In a city that prides itself on greasy tapas, potatoes with ketchup and bread and tomato plates as household staples, Barcelona's been a bit slow in coming for many restaurants to offer healthy options on the menu. It is however happening little by little with new health conscious restaurants springing up around the city and old ones adding greener items to the menu. There's also been a surge in vegetarian and vegan restaurants which have been attracting locals and tourists alike.
The Old City is densely packed with plenty of restaurants including tapas joints, both gastro and greasy as well as nouvelle cuisine, French and Italian and Mediterranean fusion. Many of them have already or are in the process of implementing healthy options on their menus. Some have included more salad varieties while others have gone as far to offer wheat grass.
The Chringuitos along the beach (beach side restaurants) have taken healthy eating by the reins and many of them have juice bars with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as Wheat Grass and other extremely nutritional smoothies, drinks and dishes. On a whole the city is quickly jumping on the healthy food bandwagon which is great news for those wanting to stay healthy while on vacation.
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