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Must-Read Madrid Vegan Guide: Where to Eat & Explore

Madrid doesn’t disappoint when it comes to vegan food, culture, and history — there is a good reason it’s one of the best cities to visit in Spain !

Whether you’re looking to enjoy beautiful art, stroll through manicured parks and lively flea markets, or have a great night on the town, Madrid has it all. Add in its fantastic weather, there isn’t a bad time to visit — even in January, it’s comfortable enough to stroll around with a light jacket.

Also, if you plan to visit more of Spain, Madrid is a great place to start or base yourself. Their train system is dependable and easy to use — many other Spanish cities are easily accessible from Madrid, like Barcelona , Toledo, or Seville.

This Madrid vegan guide is jam-packed with vegan restaurants, markets, hotels, things to do, and more — everything you need to plan an epic veggie adventure!

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Is Madrid Vegan-Friendly?

Holy smokes, yes! Madrid is vegan-friendly! If you were thinking dining in Madrid was limited to patatas bravas and paella, think again! There are countless fully vegan restaurants, donut shops, breakfast spots, and even a vegan market — amazing, right? I am willing to bet you will find more spots you want to check out than you will have time to visit.

Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

La oveja negra.

C. de Buenavista, 42, 28012 Madrid, Spain This vegan queer bar in the heart of Madrid desires to bring veganism to everyone in a welcoming setting. Their menu features yummy nachos, quesadillas, wraps, burgers, and more. For a fun, juicy burger, don’t miss their Vegan Queen — a house-made veggie patty with melty cheese and grilled ‘shrooms. 

a bowl of vegan nachos covered in cheese, guacamole, beans, and jalapenos in madrid

Calle de Lira, 8, 28007 Madrid, Spain Need fresh juice to kick start your day or maybe a burger to fuel sightseeing? Come here! Their all-day menu features breakfast toasts and pastries, and later check out their arepas, nachos, and more!

Hakuna Matata Veggie

Travesía del Horno de la Mata, 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain If you’re interested in veganized Spanish eats, this is the place to go. Dive into croquettes, tortillas, paella, patatas bravas, and more flavorful Spanish fare. There is also a great selection of burgers, pizza, and of course, don’t miss dessert.

a delicious vegan Avocado tartar, quinoa trio, mango chutney and arugula on a clear plate at hakuna matata veggie in madrid

C. de la Luna, 9, 28004 Madrid, Spain Healthy, sustainable, and delicious vegan cuisine is what’s on the menu at this vegan restaurant. Their globally-inspired menu features flavorful curry, poke bowls, tacos, and more — the menu is also very gluten-free friendly!

Distrito Vegano

Calle del Dr. Fourquet, 32, 28012 Madrid, Spai n This vegan junk food spot will make all your food dreams come true — bacon cheese nachos, mac ‘n’ cheese, loaded burgers, and more! Save room for a delicious selection of vegan and gluten-free cheesecakes, brownies, and cakes.

loaded vegan hot dog topped with red hot sauce and white cream sauce next to potatos on a white plate in madrid

Sanissimo Opera Vegan

C. de Campomanes, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain If you’re looking for a spot with veggie-powered dishes that are also well-marked for allergens, come here! This vegan restaurant focuses on making healthy food fun with its mix of salads, gluten-free burgers, and creative tapas.

Viva Burger

Costanilla de San Andrés, 16, 28005 Madrid, Spain If you’re craving a vegan burger, you must visit this bright and welcoming cafe! Their house-made burgers are made daily and loaded with delicious toppings like queso, roasted mushrooms, pineapple chutney, and more! Many of their dishes are gluten-free and soy-free.

vegan hamburger with onions, lettuce, and red sauce on a brown napkin with a large knife in the top of the burger in madrid

Pizzi & Dixie

Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 16, 28004 Madrid, Spain Mama mia! This Italian kitchen serves hearty vegan gnocchi, ravioli, and an extensive pizza menu. Their pizza offerings range from basic Margherita to vegan cheese with mushrooms and cream of pistachio.

large vegan pizza with a golden crust covered in a ring of red pepperoni and a few green chilis in madrid

Freedom Cakes

Calle de Cádiz, 7, 28012 Madrid, Spain This psychedelic vegan diner features American fast-food faves like Beyond burgers, XL hot dogs, onions rings, and more deliciously greasy fare. They also have a gigantic menu of amazing cakes!

one hand dipping a toasted vegan sandwich into a small round cup of white sauce with french fries on the plate next to it in madrid

La Encomienda

Calle de la Encomienda, 19, 28012 Madrid, Spain This casual spot seeks to make vegan food inviting with its house-made, sustainably sourced dishes. The menu features a wide variety of internationally inspired cuisine, from Pad Thai to croquettes and everything in between. The staff is also excellent at helping with food allergies —if you’re gluten-free or nut-free, be sure to come here!

Los Andenes

Calle de Fernández de los Ríos, 43, 28015 Madrid, S pain Enjoy veganized traditional Peruvian cuisine at this spot. Their menu features arepas, tamales, rice and bean dishes, plus so much more! The owners believe it’s not necessary to lose flavor in making their traditional dishes, plus it’s healthier for you and the Earth.

a large round mound of vegan rice and beans topped with yellow sauce next to a golden plantain in madrid

Calle de Bordadores, 3, 28013 Madrid, Spain This longtime vegetarian restaurant has an extensive menu of traditional Spanish dishes and other globally-inspired fare. In addition, there is also a great lineup of daily specials.

Thunder Vegan Malasaña

C. de Don Felipe, 4, 28004 Madrid, Spain When you’re craving something sinful, come here. This vegan shop serves up epic vegan fast food — crispy fried chick’n, Baconator burgers, fully loaded fries, and much more. Make sure to save a little room for a slice of house-made Oreo cheesecake!

one hand holding a large vegan golden fried chicken sandwich topped with cabbage, pickles, and sauce in madrid

Mad Mad Vegan

C. de Lavapiés, 16, 28012 Madrid, Spain How can you not stop and check it out with a name like that? All of the delicious fare at this vegan pub will drive you mad with delight. Enjoy mouthwatering nachos loaded with a mix of melty cheeses, signature burgers, and delectable house-made desserts. Many of the dishes can be made gluten-free to boot!

a large tray with two giant vegan burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese, next to sweet potato fries and a basket of fries covered in  white cream and pickled onions in madrid

Santa y Pura Vegan Bar

C. de Sta. Isabel, 27, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain You’ll find a little bit of everything to enjoy at this fantastic vegan spot. The menu is chock full of everyone’s favorite comfort eats with a little Spanish inspiration. You’ll find veganized tapas, toasted sandwiches with creative fillings like seitan pork, cheesy pizza, and more.

Punto Vegano

Calle de Luisa Fernanda, 27, Moncloa – Aravaca, 28008 Madrid, Spain This vegan spot is just way too charming — from its shabby chic decor to its diverse lineup of eats, its hard not to fall in love! You’ll find a little bit of everything here — creamy pastas, burgers, Asian, and more. Just make sure to save room for a slice of one of their house-made cakes!

a bowl of vegan pad thai with chop sticks off to the side next to a vegan burger and a little plant at punto vegano in madrid

Viva Chapata

C. del Ave María, 43, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain You might not believe that this spot has been pushing the veggie message since 1998! It’s fair to say it’s one of the OG vegan spots in Madrid. Here you’ll find an eclectic menu with inspiration from around the globe with a special focus on some Spanish favorites like a Spanish tortilla, house-made croquettes, chapatas (Spanish sandwiches), and more.

Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Madrid

F rutas prohibidas.

C. del Conde Duque, 26, 28015 Madrid, Spain A hip little café that prides itself on food that will please vegans and non-vegans! Daily they’re serving up a feast for the eyes and mouth with stacks of pancakes and Huevos Venedicts for breakfast, then burgers and burritos for lunch! Everything is house-made too!

a stack of three vegan pancakes covered in berries and a purple berry sauce next to a purple smoothie and a bowl covered in kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries

Calle de Cádiz, 7, 28012 Madrid, Spain I think this vegan restaurant has everything you could want — incredible burgers, decadent cakes, and breakfast! Make sure you don’t miss one of their crispy waffles loaded with fruit or rich caramel.

giant stack of golden vegan waffles covered in chocolate sauce and chocolate cookies with someone cutting into it  in madrid

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Bakeries, Donuts, & Ice Cream in Madrid

Delish vegan doughnuts.

C. Cristo, 3, 28015 Madrid, Spain Vegan donuts — do I need to say anything else!? You can’t miss a stop here to try their macadamia caramel, brownie bomb, Boston cream, and many more addictive flavors! There is no way you’ll be able to choose just one!

a box of four vegan donuts topped with dark chocolate, bright pink icing, white icing, and a lime green drizzle  in madrid

Bite Me Café

Pl. de la Beata María Ana de Jesús, 2, 28045 Madrid, Spain Ok, two donut spots weren’t enough; let’s go for a third! This spot creates new mouthwatering flavors weekly, like maple pumpkin pie! Aside from vegan donuts, they also have cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, breakfast sandwiches, and toast.

VegAmazing Doughnuts

C. del Duque de Sesto, 31, 28009 Madrid, Spain Another unbelievable spot for decadent vegan donuts in Madrid ! These handmade creations are topped with chocolate, cream, cookie crumble, and more.

one giant vegan donut topped with chocolate and chocolate cookies held in a newspaper wrapper  in madrid

BOMBÓN – Heladería & Café

Pl. de Carlos Cambronero, 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain This vegan café has delicious ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, chocolate, churros, and more! You’re probably going to want one of everything!

Calle de Cádiz, 7, 28012 Madrid, Spain In addition to having a terrific lineup of greasy vegan diner eats, this spot also has jaw-dropping cakes and sweets! Save room for their Peanut and Choco cake or a vegan NY-style cheesecake.

a slice of colorful vegan rainbow cake on a white plate covered in chocolate and strawberry sauce in madrid

Mamá Elba Heladería

C. de la Ruda, 15, 28005 Madrid, Spain This vegan-friendly ice cream shop has terrific vegan and sugar-free options and cookies and cakes!

Vegan Shops & Markets in Madrid

Planeta vegano.

C. del Ave María, 34, 28012 Madrid, Spain This vegan supermarket has just about everything you could want — cheese, vitamins, pet supplies, and more! Even if you don’t need groceries, you should still pop in and check it out.

Vegan-Friendly & Eco-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

If your travels are taking you outside of Madrid, don’t miss my lineup of vegan hotels in Europe!

Radisson Blu Madrid

C. de Moratín, 52, 28014 Madrid, Spain A stay at this Radisson is vegan-friendly and eco-friendly! The hotel’s restaurant, Lona serves up fresh dishes that use ingredients that are locally and sustainably sourced (vegan and vegetarian options available). Aside from food, the hotel has enacted many sustainable practices like energy and water-saving measures, the use of toiletries that are in biodegradable and recyclable packaging, and it even has its own wind turbine to generate energy.

Artiem Madrid

Juan Perez Zuñiga, 20, Ciudad Lineal, 28027 Madrid, Spain Not only does this hotel have vegan and gluten-free options they also pride themselves on their eco-friendly measures. In 2018, the hotel began its 8/80 project which aims to reduce the hotel’s carbon emissions in 8 years. Some of the steps the hotel is taking are the installation of solar panels, energy-efficient heating, and cooling, using plastic as little as possible, and recycling as much as possible, even providing recycle bins in hotel rooms. One note, this spot is a little outside the city center.

Five Things To Do in Madrid

#1 see a flamenco show.

The rhythm and beat of this traditional Spanish dance is infectious. Trust me, after experiencing a show, you might even want to try — or maybe that’s the wine talking. You can’t go to Spain and not see a Flamenco show. The hardest part is deciding which Tablao to visit — there are many throughout the city. We visited one of the oldest and most famous in the city, Corral de la Moreria — highly recommend!

Madrid Flamenco Corral de la Morería

#2 Visit Plaza Mayor

This is the heart of Madrid and it’s full of cafes, shops, and street performers. It is a lovely place to stop and enjoy a drink and the ambiance. A few blocks away is another well-known square that is lovely to wander through — La Puerta del Sol.

bright orange buildings in in madrid in front of a small pool of water

#3 Stroll through El Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro)

One of the largest parks in Madrid that once belonged to the Spanish Monarchy. It is a lovely place to take a stroll through the formal gardens, rent a rowboat for an afternoon ride, or enjoy a picnic. Make sure to check out the Palacio de Cristal that often hosts special art exhibitions.

large monument in front of the pond at parque del retiro

#4 Visit the Famous Prado Museum (Museo Nacional del Prado)

The Spanish National Art Museum is considered the “Crown Jewel” of museums and tourist attractions in Madrid — whether you have one day or five days in Madrid, you shouldn’t miss it!. The museum has the world’s finest collections of European art, including works from Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, and Diego Velázquez. In total there are 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures — so plan your visit accordingly and decide what you really want to make sure you see.

#5 Market Hop at el Mercado de Vallehermoso + Mercado de Antón Martín + El Mercado de San Miguel

A vegan guide to Madrid isn’t complete without visiting one of their many markets! Markets are one of my favorite things to explore — each is different and provides a unique look into the culture of where you are. These three markets have a terrific selection of local food, handmade items, music, and more to experience.

mercado de san miguel madrid vegan travel guide

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Eating Vegetarian & Vegan in Madrid: Best Tapas & Restaurants

Fear not: Spain may love its meat, but eating vegetarian or vegan in Madrid is surprisingly easy. The trick lies in knowing where to go and what to order!

Small fried green peppers on a white plate beside a bottle of wine

At first glance, Spain may not seem like the most herbivore-friendly of destinations. With giant legs of ham hanging from the ceilings of traditional bars, and market stalls overflowing with fresh seafood, it can seem like meat-based products are the way to go here.

But look a little closer, and you’ll soon find that eating vegetarian and even vegan in Madrid can be surprisingly simple. From traditional dishes that are naturally plant-based to a growing scene of contemporary vegan restaurants, here’s where to go and what to order while you’re there.

Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Tortilla de patatas without the eggs? Yes, it’s possible—and you’ll find it at B13 ( Calle de la Ballesta, 13 ).

This casual spot in Malasaña is the go-to place for vegan versions of delicious, traditional Spanish food like croquetas and the aforementioned tortilla . Because nobody should have to miss out on some of the most typical foods in Madrid.

A person using a fork to take a fried croquette off a white plate.

This is asily one of the best spots for those eating vegan in Madrid. VEGA  has an extensive menu of vegan dishes made with love! From a plant-based twist on traditional arroz negro to dishes with international flair (jackfruit al pastor tacos, anyone?), there’s something for all tastes at this cozy cafe.

La Encomienda

If you’re looking for a trendy, vegan brunch spot,  La Encomienda is it! But no worries if you can’t make it first thing in the morning. Stop by later for a drink and enjoy the free tapa that comes with it.

Slice of blueberry cheesecake on a white plate, with a handful of individual blueberries for decoration

Santa y Pura Vegan

Need to refuel after a morning at one of Madrid’s amazing art museums? Then the super-central Santa y Pura Vegan (located by the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums, is a great bet. They serve vegan pizzas, sandwiches, and bites for sharing, along with a drink menu that includes everything from craft beers to kombucha to hard cider.

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Madrid

Reineta vegetariano.

Reineta has achieved the seemingly impossible. It’s a vegetarian restaurant so delicious that many of its regulars aren’t even vegetarians!

You can’t go wrong with anything you order here, but definitely try the spiced lentil “meatballs.” Just be sure to save room for dessert: their rich chocolate cake with bitter orange marmalade is the stuff dreams are made of.

Overhead shot of meatballs and two metal spoons in a reddish-brown oval dish.

Yerbabuena offers hearty plates of healthy comfort food. Our favorites include the seitan al ajillo sandwich with vegan cheese and tomato, vegan nachos and the eggplant moussaka. Bring your appetite; the portions here are very generous!

Local tip : Order their veggie-friendly menú del día for a delicious and filling lunch that won’t break the bank.

Vegetarian dish garnished with flowers on a white plate

Viva Burger

If you find yourself in the artsy La Latina neighborhood , stop by  Viva Burger for lunch. Here, you’ll find goodies such as veggie paella and meatballs in addition to delicious vegan burgers. For something different, don’t miss their fresh-pressed juices and vegan desserts.

Vegetarian hamburger with avocado, lettuce, and black beans

Falling into the “off-the-beaten-path” category is this all-you-can-eat veggie buffet just off of Gran Vía ( Calle de Concepcion Arenal, 3 ). They specialize in vegan and vegetarian Asian dishes, so if you’re looking for something besides typical Spanish tapas, this is the place to be!

Person's hand pulling the lid off a wooden container of Chinese dumplings with steam rising out

La Hummusería

Specializing in vegetarian Middle Eastern slow food, La Hummusería is a gem of a restaurant in Chueca. Their five hummuses (from “the Classic” to “the Irresistible”) are the stars of the show, but they also serve salads and veggie tapas on their regularly changing menu.

Plate of hummus garnished with olive oil, chickpeas, and spices.

Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Madrid

While the following places don’t offer an entirely vegan or vegetarian menu, they do have plenty of options for plant-based or meat-free dishes!

This vegetarian-friendly café and store is a true oasis smack dab in the middle of central Madrid. Both the terrace and eclectic seating inside Abonavida offer a tranquil escape from the massive crowds of tourists in bustling Callao just around the corner.

Taberna La Chilostra

Taberna La Chilostra is your typical Spanish bar that just happens to have a few vegan options! This is a good choice if you’re looking for something traditional, not trendy.

Toasted bread with fresh pureed tomato

Spanish Vocabulary for Eating Vegetarian and Vegan in Madrid

When you have dietary restrictions, we understand how important it is to communicate your needs when ordering food. In an unfamiliar language, it can seem like an overwhelming task!

To help make your life a little easier, we’ve put together a handy list of Spanish words and phrases that you can use to communicate with bar and restaurant staff.

  • Soy vegano/a.  I am vegan.
  • Soy vegetariano/a.  I am vegetarian.
  • No como ni carne, ni pescado, ni huevos, ni productos lacteos.  I don’t eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
  •   ¿Me recomiendas algo rico por favor? Can you recommend me something tasty please?
  • Yo no puedo comer…  I can’t eat…
  • Carne: Meat  
  • Cerdo:   Pork
  • Jamón:  Ham
  • Pollo:  Chicken
  • Pescado:   Fish
  • Mariscos:  Seafood  
  • Leche:  Milk  
  • Queso: Cheese  
  • Mantequilla: Butter  
  • Nata:  Cream  
  • Huevo: Egg  
  • Miel:   Honey  
  • Yo puedo comer…   I can eat…
  • Verduras:  Vegetables  
  • Ensalada :  Salad  
  • Judías/Habichuelas/Alubias:   Beans  
  • Lentejas:  Lentils
  • Soja:   Soy  
  • Leche de soja:   Soy milk 
  • Almendras:  Almonds  
  • Nueces:  Nuts  
  • Arroz: Rice  
  • Aceite:   Oil  
  • Pan:  Bread  
  • Champiñones/Setas:  Mushrooms  
  • Espinacas:  Spinach  
  • Fruta: Fruit  

7 Vegetarian Tapas in Madrid

In the city center, you can almost always find a  vegetarian tapa (or several) on menus. These are our some of our favorites.

Spain’s version of ratatouille is a medley of delicious veggies. It often comes served with an egg on top, so vegans just need to ask for it  sin huevo .

Black pot of simmered vegetable stew.

Croquetas de queso, espinacas, o boletus

Croquettes are made with béchamel, breaded and fried. They often include meat or fish, but look out for cheese, spinach, or mushroom ones for a delicious vegetarian option.

Tempura de verdura

Batter-fried vegetables are usually a delicious bet for vegetarians, but those eating vegan in Madrid should double check that the batter is egg-free ( ¿la masa lleva huevo? ).

Often, tempura veggies will be served with a yogurt sauce. However, vegans can ask to substitute it with salmorejo sin huevo y jamón  for dipping.

Speaking of gazpacho’s richer cousin, salmorejo is a cold tomato soup, thickened with bread and made smooth and silky with lots of olive oil. It often comes topped with ham and egg, so vegetarians should specify  sin jamón , and vegans,  sin jamón y huevo.

Salmorejo is a delicious vegetarian tapa if you get it without the jamón, and it's perfect for those eating vegan in Madrid if ordered without the egg too!

We’re sure you’ll love  berejenas con miel , or lightly fried eggplant with honey. If you’re a vegan in Madrid, you can always ask for the traditionally North African plate sin miel , or  con salmorejo vegetariano for dipping.

Huevos rotos

If you needed another reason to fall in love with Spain, allow us to introduce you to  huevos rotos .  Any country where olive-oil fried eggs and potatoes is a traditional dish has to be a keeper, right? Just make sure it comes without ham or sausage (often chorizo or chistorra ).

Plate of an egg and potato dish at a Madrid tapas bar.

Tortilla de patatas

Step aside, paella—this is Spain’s real national dish! It doesn’t get better than a slightly runny tortilla . We prefer ours with onion, but you’re free to order yours without!

Two slices of Spanish potato omelet on separate white plates with a brown bread basket in the background.

7 Vegan Tapas in Madrid

It might surprise you to learn that some typical tapas in Madrid are already vegan-friendly! Dishes like these make eating vegan in Madrid a breeze.

Patatas bravas

Found just about everywhere, patatas bravas consists of flash-fried potatoes with a spicy tomato and paprika sauce that is unbelievably delicious.

Traditional Madrid-style bravas will be mayonnaise-free, but vegans in Madrid should double check that yours are sin mayonesa before digging in. Some places also include a bit of beef stock in their bravas sauce. While not common, we suggest asking just in case!

Pimientos de Padrón

A favorite among all our vegan friends, these fried green peppers are a real treat and can be found in most tapas bars in the center. They come out of the kitchen with a slightly crispy skin, tender inside and a dusting of sea salt, making for a succulent start to dinner.   

Two square white plates of small green peppers

Pan con tomate

Always a safe bet for breakfast or tapas, pan con tomate takes toast to a whole new level. Perfectly toasted bread is rubbed with garlic, drizzled with good olive oil and slathered in fresh tomato, making for a belly-filling and very tasty bite.

Slices of toasted bread rubbed with tomato on a white plate

Gazpacho and ajo blanco

Two of Spain’s classic cold soups are great options for vegans in Madrid. Gazpacho is the tomato-based soup you’re probably familiar with, and ajo blanco is its almond-filled, tomato-free predecessor.

A small clear dish of chilled garlic soup garnished with grapes, with a metal spoon leaning against it.

Salteada de verduras

Vegetable stir-fry is a go-to dish for all vegans, and vegans in Madrid are no different. Here, chefs use amazing local olive oil and garlic to make the plate extra special and will sometimes even use a little flour to thicken the sauce.

It’s a little harder to find veggie stir-fry in tapas bars, but any sit-down restaurant will happily serve it to you if you ask nicely.

Parrillada de verduras

A more common tapas option while eating vegan in Madrid is the parrillada de verduras . Make sure to order this at least once and tuck into a classic assortment of grilled veggies!

Setas al ajillo

It’s easy to be vegan in Madrid with mouth-watering veggie dishes like garlic-sauteed mushrooms.

Made with mushrooms, a healthy amount of olive oil, white wine and lots of garlic, setas al ajillo is one of the most hearty dishes vegans can order at a tapas bar. This plate will often come with jamón , so make sure your waiter you know you want a plato vegetariano and you won’t have a problem.

Plate of grilled mushrooms served with a lemon wedge.

Vegan and Vegetarian Shops in Madrid

As m adrileños become more health conscious, even the corner stores are filling up with fresh plant-based options! For all the rest of your needs, you can stop by one of the following specialty shops in Madrid.

  • Planeta Vegano:  A haven for vegans in Madrid, Planeta Vegano has everything you need to create your own vegan version of any traditional Spanish dish.
  • Nanyea Market:  This secret spot has vegan Asian food to go. Nanyea  also stocks vegan ice cream, healthy snacks and a great craft beer selection.
  • El Corte Inglés: No matter where you are in Madrid, you’re never far from a Corte Inglés . The trusty Madrid department store offers an expansive health food section. Consequently, the massive store can be overwhelming, so ask an attendant to help you to find the tofu ( ¿Me ayudas a encontrar el tofu por favor? ).

This article was updated on January 26, 2023.

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Some good tips here for vegan and vegetarians, thanks! Whilst in Madrid we went to some of the restaurants mentioned here and enjoyed the food indeed, this shows that vegan and vegetarian food can be found in Spain too where meat and fish are the king in the kitchen 🙂

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So many delicious looking vegetarian dishes, there’s no need for meat!

vegan food tour madrid

When I was a vegetarian, I’d always say “No puedo comer carne” and the answer was usually something like “No tiene carne, sólo cerdo.”

In English we use “meat” in a general sense, but in Spanish it’s usually just used for “beef” which means “no tiene carne” could still have some other animal in it.

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I do not want to mean they were pulling your leg, but “carne” refeers to any kind o meat. I might admit the possibility that someone could consider chicken as not meat, but pork or beef… they are really carne for all of us (“chicha” for little kids)

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Can you find tofu or soy and oat/rice ecc. milk in a big store too?

vegan food tour madrid

Hi Sophia, generally yes! Most supermarkets have at least soy milk (UHT). Oat and rice are a bit more complicated and a heath store generally has much better brands! Hope this helps!

Hi Sophia, you generally can, although the are generally UHT (the milks).

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I’d like to add a couple more places to the list.

B13 bar vegano, in Calle Ballesta 13 and Punto Vegano are both close to the centre and fully vegan and affordable places to eat.

El Vergel, near Príncipe Pío, es an organic vegeteran restaurant that serves a number of vegan options.

I don’t remember all of the addresses, but they can be easily found in goigle maps!

Thank you for the tips, we’ll check them out soon!

vegan food tour madrid

Can anyone tell me where to find kale in Madrid? Thanks!

vegan food tour madrid

Hi Jennifer, If you request in advice we can order you some 😀 We are an new Organic Juice & Snacks Bar based in the Mercado de Antón Martín.

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Hi, we stumbled across this amazing little restaurant near the Museo National Del Prado in Calle Alameda 4 called El Fogon Verde, offering a menu including starter, main, desert, water, bread and wine for 11€… wonderful food!

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Hi! I’d like to add a new place to the list, called REINETA VEGETARIANO, en 5 Infante St. A new vegetarian restaurant in Madrid, very close to Plaza Sol. Warm place with homemade food, very tasty and healthy.

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Hi Eva! Thanks so much for your suggestion!

vegan food tour madrid

It’s wonderful that there are going to be vegetarian places for me to visit when I come to Madrid in December. I will be staying in the city centre at the Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, Del Prado 6. Which are the nearest Vegetarian eating places to that location please?

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Definitely, Edna, lots of great options! That hotel is in the Literary Quarter, so looks like Rayen Vegano would be a good option!

vegan food tour madrid

Some good suggestions here especially for traditional tapas. Though I’m a bit surprised to see this labeled as a complete vegan and vegetarian guide..there is a lot of inaccurate information here and it’s clear that this was not written by even a vegetarian. There are also a ton of places missing for it to be a complete guide – there are 24 all vegan restaurants in Madrid and here you only have 2. I get that maybe these are the only ones the author has tried but it’s hardly comprehensive or all-inclusive. Also, Viva Burger is not a buffet restaurant anymore (and hasn’t been for a long time) and AbonoVida is not an all vegetarian place, it just has veggie options. Cheers!

Great tips, Ally, thanks! We’ll get the post updated ASAP 🙂

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What are the 24 vegan places Ally?

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Can you please send me a list of the 20 all vegan places. Thanks

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Useful list of recommendations, although I’d also like to add El Perro Gamberro to the list, a vegan tapas restaurant on calle Segovia, it’s our favourite restaurant in Madrid….the food is incredibly tasty!!! Go and see for yourself!

Great tip, Katie—thanks!

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we are from Germany and bist Madrid legt Werk for a Bachelorette-Party. The Bride and two Girls of the group are vegan. Do you think it is possible, that we book a foodie tour that visits vegan places oder vegan friendly places? Tia !

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Hey Ayla! Thanks for getting in touch. We’ll send you an email!

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Are they vegan hotels in Madrid? Thank you

Hi there! The only one we know of is outside the city center.

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Hi. Can you suggest vegan-friendly lodging for our family coming to Madrid on vacation? Thank you!

vegan food tour madrid

Hi William, While we’re not familiar with any vegan-friendly lodging options, you’ll see in this post there are lots of vegan-friendly options in the city. Let us know where you end up staying!

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The Rayen Vegano is permanently closed.

Thanks for letting us know! We’ve updated the post

vegan food tour madrid

The B13 link you have links to a sex site.

Thanks for letting us know, we’ve just updated it!

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I’m afraid the original recipe for “salsa brava” which comes with “patatas bravas” includes beef stock among its ingredients . Sorry to say it’s not suitable for vegetarians nor vegans.

Since that depends on the recipe, we’d ask at the bar you’re visiting before writing off all bravas everywhere 🙂

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I’m from Madrid born and raised, my family owned two restaurants and I’ve never even heard of patatas bravas with beef stock-based sauce. Maybe some restaurant makes it like that, but it sounds quite rare.

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This was so helpful! Can’t wait for our trip to try many of these. Thank you so much for compiling this list and doing all of the work for us!

Our pleasure!! Enjoy!

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This is amazing thank you for all the lovely ideas! I’m visiting Madrid for the first time with my partner. He does eat meat, so it is useful to have ideas of places to go which cater for both!

So happy to hear it, Chelsea! Enjoy your time here!

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Hey, just visited Madrid, these are some great recommendations. some places that are definitely missing are Bite Me Café, that’s currently number one on happy cow for Madrid, and Thunder Vegan Food which is more for takeaway, but has the best vegan burgers

Thanks for the tips, Jake! We’ll check them out 😀

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Thanks for your good website and information !

vegan food tour madrid

Thanks so much for reading!

vegan food tour madrid

Great!! Thanks for your good information. Can anyone tell me where to find kale in Madrid? Thanks!

Hi Elouise, you can find kale at some fruterías (ask for col rizada) and many Carrefour stores also carry it. We hope this helps, thanks for reading!

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Eating Vegan in Madrid: The 46 Best Spots for Delicious Food

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Last Updated on February 23, 2021 by Nina Ahmedow

As you saw in my post on things to know before you travel to Spain , being vegan in Madrid is not difficult at all. Despite the fact that Spain is famous for ham, sausages, and cheese, it’s super easy to be vegan in Madrid. Actually, as a vegan in Spain, you will not really have any issues in bigger cities, though small towns and villages will be more challenging. Hopefully, I can create a more extensive vegan Spain guide in the future.

With four days in Madrid and 40 vegan restaurants, I only visited places with at least 4.5 out of 5 stars on HappyCow. I would say that my recent experience as a vegan in Madrid was probably the best yet in my vegan travels. So let’s get right into all the amazing places you can find if you’re a hungry vegan in Madrid. And because opening hours in Spain are confusing, you’ll appreciate that I have included the opening hours for each place.

The Full Guide to Eating Vegan in Madrid

Vegan fast food in madrid.

As much as I try to avoid too much fast food, it’s an easy way to fill the stomach. We arrived in Madrid in the afternoon so we were really hungry and needed something quick.

So we headed to Mad Mad Vegan in Chueca, Madrid’s gay village. To be honest, you can’t really call this a fast food place. It’s much too cozy and inviting, so I’d say it’s a proper burger restaurant which is also great for drinks. The waiter was really nice and spoke English with Alfonso who, despite the name, does not speak Spanish.

I opted for the Original Mad burger and a ginger kombucha. The burger was fine, although it tasted a bit too “meaty” for my taste. Alfonso ordered the chicken burger, and I really liked that the fries and sauce were included in the price. I think most people want fries so unless you’re a cheap fast-food chain I don’t think the fries and sauce should cost extra.

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Both burgers were decent, but compared to the rest of the trip Mad Mad Vegan was a bit underwhelming. I fully recommend it for the relaxed atmosphere and outstanding service, however. The fact that it’s so central makes it a great choice when you want a quick bite. Calle de Pelayo 19. Open Sunday to Thursday 1 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday 1 pm to 12 am, Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm, 7:30 pm to 12 am.

If you want the full-on fast food experience as a vegan in Madrid, check out Thunder Vegan Food in Malasaña. They have a few different burgers that come either with their own fried chicken patty or the Beyond Meat one. Since I’m not a fan of the Beyond Meat taste, I went with their vegan fried chicken. And because I love spicy food I got the hot version with jalapeños and spicy sauce, although it wasn’t spicy. I also ordered regular fries. I have to say that I liked this burger more than the Mad Mad Vegan one. The guy behind the counter was super friendly as well, so extra points for that.

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Now, as opposed to Mad Mad Vegan, this is a fast-food spot. So while there are a few seats available you shouldn’t overstay your welcome as it’s not really a sit-down restaurant. But it’s the perfect place for vegans to grab a quick bite in the happening neighborhood of Malasaña. Calle Don Felipe 4. Open Wednesday to Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm, Sunday and Wednesday 8 pm to 11 pm, Thursday to Saturday 8 pm to 11:30 pm.

Vegan Doughnuts in Madrid

The fact that I even get to make a separate section for this says it all. Madrid is a vegan doughnut paradise.

The first vegan doughnut shop we went to was also the best. But we wanted to try other places instead of coming back here. Delish Vegan Doughnuts offers an enormous variety of handmade vegan doughnuts in a wonderfully cozy setting. I ordered a cinnamon roll because I loooove cinnamon. It was so huge and flavorful! I also had the most creamy and delicious golden milk (I believe they used Oatly).

If you can only go to one vegan doughnut place in Madrid, it has to be Delish Vegan Doughnuts. Calle Cristo 3. Open Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 2 pm, 4:30 pm to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am to 6 pm.

Close to Goya metro, you can find VegAmazing Doughnuts , another really comfortable and warm spot in Madrid. I ordered a doughnut with vanilla buttercream and a mint tea. While it was a delicious doughnut, it was a bit too greasy and sweet compared to the Delish Vegan Doughnuts. If I had not had that cinnamon roll the previous day, this doughnut would have been fantastic. But in comparison, it pales a bit.

As the service was good and the bakery lovely, it’s worth a visit if you want to check out different places. Calle Duque de Sesto 31. Open Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 2 pm, 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.

And finally, there is Bite Me Café in the neighborhood of Las Delicias. And how delightful those doughnuts were! My pistachio lemon doughnut was fresh and soft, and exactly what a doughnut should be.

The café was super cozy, and we loved the dog napping in the corner. The bathroom was very spacious and clean which isn’t the case in all cafés, sadly. The Canadian guy behind the counter of Bite Me Café was really friendly as well. And although there aren’t a lot of tables inside it’s a very inviting place where you feel you could spend hours. Plaza Beata María Ana de Jesús 2. Open Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday 10 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 9 pm, Monday 10 am to 2 pm, 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Vegan Feminist Anarchist Spots in Madrid

Okay, obviously this is my favorite category on this post. Can you believe that there is more than one feminist anarchist spot that is also vegan in Madrid? With all the fancy hipster places in the world, it’s so refreshing to see places that understand the bigger picture.

La Oveja Negra was down the street from our place so it would have been perfect for every day actually. But since we wanted to try different places we only went here for dinner once and got takeaway another time.

I read a review stating that the staff here were not friendly, but I can’t confirm that. I’m always honest on this blog, so you can trust me. Yes, the place is extremely busy which doesn’t leave room for small talk. But you can’t expect to place your order right away, have a lovely chat, and immediately get your food all at the same time. This is not the kind of place you come to if you don’t stand behind its principles.

I highly recommend their spinach wrap which has sun-dried tomatoes, hummus, cucumbers, and nuts. Such an upgrade from most wraps that you can find. They also have a pretty good chickpea burger. All at decent prices! And if you get takeaway it comes in eco-friendly packaging! What’s not to love?

You can buy t-shirts, buttons, and other small things to make it clear where you stand on things that matter. If you’re an anarchist or feminist vegan in Madrid this place is a must! Calle Buenavista 42. Open Tuesday to Thursday 1:30 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 1:30 pm to 1 am, Sunday 1:30 pm to 5 pm.

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Not far from La Oveja Negra is La Mala Mujer . It’s a very cozy feminist space that makes you feel like you’re in a friend’s living room. The food is simple and nothing out of the ordinary. But this place serves more as a center where feminists can connect and organize while having a quick bite. The burger was decent, and I loved that their teas are named after feminist icons. Mesón de Paredes 76. Open Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday 6 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 6 pm to 1 am.

Vegan Breakfast Spots in Madrid

Breakfast was a bit difficult because most places open quite late so they’re not ideal for breakfast. Nonetheless, we found two places with fantastic breakfast options. Sadly, our favorite of the two has since closed down.

The second breakfast place we tried was less cozy and pretty, but the food was great, and the waitress was lovely. Chilling Café is the perfect place to get a bit of work done while you have one of their hot drinks, or, as a healthier alternative, a fresh orange juice. Their guacamole toast was a yummy way to get ready for a day of exploring Madrid.

Calle Estrella 5. Open Monday 9 am to 8 pm, Wednesday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8 pm.

The Spot for Healthy Vegan Food in Madrid

Like most cities, Madrid has a lot of vegan burger options but fewer restaurants with nutritious food. In comes Bunny’s Deli in Chueca. The food here is not only vegan but 100% organic, too. What’s more, is that Bunny’s Deli makes huge efforts in terms of sustainability committing to the use of renewable energy and compostable packaging. That’s something not nearly enough businesses do.

When we arrived some items on the menu were no longer available so I disappointedly ordered a lentil salad afraid that it would be boring. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. This was by far the best lentil salad I’ve ever had. I could actually taste how fresh the ingredients were. The cashew cheese and different herbs added a ton of flavor to this presumably simple dish.

Alfonso was equally satisfied with the raw vegetable noodles, and we both agree that Bunny’s Deli was one of the highlights of the vegan food in Madrid. Sadly, they’re not open for dinner, but you absolutely have to have lunch here once. Calle San Gregorio 17. Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

For Those Who Are Torn Between Drinks and Food

If you’re not sure whether you should hit up a bar or a restaurant, why not go to a place that is both in one? Mona Pinkerton offers burgers, sandwiches, salads, and tapas. I loved that we got some veggies with dipping sauce while we waited for our meals. The squid sandwich I had was simple but good and pretty convincing. And the best part? They used to be vegetarian and are now vegan. It’s always great to hear that businesses make the switch. Calle de los Estudios 5. Open Tuesday to Thursday 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday 12:30 pm to 12 am, Saturday 1 pm to 12 am, Sunday 12 pm to 11:30 pm.

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Vegan Peruvian Food in Madrid

If you’ve read until here you fully deserve to find out about the best vegan restaurant in Madrid . I had seen this place listed on HappyCow and really wanted to visit because I’d never had Peruvian food and thought it would be a great opportunity to try it. And while Los Andenes Vegan is not the most centrally located of all vegan restaurants in Madrid, it’s an absolute must when you’re in the capital of Spain.

But you might be better off making a reservation as the restaurant gets extremely busy. We were lucky and got a table, but you don’t want to come all the way to Chamberí only to find that there is no table for you.

In terms of food, the best way to describe our experience here was that even though we were the two of us we ended up ordering for four. Yes, the food was that good. We started off with a tamal to share – the first either of us ever had. Definitely a yummy way to start our meal. But what was even better was the chicha morada, a Peruvian juice made of purple corn, pineapple, lemon, cinnamon, and cloves. What a brilliant combination of delicious flavors!

I continued with the prawn anticucho. Anticuchos are meat skewers, and this vegan prawn one was incredibly juicy and rich in flavor. It came with potatoes and Peruvian corn as well as a spicy sauce. The prawns were made of konjac, an Asian plant. One of the most exciting dishes I have tried in a long time!

Alfonso had a mixed seafood platter with fried yuca and different sauces. We were extremely impressed by the mouthwatering combination of textures and flavors. So even though we could have left at this point, we had to order more because we wanted to taste as much of the food as possible.

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We continued with a Papa a la huancaína, which should have been a starter. But we were basically starting our second dinner, right? The sauce for this dish was similar to a hollandaise. It was so creamy and silky. I urge everyone who believes vegan food to be flavorless and boring to try this sauce. It was incredible!

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Next up we had a Peruvian pasta stir-fry. Now, I didn’t know that stir-frys were a thing in Peru. But what I expected even less was for it to be one of the tastiest stir-frys I’ve ever had. It was exceptionally flavorful and very comforting.

The last dish we had was my least favorite. It was a potato stew with vegan meat, rice, and sauces. I don’t know if it was because I had already eaten too much, but I wasn’t impressed with the flavors of this dish. But all the other five dishes were extraordinary.

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We’re so thrilled to have tried all these amazing dishes at Los Andenes Vegan in Madrid. What a delightful introduction to (mostly) pre-colonial South American food!

The owners (the chef and the waitress) were very welcoming as well, and I can’t think of a single reason not to come back to this place. If you only have time for one vegan meal in Madrid, go to Los Andenes Vegan! Calle de Fernández de los Ríos 43. Open Wednesday to Saturday 1:30 pm to 4 pm, 8:30 pm to 11 pm, Sunday and Monday 1:30 pm to 4 pm.

Vegan American Cakes and Treats

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If you’re a vegan in Madrid and miss American-style cakes, cupcakes, or cookies, you have to visit Freedom Cakes . This place is paradise if you want to indulge in some luscious sweet treats. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the different cakes and treats in this tiny confectionery. But it wasn’t difficult to choose: I’ve always been a fan of white chocolate so I got a slice of their white chocolate cake. And as if that weren’t decadent enough I also ordered a vanilla milkshake.

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There aren’t any words to describe how delicious both the cake and the milkshake were. The milkshake was certainly the best vegan milkshake I ever had. And the cake had the perfect melt-in-the-mouth texture. I’m honestly at a loss for words so you’ll have to check out Freedom Cakes for yourself. No vegan in Madrid should skip this spot. Calle de la Luna 14. Open Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 12 am.

Places I Look Forward To

Seeing as how amazing it is to be vegan in Madrid I definitely hope to head back to the city soon. And I already know which of the vegan restaurants in Madrid I want to try out.

Level : This vegan bistro is a little pricier and located right outside Retiro Park. It’s one of the top-rated vegan restaurants in Madrid and supposedly gets very busy so you’re best off making a reservation. Avenida Menéndez Pelayo 61. Open Wednesday to Saturday 8 pm to 11 pm, Friday to Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm.

Avocado Love : This gorgeously decorated vegan and gluten-free bar has somewhat mixed reviews, but as all the ingredients contain avocado I’m really curious to try it out. Marqués de Santa Ana 34. Open Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm to 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm to 12 am.

B13 : This vegan bar offers comfort food such as burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and pizza. It’s another one of the best-rated vegan spots in the city, and the photos of the cakes have me drooling already. Definitely the kind of place every vegan in Madrid should check out at least once. Calle de la Ballesta 13. Open Wednesday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Chicken of the Woods : This rather new vegan restaurant and concept store focuses on Belgian/French/Mayan fusion cuisine. Sounds interesting enough to me! Calle de la Palma 63. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2 am, Sunday 10 am to 10 pm.

Cookaluzka : Another vegan spot in Madrid with excellent reviews is this restaurant which serves Italian and Latin American cuisine. I’ve seen this place being mentioned by so many people that I really want to try it on my next trip. Calle de Lira 8. Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm and 8 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm and 8 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm and 8 pm to 11 pm.

Vega : This vegan restaurant has two locations in Madrid which both have really good reviews. The food is organic and has different international influences like Spanish, Mexican, Italian, or Thai. Calle Alamo 3. Open Sunday to Thursday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 1:30 pm to 9 pm. Calle de la Luna 9. Open Monday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Wednesday and Saturday also 8 pm to 10 pm.

Crucina Restaurante : Although I’m not normally the biggest fan of raw food I’m always open to trying raw vegan restaurants after trying the non-raw places. One of the great things about being vegan in Madrid is definitely the fact that there are so many diverse options from burgers and doughnuts to vegan Peruvian food and raw vegan restaurants. Calle del Divino Pastor 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 4 pm.

Distrito Vegano : Madrid is one of the global capitals of art, and so it comes as no surprise that the vegan scene in Madrid also has a fully vegan bar that puts on art exhibitions. Calle Doctor Fourget 32. Open Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 1 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 1 pm to 1 am.

El Perro Gamberro : This vegan restaurant focuses on home-cooked style Spanish food. The reviews are really good with a good portion of reviews from locals which is always a good thing. If you’re looking for traditional Spanish food in vegan varieties you have to try this place. Calle Benito de Castro 4. Open Wednesday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 9 pm.

Fantastic V : There’s no shortage of fast food options for you if you’re a vegan in Madrid. The photos I’ve seen of this vegan spot look particularly mouthwatering! Corredera Alta de San Pablo 2. Open Tuesday to Sunday 2 pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday also 8 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 12 am.

Frutas Prohibidas : I’ve seen many of this place’s dishes on Instagram and am always amazed at how beautiful and colorful they are. They only turned vegan in spring 2020, and on top of delicious meals they have a large selection of hot and cold beverages. Calle del Conde Duque 26. Open Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 12 am, Sunday 10 am to 10 pm.

Hakuna Matata Veggie : This vegan restaurant offers both traditional Spanish dishes in their vegan varities as well as American food and desserts such as burgers and brownies. Calle Galileo 12. Open Monday to Saturday 1:30 pm to 9 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

La Alpargata : If you’re vegan in Madrid you probably want to try different vegan versions of Spanish dishes. While many cities around the world focus on vegan fast food, Madrid has quite a few options for those who wish to taste the local cuisine, including this vegan tavern on San Fernando Market. Calle de Embajadores 41. Open Wednesday to Sunday 12:30 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday also 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 11 pm.

La Encomienda : This vegan and organic restaurant offers both Spanish and international cuisine as well as various desserts. Calle de la Encomienda 19. Open Monday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 5 pm and 8 pm to 11:30 pm.

La Huella Vegana : This vegan restaurant has two locations where you can get tapas, wraps, salads, pasta, and burgers, as well as desserts. They also donate some of their profits to an animal organization. They have really good reviews with a lot of them being from local vegans which is always a good sign. Calle Verónica 6. Open Monday to Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday also 8 pm to 11 pm. Calle Santa María 39. Open Monday to Friday 12 pm to 4 pm, Sunday to Thursday 8 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 11:30 pm.

La Modernista : This upscale vegan restaurant is located in the beautiful Chamberí neighborhood so if you’re a vegan in Madrid looking for an elegant dining experience this is the place to go. Calle Fortuny 47. Open Monday 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm to 12 am.

La Tía Carlota : This vegan bar offers an extensive menu of dishes from very diverse countries, such as Japan, Chile, Peru, Syria, Iran, Ireland, and India. Most of the reviews are really good, and the bar is quite centrally located. Calle Sombrerería 6. Open Wednesday to Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday also 8 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 1 am.

Label Bar : Another vegan anarchist I definitely need to check out on my next trip to Madrid. They serve comfort food such as burgers at very fair prices. Calle Cabestreros 15. Open Tuesday 7 pm to 12 am, Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 8 pm to 1 am, Sunday 1 pm to 12 am.

Landareak : This vegan takeaway bistro is the kind of place any vegan in Madrid can count on when they simply want to eat in. It’s one of the top-rated vegan places in Madrid and also sells cakes and cheeses. Calle Ruiz 5. Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday also 6 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 7 pm to 11 pm.

Mandarina : This vegan place only opened in 2020 and already has really good reviews. They serve international cuisine, such as pasta, wraps, burgers, and curries. Calle de Luisa Fernanda 27. Open Tuesday to Saturday 1 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Masa Madre : Located in Madrid’s gay village Chueca, this vegan pizza place doesn’t use palm oil or refined sugar. The pizzas look really amazing. Calle San Marcos 17. Open Monday to Saturday 1:30 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Thursday also 8 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30 pm to 12 am.

Pizzi & Dixie : This vegan pizzeria offers a variety of pizza and other Italian dishes and desserts. It’s located in Malasaña and has pretty good reviews, too! Calle San Vicente Ferrer 16. Open Monday to Sunday 1:30 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Thursday also 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30 pm to 12 am, Sunday 5 pm to 6 pm.

Veggie Room : A vegan store to check out if you’re vegan in Madrid and self-catering (or if you’re simply curious about the types of vegan products available). They sell all kinds of vegan food and cosmetics. Calle San Vicente Ferrer 21. Open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday also 5 pm to 9 pm.

Santa y Pura : This vegan bar offers vegan tapas as well as burgers and pizza. The reviews are outstanding. Calle de Santa Isabel 27. Open Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 11 pm.

Vegania : One thing that’s really great about being vegan in Madrid is that there are so many vegan bars where you can get tapas or burgers. That way, you get to experience the typical Spanish nightlife in a vegan way and don’t only have to stick to actual restaurants. This one has mainly good reviews, and the burger looks enormous. Nuestra Señora de la Luz 62. Open Wednesday to Friday 7 pm to 1 am, Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm and 8:30 pm to 1 am, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm.

Dolce & Vegana : This vegan bakery offer pastries such as croissants but also savory snacks like sandwiches and pizza. As one of the best-rated vegan spots in Madrid it looks like the kind of place every vegan in Madrid should visit at least once. Calle Segovia 55. Open Wednesday to Friday 10:30 am to 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 2:30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday also 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

Encuentro Vegano : Self-caterers may want to check out this vegan store. Calle Pico de los Artilleros 23. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 9 pm.

La Milla Verde Vegana : Another vegan store, but this one goes a step further and only sells products that are free from palm oil. The reviews are perfect. Plaza de Fonsagrada 9. Open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am to 2 pm and Monday to Friday 5 pm to 8 pm.

Mama Kokore : This vegan, organic, and gluten-free bakery has excellent reviews and also sells different grains and flours. On top of that, they organize cooking courses. Calle de Germán Pérez Carrasco 48. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 2 pm and Monday to Friday 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Molly’s Vegan Market : This vegan shop sells both food and cosmetics and has amazing reviews from local vegans. Paseo de la Ermita 3. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 2 pm and Monday to Friday 5 pm to 8 pm.

Planeta Vegano : This vegan store is very centrally located making it perfect if you’re only in Madrid for a few days and staying in the center. They sell everything from vegan food and cosmetics to books as well as supplements. Calle Ave María 34. Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 11 am to 9 pm.

Veganians : This vegan stall sells foods like burgers and salads and has mostly great reviews. Calle Fuencarral 57. Open Sunday to Wednesday 12 pm to 12 am, Thursday to Saturday 12 pm to 1 am.

VeggieU : This vegan shop and café sells vegan food and cosmetics, but also makes pastries and cakes to eat at the café or take away. Calle Martínez de la Riva 76. Open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Finally, if you want to go on a vegan food tour through the neighborhood of Malasaña you should join Madrid Vegan Tours . Definitely an experience I look forward to on my next visit to Madrid.

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Have you ever been to Madrid as a vegan? Which places did I miss? Did you know it would be so easy to be vegan in Madrid?

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About Nina Ahmedow

Welcome to Lemons and Luggage! I'm Nina Ahmedow, a travel content creator who has traveled to more than 25 countries on three continents. Born and raised in Germany but currently living in the Netherlands, I love exploring the world through vegan food. Here, I share travel and sustainable living tips from a vegan perspective.


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Had absolutely no idea how passionate Madrid was about Vegan lifestyle! They’ve gotten so creative with it too, will be interesting to taste of their vegan breakfast qne doughnuts as I’ve been head over heels over doughnuts recently. Appreciate you sharing all of this! Really taken my appetite for food to another level now 😅

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Thanks a lot for your comment, Johnny! I hope you get to visit Madrid soon and try some of this amazing food!

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oOo…these places look good! hubby & i hope to visit spain in 2020 & i prefer to go vegan & these are perfect! thanks fo sharing!

Oh, I really hope you get to go, Angella! You will love the food, let me know if you try any of these places.

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All of this looks amazing! I’m not vegan, but I do love exploring new foodie places with organic, fresh and flavorful dishes. Pinned!

If you like organic food you will love Bunny’s Deli. You should check it out if you ever go to Madrid.

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I love that there’s so many vegan options, especially vegan donuts! Your photos look lovely x

Thank you, Alice! I was honestly surprised to find several vegan doughnut shops in Madrid! Absolutely amazing!

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Thanks for sharing these vegan options. I love Spain so much and would love to go back and check out these places!

Spain is just lovely, isn’t it? I can’t wait to go back and try even more food.

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You completely lost me at Freedom Cakes! Lol. I loved the food in Madrid. It seemed like everywhere we went, we were always being offered Parma ham, but I love that there were other options available too.

It’s definitely a modern city with various options for foodies.

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I love how informative this post is! And although I’m now vegan I think I would definitely try something from freedom cakes 😋

That vegan cake from Freedom Cakes was heavenly for sure.

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I will definitely check out these places when I go back to Madrid! I didn’t know there was a gay village! That’s super cool

Yes, you have to try as many of these places as you can! And Madrid is super LGBTQI friendly. Even years ago, when I went for the first time I saw several gay couples with children.

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Nice! I loved the food in Madrid, I could live on the Mediterranean diet!

The Mediterranean diet is too oily for me, haha.

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It is awesome that Madrid has so many options for vegans. I’m not a vegan, but my mouth is definitely watering right now.

It felt like a dream!

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I am a vegeterian; so I generally end up cooking my own meals during my travels. Good to know that Marid has a lot of Vegan restaurants. It surely sounds like a food treat for me to be there 🙂

Yes, it’s absolutely amazing there, Sana!

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These all look so delicious! I’m not vegan, but I love trying interesting food. The vegan seafood looks yummy, and those doughnuts sound fantastic! When I make it back to Spain I’ll definitely check some of these places out 😀

The vegan seafood was definitely a highlight of my years as a vegan. Even as a non-vegan, I’m sure you’d love it. I hope you get a chance to try it.

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Your Guide to the Best Madrid Vegan Tapas

Even though Spaniards have a reputation for adding ham to everything, Spain is more vegan-friendly than most people realize. Nowhere is this truer than in Madrid, where it seems like a new vegan restaurant opens practically every week.

With so many options, vegan visitors to Madrid can easily get overwhelmed. How can you possibly have the time or the room in your stomach to try everything?!

The answer is tapas. Tapas are a fantastic way to experience Spanish food culture and try lots of different dishes at once.

What Are Tapas?

Vegan Tapas of Spain

There are so many vegan tapas to choose from in Spain!

Tapas are small plates of food that are served along with drinks in Spanish tapas bars and in some restaurants. Some parts of the country have a stronger tapas culture than others, and you’ll also find regional variations of the custom.

For example, in San Sebastian and other cities in the Basque Country, people eat pintxos (pronounced “peen-chose”) rather than tapas. Pintxos are also small portions of food served with a drink. The main difference between pintxos and tapas is that, while tapas can take many forms, pintxos are always served on top of a slice of bread.

Because tapas come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes and flavors, even the most old-school tapas bars will usually have at least a couple of vegan and vegetarian tapas. Some of the most popular traditional Spanish tapas are accidentally vegan, such as patatas bravas, pimientos del padrón and champiñones al ajillo.

Read More:  The Top 8 Vegan Tapas for World Tapas Day

But in a vegan-friendly city like Madrid, there are also quite a few fully vegan tapas bars and restaurants to choose from. In addition to the usual vegetable-based tapas, these places will often create veganized versions of popular non-vegan tapas using plant-based meat or cheese.

Madrid has one of the best vegan food scenes I’ve ever encountered in a European city. And the number of fully vegan places, as well as vegan-friendly restaurants, is growing all the time. It’s become a bit overwhelming!

Each time I revisit the Madrid food scene, I’m torn between returning to my favorite haunts and checking out some of the new vegan options that keep popping up.

My most recent visit to Madrid was a quick, two-day stopover while Nick and I made the final preparations for walking the Camino de Madrid branch of the Camino de Santiago.

Read More:  Eating Vegan on the Camino ​ ​ de Santiago

Since it was just a short visit, I wanted to focus on the very best places for eating vegan in Madrid. But how would I narrow down my search when there were so many options?

When I heard that a new startup company called Madrid Vegan Travel was offering guided vegan tapas food tours, I jumped at the chance to devour Madrid with a local madrileña vegan.

Diana and I had such a fun day out together! I trusted her to guide me to the best tapas in Madrid, and she did not let me down.

Here are the places we visited on the Madrid tapas tour:

Vegan Tapas Madrid Tour Stops

Mad mad vegan.

Vegan calamari at Mad Mad Vegan in Madrid

The vegan calamari at Mad Mad Vegan is so realistic it's freaky!

Mad Mad Vegan is a food stall that recently opened inside the Mercado de San Ildefonso. The market was built in the 18th century and is the oldest covered market in the city. It’s a bit hidden, and, unlike at the touristy Mercado de San Miguel , eating there is an authentic madrileño experience.

At Mad Mad Vegan, we tried a veggie version of two traditional dishes that are normally about as far as you can get from being vegan: patatas con carne and calamari!

The patatas con carne, which translates as “potatoes with meat”, was a basket of golden crispy French fries topped with a delicious plant-based meat, along with onions, black sesame seeds and some wondrously creamy sauces.

And the vegan calamari looked and tasted exactly like octopus. The battered and deep-fried rings had the same chewy texture as traditional calamari, and I’m certain they would have fooled any seafood lover.

Diana explained to us that, for madrileños, calamari is a typical dish that’s eaten on Sundays, when families head out to the Plaza Mayor together.

No chicken with tomato sauce at Landareak

No chicken with tomato sauce at Landareak

Landareak means "vegetables" in the Basque language, and this tiny vegan restaurant specializes in slow food from the Basque Country. This is actually a new addition to the tour, and one that I didn’t get a chance to visit.

But the photos Diana sent me of their no-chicken with tomato sauce made my mouth water. Another reason to go back to Madrid!

All of the food at Landareak is organic, and it’s a real local favorite that has not yet been discovered by tourists.

Pizzi & Dixie

Vegan tapas in Madrid at Pizzi & Dixie

At Pizzi & Dixie, the chef will prepare a special vegan tapa just for you!

Pizzi & Dixie is an Italian-Spanish fusion restaurant that is most famous for its pizzas and calzones. I had eaten there on a previous trip and loved it, so I thought I knew what to expect. Little did I know that Diana had arranged a special surprise for us!

The chef at Pizzi & Dixie prepares a special tapa just for Madrid Vegan Travel tour participants. Each tour group gets something different, depending on the chef’s creative inspiration and on which ingredients are in season.

These special items are not on the menu, so the only way to experience them is by joining the tour. The day we were there, he proudly presented us something he called “pepitoria con acelgas”.

I wasn’t familiar with pepitoria, but I learned that it’s a creamy almond sauce that is normally eaten with chicken. In this case, though, it was paired with rainbow Swiss chard lightly drizzled with olive oil.

The chef was very kind to chat with us and explain the significance of the dish, and his passion for cooking really shone through. In fact, he wasn’t even supposed to be working that day!

He had come into the restaurant on his day off just to make this tapa for us, and he slipped back out as soon as he saw that we were satisfied. We felt very honored and privileged to have met him and tasted his special creation.

Freedom Cakes

Vegan cake at Freedom Cakes in Madrid

No Madrid tapas tour is complete without dessert!

Our tour ended on a sweet note at Freedom Cakes, a fully vegan bakery run by a mother-daughter team who make all kinds of delicious cakes and other baked goods. There were about a dozen cakes to choose from, and they all looked incredible.

It was so hard to pick just one, but eventually I decided on the Nutella cake and was happy with my choice. The cakes are layered with lots of creamy frosting, so if you’ve got a sweet tooth then this is the place for you.

I also took a cookie for the road and enjoyed it as part of a picnic on our first day walking the Camino de Santiago.

Madrid Vegan Tours - vegan tapas tour at Freedom Cakes

Me and Diana of Madrid Vegan Travel at Freedom Cakes

The vegan tapas tour of Madrid was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the best of the Madrid vegan food scene without spending weeks or months testing all the different options.

You’ll have the chance to taste veganized versions of typical Spanish food at local eateries that you probably wouldn’t have come across on your own. Plus, you’ll get a chance to meet the chefs who create these plant-based wonders!

Diana from Madrid Vegan Travel was great company, and I learned so much from her about Spanish cuisine and about veganism and animal rights activism in Spain. I especially enjoyed hearing the stories and traditions behind the dishes we tasted.

She can also give you tips on ordering vegan food at omni restaurants in Spain, including in other parts of the country that are much less vegan-friendly than Madrid.

Read More:  The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Spain

The tour can also be an opportunity to meet like-minded people and connect with madrileños and other visitors to the city. Expect plenty of interesting conversations about food, animals, environmentalism, etc.

Madrid Vegan Travel’s tours are always small, with a maximum of eight people, so it’s easy to get to know each other and make new friends.

And, in addition to all the food talk, Diana also throws in some stories and legends about the area of Madrid that you visit. By the end of the tour, you will be familiar with the neighborhood and will know a little more about Spanish history.

Plus, it’s a great feeling to know that you are supporting a local vegan business and normalizing vegan tourism in Spain.

Other Contenders for the Best Tapas in Madrid

In addition to the places we visited on the Madrid vegan tapas tour, here are a few other Madrid tapas joints that I have tried personally and enjoyed.

Vegan tapas in Madrid at Vega

Vegan tapas at Vega, one of Madrid's first fully vegan tapas bars.

When I first visited Vega as a new vegan back in 2015, I was blown away. A fully vegan tapas bar in the heart of Madrid’s lively Malasaña district?! Yes, please! Nowadays, vegan restaurants and even vegan tapas bars are a lot more common in Madrid, so Vega doesn’t stand out quite as much.

It’s still a good option, though, and their blueberry cheesecake is one of the best vegan cheesecakes I’ve ever tasted. The daily desserts change regularly, but if you happen to see cheesecake on the menu be sure to grab a slice!

Read more about Vega and other vegan Madrid eateries in my vegan guide to Madrid .

La Encomienda

Mediterranean vegan tapas platter at La Encomienda in Madrid

Mediterranean vegan tapas platter at La Encomienda in Madrid

This 100% vegan and organic eatery does offer a full restaurant service during Spanish meal times, but from 5pm to 8pm it’s more of a tapas bar. When we visited, Nick and I shared the Mediterranean tasting platter, which included some unusual plant-based Spanish twists on standard Middle Eastern fare.

For example, the hummus was flavored with apples and mustard (tastes better than it sounds!), and the schwarma was made from Heura. This was my first experience with Heura, which is a plant-based meat created by a Barcelona start-up that has taken Spain by storm. It looks and tastes so much like chicken meat it’s unbelievable!

Vegan tapas Madrid B13

Local vegans will tell you that some of the best tapas in Madrid are at B13.

This usually crowded Spanish dive bar has long been a favorite with young vegans in Madrid. Prices are unbelievably cheap, and portion sizes are very generous.

B13 is a great place to try veganized versions of some of the classic Spanish tapas like tortilla de patatas and croquetas. It’s hard to believe that the tortilla is made without eggs!

I’m not a huge chorizo fan, but their chorizo sandwiches also come highly recommended.

La Huerta de Almería

Gazpacho in Madrid

Gazpacho and ajo blanco are both cold soups commonly eaten in southern Spain.

This vegetarian restaurant specializes in cold soups from the south of Spain, including gazpacho and ajo blanco. The gazpacho I tasted there was incredibly smooth and creamy, and the ajo blanco was the thickest I had ever seen. It was more like a dip or spread than a soup!

I actually visited this place as part of the vegan tapas tour and was very pleased with it, but Diana later told me that the quality had gone downhill and that she no longer felt she could recommend it. So, you’ve been warned!

I guess that’s one more reason to join a tour led by a local, as they will always have the most accurate, up-to-date information on the ever-changing vegan scene.

For more information about the Madrid vegan tapas tour and the other vegan tours and services that Diana offers, you can contact her at her email address hello[at]madridvegantravel[dot]com or check out the Madrid Vegan Travel website .

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That’s lovely to hear mainland Spain has vegan places, last winter in Tenerife I found one vegan restaurant only, the other had few vegan options if any. The Chinese restaurants had but the prices were ridiculously high and I’m not that fond of Chinese foods. So I had to make my own food that winter 😉

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Hi Susanne! Yes, there are actually lots of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the big cities like Madrid and Barcelona. In smaller towns you won’t find them as often, but even while travelling through the remote region of Extremadura I still had no problem finding vegan food in mainstream restaurants. I will be posting more about this region in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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Yummy! I am always glad to hear there are vegan options in meat heavy countries like Spain. I found the same kind of vegan options in Greece when it came to small plates. Thanks for sharing this all looks very delicious. Katie

Hi Katie! Yes, while Spain certainly is meat heavy, I still found plenty of options there. And not just in vegan/vegetarian restaurants like Vega, but also in mainstream places.

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Wow, I have just found your site and am so excited about the vegan possibilities in Spain! Thanks for your comprehensive blogs! 🙂

Question, if I end up travelling there alone is it difficult to dine alone in these vegan/tapas places?

Hi Hayley! No, it’s not difficult at all to dine alone in these places. Vega is pretty popular, so it might be a good idea to reserve in advance if you want to eat there. But you can also find vegan tapas in pretty much any typical Spanish tapas bar. They are generally very casual places, so if you go there alone you might find that you end up sharing a table with other patrons and making some new friends. I’ve written a couple of other articles here about vegan tapas in Spain, such as this one and this one , so be sure to check those out too. Have a great trip!

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Years ago, while traveling in Asia, I promised myself that one day I would offer travelers the vegan services that I was not able to find for myself in my travels.

Why? Why can’t I go on a good food tour because I’m a vegan? 

Why don’t I get the same quality food as the others?

That is why, years later I am so proud to run this company, as it  is the most similar thing to be traveling when I’m not actually traveling.

Also, I’m so lucky to work together  with partners, collaborators, providers, and guests who share my vision of the world.

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Then I worked as a guide, travel consultant, wedding and events organizer, and tour designer… I kept traveling non-stop.

Ten years ago, in a very special moment of my life, veganism knocked on my door and I welcomed it with enthusiasm, hope and passion, turning my personal ethics into a whole way of life.

To me, ethics consist of the transparency and purity that nature and animals show us in every moment. I believe in working to be a better human being every day.

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Vegan Tapas in Madrid Guide

Vegan Tapas in Madrid Guide

We’ve learned a few things about eating vegan tapas in Madrid after moving there in 2016.

The vegan scene in Madrid is bursting from the seams with incredible vegan Spanish food (over 40 all-vegan places) . You just couldn’t possibly try them all in one visit, so we aim to help those planning a visit, and those newly transplanted, to the Spanish capital.

The scene here is getting so big, that even top publications that have no business with veganism are looking to cash in on the vegan fervor. And worse, they provide shitty, embarrassingly sparse and dishonest “vegan guides”. According to some of these publications on the front page of googling “vegan tapas in Madrid”, your vegan options are but a handful of places (of which half are vegetarian). These “guides” offer nothing helpful nor substantial, with vapid, uninspired, overly positive opinions of places that they clearly never tried.

We are here to set the score straight – Madrid has one of the best, and one of our favorite vegan scenes out of many major European cities – click to see our list here of the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe – see how Madrid keeps climbing the ranks!

Not only that, this is a vegan guide for the vegan-curious and vegans, written by vegans, who actually have lived in and explored the vegan scene in Madrid since 2016. We want nothing more than for you to have an amazing vegan experience in Madrid.

By the way, in case you’re looking for the best of the not just tapas but everything vegan there is to know, plus neighborhood tips, and more, check out our book, The Madrid Vegan Guidebook .

Those interested in the Spanish evening tradition of going out for tapas and want our personal recommendations on the best spots to get vegan tapas in Madrid, read on.

A Brief Tapas Primer – What You Should Know about Spanish Tapas

Going out for tapas means getting free food with your drink.

That’s right.

No, you didn’t read that wrong.

Many international “Spanish” places (especially in America) have missed one of the biggest draws of tapas – the free  tapita  (mini tapa) that comes with your drink, often called an  aperitivo.

Free vegan tapa at Llantén Veggie Bar in Madrid, Spain

With every drink you buy, whether it’s a caña (a half pint of beer), a glass of wine, or cocktail, you’ll usually receive a light snack. Lunch is the biggest meal in Spain , so dinner is a smaller, more shared, para picar (pick at) affair.

The Spanish drinking culture isn’t about slamming it back until falling face down into a sewer drain (all the sloppy drunks you’ll see will likely be other visitors). They like to eat while they drink, which helps mediate alcohol intake. So going out for tapas refers to not only going out for food but drinks as well. However, each person does not get their own entree – it’s about ordering the sharing plates called raciones .

General Tapa Rules of Conduct

A general rule of thumb is this: order your drinks first and wait for aperitivos . If they come, have a couple more drinks and each subsequent aperitivo will likely upgrade in quality. If nothing comes, then get ready order a ración or two depending on the size of your entourage. Sometimes you’ll get aperitivos after you order.

Even in the most generous scenario, you will find it difficult to fill up on these aperitivos alone in Madrid (for massive free tapas you’ll have to go to the city of Granada and eat the generously-sized free vegan tapas there ). You may want more than just small plates of olives and chips (the usual accidentally veggie tapas in Madrid).

Raciones are larger sharing plates that you can order. These may be anywhere from 4 – 12 euros, depending on the quality and quantity of food. While patatas bravas (fried potato chunks smothered in red pepper sauce) are cheap and plentiful, croquetas (ovoid-shaped breadcrumb covered fried creaminess) can cost a euro a piece.

Also know that for great vegan tapas in Madrid, stick to the vegan places. Don’t expect nonvegan spots to offer you anything beyond the aforementioned olives and chips.

And for more tips to navigate the vegan scene in Spain…

Tapa Time(s)

People generally start going out for tapas at 9 pm. However, you might want to go about half an hour earlier to get a head start. We suggest you do this – unless you like extremely crowded places with no seats. Some of these spots are small bars and get crowded quickly. Others are restaurants that you should probably reserve in advance.

Either way, nothing is open earlier than 8 pm on weekdays. On weekends some tapas restaurants may have already been open since lunchtime, and many places close on Sunday and Monday nights, so double-check hours, if they even have them posted (often bars don’t, but restaurants usually do). Expect places to close around 11 pm, 12 am.

How We Decide Who Wins Best Vegan Tapas in Madrid

Our sole criterion is simply this: appropriate price for the given quality of raciones . We don’t care how delicious the ración is if it costs nearly twice as much and is half the size of what other places serve. Bonus points if the place gives aperitivos with your drinks regardless of ordering raciones .

Of course, we have been to many more than what is featured in this article, but alas, not everyone can be the best, or the word would lose all meaning. Here our priority is the best 100% vegan places, as overwhelmingly the best vegan food is at the exclusively vegan spots. We don’t include nonvegan places that only have one or two solid dishes. We include those nonvegan places that offer a wide selection worth noting or provide an ambiance and experience worth going to that maybe other vegan places don’t have (especially true for the bars).

The following restaurants and bars are the ones we like the best, tend to frequent, impress even omnivore friends without fail, and can honestly recommend for vegan tapas in Madrid.

Price Guide :  Compared to expensive NYC  (or eating out in the U.S. in general),  Madrid is much more affordable for a night out of eating and drinking .

A person can eat and drink for: € = 10 and under €€ = 15 and under €€€ = 15 and up

Also, GF = significant gluten free options.

Best Vegan Tapas in Madrid

There’s an impressive variety of great vegan tapas in Madrid so we are going to categorize them by themes so that you, dear reader, can decide whether you want something traditionally local, something international, or something in between.

Vegan Spanish Tapas

If you’re looking for a no-frills experience serving typical Spanish tapas made vegan , this section is for you! The following spots deliver vegan Spanish tapas in the bar/restaurant hybrid setting that is traditional of Spain.

B13  €

B13 has been around some time and subsequently developed a hardcore following. The most vegan of vegans come here to feel like being vegan is just normal.

The food at B13 is housemade, rich, and indulgent. This is Spanish bar food veganized : bocadillos (sandwiches), tortilla española (potato omelet), or chorizo (smoked paprika sausage), and more typical favorites. While they do offer salads, the real stars of the show are the generously greasy grubs.

We always get a pincho de tortilla española (a piece of “Spanish omelet”), any of the hamburguesas (hamburger) or sandwiches, like the bocadillo de calamares (calamari sub sandwich) and bocadillo chorizo (chorizo sandwich). You can also get the calamari as a side that, of course, still comes with bread (everything comes with bread in Spain).

Patatas bravas , a very typical bar food of fried and peeled golden potato chunks, are generously topped with mayo and salsa brava (creamy red pepper sauce), while the homemade albóndigas (meatballs) are covered in tomato sauce and rest on a queen-sized bed of french fries. Virtually all the faux meats are expertly prepared. An impressive example: pollo al ajillo is garlicky “chicken”  sauteed with olive oil and mushrooms ( ridiculously tender, chewy, and well seasoned).

Hearty portions, cheap prices, and high patronage means you should come early to fill up your belly and not plan to run a marathon until next morning.

Vegan Spanish Tortilla at Distrito Vegano in Madrid, Spain

Can’t Miss Tapas: pincho de tortilla (pictured above), ración de calamares , pollo al ajillo , la hamburguesa linda or anything else as we love the whole menu.

Note: despite this being a very “bar” style restaurant, including a bar where you order, it’s just too popular to accommodate standing room, so expect a line when you get there, even if you’re early and to have to grab a table, or your food to-go.

El Perro Gamberro   €€

To sum this place up: Traditional Spanish tapas made vegan – but with a slight twist! Expect unconventional sauces and ingredients to create their veganized versions of Spanish bar staples.

This restaurant found its early beginnings as a blog and now all the recipes are available for you to try in real life. The usual Spanish bar tapas appear here, yet made with unconventional ingredients. Croquetas made with apple and eggplant. Tortilla formed with a calabaza (squash) base. Even the Vegatas , what they call their vegan bocatas (a baguette sandwich), are slathered in rich sauces. This is not typical of the mouth parching cured ham sandwiches that are the norm in Spain (meaning a sandwich does not come with dressing or sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions, or cheese, unless otherwise noted – literally salty dried meat and bread is the standard sandwich).

If you need more shareable plates than sandwiches, there are many appetizer style versions of the sandwiches and plates on offer. There’s even a taco tasting menu for two to three persons where you receive all the prepared ingredients, and stuff the tacos yourself.

Can’t Miss Tapas: pincho de tortilla , anything chorizo , las croquetas

Hakuna Matata Veggie   €€

They’ve got all the Spanish classics here: croquetas, tortilla, patatas bravas, cachopo (a dish from the region of Asturias), fideos (thin noodle dish), and more. Hakuna Matata also has a variety of internationally inspired dishes, like pizza, a few Moroccan dishes, and different desserts.

They used to be located quite far out of the center, but we’re happy to report that they have since moved much closer to the action, to the neighborhood of Chamberi.

Can’t Miss Tapas: patatas bravas, hamburguesa, escalopes ,  croquetas de seta .  Don’t leave here without trying their Vegamisú (vegan tiramisu).

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La Alpargata  €

We love this small no-frills kitchen and counter spot. Recently it has become entirely vegan, and it’s always been mostly vegan.  It’s a great chance to hang in the indoor market, the Mercado San Fernando in the barrio of Lavapies, where you’ll see crowds of locals and their children luxuriously lounging and chatting it up while patiently picking at their plates of tapas.

We heartily recommend the generous slab of lasaña (lasagna) and any tosta del díá (bread with toppings of the day). The miniburguer (sliders for 2.20 euros) with mayo, lettuce, and tomato have a soft bun and chewy homemade patty. You may want to order two. Their albóndigas de mijo (meatballs) are solid too. Just take a gander at the glass case counter and go for whatever looks delicious as daily specials are a typical part of the experience.

Can’t Miss Tapas: lasaña, miniburguer, tostas

Note: hours subject to Mercado’s schedule. The market gets crowded, so come early, or don’t expect a table to eat your tapas on.

Distrito Vegano  €€, GF

This is a can’t miss spot we talk more about below, but know they have the best vegan tortilla and croquetas , but the rest of the menu veers away from typical Spanish bar food.

Loukanikos  € – vegetarian

This socialist bar has damn good c roquetas, patatas bravas (no mayo though sadly), salmorejo and other great Spanish classics, but one mostly comes here for the vibe – see more below.

Internationally Inspired Vegan Tapas in Madrid

Expect these places to mostly serve food heavily inspired by a variety of outside influences, yet still retaining some elements of Spanish cuisine. That means rarely spicy, seasoned with pimentón (Spanish smoked paprika), and drizzled with Spanish olive oil. This isn’t a bad thing, just something to be aware of. A lot of these places still have many classic Spanish dishes too!

We love it here and are regulars. Distrito Vegano is a cozy, alternative space adorned with locally made art that changes every month or so. They know their food is great and are reluctant to share any recipes – which we respect (except Sam, who still keeps prodding). Everything is made from scratch and they are always trying out new things, like currywurst and red velvet cupcakes. So expect a mix of new and traditional offerings influenced by food outside of Spain. Their prices fit neatly in between not the cheapest but definitely not the most expensive.

If you come here, you must get their award-winning croquetones – bigger than normal croquetas . Honestly, they’re the best in town and in a league of their own. Don’t just take our word for it – they won an award during the annual Tapapies festival. At the most recent festival, they won the audience award yet again! A vegan winner in a nonvegan food contest? That should tell you something. Unless only vegans were voting. Hmmm…

If you’re looking for a sharing plate, the Mexican style nachos are what you wish most vegan nachos were. We have vegetarian friends who attest to this – even one from Texas! They’re the only authentic vegan Mexican nachos in town and the best we’ve had in general. Distrito Vegano’s nachos come generously drizzled with melted cheese and black beans, a big scoop of guacamole, and pico de gallo salsa, among other creamy toppings.

Vegan mexican nachos at Distrito Vegano in Madrid, Spain

If you go on a Saturday, they may still have their weekly tortilla española , also the best in town. Now they are sporting more varieties, like chorizo and spinach, and even one stuffed with cheese. A recently vegan Spanish friend of ours liked the tortilla so much, that after eating it for the first round of tapas, ordered it again for the last round of tapas (we had many rounds in between).

Nowadays, they’ve even upped the vegan meat tapas game by offering a classic dish from Galicia (an autonomous region in Spain with its own language and culture), a bar dish made vegan that we have yet to see anywhere else, called lacón a la Gallega . Smoked pieces of faux chicken rest on a full plated bed of roasted golden potatoes, generously coated in Pimentón de La Vera, a special Spanish smoked paprika made exclusively in La Vera valley. It’s sort of like eating big chunks of dark meat chicken, provided by a vegan meat company in Spain called Huera.

If you’re looking for lighter, healthier fare, they do sport a couple of salads, and housemade veggie burgers that will definitely please. But c’mon, are you really coming all the way to Spain to have salads?

Can’t Miss Tapas: pincho de tortilla (best in Madrid, Saturdays only), nachos, croquetones, lacón a la Gallega

Note: Small space – get reservations – it’s too popular for walk-ins. Croquetas may run out. If it’s full, no problem, just head around the block to their new sister restaurant, La Tia Carlota – see right below.

La Tia Carlota   €€, GF

This new spot is the sister restaurant to Distrito Vegano. It’s even more internationally themed, with Spanish foods only represented in a couple of dishes, with the rest spanning several continents. We had the honor of being invited to try their entire menu, and there wasn’t a dish we didn’t love. For full details, click here for the full restaurant review .

Can’t Miss Tapas: tartar marinero and fondue are regular menu items despite the often-changing menu, but everything here is next-level and there’s no one else doing what they’re doing here.

Arancini all nonna at La Tia Carlota in Madrid, Spain

Los Andenes Vegan  €€

This is Peruvian comfort food made vegan – lots of fried faux meats with sides of mayo. To quote a vegan friend “I’m Peruvian – of course I like mayo.” So get ready for mayo. I used to eat a lot of Peruvian food back in my non-vegan days, and this place is pure nostalgia for me. But even my friends who hadn’t had Peruvian food before loved this place. It’s doing so well, they’re opening another location.

Can’t Miss Tapas: all the staples of papas a la huancaína (potatoes in a creamy cheese sauce), lomo saltado (Chinese inspired stir fry of faux meat, veggies, and french fries), ají de gallina (garlicky sauce with chicken), papa rellena (stuffed potato). Also the fried “fish” filets called jalea pescado and a dessert of chocolate sauce covered brownie with hazelnut ice cream called muerte por chocolate (death by chocolate).

los andenes, a vegan restaurant in Madrid, spain

Punto Vegano  €€ 

This is a bakery cafe during the day but you wouldn’t guess that if you only came here after sunset. At night, it’s dimly lit, there’s no standing bar room (this is key), and has just a few tables. There’s not a lot of seating, and you should probably reserve – especially if it’s a date. 

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They have very traditional vegan tapas along with some surprises, like their ravioli, a housemade specialty that even comes in a fried version as well.

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Can’t Miss Tapas: croquetas, patatas bravas, raviolis fritos (fried ravioli!). Try any sponge cake but also their cookies that will have you can’t believing it’s not made with butter.

Note: Only open Thursday-Sunday.

Organic Whole Foods Plant-Based Tapas

At these places the focus is on more health-oriented, whole foods, plant-based, organic tapas. However, as noted above, you should still expect Spanish culinary sensibilities, like seasoning with pimentón , no spiciness, and generous amounts of quality Spanish olive oil. As vegans, we are more familiar with uncommon diets, so as a warning: avoiding oil and fried food in Spain will be difficult.

That being said, these are more gourmet-ish, fancier tapas than the other places. Also La Tia Carlota (see entry above) could easily fit in here, depending on what you order, as they source organic ingredients whenever possible. The following places are 100% ecológico (organic) .

Often what people expect for tapas is a rowdier, plates flying, drinks pouring, affair. And for the most part, this is true. If you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant for either a date night, a “nicer” place to take your parents, or just prefer a quieter atmosphere, then any of the following places will be ideal.

Vega   €€, GF

The quality of the tapas is quite good if it is within your price range. While this is our favorite place for the menú del dia , the tapas are just as excellent. Since it’s consistently great food, we can’t imagine someone not enjoying themselves here, and frequently hear stories of very satisfied friends among all the rave reviews.

Memorable tapas, in particular, are the focaccia de romero con queso ahumado ( rosemary flatbread with smoked cheese), loaded with veggies. This cheese would fool omnivores. Also, the patatas asadas (roasted potatoes) with barbecue sauce and house sauce are perfectly cooked and paired. They also now serve Heura, a vegan faux-chicken produced in Barcelona.

Free vegan tapa at Vega in Madrid, Spain

Can’t Miss Tapas: focaccia de romero, patatas asadas,  any salad as they’re quite impressive in dressing and ingredient combos

Note: This place gets packed quickly, so make reservations (night only). However, if you can’t make it, try their newly opened sister restaurant a short walk away, which we describe below.

Vega Álamo €€, GF

The newly opened sister restaurant to one of our fave vegan restaurants in Madrid and it’s now the second vegan restaurant to sport a terrace. Come here if you can’t make it to the original Vega, or if this menu sounds more appealing. We recommend: almost anything here, like Vega. We still prefer the original Vega, but it’s very likely a lot of you will equally, if not more, enjoy their new sister restaurant. Of course, if you can’t decide, their mushroom croquetas are a great choice.

croquetas at Vega Alamo

La Encomienda  €€, GF

With a similar situation to Vega, their tapas come pricey but in even smaller portions. So why are we recommending them? They’re one of the few places that gives generously portioned housemade aperitivos with every new round of drinks – not olives, chips, or those awful rock-hard breadsticks that 90% of bars serve. There’s no set menu for the free tapas, but frequently they are snack-sized portions of roasted veggies like squash and tomato, and whole grains like quinoa and couscous, well seasoned and quite tasty. With a very uniquely chic ambiance that no other vegan bars or restaurants have, you’ll feel especially stylish sipping that organic wine while nibbling couscous.

Our recommendation is to come here for their excellent drink selection, including carrot wine! They also serve organic wines and locally brewed beers. They pair so nicely with the delicious aperitivos that they send out with them. That being said, the raciones they do have are delicious. Like memorable delicious. They’re just too damn small for us. 

This bothers us, but it may well be perfect for you. We know button mushrooms are not a luxury item, but hey, maybe that’s the true cost for organic tapas. Other tapas we can recommend are the tagín and the tacos.

Again, delicious raciones, just there are cheaper places we prefer and similarly priced with bigger portions.

Can’t Miss Tapas: champiñones, tagín, tacos

Vegan stuffed mushrooms at La Encomienda in Madrid, Spain

Honorable Mention

Viva chapata  €€.

When they served meat, we used to recommend Viva Chapata as a place to take your omnivore friends. While we’re super happy that they’ve since gone vegan, it’s hard to recommend this spot over other way better vegan restaurants just steps away. Viva Chapata has a cool bar interior, but it’s stubbornly part of the old vegan-friendly vanguard, with a menu that we don’t think has changed in a decade. We’re grateful they’ve helped pave the way, but it doesn’t make the Tofutti shreds any less terrible. Also, it’s surprisingly a bit overpriced for what you get.

We advise sitting at the bar with a couple of friends max, as this place gets packed quickly, and they charge 10% extra for inside table seating (grrr).  The best raciones here are the tortilla and the croquetas , but they’re more expensive than most vegan places, and just not as good. The tortilla quality varies widely, as once with friends we shared the last piece from one pie, and the first from the next, and one was clearly better than the other. It’s also oddly served with tomato sauce.

We personally recommend coming here for their selection of delicious cakes to round out a night of tapas. You need to try their phenomenal avocado-based chocolate cake – you’d never guess made with that fruit. So best to come after you’ve had a good fill of tapas, or only looking to snack.

Can’t Miss Tapas: honestly, just the tarta chocolate because all their other options just can’t keep up with the great vegan food elsewhere.

Best Vegetarian Tapas in Madrid with Vegan options

Why go to vegetarian places that rarely offer (if at all) satisfying replacements for dairy and egg? Often they don’t, and you pay the same as everyone else as you request key ingredients withheld. As vegans, it’s not only easier but more satisfying to eat at the vegan spots.

We recommend learning some fundamentals about eating vegan in Spain.

That aside, there are exceptions, and that’s these mostly vegan vegetarian spots.

Loukanikos  €

This is a great spot for bar-style vegetarian tapas in Madrid. There’s a strong socialist vibe and decor. Maybe taking a cue from Distrito Vegano (mentioned earlier), on our latest visit they exhibited a series of photographs by a local artist of recent riots around the world. When we first went here, there was a 1940’s style pro-labor poster and another one with a sarcastic list of “public enemies” who were simply radical leftists. The bar is named after a famous Greek riot dog .

This place recently went full vegetarian (after having just one lone meat option on the menu) and has a new menu with all vegan options clearly marked. No free tapas with drinks but you can always ask for olives. Come here for their hard-to-beat sweet spot of cheap  raciones  and hearty portions in a dive vibe that attracts an international crowd.

They have exemplary  patatas bravas – golden and crisp, slathered in the signature brava sauce. Their croquetas de champiñones y puerro  (mushroom and leek croquettes) just may be the best with their crunchy outside, and soft, smooth, and mushroomy inside.  Stick to the aforementioned dishes, as anything that veers away from the typical bar food is just not their forte (skip the dips). They also serve some bottled craft beers, including a proudly vegan one called Veer with an aardvark on the label.

Can’t Miss Tapas: hamburguesa lenteja con patatas fritas (lentil burger with fries), patatas bravas, croquetas de champiñones y puerro, salmorejo (a cold and creamy Andalusian style tomato soup).

Note: Cash only. Come early. Gets unbearably crowded very quickly, especially in the winter and weekends.

Best Places with Vegan Options

Need recommendations on where to go with omnivore friends who aren’t interested in vegan food? There are some solid options in Madrid, but understand outright – the vegan and omnivore sphere have little overlap.

It’s important to learn the key basics about eating vegan in Spain.

Do not expect non-vegan places to have satisfying nor intentionally vegan options. In all honesty, t he more difficult task of navigating the vegan scene in Madrid requires a guidebook.

Click here to learn more about The Alternative Travelers’ Madrid Vegan Guidebook !

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One may think that the only authentic Spanish experience is a non-vegan one, but that’d go contrary to many vegan Madrileños typical night out. Tapas are definitely one of our favorite Spanish meal traditions. However, you’re only experiencing half the vegan food Madrid picture if you haven’t tried los menús del día , Spain’s best-kept food secret that’s isn’t a really a secret, but goes surprisingly unnoticed by most visitors to Spain.

Further Madrid Resources:

The Alternative Traveler’s Madrid Vegan Guidebook : Our comprehensive guidebook detailing all the vegan things you’d ever need to know, like the who has the best traditional Spanish dishes made vegan, the top vegan restaurants that you can’t miss and even impress omnivores, your best options grouped by neighborhood, if you must go to a nonvegan place – which is the best not just for your friend but for you as well, and much more!

Ultimate Vegan Guide to Madrid : Our massive guide compiling of all of the vegan restaurants, cafes, and places with vegan options near the center of Madrid.

Places for Vegan Menu del dia in Madrid : Where to have the best vegan lunch specials – our favorite, better-than-tapas, Spanish tradition!

Main Sights in Madrid Free and Cheap : The low down on how to visit Madrid’s main sights on a budget.

Have you had vegan tapas in Madrid? Anything you can recommend that we haven’t tried?

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*Editor’s note: This post was originally posted in April 2017 and has since been updated tremendously.

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