Who said that Spanish food is heavy? There´s much more than paella, chorizo and garlic prawns on the menu list. The capital of Spain homes great eco restaurants and cafes where you can try the real taste of the Mediterranean diet, as well as the magic behind the organic& sustainability philosophy.
With the best selection of vegetables, exotic fruits and delicious natural juices, these new food paradises will make you think green. The good news is that they´re also perfect for travelers visiting the city on a budget! Welcome to Green Madrid!
Al Natural: A world of natural things
As its name indicates, everything here is natural. This vegetarian restaurant uses in its cuisine quality organic food, much of which is picked from its own gardens.
Always looking to satisfy all tastes, they also include non-vegetarian food -This is Spain!-If you are looking for a healthy time this is your place. Thanks to the lovely staff service and the unique dishes you will be certain to repeat!
La Mojigata: Sunday eco brunch
La Mojigata is a lovely café that also offers delicious organic snacks. Its welcome board literally states: “Come in if you want, we promise we´ll look after you”. Whoever visits this café will fall in love with the atmosphere and the friendly design. Have a look at the blog and you will find out more about its green events and, of course, the recipes of the day! For those that don´t like meat, don´t visit La Mojigata on Friday; it’s the only day of the week that they include meat on the menú del día…
El Vergel: Supermarket& Restaurant
This organic supermarket also has its own restaurant in the Paseo de la Florida. They also worry about other issues related to food, such as heavy metals, cooking techniques and more etc… The menus, which can also be found on the Internet, cost € 10 at noon and 12 € at night. If you are already planning your Christmas dinner, have a look at the menu to get some inspiration! It won’t leave you disappointed!
Ecocentro: A Paradise forvegetarians
Ecocentro is a vegetarian´s paradise. Depending on which door you enter, you´ll find a food shop, a café or a basement restaurant that serves delicious veggie food. At the store you can find literally all vegan and organic supplements that you ever imagined! From dried beans to vegan spelt croissants as well as other organic gluten free options. This bio bio-friendly business is perfect for those that want to taste new snacks. Or maybe you prefer to bring some with you as a green Madrid souvenir…?
Yatiri: A chic organic restaurant
Have you ever heard about organic wines? If the answer is NO and you are in Madrid, you are in luck! Don´t hesitate to pop in and discover what´s behind this meeting place and its philosophy. The menu is huge, so you´ll probably spend about ten minutes choosing your dish. And trust me, it won´t be easy at all!
All these restaurants and cafés are located within the town center, where the best Madrid hotels are. So, don´t hesitate to ask for a take away box, in case you haven´t finished your delicious eco dish and you want it to keep enjoying while relaxing after a crazy tourist day. Have a great trip and Qué aproveche!
Marta is a travel and life style writer based in London. She loves travelling and cooking eco recipes. When she isn’t writing on her laptop, she can be found trying new eco-friendly restaurants in London.