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5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Alicante, Spain

5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Alicante, Spain

Cuisine Crawl 5 MINS READ
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Traveling to Spain, or even Italy and Portugal may be at times burdensome for those thriving on vegan diets. Filled with hearty meats, super fresh seafood, cheese, and other animal source foods, these countries’ typical dishes are delicious, but not suitable for everyone. So, if you’re vegan, a good idea when traveling is to look up vegan-friendly options on your destination beforehand.

Known for its soulful cuisine, Spain sure offers a myriad of delicacies that are filled with meat and seafood, but you should know that the country also has amazing vegan restaurants, from North to South. In fact, Spain grows almost all known varieties of fruits and vegetables, and thanks to its privileged location in the Mediterranean basin, the country produces almost ten million tons of fruit annually. Spain’s healthy supply of fresh fruits and vegetables includes apricots, artichokes, onions, berries, oranges, cherries, and several types of peppers.

And, in case you’re looking for a vegan-friendly destination for your next trip to Spain, you might wanna consider going to Alicante. Located in the Valencian Community, this port city has a showcase of vegan options for all tastes and budgets. Plus, Alicante is filled with mind-blowing beaches, a bustling nightlife scene, and ancient gothic buildings.

Take a look at the list to find out what are the best vegan restaurants in Alicante, Spain. To which one you’ll go first?

Best Vegan Restaurants in Alicante

Purpura Project B’art

Purpura Project is both an art gallery and a vegan restaurant in Alicante, Spain. Aside from hosting art exhibitions, the restaurant offers a range of vegan and gluten-free eats made with super fresh ingredients. The restaurant serves a variety of salads, tasty main courses, and desserts, which you can eat with your hands. The bonus: craft beers and eco wines are on the menu. Definitely worth a try!

How to get to Purpura Project?

The restaurant is located in Calle San Agustín, 2. To get there, you will have to walk about 30 minutes up the city, so plan your lunchtime ahead.

What are the opening hours?

Open Mon 7pm – 11pm, Wed-Thu 1pm-4pm, Thu-Sat 8pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm. Closed Tue.

Our recommendation

The staff is always friendly and recommend you the freshest food, but the CuddlyNest team loved the Battered ‘squid’ sandwich for early lunch and green rice (Arroz Verde) and vegan tiramisu for dinner.

Bodhigreen

“Bodhi” means “awakening” in Sanskrit, and that’s exactly what this vegetarian restaurant in Alicante intends to do: to awake our bodies and minds by providing us with super fresh food made with natural ingredients. One of the best vegetarian restaurants in Alicante, Boddhigreen also serves gluten-free, vegan, and raw dishes.

On their menu, you’ll find creative adaptations of typical global eats, such as tacos, burritos, pad thai, and hamburgers. Their “Bangin Burrito”, which is one of the restaurant’s specialties, combines kale, roasted vegetables, brown rice, eggplant chutney, and guacamole.

How to get to Bodhigreen?

The restaurant is located in Calle San Fernando, 46, and you can get there by bus (09, 21, 23, 24, C-6), light rail (L1, L3) or train (C1, C3).

What are the opening hours?

The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday at lunchtime from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, and dinner from 8 pm to 11: 30pm.

Our recommendation

You should definitely try the restaurant’s specialties, such as the Bangin Burrito, the Raw pad Thai, the Hippie Dream “Vurger” and the Boddhi Bowl Bibimpap. All of them have vegan options. For dessert, why not order a raw chocolate and mint vegan pie or a vegan chocolate brownie?

Mish Mish

“Our food is never about the cooking of just a single dish, it is about delighting ourselves with no less than a thousand and one flavors.” This is how Mish Mish, in Alicante, describes their food. Inspired by the rich Middle Eastern flavors, this Lebanese restaurant has a concept menu (Monday-Friday), which allows you to select 3 individual Mezza dishes, together with the main dish and a dessert.

Some of the “Mezza’s” (small appetizers typical in the Middle Eastern cuisine) are the famous hummus and the baba ganoush, which is roasted eggplant, garlic, and olive oil. These can be combined with vegan options, such as stuffed vegetables and chickpea falafel. Mish Mish also has a brunch menu, in case you want to have a late Middle-Eastern breakfast.

How to get to Mish Mish?

Mish Mish is located in Plaza San Cristóbal, 8 Bajo, within a walking distance from the 1600s Concatedral d’Alacant Sant Nicolau de Bari. You can take the bus (21, 23, 24), train (C3), or light rail (L1, L3)

What are the opening hours?

The restaurant is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm. Mish Mish also has a tea room, which is open daily from 3:30 pm to 11 pm. You can also order take out!

Our recommendation

Mish Mish has more than 15 Mezza dishes for you to choose from. In case you want to stick to the basics, try the hummus or baba ganoush. But if you feel like eating something more different, order the vine leaves stuffed with rice, parsley, mint, onion, and pomegranate molasses.

Restaurante Lluvia

Lluvia is a real vegan paradise in Alicante, Spain. Inspired by Asian, Italian, and Latin American flavors, this creative restaurant will take you on a gourmet tour around the world. The dishes take fresh ingredients sourced by the Alicante Central Market.

How to get to Restaurante Lluvia?

The restaurant is placed in Calle Poeta Quintana, 20, close to the Mercado Central d’Alacant, a bustling food market with a range of vendors.

What are the opening hours?

From Mondays to Tuesdays, and Thursdays to Saturdays during lunchtime (1 pm to 4 pm), and dinner (8 pm to 11 pm). On Wednesdays during lunchtime (1 pm to 4 pm). Closed on Sundays.

Our recommendation

Sushi lovers can try their vegan Uramaki, which is stuffed with fresh peaches. Fancy some pasta? Then order the orecchiette with broccoli cream. In case you feel like eating Mexican food, eat their tacos filled with guacamole, black beans, and pico de gallo sauce.

Kambon Alicante

Kanbon is a new concept of Thai Street Food cuisine in Alicante, Spain. Filled with vegan options, this restaurant will take you straight away on a quick trip to Thailand, where you’ll be able to try dishes made by chefs from Bangkok. On the menu, there are all kinds of Thai dishes, from the most traditional ones to authentic delicacies from the Bangkok street markets.

How to get to Kanbon Alicante?

Kabon is located in Plaza de San Cristobal, 4, in the Old Town of Alicante, which is in the very heart of the city.

What are the opening hours?

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during lunchtime (12:30 pm to 4 pm) and dinner (7 pm to 11:30 pm). On Thursdays from 4 pm to 11:30 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

Our recommendation

Kanbon Alicante has a special vegan menu, where you’ll find dishes such as Thai style banana flower tempura, and the Kaeng Lueang, the famous Thai yellow curry with tofu and vegetables.

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