Vegan in Alicante, Spain
We continue our trip around Europe, and today we have an exciting destination for you. After writing about vegan options in Ljubljana in Slovenia, Porec, and Malinska in Croatia, it is time for Espana! Alicante is close to Valencia, and although Valencia is a bigger city and we stayed there briefly… My wife and I stayed in Alicante for almost a month. We met with some friends, worked from there, and enjoyed some nice Spanish vegan cuisine.
Warning! If you are hungry, don’t watch these photos!
Let’s start with Bodhi Green
We went to Bodhi Green on several occasions. Both lunch and dinner. This goes together with their working hours 12:30–4 PM, 8–11:30 PM. It’s probably best that you make reservations, but in our case, we were able to grab a table always. This place fills up fast, and there’s a good reason for it.
The staff speaks English perfectly, and they will have the enthusiasm to listen to you stumble around bad Spanish, just in case you want to practice your “Buenos Dias & Hasta luego”. The ambient was great, the food was very good, the toilet and the entire restaurant were very clean. This is not a “house turned restaurant”. It is a legit restaurant with amazing vegan food.
Unfortunately, Fast&bio is no longer open for business. Although there are plenty of vegan options in Alicante, you will not find them at 33 Carrer Castaños where Fast&bio was serving clients. To think I will never eat those vegan chocolate muffins just breaks my heart!
Food was great, prices affordable, and the ambient was pleasant. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
After some sad news, let’s end on a sweet note! Vegan bombon has great sandwiches and juices, but more importantly some amazing pastry! If you go to their Facebook page you will come across “Sin gluten”. What does this mean? Well, some would consider gluten a sin, but joking aside, “sin gluten” means “without gluten or gluten-free” in Spanish. Shut the front door!
Burgers, pizzas, and more!
Recently (June 2020) they’ve added burgers, pizzas, and more to their menu! If you are off the diet, that’s more than enough reasons you should check them out on your trip to Alicante!
And what about Alicante?
We’ve shared some very nice and tasty vegan options in Alicante, but what about the city itself? Is it worth the trip?
If you fly to Valencia, and then travel down to Benidorm and Alicante, this turns into one hell of a trip!
We were there in March (no swimming for us) but we had a great time! We’ve had a few excursions to nearby cities, including Benidorm, and it was awesome.
The last photos you see here are from Alicante’s main square (center), and a cute wall sticker in Starbucks Alicante (right). The one on the left is me in El Palmeral. Entire park of almost entirely different sorts of palm trees. Just as proof that I was in fact in Alicante Spain. And no, I am not wearing a leather jacket!