• GOPAL: Vegan In Barca? You’d better Go there, Pal!!

    September 16th, 2010quarrygirlbarcelona, more restaurants (not LA)

    hi everyone! time for another field report from our european correspondent, dadatamonkey! this one is about gopal, a small vegan deli in barcelona, spain that serves up burgers, cakes, and vegan salami! what?! yeah!

    Gateway to cake heaven!

    Gopal is hidden away behind Las Ramblas, in a rather less than celebrious square. The people are friendly enough round here, but they know you are a tourist and have money, so take care. If you take a nice expensive camera down here put it in a rucksack in front of you!! Despite that, I’ve eaten here plenty of times without any trouble, and it´s defo worth the experience as the food is good! Make sure you visit the toilet prior to Gopal, as they don’t have one, but the bars around there do. If needs must just walk into a bar and use the toilet. Most of the time no one will mind.

    I love the feel of this place. Barcelona all over.

    This place is really clean and everything is kept in a massive chiller so you can munch without worrying about it later! Some of the burgers can look a bit weary though so look well! As you can see there aren´t many seats, but loads of people just grab a take-away so you wont normally have a problem getting a seat. If you are feeling brave, or are like me and don´t worry overly, go sit on the square with a beer. It’s interesting and fun. Oh yeah, beer. Gopal don’t do alcohol. They have a shitty alcohol free one but its foul. They do have bottled juices, water and fizzy drinks though. Haven´t tried taking a beer with me but reckon they wouldn’t mind, it’s a pretty laid back place. Very friendly too.

    How big is the fridge? Vegan delights a plenty.

    The food is mainly burgers (about 8 types including Redwoods ¼ pounder to homemade ones such as an orange one (no, not eating it) and spicy red pepper one. You can also buy loads of vegan goodies to take home and munch! Cheese, charcuturie, redwoods bacon etc etc! See, heaven. They also do special deals and a menu of the day. Prices vary but expect to pay 5-50 EUR for a deal (includes a patty eg chicken, salad, fried potatoes or nachos) or the meal of the day which changes daily at 6-50. Both include a drink so great value. But… I WANT BURGER!

    Boy, did I ever get burgered. The beast is unleashed! 4-50 EURO

    THE BURGER! This is sooo good! The bread is made on the premises, a big ol´ 1/4 pounder from Redwoods , toffuti cheese slice, fresh salad and a creamy Romesco dressing (that tends to dribble on you, in a nice friendly way!). Ketchup and mustard are available if you want them. All this for 4-50 EUR!! When I first ate here, I askled the main lady what she would recommend to try first? She asked if I was really hungry, er yup, always am. Thank you, you were right! You do need to be hungry to eat all of this.

    What can I say except, yummy, & in my tummy in no time!

    This burger is a meal in itself. I find the Redwoods ¼ pounder can be a bit tooo much if you aren’t careful. But these guys have got the cooking down. But what I really really want is cake. The best cake. I get it here…

    Vegan Heaven on Earth! Lujuria knows his stuff, and now I know his secret ingredient too!

    Maybe the best thing about Gopal is the desserts, boy they are stunningly good, best cakes (vegan or not) I have EVER eaten, bar none. And I’ve eaten a lot over the last 40 odd years!! Each time I’ve been in (quite a few..) THE SELECTION IS DIFFERENT. That’s good coz you know they are always fresh and also you get to try different ones each time. Oh, and they have cupcakes too. Wimmins food, bah. 😉 The mega selection is from Lujuria Vegana, and yes I have contacted him directly!

    Chocotorture cake (my name). OMFG ONLY 3-50 EUR for your own stairway to heaven...

    OK no BS, this is the best thing since I found out about ladies. If you don´t get to eat this before you die, you have not lived. No kidding, it’s the nuts. The chocolate torte part is soo smooth, thick, tastiest bit of anything I have ever put in my mouth. The hard really dark chocolate coating just finishes it off perfectly. I nearly bought the rest of the cake…

    Various salami – This damn good stuff. One is even a bit like black pudding!

    All gorgeous, all keep well and beat the pants off any other similar products – did I say similar – nothing I´ve had is similar to how good these are. The dogs bits they are!! 5 EUR upwards
    So, got the idea? Yup, I really like this place. It’s good, honest vegan fast food combined with the best cakes possible. If you get to Barca and don’t go here then you are brainless, coz this place is a no-brainer! 10/10!!

    C/ Escudellers 42 – Plaza George Orwell (Plaça del Tripi)
    Barcelona, Spain
    933 189 215
    Cash only. Open Tue-Sun 12:00-23:00 NO TOILETS!
    Gopal’s Facebook Page

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  • Love this place. Ate there almost everyday for 2 weeks straight. Almost because they’re closed on mondays, i think.

    I don’t think you can emphasize how good of a deal this place really is considering the quality of the food and desserts. We came from Paris and we went from spending around 20 euros for a meal to 6 euros.

    And the free entertainment outside – some guy growling at his female friend for an hour straight.

  • I love these Barcelona reviews! We are taking a trip to Europe next spring, and I think we may add in a stay in Barcelona purely based on the Cat Bar review. Heh heh.

  • These reviews are coming in at the perfect time! I’m going to Spain in December and have been looking for places to grub at.

  • Wow that looks so delicious!! Wouldn’t mind having a slice of that vegan chocolate cake right now 😀

  • Vegan SALAMI!?!?!?!?

    can I get this in the U.S. !??!!??!?!?!

    NEED IT.

  • Greg, you can’t. It’s a Spanish brand. And yes, it is GOOD! DAMN GOOD. You should be able to get Redwoods chorizo stateside soon though, but probs only in chunks. V-Bites will be the brand name there.

  • Aw, this looks great!

  • I’m about to buy a ticket for that chocolate cake. Serious.

  • We ate here in May! A fine place for lunch and not a far walk at all from the bottom of Las Ramblas. I can’t say anything that wasn’t said in the original post – dadatamonkey sums it up perfectly.

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