Barcelona is another large city where the possibilities are endless. Many options are available for you to explore alternative ways of consuming and living. Here are a few recommendations from us!
1. Yes Future
Yes Future is a one of the top locations in Barcelona where you can go to reduce your carbon footprint through your mode of consumption. By reducing your plastic usage and waste production, you directly reduce your impact on the environment. At Yes Future, you can buy all the products you need in bulk. Bring your own glass jar and fill it with any type of pasta, grains, sugar, coffee, tea, and also cleaning products and detergents. All the products here are organic and locally sourced, further contributing to a low-impact consumption model. Yes Future really makes an impact, and it is a great place where you can explore a minimal-waste lifestyle.
- Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm and 5-830pm, 10:30am-3pm Saturdays, closed Fridays and Sundays
- LOCATION: Carrer de Viladomat 66, Barcelona.
2. Gra de Gracia
Another shop in Barcelona to go to to buy your favourite products only in the amounts you need, with minimal packaging and waste. Gra de Gracia has three shops in the city, and each one offers you a chance to change who you are as a consumer. The products here are free of chemicals and pesticides, healthy and tasty, and produced in an environmentally-responsible organic manner. They have a user-friendly online shop where you can check to see what products are available. Everything is easy and convenient, and shopping here can really make a difference!
- Location: Puigmarti 11, Asturias 26, and Cigne 10, Barcelona.
- Opening hours: 9am-9pm, closed Fridays and Sundays
With over 18 stores in Barcelona, Veritas is a Spanish organic supermarket chain that offers a wide array of products at an affordable price. Here you can find fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, along with other products and a fresh bakery with delicious cakes and pastries made from organic ingredients. The supermarket chain had the time to grow and expand across the country, and has made it even more easy to shop in a sustainable and conscious way for everyone.
Opening hours: 9am-10pm
LOCATION: see website
4. Terra Veritas
Terra Veritas is a space for everyone to learn, explore, discuss, and discover more about living in a healthy and responsible way. The event venue, which was designed with sustainable materials, has a goal to educate the public that living in harmony with nature has to go beyond one healthy purchase. It has to be a lifestyle. Here, you can attend workshops and courses, talks, debates, conferences, cooking classes, dinners, yoga classes, activities for children and much more. All the events are geared towards education and awareness of living in a respectful, responsible and healthy way. Here you can learn how to transition to organic food, make delicious vegan alternatives to your favourite foods, learn about physical health and mindfulness, and hear about the newest healthy living ventures from young pioneers and experts alike. See their website for a list of events and activities!
Opening hours: check calendar at https://reserva.terraveritas.es/events/barcelona/
LOCATION: Carrer de la Diputació 239, Barcelona.
CityPlot is an initiative that can help you learn how to sustain yourself from the comfort of your own city house. They encourage city dwellers to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and fruits and provide you with all the tools and knowledge to do so. Their team of experts can teach you all the basics and more, from composting, to urban bee-keeping, permaculture, preserving, growing herbs and vegetables, growing edible flowers, and much more! The best part is that they are full of advice on how to achieve all these fascinating things in a completely urban setting, whether it is in a nearby community garden, or on your own balcony or windowsill. You can join their year-long workshop series, sign up for one-time offers, or get personalised advice on how to create an edible space in your house, work, school or restaurant. Sign up or visit their website for more inspiration on how to be a city gardener. By doing this, you will learn how to reduce your footprint by changing the way you consume food!
- Opening hours: check calendar at https://cityplot.org/barcelona
Did we miss anything?
This list will be continually updated with more locations. Know of something to be added? Let us know what your favorite place is in the comments below!