Where to Find Vegan Paella in Barcelona

As visitors to Barcelona, we noticed signs everywhere for paella. It was loud and clear that the dish should be tried by tourists. However, if you eat a plant-based diet there aren’t too many options for a vegan paella. Fortunately, we stumbled upon a place that serves the vegan version. Biocenter is the place and we went there on the first day for lunch. We had their complete meal menu: soup, salad, entree and dessert.

A vegetarian and vegan joint. Vegan items are clearly labeled.

A vegetarian and vegan joint. Vegan items are clearly labeled.

We both had the same squash soup and salad mix, as well as the paella. I have to admit I was thrilled to try the dish. It had mushrooms and vegetables and was quite good. I expected spicy, but it was far from that: The flavor was mild and sweet with a mushroom aftertaste. My only gripe about it was that it was too oily. But, the taste and execution satisfied my dining experience — I was happy to have had paella.

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Desserts at Biocenter were exceptional. After not being able to have any sort of pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving, I did not hesitate on getting their pumpkin cake. It was so yummy!

Vegan Pumpkin Cake

Vegan Pumpkin Cake

Nick had a carrot cake that had a hint of lemon to it. We both enjoyed it very much as well. Yum!

Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake

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