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7-Day Spain Itinerary

7-Day Spain Itinerary

It’s impossible to see all of Spain in a single week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a memorable vacation! Spain is incredibly well-connected and you can easily rely on Renfe to get you where you need to go. Read on for a great […]

From Breakfast to Bars: Where To Eat & Drink In Madrid

From Breakfast to Bars: Where To Eat & Drink In Madrid

Madrid is one of my favorite cities for many reasons, but one of the big ones is that finding great food is a breeze. This city is chock full of quirky cafes, cool restaurants, and amazing places to drink, and the many options keep me […]

3 Must-Try Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

3 Must-Try Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

Before heading to Madrid for the first time I remember talking to a friend who warned that I would be unlikely to find any vegetarian food in Spain. Indeed, the more research I did leading up to my trip, the more I began to suspect he might be right. Everything seemed to have either pork or chicken in it and I was worried I might be going hungry during my time in sunny Spain. Which is why I was surprised to discover that Madrid is one of the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly cities I’ve visited in Europe! Not only does this vibrant metropolis cater to the vegetarian traveler, but the food is easily the best vegetarian and vegan food I’ve tried. So take note of these 3 incredible Madrid restaurants and next time you’re in town you can enjoy some tasty vegetarian fare too!

1. Yerbabuena 

(Calle de Bordadores, 3, 28013 – Madrid)


I have to admit, I didn’t have high hopes for Yerbabuena when I first saw it from the outside. Sure, it was cute, but it had a very casual almost fast-food vibe to it which I felt a bit uncertain about. But WOWZA did Yerbabuena surprise me! This restaurant uses simple ingredients to create dishes which are both wonderful to look at and to eat. The big portions filled me right up and the natural juice drinks had me walking out with a bit of a pep in my step. Healthy. Delicious. Reasonably priced. Need I say more?



2. Artemisa

(Calle Ventura de la Vega, 428014 – Madrid)


Artemisa definitely gives off a hippy vibe, but I couldn’t help but love how artistic the restaurant was. Eating here, I felt like I was in a village somewhere enjoying local food. It was hard to believe that everything I was eating was either vegetarian or vegan because it had such a lovely, local flavor to it. If you want traditional Spanish food that fits in with your vegetarian diet, you should definitely head to Artemisa. A bonus is that everything, from the food to the beverages, is organic, so you’re supporting local merchants while eating and drinking ethically.



3. Vega

(Calle de la Luna, 9, 28004 – Madrid)


I loved everything, and I mean EVERYTHING about Vega. The quaint ambiance made me want to sit there all day, the food left me feeling full and healthy, and the friendly staff had me wanting to return ASAP! Vega is a vegan restaurant so you won’t find any dairy or eggs here either, but somehow you don’t really miss it. The restaurant writes out a different menu on their chalkboard outside on a daily basis. You can choose from three appetizers, mains, and desserts and the set meal comes with a drink. There’s something about healthy eating that leaves you feeling so much happier than when you chow down on a greasy, fatty meal, isn’t there? Vega is the perfect place for that.



Do you know any great vegetarian or vegan restaurants in Madrid? Share them in the comments section! 

Searching for Hemingway…in Spain

Searching for Hemingway…in Spain

  Cerveceria Alemana – Madrid Plaza Sta. Ana, 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain We all know Hemingway was a big drinker. In fact, most of his books revolve around some sort of drinking and were my introduction to alcohol as a preteen (I often wondered how […]