Sumary of Being vegan in Spain: How easy is it?:
- WHEN I began eating a more plant-based diet I was in London, so you can imagine the number of restaurants serving colourful ‘Instagrammable’ vegan dishes, and specialist food stores overflowing with meat alternatives.
- Not to mention grains and pulses you never knew existed, and even vegan cheese delis.
- Vegan grain bowl at Madubar, Estepona (Credit: Katherine Brook)So, when I came to Spain and wasn’t immediately handed a vegan grain bowl, complete with a vibrant beetroot hummus and edible flowers, alongside my oat milk flat white, I immediately deemed it impossible to be a vegan in the meat-eating country that is Spain.
- Spain’s vegan scene is miles ahead of many countries.
- Granted, where you live will change how easily accessible vegan food products are but sometimes you just need to know where to look.
- Many of the supermarkets such as Carrefour, Mercadona, Aldi and Lidl all have a good selection of meat and dairy alternatives – some even do vegan frittatas.