The demand for plant-based dishes signals a change in our attitude towards how we consume food, take care of the environment and improve our overall wellbeing. Palma, like a true European capital, has responded with meat-free alternatives that don’t disappoint. Limp lettuce? Bland beans? Fear not; at these following places the grim days of tasteless vegetarian food are over.
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This 100% eco kitchen in Palma brings healthy, vegetarian food straight to your door. Head to their website, veggysfastfood.es, and order from a menu of home-made burgers, hot dogs and puddings. All delivered in plastic-free packaging, Veggys is committed to feeding you guilt-free, plant-based fast food. Got that Friday night takeaway feeling? Veggys is your weekend go-to. Try the Pomona Premium burger washed down with a bottle of their own organic artisan beer – delivered by electric motorbike!
Visit Veggys at Carrer d’Andrea Doria, 46, Palma +34 617 638 312 · veggysfastfood.es
This tiny café off La Rambla is a little haven, where respite from the passing traffic and busy Calle de Los Olmos is found. Wooden floorboards and rustic crates all contribute to a cosy ambience here, even if there is not a lot of space. The day always starts well with their most popular dish, the acai bowl, alongside a fresh orange juice or avocado on toast. Customers with allergies and intolerances are well catered for.
Visit Rambla 28 at La Rambla, Palma +34 600 848 590
Hosts Joanina and Albert await your visit to their relaxed Café Riutort, just a stride or two off La Rambla. The rustic and stripped-back interior is reflected in the food, which is no-fuss, back-to-nature, tasty grub. Dishes include thin slices of the much-loved avo with tomato on toast or in an olive oil-glazed salad. A well-known spot for brunch, this veggie-loving duo also know how to knock up a good cup of coffee. Sit outside with friends, flat white in hand and a bowl of sunny plant-based goodness.
Visit Café Riutort at C. del Carme, 25, Palma +34 971 092 724
This hidden gem in the heart of Palma is run by Ruth and Eran, who have taken inspiration from their travels and designed a menu rooted in sustainable cooking. Their hummus platter with roasted vegetables is always a crowd-pleaser, specially when washed down with a glass of white wine. Or, for a winter warmer, the hot turmeric drink arrives like sunshine in a cup, and is best made with oat milk. Exposed brickwork, quirky art and mismatched furniture conjure thoughts of a life well travelled, inspired by new foods and cultures.
Visit Santosha at Carrer del Metge Matas, 2, Palma +34 971 723 701
Regarded as the first vegetarian restaurant in Mallorca, Bon Lloc in La Lonja has been serving fresh, no-frills vegetarian and vegan food since 1978. Their midday energetic menus are made up of four dishes, including the choice of power juice or salad, followed by a starter, main course and dessert. Fresh comes first here. All their ingredients are bought daily from the market, and are then mixed, blended, oven-baked or simply left raw.
Visit Bon Lloc at Carrer de Sant Feliu, 7, Palma +34 971 718 617
A popular vegetarian restaurant in Palma which has been going for years. Now open for both lunch and dinner. Well worth trying. […] Bon Lloc vegetarian Restaurant
A two-minute walk from Plaza Mayor you will find the cobbled square of Plaza de la Quartera. In the summer this little plaza is buzzing with music and chit-chat enjoyed over a feast of vegetarian food. Their chalkboard outside displays the menu of the day, which for three plates plus dessert is €15, or for one plate less, €11.70. Home-made soups and plant-packed burgers are all to be enjoyed outside in the plaza or inside in their small but very cute restaurant.
Visit Plaer Natural at Plaça de la Quartera, 3, Palma +34 971 22 77 80
Reach the end of Calle de Cotoner in Santa Catalina and there – facing a plant-green exterior – you will find the family-run EcoVegetaria. Potted plants and candlelit tables make this a veggie favourite in Palma, where diners can enjoy can a menu of the day for €10.95. Their rice dishes are raved about far and wide for their creamy textures and creative play. The 24-carat gold and tikka masala rice is just one of many that chef Jesús Garcia serves steaming hot and topped with edible flowers.
Visit Eco Vegetaria at Carrer Comte de Barcelona, 26, Palma +34 971 28 25 62
Just off Plaza Cort is Bagel, run by the warm and welcoming Andrew and Stephan. At 6am, Stephan is in the café basement firing up their traditional American bagel machine – the only place in Mallorca to do so. Their bagels are 100% vegan, fresh and full of flavour. Swathes of cashew nut cream, mashed avocado and fresh marmalade are just some of the options available. Andrew, a master barista, is proud to serve illy coffee alongside their bagels, which can be enjoyed al fresco or inside.
Visit Begel at Carrer dels Set Cantons, 4, Palma +34 871 571 010
They swapped Cape Town for Palma, and their small coastal hotel for a city bagel bakery/café, offering home-made 100% vegan food.
[…] Bagel café offers made-on-the-premises bagels
Vegan and Raw
No place in Palma understands the power of plants more than at Vegan and Raw. Alongside offering a daily vegan menu, Beverly Pugh and her team, run wellbeing workshops, detox programs and talks. The cosy café doubles as a Food Farmacy, where visitors can learn about the benefits of eating raw food and adopting a vegan diet. On Saturday mornings they do a great all-you-can-eat brunch that often involves live music or yoga sessions. Stay in the know by signing up to their newsletter.
Visit Vegan and Raw at Plaça del Bisbe Berenguer de Palou, nº2, Palma +34 629 867 785
Temple – Cocina Sana y Vegetal
Temple in Santa Catalina believe you are what you eat, and that your mind and body is a temple to be looked after. Their 100% organic vegetarian and vegan menu comprises vibrant salad bowls, raw cakes and gut-loving kombucha – all made with love and care. You will first enter their shop – arrayed with Indian prints and incenses – and then further through, find a cool eating area with rustic wooden tables. The world is put right at Temple, where, sure enough yoga sessions can also be enjoyed.
Visit Temple – Cocina Sana y Vegetal at Carrer de Pou, 24, Palma +34 683 633 686
Craving some peace in Palma? The tropical garden at Temple Natura is a quiet sanctuary in the area of Calatrava, where visitors relax under a canopy of palm leaves. In the heat of the summer, this is where you’ll find some much-needed shade while you tuck into your delicious meat-free lunch. Their Super Vegan Nachos always go down well, as do their home-made lemonade and energy juices.
Visit Temple Natura at Carrer del Temple, 4, Palma +34 971 718 688