Every summer for a while now, I’ve looked on enviously while people cool down eating ice cream. Being a vegan, they’re a no go. Instead, I go for ice lollies/ice pops, however being plant based, I make my own as I don’t want the added additives. The truth, ice lollies don’t always cut it. Ice cream does. I miss ice cream.
Ice cream and I were reunited this past weekend! We found a vegan ice cream parlour and I had my first ever vegan take out pizza!
I hope you had a great weekend. Normally I don’t write about food here. Mainly as I only go out to eat when P’s here (P’s here for a few weeks) and I’m not very experimentive with what I make myself which is 80% raw vegan. This is
partly mostly due to my culinery skills, aka lots of huge salads filled with everything. There are a quite vegan restaurants here, however from a nutrition point of view, I can’t have veggie burgers everyday!
Most of the weekend was low key, Chores, roof top workout and long bike ride ending up at La Maquisita, Saturday. Some rides end up there! It’s a shopping centre outside the city centre and every 3-4 weeks, I like to go mainly for Forever21. There are gems to be found if you’re prepared to look for them. The quality is on par with H&M and a few other Spanish high street stores, like Berskha, Stradivaruis and even some Zara items, but you have to hunt!
Sunday, long run day for me. 12km up the coast, with monkey bar play and failed muscle ups. I couldn’t mange even 1! I can usually do 4 not the most graceful with rest in-between. Sunday, my body wasn’t cooperating. Thankfully the beaches were empty, with few people to laugh at my attempts! The return leg back, my legs decided not to cooperate. I honestly preferred last weeks Spartan Run as I had an excuse to walk!
Sunday evening we went out for a bike ride to the W hotel and back. Cycling back along the beaches in Barceloneta, I mentioned a burger place I’ve seen, which turned out to be chain of one in the centre (with not nice veggie burgers). We cycled down a few side streets to get back the beach when we saw a sign for vegan ice cream. What?! We came up with a plan, lock the bikes, get some ice cream. Then down another side street we found an oven fired pizza place. Change of plan, take away pizza without cheese to eat on the beach, go back for ice cream!
Nap Mar, Neapolitan Authentic Pizza, is Italian as it gets. Italian staff, Italian grade 0 flour and wood fired oven. We opted for the vegetarian option minus the cheese (making it vegan) and it was gone in an instant!
With pizza bellies, next up ice cream! From Italy to Mexico. La Heladeria Mexicana is 100% authenic Mexico. All the ingredients, the fruit, everything is sourced from Mexico (P got talking the owner). I loved the decor, day of dead skulls and bright colours. It’s right next to my gym, so I’m sure I’ll be back! The ice cream is water based and oh my, so flavourful and smooth! I choose 3 flavours: coconut and raspberry, passion fruit and a mango chilli. Reunited with ice cream tasting better than the ‘real deal’! I definitely recommend both in you’re ever in Barceloneta! They also make vegan brownies, burritos and quesadillas and make desserts for all the local Mexican restaurants. I know I’ll be back!
Have you noticed that nearly all the super foods are from South America?
What’s your favourite pizza topping and ice cream flavour? I always go for mango, passion fruit or strawberry ice cream flavours. Surprisingly not chocolate! Have a great week!
[…] Sunday, by the time back from a run (really need to run earlier!) and chores done, it was too late to get to the Delta de L’Ebre in time vs daylight or even a trip to the zoo. Instead the next best thing, bike ride to the W hotel then Barceloneta for vegan pizza and ice cream! […]
I love the character of the places. Reminds me a bit of Mexico City. The vegan ice-cream looks great.
I have noticed many SF’s are from South America. So many finds in that big, old Amazon.
The ice cream was absolutely delicious!
So many finds in that big old Amazon, we need to look after it better!
Mango chilli sounds so interesting! And so does that tequila ice cream on the sign haha funny how you ended up going for pizza, it’s always the unexpected plans that turn out to be the best. I agree that Forever 21 has some gems but you do have to spend some digging through…which reminds me I should go for some summer clothes soon 🙂 Hope you enjoy the rest of your week Nat!