Hello my lovely friends!
This restaurant truly is a gem: a plant based restaurant in Barcelona that has a menu full of symbols for vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free and lactose free options.
It’s called Flax & Kale!
Flax&Kale describes itself as a healthy ‘flexitarian’ restaurant, which means 80% vegetarian, and 20% meat and fish dishes. Flexitarian literally means ‘flexible vegetarian’ and is a healthy way to cut down your meat consumpion for the environment, or a way to transition into being vegetarian. Hurrah!
To start we ordered the Grilled Greens (grilled asparagus with garlic, beans, semi dried tomatoes, peas and mint) and Teresa’s Paleo Bread (handmade with almonds, seeds, carrot) accompanied by homemade almond and coconut butter and tomato chutney. Phew what a mouthful!
Both were frankly delicious. The paleo bread was gluten free and for someone who is never able to eat bread, it was divine- warm, crispy and soft at the same time. The spreads were also mouthwatering; the butter tasted a little coconutty, and the chutney was a tangy sweet tomato. A really fresh alternative to the traditional options.
Next up we ordered the main course Veggie Panang Red Curry (brown basmati rice with lots of veggies, including cocnut milk and red thai curry paste). This was quite spicy but really wholesome and warming. It went down perfectly with my gluten free beer! : )
Then if you fancy a wander, upstairs they have a secret jungly roof terrace with palms and ferns, perfect for a summers night.
I really recommend Flax&Kale, especially as it is perfect to accomodate all of your friends, no matter their tastes or restrictions. It doesn’t matter if you are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, pescatarian, flexitarian, enjoy healthy eating, or something in between. And that’s what eating out is all about, coming together with all of your friends, family and loved ones, no stress, no fuss, just good healthy food : )
Carrer dels Tallers, 74B
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