Striking the balance between eating scrumptious dishes and eating healthy ones can be tricky. Here is our Mallorca’s Healthiest Eats guide to the best of both worlds!
Palma Healthy Fast Food
First restaurant in Palma that was certified by the Balearic’s organic gold-standard (CBPAE) back in 2002. The prices are correct, and the food is consistently good. The lunch menu is a steal at €10.75!
2. Simple Smart Food
This magnet for those with lots of good intentions but little time, this eat-in/take-away restaurant offers fresh and wholesome choices so good even the kids won’t turn their noses up at. Salads loaded with quinoa and tofu, avocado toast, and heavenly smoothies are just a few choices. The coffee is rated top-notch, too!
At Ziva’s three locations they serve food that is 90% organic and 100% vegan. They serve only organic and locally-sourced produce. They have desserts so yummy, like maca truffles and cookie dough balls, that you’d never think they were also good for you. The take-away options come in biodegradable packaging, adding sustainable to the already long list of credits!
Not the obvious choice when talking about healthy eating, but the bagels at Bagel are traditionally made and filled with vegan or vegetarian toppings. They have tried and tested standards such as fresh avocado, sprouts, tomato, bufala mozzarella and arugula as baselines, but also have some unexpected surprises. Cashew nut cream in place of mayo, for instance, or bagels filled with banana or orange marmalade for those with a sweet tooth. A great place to pop in for a brunch or a light lunch.
5. Bon Lloc
Palma’s first vegetarian restaurant is still considered to be its best by many. Since 1978, they have been serving up balanced, healthy fare using quality products. The raw cannelloni with mushrooms, walnut and sun-dried tomato and the stuffed nems are fab. In addition, the menu is clearly labelled for those with intolerances or food preferences.
Beautifully decorated space offering gorgeous fresh food from local and organic suppliers. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day. In the evening, friends can meet over shared plates and a drink. A dinner menu is served on weekends. Santosha is family-friendly and has a kid’s menu. For film buffs there is a Dinner and a Movie Club with advanced booking.
7. Temple Natura
Urban oasis that uses seasonal and organic ingredients. Moreover, they hosts art exhibits, workshops, and conferences related to wellness and spiritual development. A bio shop is on the premises and they have a sweet outdoor terrace with lots of shade for al fresco meals. Seitan burgers, vegan risotto and homemade lemonade feel decadent as well as good-for-you!
8. Simply Delicious by Ronan
Owner Ronan Levy created his restaurant with the intention of making guests feel like they were guests in his home. His interesting mix of far eastern and Israeli cuisine is appealing on a million levels. Whilst it isn’t 100% vegan and vegetarian, the majority is making this place ideal for people with “mixed” culinary tastes.
9. Plaer Natural
Cute restaurant with loads of outdoor seating on a charming square in Palma’s old town. Mostly vegetarian, who a smattering of vegan options, the laid back vibe and solidly good food keeps customers coming back again and again.
Located in Port de Pollença, this is the north side’s only vegetarian and vegan restaurant. every dish uses organic produce and local sources. Additionally, they use a huge variety of spices and herbs for perfect seasoning. The well-shaded outdoor terrace and is lovely even on hot summer days.
11. Es Ginebro
This Inca-based vegetarian restaurant with organic certification offers fab four course meals with a menu that changes daily. Roughly half the options are vegan, all are delicious. Try the bean stew and the sweet potato fritters.
12. Café Scholl
Sóller’s popular art-deco café and restaurant serves up vegetarian lunch and evening menus and wholesome snacks all day. Furthermore, there is an alluring little terrace for outdoor dining.
13. Villa Vegana at Finca Son Olive
Guests get a two-fer when visiting this vegan restaurant in Selva. In addition, to the internationally-influenced mostly organic fare, they get spectacular views onto the Tramuntana and access to the first 100% vegan hotel on Mallorca.