin queso

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Meals

  • Breakfast – desayuno
  • Lunch – almuerzo
  • Dinner – cena
  • Snack – merienda
vegan breakfast

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Courses

  • First course – primer plato
  • Second course – Segundo plato
  • Dessert – Los postres
  • Bebida – drink

Related article: Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona

Breakfast – desayuno

  • Fruit – fruta
  • Nuts – frutos secos
  • Muesli – muesli
  • Porridge/oatmeal – avena
  • Toast – tostada
  • Bread – pain
  • Brown bread – pan integral
  • Water – agua
  • Sparkling water – agua con gas
papaya for breakfast

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  • Juice – zumo
  • Coffee – café
  • Soya milk – leche de soya
  • Rice milk – leche de arroz
  • Sugar – azúcar
  • Honey – miel
  • Without sugar – sin azucar
  • Without milk – sin leche
  • Without cow’s milk – sin leche de vaca

Nuts – frutos secos

  • Cashew nuts – anacardos
  • Almonds – almendras
  • Pistachio – pistachos
  • Macadamia – nueces de Macadamia
  • Walnuts – nueces
  • Hazelnuts – avellanas
  • Pine nuts – piñones
  • Brazil nuts – nueces de Brasil
nuts

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Fruit – fruta

  • Watermelon – sandia
  • Orange – naranja
  • Lemon – limón
  • Papaya – papaja
  • Mango – mango
  • Lime – lima
  • Pineapple – pina
  • Apple – manzana
  • Pear – pera
  • Blackberries – moras
  • Strawberries – fresas
  • Raspberries – frambuesas
different berries

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  • Grapes – uvas
  • Bananas – plátanos
  • Grapefruit – pomelo
  • Cherries – cerezas
  • Figs – higos
  • Dates – dátiles
  • Kiwi fruit – kiwi
  • Passion fruit – granadilla
  • Avocado – aguacate
  • Peach – melocotón
  • Pomegranate – granada

Related article: Vegan Cooking Courses in Barcelona

Vegetables – verduras

  • Salad – ensalada
  • Celery – apio
  • Garlic – ajo
  • Tomatoes – tomates
  • Onion – cebolla
  • Potatoes – papas
  • Lettuce – lechuga
  • Cucumber – pepino
  • Red pepper – pimiento rojo
  • Yellow pepper – pimiento amarillo
vegetables

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  • Orange pepper – pimiento naranja
  • Green pepper – pimiento verde
  • Mushrooms – champignon or setas
  • Courgette / zucchini – calabacín
  • Aubergine / eggplant – berenjena
  • Sweet potato / yam – camote
  • Cabbage – col
  • Pumpkin – calabaza
  • Fennel – hinojo
  • Radish – rábano
  • Chicory – achicoria
  • Spinach – espinaca
  • Kale – col rizada

Herbs – hierbas

  • Basil – albahaca
  • Coriander / cilantro – cilantro
  • Rosemary – romero
  • Chives – cebollino
  • Parsley – perejil
  • Mint – menta
herbs

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Spices – especies

  • Ginger – jengibre
  • Chilli – chilli

Condiments

  • Oil – aceite
  • Olives – aceitunas
  • Vinegar – vinagre
  • Salt – sal
  • Butter – mantequilla
  • Pepper – pimienta
  • Seaweed – algas
Hummus with bread

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Other

  • Fork – tenedor
  • Spoon – cuchara
  • Teaspoon – cucharita
  • Knife – cuchilla
  • Cutlery – cubiertos
  • Plate – plato
  • Glass – vaso / copa
  • Cooking methods
  • Grilled – a la parrilla
  • Baked – asado / cocido al horno
  • Fried – frito
  • Freshly squeezed – exprimido
  • Fresh – fresco
  • Natural – natural
  • Not cooked – crudo
  • Lightly cooked – ligeramente cocidos
  • Steamed – al vapor

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Where do you eat or shop as a vegan or vegetarian in Barcelona?
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About the author

Michael

Michael is a vegetarian, dog-loving, kindle-clutching, sunshine-seeking, adventure-obsessed, responsibility-dodging gypsy who has spent much of the last five years exploring Spain and parts of Europe.

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