|Veggie Garden Vegan Restauant serving tasty Asian style food|
Vegans know that dinning at a 100% vegan restaurant is one of those rare occasions when we can just sit back, relax and enjoy ordering whatever we want on the menu.
Veggie Garden serves only 100% vegan food. They prepare a wide range of Indian and Nepalese meals including a good selection of vegan milkshakes along with fresh fruit juices but they also have some classic Spanish favourites like Gazpacho too.
The Veggie Garden I visited one afternoon is situated in the heart of the city centre on Gran Via Corts de Catalanes - the busy road that cuts through the city centre.
|Veggie Garden is popular - get there early to secure your place.|
When I arrived at 14:00 the place was packed out however I was lucky that two people had just left at a table at the front of the restaurant.The waitress showed me to the table and asked if I wanted to see the menu or take the preset meal. A preset meal is called "Menu del Dia" in Spain and translates to "menu of the day".
I flicked through the menu but went with the Menu Del Dia. For this you get a starter, main course and dessert and a choice of either a glass of wine or a bottle of water.
There were a number of options for all three courses. Menu del Dia also works out cheaper than ordering the courses separately and it often means you'll get your meal faster.
|Gazpacho and wholemeal bread|
I started with the Gazpacho, the famous chilled tomato soup. This was accompanied by wholemeal bread and a glass of red wine.
The Gazpacho was tart, with a tomato/citrous flavour that made your taste buds sing. It was delicious and refreshing to have on such a hot day.
Next up was the main course. The menu option I had was mild and not at all spicy. As you can see from the photo there was plenty of food. I enjoyed each of the sauces provided and was feeling quite satisfied after this main course.
|Onion barges, rice, poppadom and a selection of Asian flavoured sauces.|
|Delicious chocolate mouse with vegan cream and orange.|
The dessert was a delicious. A chocolate mousse with orange. This finished off the meal rather nicely.
In addition to the food being tasty, fresh, and well put together, I found the service to be attentive at the restaurant. You are not left waiting long between each course arrives. Quite impressive if you consider the restaurant was full.
The only criticism I would have is that the main course could have been served on more attractive tableware, rather than something that looked like it had come out of a school kitchen. But what counts most is the quality of the food and overall I enjoyed the meal.
Veggie Garden gets my thumbs up. Down to earth food, quick service and cheap price.
Veggie Garden Restaurant (Gran Via) is easy to get to, being situated only 10 minutes walk from either Plaça de Catalunya or Passeig de Gràcia metro stations. If arriving at Passeig de Gràcia station follow the signs for the Carrer Arago metro exit, otherwise you could get lost at the metro station.
|Veggie Garden bar|
Below you will find the locations, contact telephone numbers, opening hours and nearest metro stop of the Veggie Garden restaurants in Barcelona.
|Location of Veggie Garden Gran Via Corts Catalanes to the nearest metro stops. Click map for a magnified view.|
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 602
08001 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 304 3953
Metro: Universitat (Red Line, L1)
Monday - Sunday: 12:30 - 23:30
|Location of Veggie Garden Dels Angels to the nearest metro stops. Click map for a magnified view.|
Dels Angels, 3
08001 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 180 2334
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
Monday - Sunday: 12:30 - 22:30