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Healthy & organic eating in Mallorca
As the world continues to embrace a more mindful appetite with sustainability at its core, you'll be pleased to hear that Mallorca hasn’t been left behind. In fact, the island boasts a huge variety of restaurants, bars and cafes offering nutritious organic produce, with integrated awareness, less consumption and reduced harm to the planet.
Here are our top picks for where to shop and eat all things healthy on the sunny island of Mallorca.
Becoming increasingly more accessible, the best place to pick up organic produce on the island is at some of Mallorca’s most popular markets, which will often have dedicated organic sections.
Organic markets based in and around Palma
Of course, being as international and diverse as it is, with a huge variety of superb quality produce, the capital city of Palma is perhaps the easiest place to find organic products.
Mercat de l’Olivar and Mercat de Santa Catalina house a huge selection of specialist organic stalls. Open from Monday to Saturday, you're more than likely to find everything on your list in either of these bustling food hubs.
If you’re after a market that sells exclusively organic produce, try Mercat Ecologic de Palma located just off La Rambla. Surfacing just a few years ago, it was the first organic market a to open in Mallorca, and is held on Saturday mornings between 08:00 and 14:00 in Plaça Bisbe Berenguer de Palou. Usually they have around 15 stalls offering a spectacular selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, wine, bread, olive oils and cheese.
Organic markets based outside of Palma
The rest of Mallorca presents an additional and large selection of local and specialist markets held nearly every day, also offering a hearty selection of organic produce. Visit our markets page to find out when and where to find them.
One not to miss, is in the quaint central-island town of Santa Maria del Camí. Their huge Sunday morning market hosts an excellent organic produce section for fruits, vegetables, meats and conserves in Plaça de la Vila, right in front of the town hall.
Eco supermarkets & bio shops
Several organic shops, eco-supermarkets, ‘Bio delis’, ‘health food’ stores and organic farm shops are popping up more and more all over the island.
Bio shops based in Palma
Dedicated to organic food, natural medicine, and a sustainable lifestyle, Yerbabuena, found just off Plaça Bisbe Berenguer de Palou, is now one of the largest shops in the Balearics offering ecological produce.
Established throughout Spain, another high-ranking ecological supermarket is Veritas, now proudly hosting three separate sites within the city of Palma. If you’re ready to take sustainable living to the next level… Another favourite haunt amongst Mallorca’s health food fanatics is NU Market Zero Waste, in either Santa Catalina or Santa Ponca. These stores offer package-free and local products, as well as zero waste alternatives for cleaning and personal hygiene. Don’t walk out without trying one of their great coffees, not to mention their wonderful selection of daily vegan treats!
Bio shops outside of Palma
Based just north of Palma near Ses Rotgetes de Canet, Angus Son Mayol adjoins the vineyard Bodega Son Mayol, an agricultural and poultry farm selling the best quality and 100% sustainable meat. As well as having three supermarkets within Palma, eco-chain Veritas, also has a location on the island’s west coast, with a popular store located in the seaside town of Andratx .
Farm to table
The ancestral tradition of buying your produce directly from the farm is back in fashion. An increasing number of Mallorca’s agricultural farms are opening doors to their clients. They invite you to visit their farm, often allowing you to pick your own produce as well as delivering baskets of seasonal fresh fruit/vegetables/eggs or organic meat straight to your door.
Eco Sa Teulera is a family farm based between Petra and Manacor, dedicated to the production, transformation, and distribution of organic products. There’s a shop on-site as well as shops stores in Manacor and Palma.
Healthy food to go
Healthy takeaways in Palma
Ziva is the place to go for raw, funky organic breakfasts, including Saturday brunch, as well as offering a great lunch, or simple smoothies and cold-pressed juices. All prepared at temperatures below 46ºC, their dishes are made with 100% plant-based ingredients, without processed sugars, dairy, preservatives, or colouring. If you’re after a holiday detox, they’ll put together a tailored, three-step cleansing programme using raw food and ‘juice fasting’, ensuring you return from your travels happy and toxin-free.
Simple Smart Food can be found in Palma’s hipster district of Santa Catalina, as well as in Plaça Mercat. These health-food bars are usually frequented by artistic young professionals in need of a healthy breakfast or nutritious lunch. Juices, smoothies, delicious breakfasts/soups and salads all feature heavily on the menu here.
Healthy takeaways outside of Palma
Coco’s Deli offers a petite, trendy spot for mindful diners in Portals Nous. Their philosophy is to create natural, healthy food using the highest quality produce available. They specialise in colourful salads, gluten-free products, raw cakes, and of course an array of smoothies and juices to have in or take away.
Just west of Palma, opposite Port Calanova,is Elefante offers more delicious coffee, vegan bakes, tasty breakfast options, and salads for lunch. They also have a well-located branch off the Mercat de Santa Catalina's south-west corner.
Vegetarian & vegan restaurants
Vegetarian restaurants in Palma
EcoVegetaria in Santa Catalina, is a Mallorquin-veteran when it comes to vegetarian cuisine. As the first restaurant in Palma with ecological options and certified by CBPAE in 2002, and it continues to impress today. Their 'menu del día' is particularly popular here, with a three-course menu for just €10.95.
Temple Natura Café Garden in Palma’s city centre, is an urban oasis serving tasty vegan treats in a courtyard setting. A place where you can disconnect and relax enjoying healthy food and fruit smoothies, as well as delicious “Chai”, revitalising fresh lemonade and cocktails.
Vegetarian restaurants outside Palma
Open only in the summer season, Bellaverde Restaurant in Port de Pollença is one of Mallorca's most famous vegetarian eateries and attracting its visitors from far and wide. Vegetarian or not, we guarantee you will be blown away by the food and the stunning courtyard setting.
The town of Inca, located in the middle of the island, hosts a number of innovative vegetarian and vegan restaurants worth trying, and Es Ginebro’s fixed tasting menu should be at the top of the list.
Why not round off your detox ‘vacay’ with an exhilarating island activity? With its endless ‘healthier’ fine dining options and an island full of adventure… Mallorca is the perfect destination to recharge, regenerate and relax.