the best vegan fast food in spain.
Cons: limited space
the best vegan fast food in spain.
Fast and filling meals. Staff was pleasant enough but not as warm as other places we visited.
I visited here several times on my trip to Madrid. Each time there was no table free, even just for a solo diner, and no option to wait at the bar or an indication of when a table might be free. So each time I left disappointed!
It smelt good but I don't think you can book and it wasn't very friendly. In the ends it turned out well as I ate at many of the other amazing vegan places in town.
Fuimos un viernes y el bar estaba a rebosar. Estuvimos esperando para coger mesa y nos pusieron una tapa riquísima de una especie de salsa de salmorejo.
Las hamburguesas son muy generosas y están deliciosas. Los platos combinados más de lo mismo, las croquetas son una delicia y los batidos ya son la guinda del pastel.
Además es barato y te preparan la comida para llevar si quieres. ¡Recomendadísimo!
There's funky decor and an anarchist flair to this place. Wholeheartedly vegan.
The food was brilliant. A veggie burger and a vegan Spanish tortilla baguette (bomadillo), with pumpkin and mushroom croquettes and roasted peppers de padron graced our table - followed by a light chocolatey dessert. Very good, wholly affordable stuff.
Delightful and heartwarming to find this place in the centre of Madrid.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 20, 2015
I wasn't expecting so much. All of a sudden, when bocadillos came and I tried my first bite, I fell in love. Portions are huge, seitan is fantastic, hummus was the best I ever tasted in vegan restaurants in Europe, they have a craft beer called Veer that tastes like it was made in the middle of the forest :)
You must try everything, because everything is special and magnificent. I really look foward this bar/restaurant becomes bigger and bigger. I didn't enjoy Madrid's mood with all the consumer lifestyle and fur coats everywhere, but I want to visit the city again because of B13 experience.
I see other reviews around the time frame of my stay in Madrid; mid-Dec 2014 & early Jan 2015. All 3 attempts to go during the hours posted as open they were closed. I'm not sure if they were on a long holiday but again, saw a review from around Christmas. Hmmm... I will rate a 3 because the hours are either not clear and/or set. Also, the street on which they're located is sketchy. It seems to be a prostitute & drug dealing alley. Since they were closed each night I swung by, I felt especially vulnerable walking down the little street feeling somewhat out of place. Regardless, I really hope to go next time I'm in Spain. Maybe I just need to try a summer visit instead! :)
It's the perfect place if you want to eat something cheap and fast. Good menu and lots of variety. You must try the burgers :)
I was there in April and really liked the place because it's like a typical bar in Madrid. You need to order at the bar but I liked the rock vibe. The food served is tasty and the amounts huge. The houmous, the patatas bravas and the burger are excellent!
El B13 es un sitio perfecto para tomarte algo con amigxs los fines de semana antes de salir. No es un local demasiado grande así que a veces hay que esperar un poquito si te quieres sentar a cenar, aunque la mayoría de las veces hay alguna mesa libre en la parte de atrás. Los trabajadores son muy simpáticos y amables. El servicio suele ser rápido y te traen las comandas a la mesa. No podéis dejar de probar la tarta de queso porque hasta lxs no-veganxs dirán "¡No puedo creerme que no sea de queso!" Aunque como sugerencia (si alguna vez me lee alguno de los chicos del bar) diré que la base de la tarta estaría mucho más rica si fuera de galleta. Sin duda es un lugar al que me encanta ir cuando voy por el centro y en el que me pueden contar como frecuente.
I'm a regular since I moved to Madrid! The food is always really good!! You can go for a full on fast food feast or just have a beer and tapas. The atmosphere is relaxed. The staff really friendly and they speak English. Try the Cerveza Vega, excellent IPA style beer without nasty additives;)
This is one of my favorite places, have much variety of vegan food and reasonable prices. They also have great cakes that are death. Tortilla, hot dogs, burgers, vegan calamari ... all delicious.
Este es uno de mis sitios favoritos, tienen mucha variedad de comida vegana y a muy buen precio. También tienen unas tartas que están de muerte. Tortilla, perritos calientes, hamburguesas, calamares veganos... todo delicioso.
A different place to eat vegan food. They have daily menu and a fairly extensive menu. There are many "typical Spanish" dishes adapted to a vegetarian / vegan diet. Chorizo & Bacon Sandwiches, san jacobos, calamares a la romana, and all the desserts are delicious. A great bar in the heart of the city.
I went to B-13 twice last week and I really liked it. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, affordable and delish food and good location in the center. Go there when you are in Madrid and also try the desserts - the caramel cake was awesome!
Amazing! I loved it. Mainly fake meat and bar service only but these aren't problems so I'm not taking a star off for that! Will be back when I'm next in Madrid.
Spectacular! Me encantó. Casi todo es de carne vegetal y solo se sirve a la barra pero eso no es ningun problema y no quito ninguna estrella! Volverá la proxima vez que este en Madrid
Con una gran variedad (tortilla, burguers, tartas...) y todo riquísimo.
Very cozy small all vegan place, as pointed out earlier very reasonable prices and BIG portions. Feels like the place has a lot of regulars, I got a feeling of being in a local pub -- very welcoming. Friendly stuff with good English
- they have menu in English, ask
- portions are large, don't be too ambitious when ordering
- nice cakes for dessert, check out the glass-door fridge for what's available on the day
- there's a very small room in back, if the front room looks full check it out
Good menu, open for lunch and dinner. Entire menu is vegan. Large portions. Cheap prices. A favorite of mine whenever I need a quick bite to eat in the capital city.
we went there 3 TIMES!!!!
I had the opening hours from Happy cow but it was always close.
once the store was half open so I knocked the door, and asked the person why is it close.
He didn't understand english but he pointed on the opening hours. it said 19:30, so at the second time we came at about 20:00 and guess what..... (it was close)
anyway, the hours is not as said and it was big disappointment, especially when we took taxi to discover it was for nothing.
Went 3 times- Never ate there.
If I could, I would give one cow, but because it's veg I must give 2 cows.
A nice place with very friendly and helpful staff. No english menue, but the guy at the counter translated everything- he was very friendly!
It's more a quick fast food place than a restaurant were you sit down, also the atmosphere is like that. But thats okay.
I had something spanish, it was a bit boring, but I think it was my fault not taking something else. The kebab sounded promising.
The cake was amazing! Just 2 choices, caramel and chocolate. Great fluffy dough with a lot of cream.
Very good fast food and also home made daily menu at very reasonable prices.The service is also very good and fast. The cakes are wonderful and home made.
Besides they always serve "tapas" with your drink. The vegan Spanish omelette well worths the trip!
I was there with a non vegan friend and we simply ordered a burger for 3€.
It was very tasty and they served us pretty fast.
Don't expect a stylish restaurant, it's a small bar with cheap vegan food.
The burger was among the best I ever had. Delicious patties (I had the double cheeseburger) and delicious cheese.
I am so glad that I found this restaurant! I ate here three of the five times I ate out during my stay in Madrid. Although the language barrier was a bit frustrating for some of the staff (and understandably so), others were very accommodating and patient. The coffee dessert and chocolate milkshake were delicious!
Went a few times while in Madrid as the bar restaurant was only a short walking distance from our accommodation and value for money was best we came across while in Spain. Portions were generous and while the menu was mainly fast food (burgers, hot dogs and various sandwiches), the selection was varied enough to visit more than once. Although little English was spoken, the menu was available in English and the staff was friendly and patient enough to communicate across the language barrier. Since the menu was all vegan, there was at least no need to verify suitability of the food and ingredients. Due to the ambiance and limitation of the menu, this is definitely more of a cheap and cheerful rather than a full on restaurant. Has a bit of an alternative feel to it too, which I personally like but others might be put off by. The only let down was the bun the burger came with - kind of an American style burger bun that fell apart once I added ketchup and mustard on my burger. Should have at least been toasted/grilled - same goes for the wrap that the kebab came in.
Good little place for a pit-stop with "fast food" type stuff. All very predictable but that's probably the right thing for fast food anyway. My double burger with cheeze clearly tasted like Fry's patties and I know some people don't like that stuff so now you know if that's you.
Has a menu in English too if you need it.
I'd not mind if I had a little stop like this in my own neck of the woods.
The folks who run B-13 are relaxed and helpful, which makes for a pleasant experience, and they were happy to stretch across the language barrier patiently.
Portions are gigantic for the price. I spent only 7 euros but couldn't finish everything i ordered. And the quality of the food was good by bar standards.
Kabab wrap was satisfying. Tortilla was a bit plain but filling. The star of my meal was the dessert: a very rich yet light chocolate cake.
The neighborhood is a bit funky (red light district, apparently), but it's just a block and a half off of Gran Via so it's pretty easy to find.
We ate lunch here yesterday and it was very nice. I had a double cheeseburger with a cola and fries and my partner had the chicken burger with the same. It came out to less than 15 EUR for the both of us. The food was tasty. The menu is not extensive, but if you are hungry and looking for a nice burger and fries, this is a great option. The portions were large, too. We will be back before we leave Madrid.
Fun little diner with basic snack items, great french fries, and wonderful dessert cakes. Prices are great. I would recommend this as a lunch or snack place rather than a night out for dinner kind of place.
We had a great meal here today. Everything was delicious and abundant. The prices very reasonable, specially in this city. The ambiance is sort of picnic tables, order at the counter and sit, very relaxed. A single disappointment was the white bun with the great vegan burger. Odd since the house bread was super. We will return if we can during our stay in Madrid.
Updated from previous review on Sunday February 24, 2013
The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was definitely tasty. I had a double hamburger with all of the fixins and added a vegan beer and it came up to just under 9 euros. Well worth the price. I will definitely be back on my next trip.
I think they undercharge
pieces of cake are huge for 2eur
junk vegan food ( if you don't know importance of vegan, just watch this http://adaptt.org/life-changing-speech.html )
have organic local beer in case you still addict to going of conscious and this real world ...so do it with less damage
they trying to use as much local food anyway
Example of how to do something good for world, without having not much
I came here with a non-veg friend and we both were extremely satisfied with our meals, and comfortably stuffed. The staff is very friendly, and though the decor is not the best, the atmosphere is very relaxed, and the place is full of locals. Since there were a lot of people, service was not speedy, but it was worth the wait. Don't come here expecting a delicious fancy meal. It's perfect when you just don't want to cook or pay very much for a meal out. We had a huge burger, a huge side of fries and a beer for 5 euro, which is an excellent price for Madrid. I will definitely go back and try all their menu! I wouldn't get so turned off by the location. Yes, there are prostitutes, but it's not a sketchy street at all, and the neighborhood is quite nice.
This new pub is starting to get going and bring its take on veganism to Madrid. It's got a friendly, inviting atmosphere and the food is tasty, cheap and cheerful. I've been a few times and enjoyed a beer or two, a couple of the hamburgers, and the tortilla. It feels like a vegan community spot - not a pretentious restaurant. In this time of crisis, B13 is showing that veganism can be accessible to everyone and can adapt Spanish tradition to be cruelty-free. A great Spanish pub done vegan!
This is a small bar with an outdated look but the people who run it are very nice and the food is basic and good.
I really liked the caramel cake for dessert... Prices are great, I had a main course, dessert and a glass of wine for 6.5 EURO.
Only major downside is the location which is in a street full of prostitutes...
this place is strange but we liked it. its very simple, cheap vegan junk food that guys would make themselves at home. pretty much just burgers & bocadillos. the food isn't anything special but its super cheap & vegan... we ended up here twice while in madrid for a few days.
tip #1: get a burger for around 3-5.5€ depending on which one you want and get a can of soft drink & good portion of fries for only 2€ extra.
tip #2: do not get the seitan wrap w/ yogurt sauce. it was gross. i felt sick for an hr or so afterwards. plain seitan that tasted like flavourless meat w only a couple of bits of tomato & lettuce w/ an overload of sickly vegan yogurt.
but hey, good on the guys for trying - they're really lovely & i give them a thumbs up for having a little cheap vegan place in a city (country even) that froths at the sight dead pigs leg which hang from the roofs of all the bars, restaurants & butchers... with the hoof still on.
plus they gave us a free taste of a vegan pina colada :) yum
I love when I see a new vegan restaurant open so I was excited to try out this place. The menu looked great but when the food arrived it was disappointing. It was so plain and uninteresting, the kind of thing you throw together when you just want to eat fast. My jamon y queso bocadillo was just a cheese spread on a bun with slices of vegan ham on it. Nothing more. I do not need to go to a restaurant for that! The hot dog was similar, veg dog and bun, that's it. I think this place needs to step up their game. I have no desire to go back. The plus side is that the price was reasonable, 6 euro for sandwich, fries and drink. Oh, and the cake was yummy too.
I like the kebab roll and the "bocadillos".
Typical spanish bar with excelent vegan food.
I realy enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
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