Travelling with a disability can be a challenge, so it’s important to plan as much as possible. Although the planning and research doesn’t stop once you have booked the flights, hotel and airport transfers. Finding restaurants with wheelchair access can be just as challenging, so to make things a little easier I’m excited to share with you the best vegan restaurants in Barcelona with wheelchair access.
Personally, we have often walked/rolled around a city for a long time trying to find a suitable restaurant with wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Many times we have spotted a restaurant we really want to visit, but have had to walk past because there were steps.
We also have to factor in if it has vegan options, which can sometimes be a little more difficult. Thankfully we are finding the number of vegan restaurants increasing in cities we visit – creating more options.
Before visiting a new city I always research the best vegan restaurants in that city. I usually check Google and other blogs with lists of vegan restaurants. However, I never find lists detailing if there is wheelchair access, so I then have to do more research. Before I know it I have a kazillion browser tabs open.
So here is my very own list of the top 6 best vegan restaurants in Barcelona with wheelchair access that we have enjoyed.
Flax & Kale Tallers
There are three Flax & Kale restaurants in Barcelona and we wanted to visit them all during our trip. Unfortunately, we ran out of time, but we are pleased that we managed to eat at two of them. Flax &Kale Tallers was the first one we tried and OMG. The decor and food are amazing! We both ordered the ‘Teresa Carles Best Veggie Burger’ and it really was the best. 80% of the menu is plant-based so there is a massive range of options to suit all preferences.
The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully presented and aesthetically pleasing. Black burger buns? Yes, please! Even though we were both full we couldn’t resist dessert. Healthy but super tasty desserts might I add. I went for the coco masala chai ice cream. Yum! Knowing it was healthy didn’t make me feel so bad for eating it all.
Flax & Kale Tallers had the coolest decor as well as a range of seating options. There were round or long rectangle tables so you are likely to find one that suits your wheelchair. We sat at a table with a view out the large windows onto the street. The accessible toilet is upstairs which is accessible via a lift. The toilet was really nice and had everything I needed including grab bars, roll-under sink and space for my wheelchair to manoeuvre around.
The address for Flax & Kale Tallers:
Carrer dels Tallers, 74b, 08001 Barcelona
Not solely a vegan restaurant, but we were pleased to discover SINGULAR had a vegan option on the menu. We visited this restaurant for lunch after spending the morning at Park Güell. Located along from Sagrada Familia, SINGULAR was the perfect spot to enjoy our delicious vegan burgers. I decided to be a bit different by opting for vegetable chips instead of fries but got jealous so stole a few of Allan’s. The burgers came with tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and remoulade sauce. The vegetables are grown in their gardens in Esparregera and were delicious. So good! To finish I had sorbet which was lovely and refreshing.
Wheelchair access in SINGULAR was very good and the staff were very accommodating. The entrance had level-access and there was space between the tables so I was able to get in and out easily. The accessible toilet was minimalist with plenty of space for my wheelchair. The toilet had grab bars and a roll-under sink.
The address for SINGULAR:
Carrer de Sardenya, 321, 08025 Barcelona
The Green Spot
The Green Spot was our favourite restaurant from our first visit to Barcelona and remains on top after our second visit. We loved absolutely everything about The Green Spot. From the decor, the vibe, the location, the staff, the plant atrium (Yes, the plants) and of course the awesome food. We couldn’t fault this gem of a restaurant. We enjoyed a selection of appetisers before our pizzas, but have also had the sweet potato tagliatelle with macadamia nut sauce and black truffle. A real treat for the taste buds.
The Green Spot has great wheelchair accessibility. I especially like how spacious it was so I didn’t feel like I was in anyone’s way. I was able to drive my wheelchair straight up to the table as it was a good height for me. The accessible toilet was very clean and simple with grab bars on each side of the toilet. As with all accessible toilets we used in Barcelona, I was able to roll easily under the sink.
The address for The Green Spot:
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 12, 08003 Barcelona
You can’t go to Barcelona and not try the Gran Vegano burger from Bacoa. It is AMAZING. There are five Bacoa restaurants around Barcelona so you have to try at least one during your time in the city. We ate at the Bacoa Barceloneta right on the beachfront. It was a great spot with stunning views of the beach and surrounded by palm trees. What more can you ask for? I unintentionally wore my ‘burgers and fries’ t-shirt that day, which the waiter loved.
Wheelchair accessibility at Bacoa Barceloneta is great because it’s literally on the beach front and not necessarily in the actual restaurant (which is quite small). There are accessible toilets along the beach if required. The next time we visit Barcelona we are going to try the other Bacoa restaurants which are bigger and have seating inside.
Flax & Kale Passage
Located in a beautiful quaint little passage is where you will find Flax & Kale Passage. Its such a pretty area with lovely plants hanging from balconies. All three Flax & Kale restaurants specialise in different cuisines so there are lots of options to choose from. Healthy pizzas and Asian Fusion was the speciality at Flax & Kale Passage. The pizzas were so good and so filling, but again we couldn’t resist the desserts. Who can blame us when they sound and look so amazing.
Wheelchair accessibility was very good in Flax & Kale Passage. One of the first things I noticed was how attentive and accommodating the staff were in making sure the table was suitable and that we were comfortable. Even showing us to the accessible toilet before we left. The accessible toilet was a good size with enough space for my powered wheelchair and Allan to move around. There were grab bars on each side of the toilet and a good size roll-under sink. There was a baby changing table in the corner, but I still had enough space.
The address for Flax & Kale Passage:
Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 31-33, 08003 Barcelona
Gelaaati Di Marco
Strolling the beautiful Barcelona streets or sunbathing on the beach can be hard work. The perfect spot to stop at with a great selection of vegan gelato is Gelaaati Di Marco. Located in the Gothic Quarter which is one of my favourite areas in Barcelona.
Although this gelateria has a step into the shop, I still feel it deserves a shout out because the lovely friendly server made me feel included. While I waited at the step, the server gave me samples of the flavours to help me choose what flavours I wanted. I finally decided on watermelon and fig. It was sooooo good.
The address for Gelaaati Di Marco:
Carrer de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
So there you have it, my list of the top 6 best vegan restaurants in Barcelona with wheelchair access. It’s no secret that Barcelona is one of my absolute favourite cities so I can’t wait to visit again and discover more awesome vegan restaurants to add to the list.
Also, if you’re looking for wheelchair accessible things to do, where to stay, an accessible guide to the city or why you should visit Nova Icària beach Barcelona in a wheelchair, then make sure you take a look at the links below: