Cake in a jar
A new vegan bakery opened just a couple of weeks ago in Barcelona, which seems to bursting at the seams these days with new vegetarian and vegan restaurants. But bakeries? This one’s the only 100% vegan bakery! I knew I had to check it out.
La Pastisseria Besneta is so new Google couldn’t even seem to find it, so I headed there in hopes that it was open on weekends. Luckily, it was open – and I got to taste test their lemon meringue cake!
La Besneta sells whole cakes, or individual servings of cake in a jar. The cakes in a jar are super cute (and super hipster), and wouldn’t look out of place in Shoreditch. It makes the whole cake buying and eating experience just a little bit more exciting. The day I visited, they had two muffins and four different kinds of cake (carrot cake, lemon meringue and two different chocolate cakes, one with raspberry filling and one without). I selected the lemon meringue.
The meringue was light and fluffy and the lemon was just the right amount of tart. The only downside is that while cake in a jar is very photogenic, it’s a little bit difficult to eat. Make sure you have a spoon – and not fork – handy!
If you visit Barcelona, definitely check out this new vegan bakery in the Gracia neighbourhood. Like the bakery on Facebook.
Brilliant, thanks for the tip Caitlin! I’m off to Barcelona (for the 3rd time) in 5 weeks and am always on the look out for new vegan places to visit.
You’re welcome! 🙂 Enjoy it! It’s such a lovely city. If you haven’t tried Rizoma yet (fairly newish vegan restaurant) I recommend it, and it’s not too far from this bakery! The chef is one of the most famous Spanish vegan chefs. It’s a little bit fancy but not overly expensive, and I heard they get their vegan meat from The Vegetarian Butcher, which started in Holland as the first 100% vegetarian butchers shop.
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