Dénia is a vibrant coastal town, famous for the ‘Red Denia Prawn’. Understandably so, the small Spanish community is not famous for the mega vegan food that is popping up all over town. However, I’m here to tell you about it 🙂
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Here we go, in alphabetical order…
This pizzeria is a first for Dénia: a first for vegan cheese pizza… AND IT’S REALLY REALLY GOOD! Finally my cheese pizza craving can be satisfied after years of struggling. You can find this pizzeria on Calle Diana and you will not be disappointed. The staff are super friendly and you’ll love the food. If I could go every day I would!
This beautiful Thai restaurant is new to Dénia but already becoming a favourite among the locals. Staff are lovely and accommodating and the food is delicious. Every dish is available with tofu but make sure that you request without fish sauce, which is commonly used in Thai dishes. This restaurant can be found on the popular Calle Loreto.
Recommendation: Tofu stir fry (without fish sauce).
This pizzeria located outside St Antonio’s Church serves a tofu burger!! The tofu burger comes with a sauce inside so I would check beforehand and remove it if non-vegan. I will check in the near-future. 😀
Recommendation: Tofu burger (without mayo).
This beautiful little cafe is found down the small alley Callejon Morat. They serve great coffee (with soya milk!), fruit juices and the loveliest vegan sandwiches. This place is a little gem.
Codigos de Arte got taken over in Jan 2017, fortunately for us vegans they still promote amazing vegan food. They even offer a vegan menu del dia every Tuesday and Thursday for €9 and vegan tapas every Thursday night. The owners are wonderful so I would highly recommend popping in!
This place is a knock-out! If you love tapas and you’re living or visiting Dénia then make sure to visit this restaurant. Located on Calle Historiador Palau, this little restaurant is very understated from the outside but when you get to dine there, you begin to understand why it takes six months to reserve a table at this eatery. The ‘legend’ is that Miquel Ruiz has turned down a Michilin star as he does not want to conform and prefers to concentrate only on his food. The staff here are incredibly friendly and have a fantastic knowledge of vegan food. Nothing on their menu is vegan, however they will adapt almost every dish to suit your needs! Please do go and take pictures as every plate is a piece of art.
Fortunately for us vegans El Comercio, located on Marques de Campo, has recently added a vegan dish to their menu: Garlic and walnut spaghetti… And it’s yum! I was incredibly happy to see they were finally serving a vegan dish. Although remember to ask for no cheese as the one time I didn’t mention anything, it came out with grated parmesan shavings (they were happy to fix this for me).
El Sol is the cutest little restaurant found just on the way out of Dénia in Las Marinas. The restaurant is owned by a lovely couple and they offer such fantastic food for incredibly cheap prices. Their menu del dia is only €8.95!! Fortunately for us vegans they have started branching out into the vegan world. They ask for a few days notice before you eat there, but you won’t be dissapointed in what they offer.
This restaurant is located on Alquería del Saladar and has incredibly knowledgeable staff when it comes to veganism. My favourite dishes to have are the mushroom bhaji (no cream), lemon rice and roti (no butter). Remember you get free popadoms too!
This Nepali-Indian restaurant rivals the Indian Palace in location and in my opinion, on mushroom bhajis as well. Located a little way up Las Marinas on km 1, this restaurant serves great vegan food (even my meat-eater friends rave about it!). This restaurant can get incredibly busy on performance nights and during the summer so I would highly recommend that you book at these times.
Can you guys believe we have a Mexican streetfood place in Dénia now? I can’t believe how lucky we are. You can find the fastfood restaurant on Calle Ramón y Cajal and you will not be dissapointed when you get there! They offer a vegan alternative for almost every meal available and the food is yummy. Everyone should definitely try this place out!
Located on Calle Loreto, this lovely restaurant has super friendly staff who are more than happy to accommodate vegans. The grilled veg here is lovely, their vegetable paella (for one) does not use meat stock and they also serve a vegan patatas bravas! This restaurant is a lovely place to enjoy a meal with friends.
Can you believe that Dénia now has a tapas restaurant on Calle Loreto with an actual vegan menu!? Times are most definitely changing and I am so happy to welcome this change. Los Gandulillos offer fantastic, friendly service as well as great value for money. I will definitely be taking my family and friends to Los Gandulillos when they visit, for some traditional Spanish vegan tapas.
Recommendation: Mushrooms in garlic, aubergine tempura and sobrasada potatoes.
This little bistro-bakery is fantastic for someone looking for a lovely vegan lunch. The venue is located in the square outside St Antonio’s church (just off of Marques de Campo) and offers a wide range of sandwiches, sides and salads. The staff are super friendly and knowledgable about their food.
Recommendation: Hummus and pitta breads if you fancy a light snack.
Meshico is a Japanese-Mexican fusion restaurant located on Calle Loreto. I have eaten in this restaurant numerous times now and have yet to be disappointed. The sushi is the best I have ever had. Note there is nothing specifically vegan on the menu but if you tell the staff that you’re vegan then the chef will make you array of dishes. You won’t leave hungry!
Recommendation: Vegetable tempura, miso soup, gyoza dumplings and spring rolls. They sometimes even have cactus sorbet which is amazing!
This sheek new restaurant (opened in Feb 2018) is a fab addition to the town of Dénia and lucky for us vegans, the owner is more than happy to embrace the vegan world too. In the two times I dined there (once for breakfast and once for dinner) the staff were more than happy to adapt dishes for me, which were delicious and beautifully presented. Not only this, but the owner has told us of two new vegan dishes that they will be adding to the tapas menu in the near future.
Recommendation: Their vegan big breakfast! Also their spinach and mushroom tapas dishes.
Dénia is sooooo lucky to be home to a three starred Michilin restaurant! This is the priciest restaurant on this page but I would highly recommend to dine there on very, VERY, special occasions as the food is phenomenal. Wonderful Husband and I went to Quique Dacosta to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we still hold many lovely memories of the food. Our joint favourite dish was definitely the different textures of tomato – it was amazing! Make sure to tell the restaurant in advance that you’re vegan and then be prepared for a mind-blowing taste sensation!
Tasca Les Monges is one of the friendliest restaurants in Dénia, located in Calle Loreto. Max, the manager and the waitresses (especially Anna) will go out of their way to help you in any way possible. Vegan dishes include their lovely vegetarian paella 😀
This restaurant was a late edition to Dénia in 2017 but I am so, so happy it’s here. Located on the corner of Calle Diana and Calle Mar, this restaurant is fabulous for vegans! Their tempura is made with no animal products and focuses on good quality olive oil. Until visiting this restaurant I had never tried tempura avocado before – it’s an absolute must! I would highly suggest telling the restaurant beforehand that you’re vegan so they can prepare something for you – you will not be disappointed!
The Railway Tavern have recently been taken over by new owners and they have assured us that there will always be vegan sausages on hand so none of us will go starving. Once their kitchen opens fully, I will update everyone if they add anything else vegan to their menu.
I am so happy to tell everyone about the cutest little bar in Dénia. This bar has the loveliest and friendliest vibe, super staff and amazing chef! They have plenty of vegan options on their delicious menu and if you let them know in advance, they are more than happy to make something special for you.
Best. Cocktails. In. Dénia.
Recommendation: Their vegan coca!
Although this establishment is not a restaurant, it definitely belongs in this list! Located on Paseo Explanada Cervantes, Tutto Frutto offers a wide choice of dairy-free ice creams, perfect for vegans! So far I have tried strawberry and mango flavour.
A 100% vegan restaurant located on the Las Marinas road leaving Dénia. They specialise in raw food to create healthy and tasty dishes. They avoid all refined sugar and only use seawater in their dishes. You will not be able to find a microwave in their kitchen as they try to keep food as natural as possible, even their oven is 50% steamed!
The only criticism I have of this restaurant is it is too far from my house! I don’t get to go there as often as I would like. I would recommend their entire menu!
Recommendation: Lasagne. No-chicken wrap. Spaghetti Bolognese. Quesodillas. Quiche. No-chicken sandwich. All of their desserts.
I am so happy to announce that Dénia now has an amazing Chinese restaurant! I’ve only been once so far but I do plan on returning. They were a bit unsure what could be made for vegans but as us vegans know, sometimes we have to get creative! I think that this restaurant, with a tiny push in the right direction, is going to be great for vegans wanting Chinese food in Dénia. I plan on updating this entry soon!