Cappuccino Grand Café
Lunch was, by complete fortune and chance, at Cappuccino Grand Café, aka. a magical place that looked like it was straight out of a movie scene. The food was fresh (I loved loved loved my Mediterranean salad: Nuestra Ensalada Mediterránea, which was sweet and tangy in all the right proportions), the service was top notch and the atmosphere was simply unforgettable. Oh and one more thing, try the freshly squeezed lemon juice too, it was heavenly! (The toilets, by the way, just screamed ‘LUXURIOUS’!!)
For a list of locations and opening times, click here.
Mercado del Olivar
Mercado del Olivar was amazing for fruits (look out pluots and mirabells because they’re extra delicious here)! This was where our tourist status was highlighted pretty quickly because we were unaware that: 1) You have to take a ticket stub to enter a queue, according to which they fruit stall owners serve their customers; 2) NO handling of the fruits… Simply let them know what You want and they’ll get it for You.
Location: Plaça de l’Olivar, 07002 Palma
Monday – Thursday: 7am – 2.30pm
Friday: 7am – 8pm
Saturday: 7am – 3pm
Amorino — GELATO AL NATURALE
Fresh, handmade ice cream and gelato available at an affordable price! Not all are Vegan, but the ones that are, are indicated with a circular green ‘VEGAN’ logo.
Location: Plaza de Weyler 11, 07001, Palma de Mallorca
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 12midnight
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
They had, hands down, one of the most beautiful and most incredible mango sticky rice dishes in the world! The warm coconut milk complemented the cool mango so perfectly and the rice… oh the rice, how moist and delectable. Besides this dessert, they offered many mains originating from the Thai cuisine — not all are Vegan, but there certainly were Vegan options available.
Location: Avinguda de Joan Miró, 244, 07015 Palma
Daily: 1.30pm – 4.30pm & 7.30pm – 11.30pm
A perk of being in Spain is that one can virtually find paella (pronounciation: PA-AYE-YA) everywhere. The best part? Vegan paellas (labelled as ‘Vegetarian Paella’ on the menu, Spanish: paella de verduras) are almost always available too! For those unsure of what this dish is, paella is a quintessentially Spanish dish of saffron rice cooked and served in a wide, shallow iron skillet, spiked with veggies and beans (traditionally, meat and fish are added too, but the plant-based version doesn’t have any of those).
I won’t give a specific location where to get this dish because all the paellas I’ve had have been delicious so I’m sure any paella You find would be delicious as well. It won’t be difficult to find paella, trust me! 😉