Vegan empanadillas in Spain?! Big thanks to my partner Doni. These are also known as empanadas, but are called as empanadillas here in Spain. Empanadas are small pastries that look like “calzones” from Latin America and Spain, that are either baked or deep fried. In Spain, they are traditionally filled with seafood and are as large as an American pie, plus coated with egg white or lard to make them shiny. But the vegan versions do not.
These baked and organic vegan empanadillas are available at this awesome cafe (and with Wi-Fi) at the grocery store, “Herbolario Navarro” and it is not mentioned on Happy Cow Valencia! It is one of the coolest groceries I have been to in Europe. It is massive, modern and clean. There are other fantastic vegan-friendly groceries in Spain, read our review here. The cafe offers a vegetarian menu plus vegan options (they even wrote them in Spanish). Please note, it is not a 100% vegetarian cafe. I will write another post about the grocery & cafe next time with more photos.