Over the past few years, the Balearic Islands have become a targeted tourist destination just off the Iberian Peninsula of Spain’s coast. This island archipelago is an autonomous community as well as being a province of Spain with the heaviest traffic visiting Formenta, Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca. Here you will find a diverse array of character and culture, as well as a cuisine that is second to none in the European arena.
This is especially true when it comes to Vegetarian and Vegan menus, of which there is an abundance for you to sample should you be a follower of this lifestyle. Majorca is the most frequented island of the four and it features 4 restaurants and 3 health food stores as well that will equate well with your vegetarian palate. Consider making all of these part of your exploratory itinerary when visiting the island.
Located at Calle Sant Feliu, 7, Palma de Mallorca (at Paseo del Borne). The restaurant features an all-Spanish Vegan menu (or Mallorcan Vegan as it were), is the top-rated Vegetarian fare on the island. It is located in quite the out-of-the-way location and is not the easiest of restaurants to track down. However, it is well worth the adventure.
Located at Can Santacilia, Palma de Mallorca (at Placa Mercat). This is an organic juice bar yet it features a daily three-course menu at very modest prices. Be aware though – this is the most popular spot for lunch on the island in the city. Again, this is an establishment that may be a bit challenging to find, but the smaller venue with its gorgeous interior makes this restaurant well worth the trip.
Located at Costa Deia, between Deia and Soller. The menu here is a nice blend of organic, Spanish, Western cuisine, but it is not 100% Vegetarian so you need to exercise caution when ordering. The restaurant features a tasting menu of 11 different vegetarian courses for approximately €68 ($87 USD). The terrace seating available affords you a panorama of the Mediterranean Sea, making your meal that much more of an enjoyable experience.
Llocated at Torrente 5, Palma de Mallorca between Marques de la Senia and Paseo Maritimo. Although it is not 100% Vegetarian, you will delight at some of the Lebanese and Syrian cuisine featured on the menu that is. There is a take-out menu available and some of the best beers and wines you will find anywhere on the island. There is a standard Vegetarian meal consisting of 8 dishes which includes falafels, humous, and salads.
Here are the listings of 3 health food stores so that you can shop for items to enjoy in your place of lodging:
Biodespensa - Andrea Dorria 50, Palma de Mallorca
Finca Son Barrina – Llubi in the center of Inca, roughly 6km (3.75 miles) away
Herboristeria L’Arxiduc – Arxiduc Lluis Salvador, Deia
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