• Veg World India in Barcelona

    August 13th, 2011quarrygirlbarcelona, more restaurants (not LA)

    hey everyone! i’m very pleased and honored to report that today we have a guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, fat gay vegan. he usually writes about places in london where he lives, but today he has taken time from his relaxing spanish vacation to send us a review of a vegetarian restaurant in barcelona. my mouth is watering…enjoy!

    If you are ever fortunate enough to find yourself in the breathtaking city of Barcelona, you certainly will not go hungry. This world-class destination is packed solid with vegan dining and shopping options. There are at least two vegan grocery stores as well as a vegan deli, numerous restaurants, falafel merchants, juice stands, organic grocers and even Indian cuisine suitable for cruelty-free diners. I have taken leave from my own blog to wander across to talk to you about that last category… Indian food.

    Veg World India is situated in the historical inner-city neighbourhood of Gràcia that once stood alone from Barcelona as a separate village. This district is cluttered with bars, coffee shops, cinemas and boutiques. It delicately treads that fine line between local tradition and chic progress perfectly. Veg World India slots effortlessly into this bustling bohemia and offers a satisfying food experience.

    A sign outside reading “90% Vegan” was a lovely welcome on my visit and the knowledgable servers went out of their way to ensure all my vegan concerns were met. The starter plate for two was modified to remove paneer and we were informed our choices would be cooked in separate oil.

    Everything on the plate was fabulous with special mention going to the outstanding onion bhajis.

    My main meal was a stunning combination of lemon rice, cauliflower/potato curry as well as a spinach/tofu curry. A basket of naan bread was supplied with the meal and refilled as quickly as I could empty it.

    Of course I was compelled to return for another visit as I didn’t want to come to the astute Quarrygirl readers with so little under my belt. My next pitstop to Veg World India occurred during the day in order to take advantage of their lunch special.

    The impressive thali was accompanied by a fresh salad and soup bar for around 10 Euros. The surprise dish of the trip was the delightful watermelon soup, served chilled.

    It was seasoned perfectly with a mix of spices and was even fun to serve up out of a giant tin vessel.

    Get to Barcelona as soon as possible. It is a stunning city made even more enjoyable by the delectable food at Veg World India.

    Veg World India
    C/ Bruniquer 26
    Barcelona Spain 08012

    Closest Metro station is Joanic.

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  • That looks amazing! Who would think you could get awesome vegan curry in barcelona?! Brilliant.

  • So cool, I love culinary tourism. Have fun and be safe!

  • I love the Fat Gay Vegan blog! So nice to see some more BCN posts too. I used this blog as a guide when I was there. Cat Bar is my favorite, and this place looks good as well.

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    India represent hehe:p
    [Looks delicious!!:-)]

  • I can’t imagine why I’d ever go to Barca (I mean, after all, Spain is basically a third world country with minimal animal rights legislation, running of the bulls etc.) but if I was ever forced to go there with a gun to my head I’d consider eating here.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this!

    I am heading to BCN for xmas and this post is a godsend.

  • fuck yes to vegan curry!

  • VEGAN NAAN?! OMG. Bummed I missed this place when I visited earlier this year! Oh well, yet another excuse to go back there…along with Maoz 😀

  • WOW!! So cool that the rest of the world is getting on the vegan bandwagon!! Love the 90% vegan sign!! Very cool. And the atmosphere looks beautiful.

  • “A basket of naan bread was supplied with the meal and refilled as quickly as I could empty it.” If there are sweeter words, I do not know them.

    Great to hear of this oasis in Spain.

  • travel in spain and eat indian?


    bravas and romesco are vegan.
    pimientos de padron are vegan.
    you can order vegetarian/vegan paella just about anywhere in spain.

  • “lame,” most of the veg paella uses chicken stock in Spain. Patatas bravas are often fried with meat products, and topped with milk mayo. Go find the truth, it is out there…

    Veg World is good. Not the best curry house, but for Spain, good. As there are so many Pakistani’s living here seems rather appropriate to me! And not just the beer boys, most of the best bars/clubs etc are owned by very wealthy Pakistani’s. Spain, like the rest of Europe, is part of the rest of the world. And no, “pizzalover,” it most certainly is not “third world.” Most educated people use the phrase less developed countries nowadays, but hey ho.. Anyway. If it were, why would people like Microsoft, Vistaprint, Oracle and Apple (to name a few) have European bases here? Not manufacturing, but marketing and financial.

    Gotta love small minded Americans I guess..

    The only point I would make is you do need to stress you are vegan. The 90% vegan is hot air when you go through the full menu, its more like 50%. But it is popular with many vegans here.

    Nuff said. I’m off to play in Gracia at the best street party ever! I’ve tried New Orleans, ain’t got nuttin on struttin in Gracia!! Well, it aint got crack, guns and knives…But its got weed..! ;p

    Split peas and love peeps. xx

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