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Welcome to Madrid’s Vegan Scene!

Madrid, a capital city known for its rich culture and culinary diversity, has seen a significant surge in vegan options over the past few years. Gone are the days when vegan restaurants were a rarity; today, Madrid boasts a thriving vegan scene that caters to all palates.

The city’s shift towards veganism isn’t just a trend, it’s a reflection of a growing global awareness around healthy eating and sustainability. Madrid’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, with chefs and restaurants of all types embracing plant-based ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes.

 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Mad Mad Vegan

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Mad Mad Vegan is a gem for those seeking a contemporary vegan dining experience in Madrid. This restaurant is celebrated for its innovative and flavorful plant-based meals, especially known for towering plant-based burgers, scrumptious fries, and delectable desserts like brownies and tiramisu. It’s a go-to place for vegans who crave variety and taste. They have 2 locations, one in Chueca and the other in Lavapiés. 

Distrito Vegano

Distrito Vegano is an elegant restaurant with chic interior design and plenty of space. The restaurant’s menu is impressive to say the least. They offer a delectable classic breakfast menu, plus additional highlights that include Thai and Japanese burgers, Smoked Galette, and Boeuf Bourguignon. 

VEGA

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

VEGA, situated in the center of Madrid, combines artistic presentation with high-quality ingredients. The 100% vegan menu features a wide range of options such as tacos, pizzas, burrata, eggplant teriyaki, poke, hamburgers, and ever-changing options of new dishes.

Freedom Cakes Cafe

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Freedom Cakes Cafe in Madrid offers plant-based alternatives to classic American diner food. That’s right – this cafe has a 100% vegan menu with milkshakes, high stacks of pancakes, bagels and more. There are also hearty lunch options like tacos and hamburgers. The interior of Freedom Cakes Café is brightly decorated, evoking the nostalgic ambiance of an old-fashioned 50s diner. It is a certainly an unforgettable dining experience! 

 

Vegan Cafés & Brunch

Bite Me Café

Bite Me Café is known for its innovative range of vegan donuts, offering one-of-a-kind flavors like carrot cheesecake, vanilla matcha, and jalapeño popper. They even introduce a new flavor every week! But the cafe isn’t just about donuts; they also serve a variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options, including bagels and sandwiches. 

VegAmazing Doughnuts 

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

VegAmazing Doughnuts stands out for its handcrafted, 100% vegan donuts, showcasing a range of creative flavors such as lavender and tiramisu. Imagine donuts that are the size of your face! Additionally, customers can indulge in soft, melty cinnamon buns and high-quality coffee.

Zenith Brunch & Cocktails – Valverde

Zenith at Valverde is a fantastic destination for vegan brunch enthusiasts in Madrid. Famous for its brunch and cocktail menu, Zenith has 2 locations (Malasaña and near Gran Via). The menu includes a variety of starters like nachos, hummus, and banana bread, plus breakfast options like pancakes and açaí. If you’re looking for something heavier, you can choose from burgers, salad bowls, jackfruit tacos and even vegan shakshuka! 

While not exclusively vegan, Zenith provides plenty of vegan options. Their drink deals are also unbeatable – for example, 1 liter of mimosas for 25 euros!

Santa y Pura

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Santa y Pura presents a laid-back vegan bar ambiance, offering a fusion yummy snacks and tapas. Think sandwiches, toasts, burritos, and pizza. To complement the food, Santa y Pura also has a nice selection of wines, beers, and kombucha.

 

Vegan Restaurants with International Food

Kathmandu Tandoori House

For those craving vegan-friendly Indian and Nepali cuisine, Kathmandu Tandoori House in Madrid is a top choice. While not exclusively a vegan restaurant, it’s highly accommodating of vegan preferences. They offer richly spiced, flavorful choices with a willingness to carefully work around food intolerances. 

Choose

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Madrid

Choose, located in the artistic La Latina neighborhood, epitomizes Italian cuisine in a vegan format. This Italian restaurant is renowned for its diverse and authentic menu, offering traditional foods like Arancinetti, Carbonara, and Gnocchi – all 100% vegan. 

Los Andenes Vegan

In Chamberí, Los Andenes Vegan has a menu of traditional Peruvian food with purely vegan ingredients. The menu features a diverse selection ranging from Alfredo noodles to vegan pork rinds, plus fish-style bites, hamburgers, empanadas, and fried sweet potatoes. 

Pizzi & Dixie

Pizzi & Dixie stands out as another must-visit destination for Italian cuisine lovers in Madrid. This restaurant specializes in vegan pizzas and pastas, adhering to a 100% plant-based menu. They pride themselves on using fresh quality products, with a large variety of fresh pasta and artisanal pizza doughs prepared in the Neapolitan tradition.

 

Health-Focused Vegan Restaurants

Hakuna Matata Veggie

Hakuna Matata Veggie has a casual and welcoming atmosphere in Madrid, ideal for those who prefer health-conscious dining. This restaurant is known for its wide range of nutritious vegan meals, including cheese boards, lentil burgers, and flavorful stir-fries with heura and beyond meat. Their rice-based dishes are also highly acclaimed. 

Alma Libre Açaí House 

For açaí enthusiasts, Almalibre is as good as it gets. You can create your own personalized açaí bowl with a variety of toppings, including fruits, seeds, chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut flakes. Beyond açaí, they have a comprehensive vegan menu featuring diverse options such as wraps, hearty sandwiches, quinoa bowls, and even plant-based hot dogs. The ambiance is enhanced by the presence of lush green plants and pastel furniture, perfect for a laid-back meal.

Level Veggie Bistro

Located on the edge of Retiro Park in Sainz de Baranda is Level Veggie Bistro. This restaurant stands out with its elegant setting and a focus on fresh, wholesome vegan cuisine. The diverse menu ranges from lasagna to sushi to vegetable woks, complemented by a full dessert selection. 

Masa Madre Vegan Food

Masa Madre Vegan Food is located on the outskirts of Madrid and recognized for its artisanal approach to vegan cuisine. They focus on homemade, high-quality dishes made with whole ingredients. Masa Madre offers a variety of options including a pea protein burger, rigatoni, and curry, with an emphasis on sustainable packaging and a dog-friendly environment. Plus, they gluten-free options available! 

 

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