Are you planning a trip to Madrid any time soon? Well, lucky you! Madrid is a food paradise for vegans - and the city itself is also quite beautiful. Or maybe you've thought about visiting Madrid, but aren't quite sure yet. Then this complete Madrid vegan restaurant guide is perfect to help you decide.
I've compiled a list of my 5 favorite places for vegan food in Madrid for you. Make sure to check them out while you're in Madrid. (I like to save the restaurant location on my phone's map so I can easily find them and plan my sightseeing route accordingly.)
#1 Chillin' Cafe
The first vegan restaurant that I tried in Madrid was the Chillin' Cafe. It is located just a short walk from Plaza de España near Calle Gran Via. The restaurant itself is very small, but that makes for a really cozy and relaxed atmosphere.
The waiter was very friendly and did a great job in explaining their menu to me. Chillin' Cafe offers a weekly menu and a special offer that changes daily. I decided to go for the offer and got a main, a dessert and a drink for 10.95€. For the main dish I got sweet and sour "chicken", hummus, tomato salad and couscous with pomegranate. For dessert, I could choose between sponge cake and an oat chocolate cookie. I went for the cookie and it was absolutely delicious, although a bit crumbly.
The Chillin' Cafe
Calle Estrella, 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Come here for: A quick break during your sightseeing/shopping marathon to enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch
Price: 10.95€ for a main dish, dessert and drink
Important to know: Be sure to check the opening hours. The restaurant closes fairly early but is open during siesta which is rare in Madrid.
#2 Tiyoweh, la Quietud
Wow, where do I even start? This place is so calming and relaxing, you totally forget that you're in a big city. Tiyoweh la Quietud is located near El Retiro Park and the Botanical Garden. Right when you step through the door, you can smell the amazing flavors from the kitchen. The inside of the restaurant is beautifully decorated with plants and they even have a little water fountain. It's a perfect place to unwind after an exhausting day of sightseeing.
When you come during the week, you can take advantage of their Midweek Menu (tuesday to friday from 1 PM to 4.30 PM). You get the tiyoweh dish, a drink and a dessert for 11€. The tiyoweh dish includes a salad, the soup of the day, some type of carb and a vegetable protein. The food was perfectly seasoned with a lot of interesting flavours that harmonized really well together. For dessert, I had a chocolate brownie which was super crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
Tiyoweh, la Quietud
Calle de San Pedro, 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Come here for: a space to relax and unwind and an extensive choice of tea infusions
Price: 11€ for the midweek menu (main dish, dessert, drink)
Important to know: Every once in a while you will hear a gong/bell sound. If you like, you can pause and enjoy a moment of silence and inner stillness.
#3 B13 Bar
B13 Bar is a diner-style tapas bar right in the centre of Madrid near Calle Gran Via. The menu is completely vegan and includes hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs and - of course - tapas. The bar itself is quite small and fits around 25 people. Since it gets busy very fast, be sure to arrive shortly after their opening time or be prepared to wait a little.
You order your food at the bar, then choose a table and wait until your food is ready and served. The bartender is super friendly and even offered to make smaller portions of the food for me since I was visiting alone and wanted to try a lot of different things. I went for a selection of different tapas: patatas bravas, pumpkin croquetas and breaded soy cutlets.
Calle de la Ballesta, 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Come here for: authentic diner-style tapas and vegan meat substitutes that everyone will enjoy
Price: 10€ for 3 tapas (smaller portion) and a drink
Important to know: This place is very popular and unfortunately, you can’t reserve a table. Make sure to arrive on time.
#4 Pum Pum Café
Pum Pum Café is a normal café with vegan options. It is further away from the centre than the other three restaurants but still very central. The entrance is a bit hidden, but once you step inside, the café really makes an impression. It is beautifully designed with wooden furniture, brick walls and hanging plants.
When I went for breakfast, they only had one waiter so there was a little bit of waiting time. Even though it was raining outside, people were standing in line and waiting for a table. My tip is to arrive around the time they open or shortly after to get a table without having to wait.
The café offers a breakfast/brunch menu with a vegan option. You get a glass of orange juice and either tea or coffee. They first serve some soy yogurt with fruits (banana, kiwi, strawberry) and granola. And you also get an avocado toast with cashew sauce.
Pum Pum Café
Calle del Tribulete, 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Come here for: a satisfying vegan brunch in a cozy atmosphere when you’re not in a rush
Important to know: Since this is not a completely vegan restauraunt, be sure to explicitly ask for the vegan brunch. If you’re not sure, you can ask again once they bring the food if it is vegan.
#5 La Colectiva Café
La Colectiva Café is a completely vegan café near Calle de Fuencarral which is one of Madrid's major shopping streets. On the weekend, they offer a vegan brunch (vrunch) for 15€ with coffee or tea, orange juice, granola with home-made yogurt and a main dish. During the week you can get quiches, soups, toasts with hummus or lentils. All week long, they offer a vast selection of baked goods: chocolate muffins, lemon pie, apple pie, brownies, banana bread, orange cake...
I haven't had proper quiche since I went vegan so of course, I had to go for the quiche. You can choose between two flavors and I decided to go with a pumpkin, tofu and potato quiche. The crust was made with oats and super crunchy, while the filling was creamy. I also had a piece of chocolate cake for dessert which was hands down the best vegan chocolate cake I have eaten in my life. Oh, and I also got a slice of banana bread to-go which I took to the airport.
La Colectiva Café
Calle Francisco de Rojas, 9, 28010 Madrid, Spain
Come here for: vegan brunch, vegan quiche and the best chocolate cake ever
Price: 5€ for a piece of vegan quiche with side salad
Important to know: Nothing important to keep in mind when you go there – just make sure to go when you’re really, really hungry so you can eat more of their delicious cakes!
I am sure there are a ton of other awesome vegan places in Madrid - these are just a few of my favorite ones. If you have any other recommendations that you want me to try next time I'm in Madrid, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you! I hope you enjoy your time in Madrid!