Finding Vegan Food in Malaga, Spain
While Spain may not be known for its vegan cuisine, particularly those coastal towns that are famed for their seafood, growing numbers of the younger Spanish generation are increasingly interested in a new way of eating.
Plant-based options have begun to pop up in many Malaga eateries, with some locations offering a fully vegan menu.
What Is a Vegan Diet?
On a vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants, including:
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Breads, rice, and pasta.
- Dairy alternatives such as soymilk, coconut milk, and almond milk.
- Vegetable oils.
Tapas and More
Malaga is famous for casual dining and tapas, but for a sit-down meal, head to Cañadú. Located amid a stretch of busy bars in the central Plaza de la Merced, here you can order a three-course meal from its fully vegan menu for around €15 per person.
If it’s cheap and cheerful you’re looking for, head straight to La Casa Invisible. Nestled in the heart of the pedestrian historic center, it offers a selection of vegan tapas in an airy courtyard full of sunshine, mosaics, and interesting characters. The dishes cost as little as €1.50, and the beer is cheap too!
If you do find yourself stuck with a group of carnivorous friends in a place that seems only to have meat and fish on the menu, take a closer look.
Almost everywhere offers ‘patatas bravas‘ – fried potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce, or ‘pimientos de Padron‘ – deep-fried, salty green peppers. At the very least, you can fill up on olives and fresh bread too!
Many of the bars in the center also offer vegan versions of traditional Spanish dishes, so if you’re curious about what this vibrant city has to offer, bring your walking shoes and start exploring!
Malaga Travel and Tour Packages
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