As I am following Veganurary I got to discover some new spots across the city where the food is delicious, healthy and conscious.
I may have already shared with you in this article where to eat the best vegan burger, pizza and doughnut but that was far from being the only plant-based spots in town. So in this article I will be sharing restaurants, which are 100% vegan, dog friendly and discuss the healthy yet comforting food that I had the chance to try with Timon.
Bunny’s Deli was on my list for a while and what a great discovery it was. The place just as its name is cute, small but very welcoming just as the team who was super friendly with Timon.
The menu is 100% vegan, organic and all plates are homemade but also mostly gluten free. All ingredients are carefully selected not only in the aim of offering to their customer high quality food but also to be in line with their ethic. If you are interested in knowing more about their commitment as a business to be more sustainable, then check out their website here.
You can also register to Bunny’s deli newsletter, a great way to discover what’s on the menu for the week, updates and join one of the classes that they host throughout the year. If you are foreigner like me, don’t worry the newsletters is in both Spanish and English.
Let’s talk food now, on my visit I opted for the Pumpkin Quiche accompanied by salad. It was delicious the quiche itself but also the salad sauce, the portion was just perfect and this way I had just enough space left to try one of their puddings. Without any surprises, I chose the Chocolate tart and I was not disappointed by it, so if you are to visit give it a go!
Bunni’s Deli also has a fantastic breakfast selection of acai bowl, granolas; toasts and more for which I will have to pay another visit. Overall we had a fantastic experience at Bunny’s deli from the food to the atmosphere and service.
Finally I went to Vega and I wish that I did before then, this little restaurant tucked away in calle de Luna is a must go for the vegan food lovers out there. It won’t come as a surprise that the place is always full and you may have to queue but it’s worth it in my opinion. The interior is very simple with old apparent mosaic tiles and furnished with vintage furniture. You can also seat at the bar, a great option on those busy days.
The menu is divided into salads, soups, tapas and more with traditional options such as Caesar salad; curry Tikka Masala and even burger. For the aperitivo you can choose a selection of three dishes for 5 euros, a great way to try many options from the menu. Thus I opted for the aubergine smoked pate, peas and basil hummus and fermented kraut, all delicious, light and very different from some vegan food that I have tried before.
I then continued the meal with their “Chilli Con Carne”; served with brown rice, jalapeño vegan cheese, tortilla chips and guacamole; a very hearty dish bursting of South American’s flavours. As I did not try their puddings on that day, I have decided to go back with Timon and taste the chocolate, oat and coco mousse. Once again it was delicious so don’t miss out on it or you can always go back just as we did.
The service was very quick and super friendly although it was very busy, a place to go again and again whether you follow a plant-based diet or not for a casual meal.
LA COLECTIVA CAFE
I am so happy that came across La Colectiva Café in Chamberi’s neighbourhood, I have previously walked past it and thought that it seemed like a cool place not knowing the concept. I then discovered that this place is not only specialised in coffee but also describes itself as Herbivore. So expect their menu of the day as well as cakes to be 100% plant based and homemade.
Everyday they have a new menu, which you can check on the bio of their instagram page and I really enjoyed it on the day that we have visited with Timon. I found the different dishes very interesting as it was combining different sweet and sour flavours, vegetables and texture. For once I have not tried their cakes neither their coffee, apparently one of the best in town, but which I will make sure to do on my next visit.
I think that it’s worth mentioning the beautiful interior, the mix of natural materials such as wood, the apparent brick wall and the many plants decorating rather luminous environment. Worth to mention that they have a basement area mainly dedicated to those who would like to work whilst enjoying a coffee and you can also access their wifi for free if needed.
On weekend they also do Vrunch and I bet that they have some pretty original dishes on their menu, what a great way to spend your Sunday morning with your dog too. La Colectiva Café is not only another vegan spot but a coffee shop to also appreciate a speciality coffee, making it a great addition to the city.
As always we love sharing our favourites dog friendly places in town and we love discovering all these places new to us. I only recommend the best so I can happily confirm that those three places are each