We couldn’t start the holliers without a little drink. Yes, very Irish, I know.
Day one your first stop has to be Cafe De La Horas for some Aqua De Valencia.
Made with fresh orange juice, gin, cava and vodka.
After sampling this in a few locations around Valencia this is definitely the best.
Travel Tip – This little vintage cafe is in the heart of the old town. Well worth a trot around the area. Absolutely gorgeous.
Open Since 1850
Valencia is the home of paella
Day two we tried a Paella Cooking Class. Highy recommend this. They offer vegan, fish and meat paella cooking as part of the class.
After a guided tour of the local market to pick up ingredients for the class we were then provided with bottomless Sangria on tap and a group of really sound people all there for the same reason – food, sangria and having the craic.
If you want to learn more about this amazing experience visit my first paella website.
The class was about 4 hours between cooking, eating, drinking and dancing. Don’t miss out on this if you’re travelling to Valencia.
Top plant-based restaurants in Valencia
Malila Coffee & Restaurant
As always the simple things are usually the tastiest. Yes, I did order one of their Smash Burgers, which was absolutely delicious.
However, this unassuming potato salad blew my tiny Irish mind. Highly recommend.
One or two vegan options on the menu. This vegan brunch was a nice break from all the deep-fried food.
This cosy and authentic hidden gem in Valencia is well worth a visit.
The best empanadas I’ve ever had. Lots of vegan options to keep you coming back for more. The little red sauce for dipping is unbelievable. Perfect with a local beer.