Spain is famous for the food, party and siesta. The food of the north of Spain is known worldwide, but please, we don’t have paella. Our thing is meat, fish, vegetables, tortilla de patata and delicious pintxos. But what if you are vegan? Don’t worry, we have your back.
In Bilbao there are not many options as vegan restaurants, but there are plenty of them which have veg-options, you can ask for variations on the food or they are vegetarian. There are also bars which are vegan or serves veg-options. So eating out is not a problem, and for making the things easier and for you not to brainwash, here we let you 8 places vegan or veg-friendly:
Located in Casco Viejo, is a vegan organic restaurant run by a nutritionist, since 2015. Offers healthful cuisine with “menu del dia” on weekdays and also dinner on Friday and Saturday. In the old town, nearest metro Unamuno.
- La Camelia Vegan Bar
Opened early-2015 by the owners of La Camelia sushi takeaway. In addition to vegetable sushi, this food bar also offers organic wine, juice, and cake; spreads and hummus; seitan, tofu, and tempeh with sweet and sour sauce umeboshi; and more. In the the center of Bilbao, close to the river and town hall, with plenty of seating.
- Viva la vida – Veganamente
Take away restaurant, bakery and store. Serves pintxopote on Thurs.
- Bohemian Lane
Vegan bakery offering cakes, beverages, and sandwiches. Has seating. In old town since 2014.
This place is vegetarian with vegan options. There is a daily menu. Prices moderate to expensive. Service can be slow, but food is good.
Basque vegetarian and vegan tapas/pintxos bar and pub near Indautxu tube station. No food served on weekends or throughout August.
- Pizzeria Trozo
Serves meat, vegan options available. Makes all sorts of pizzas, including approx. 7 vegan kinds, with ingredients like hummus, falafel, sumac, harissa, chili, and all with vegan cheese.
Serves meat, vegan options available. Lively bar and restaurant offers mostly vegan pintxos plates. Owner will explain each plate and translate the ingredients into English. Check to see if there is vegan wine available. Veg except for anchovy in the gildas.