Nowadays a healthy diet involves going back to basics. It’s about choosing fresh and locally grown vegetables which haven’t been chilled, wrapped in plastic and flown in from another continent. It’s about responsibly sourced fish and free-range meat. A healthier lifestyle can mean a more ethical one as investing in local products helps the small farms and businesses promoting sustainable methods of production. In Mallorca there are plenty of places where you can get organic and highly nutritious foods. Choose from ecological markets and supermarkets, to vegan restaurants and farms which sell direct – or what about an allotment to grow your own?
Every day of the week it’s a market day in some town or village on the island, where you can usually find fresh vegetables and rows of traditional rusty red sobrassada sausage. But for those looking specifically for ecological products it’s worth taking a trip to Palma’s first ecological market in Plaza de los Patines where the array of mouth-watering products will awaken all your senses.
Now you can buy your fresh organic fruit and veg direct from the local Mallorcan farmers that bring their homegrown products to the capital city each week. […] Palma’s thriving ecological farmers’ market
Direct from farmers
Venda Directa literally means Direct Sale and it’s a government initiative that enables the public to buy direct from Mallorcan growers. The experience of getting your produce from traditional outlets is immensely satisfying to those seeking a sense of well-being and deeper connection with their food and its origin.
Take the gourmet trail around the heart of the Mallorca countryside with us – and meet the producers who are part of Mallorca’s Venda Directa initiative. […] Buy your food directly from the farmer
For high quality, 100% local beef, look no further than Son Mayol. Although also a poultry and agricultural farm, its Angus cattle are its unique selling point. The farm supplies to top restaurants but that doesn’t mean private customers wishing to visit and order some superior sirloin steaks or perhaps Bresse breed chicken, won’t be warmly welcomed.
The pioneering farm Son Mayol is producing organic Angus beef on Mallorca through sustainable means which is now available in many of the best restaurants. […] Son Mayol farm – an organic paradise
This ‘liquid gold’ is what ties a delicious dish together. If you’ve made the effort sourcing the best fresh vegetables and sumptuous meat, you won’t want to undermine the taste with an unremarkable oil. Find out about Mallorca’s top extra virgin oils, produced by the island’s beautiful gnarled olive trees.
Mallorca’s olive oil is amongst the best in the world. Find out which varieties should be on your must-try list with our quick reference guide. […] Top 10 extra virgin olive oils of Mallorca
Few of us have the luxury of time to visit individual producers for their weekly shop. Luckily the island’s organic supermarkets bring together thousands of local and environmentally friendly products to their shelves. Leading organic chain Veritas has a shop in both Palma and Port Andratx.
Vegan to go
If you’re looking for a nutritional bite to eat on-the-go then Palma’s Ziva-to-Go raw vegan cuisine might take your fancy and now has two premises. Using local and organic produce it ticks our health conscious boxes. Veganism is gaining in popularity on the island with new, trending restaurants like The Kitchen, Bon Lloc and Sa Pastanaga serving up vegan-friendly menus and the shop Lo Vegano specialising in vegan products.
Organic and local ingredients – and a lot of love – go into the healthy vegan raw food and drinks at the new tucked-away Ziva to Go in Palma. […] Vegan raw food at Ziva to Go in Palma
Benefiting from the input of nutritionist and celebrity chef, Ulrika Davidsson, Hotel Tres boasts a healthy and delicious menu with Swedish influence. If you’ve been struggling to find a really great salad in Mallorca or fancy the idea of a superfood sandwich, then look no further.
A chance meeting between a Swedish celebrity chef and a Palma hotelier led to an exciting food collaboration. Discover Swedish tapas, Tres style. […] Scandi tapas at Hotel Tres
Grow your own
You can’t get more natural than growing your own vegetables. Eco-farm Biogranja La Real offers allotments for gardening enthusiasts looking for a tranquil environment to nourish their passion.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat… in which case it’s time well spent sourcing the very best ingredients the island has to offer and supporting the people who champion sustainability for the health of the planet and good of our bodies!
More about organic local products
In recent years, bio, eco and organic have become watchwords for an increasingly environmentally-aware Mallorca: Our detailed guide to all things ECO. […] Eco-Mallorca
The new vegan shop in Palma de Mallorca to buy your organic fresh fruit and vegetables is Lo Vegano. Check it out now! […] Lo Vegano serving Mallorca’s vegans