Juices, smoothies and shakes, oh my!
Get to know some of the top spots in Barcelona to drink your fruit and veg
Such a small bar and such great delights, from creative sandwiches to refreshing juices made with all kinds of fresh fruit and spiced up with ginger, cinnamon or oregano. You can take your juice to go, or drink it down while standing or sitting on the lovely terrace in the charming little square in front, which rests in the shade of a few plane trees. Mendizábal is good place to get a vitamin boost while you take in the goings-on and cosmopolitan surroundings of the Raval.
This charming tea room is located smack in the Barri Gòtic. As long as you're in the Old City walking around, take a break in La Clandestina. Step into the brightly coloured space filled with recycled furniture, cosy and welcoming surroundings where you can replenish with herbal tea or a natural fruit juice, made of one or multiple fruits. And worlds collide as you can also smoke from a hookah while you check your email, since they have WiFi.
'Orgànic is orgasmic', titillates the slogan. Not sure we'd go that far, but with three locations and a space in the Boqueria, the Orgànic team knows how to give tasty pleasure to its customers. Their dishes and tapas, made with vegetarian and organic products co-exist with natural fruit juices made fresh. Sit inside, or on the terrace, or take your juice with you for walking around the Raval or taking in the delights of the city's most famous market.
Not far off La Rambla you'll find this flower power–themed vegetarian restaurant/juice bar where they serve up vegan dishes and delicious natural juices. All the vegetables and fruits are fresh and bought directly from the Boqueria market. They also serve shakes and smoothies made with soy milk. It's quite an international affair, so whatever your language, they're sure to be able to explain the long list of options for your juice, smoothie or shake.
The world-famous market on La Rambla knows how to roll with the changes. The stalls at the entrance that draw in the tourists with their rainbow of fruit and veg understand that sightseers would rather drink their fruit than eat it as they walk around with saucer eyes taking it all in. So these clever merchants have spread out among their usual offerings take-away cups filled with colourful and delicious tropical and Mediterranean fruit smoothies.