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Review: Back in the day, sounding like a seasoned vegetarian traveller that I suppose I am, this used to be quite an astonishing place. It's open plan with some seating at ground level, a mezzanine balcony as well as street seating. The walls are colourful and the whole theme is bright and vibrant. For €8.25 you can get a 3-course meal including soup, vegan lasagne and a dessert or a Thali. We visited on 1 Jan 2013 and had tapas consisting of seasoned potatoes, hummus, grilled peppers, olives, tomatoes, indian dumplings and grilled tofu in soy and ginger. I know it might not sound amazing but it truly was. This was washed down with a jug of home made sangria. The place was absolutely bustling and people were even piling in for food after 23:00. Veggie Garden is just around the corner from the fantastic L'Hortet and Biocenter and a few blocks from Juicy Jones and Organic making this a 'veggie' special part of Barcelona. On a second visit in April 2014, I was quite disappointed with the whole experience. The place was grubby and worn in parts, staff were not too welcoming and the food was of a much poorer standard. Seitan like leather was the meal of the day served with cold and tasteless polenta chips and a shabby side salad. Such a shame, I wont be back but it's good to see it doing well and maintaining a grasp on vegan dining in this studenty part of the city.