Tonight I Dined: Falafel Vegano

The Mercado de la Boqueria in central Barcelona is a bustling market filled with vendors of many local delicacies. I really enjoyed the array of colors on display at the fruit stands with fresh fruit juice. The juice was quite reasonable at 1-1.5o Euro a pop.

If you're vegan the place you want to chow down is Falafel Vegano. They fry up your falafels, stuff them in a pita with housemade hummus and pile it high with the toppings of your choice. I filled my pita with cabbage, lettuce/tomato salad, fried eggplant and tahini. I am not sure if the owners were Israelis, but all the signage is written in Hebrew. The best falafel I ever had was in Israel, and by golly, this is a close second. My absolute favorite part was the eggplant, the vegetable is cut as thin as chips and then fried gave a nice crunchy texture to the sandwich. The falafel themselves were small balls, so the high surface area to volume ratio gave a lot of crunchy fried-ness that I love in a falafel. In true street food fashion, the falafel is served in paper with a fork so you can grab and go and enjoy the rest of the market!
Falafel pita sandwich
Falafel Vegano food stall

Mercado de la Boqueria