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Regional Information on Valencia

Valencia, Spain
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Valencia, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Enjoy great vegan food easily in Valencia'
Posted by Vegan-Globetrotter on: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 11:09 PM PST
We were in Valencia for Las Fallas 2009. It was our first visit to the city and we do not speak the language. I came prepared with The Vegan Passport (available from The Vegan Society) and it proved to be an absolute saviour. In the chaos of the festival and being in an unknown city, we struggled to find a lot of the places listed on HappyCow, and I was travelling with omnivores so it was not practical to spend all of our time searching for veg*n restaurants. The Vegan Passport was superb and allowed me to dine out at any restuarant with my friends - all I needed to do was turn to the Spanish page of the passport and hand it to the waiter, who would then point out what was suitable for me to eat on the menu, or would ask the chef to prepare me something special. Restaurant staff were always pleased that I had made the effort to communicate my needs to them in their own language, and in return they always prepared something great for me. A highlight would've been my entree of grilled artichokes at a beachside restaurant, followed by a main of vegetable paella made especially for me. Neither of these options were on their menu. I also enjoyed a lovely cous cous salad at a cafe in the city centre. I highly advise veg*n travellers to travel to Valencia only with a copy of The Vegan Passport on hand - most Valencians speak little or no English, and this passport takes the headache out of travel, giving you a great local experience. I had an absolute ball!

Subject: 'Disappointing visit to Valencia'
Posted by siclarke on: Monday, December 17, 2007 at 08:40 AM PST
We spent a day in Valencia last March and enjoyed the city, especially La Casa Salud, so much that we returned in November. Unfortunately La Casa Salud had closed permanently; The Nature was cold and depressing, Les Maduixes had opening hours only in Valenciano (not Spanish) and when opened had an unappetising set menu only; La Tastaolletes was closed for redecoration and Ana Eva was closed for the three days we were there. Conclusion: don't go to Valencia in November, stay in Barcelona

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