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Madrid is a prime foodie destination, and after a few nights of great wine, zesty dishes drenched in olive oil and stuffing yourself with tapas, you might want to swing by one of the city’s healthier and decidedly chic eateries for a dietary detox that captures the spirit of local cuisine.
Mama Campo (Calle de Trafalgar 22)
Mama Campo combines organic, healthy, guilt-free food with inspirational, award-winning design. The bright space includes a restaurant, cantina, and a small but beautiful organic grocery store offering artisanal breads, yogurt, cheese and meat raised by ethical farmers. Ravioli, codfish, quinoa salad and cheesecake are just some of the delights on offer at the Mama Campo restaurant, with an abundance of flavourful ecological tapas from locally-sourced ingredients dished out in the Cantina de Mama.
Honest Greens (Paseo de la Castellana 89)
Located just south of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, home to Spain’s cherished Real Madrid football team, Honest Greens revitalises diners with seasonal, unprocessed ingredients, favouring gluten-free while ranging all the way from the vegan to the paleo side of the gastronomic spectrum. Specialties include ginger and honey goat cheese salad, spicy kale salad, plus a variety of tangy chicken, yellowfin tuna and grilled vegetable dishes.
Raw Coco Green Bar (Calle General Pardiñas 21)
For organic vegetables and fruit squeezed into juice, look no further than Raw Coco Green Bar. With an impressive spread of produce, as well as a respectable collection of caffeinated drinks, this stylish juice joint will rev you up with a healthy menu selection of eco-friendly cocktails, detox juices and energy shots, plus smoothies, breakfast dishes and other appetising snacks.
Bacira (Calle del Castillo 16)
For a standout culinary experience that blends Asia and Mediterranean fare with healthy choices, don’t miss Bacira. This amiable space continually updates its dishes with seasonal ingredients and lots of fish, pairing them with incredible wines. Look out for exceptional and nourishing dishes like oysters with seaweed salad, smoked eel with ricotta and quinoa, fiery tuna tartar with avocado and smoked sardines with coconut ajobanco.
MOX (Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo 53)
Salads, fresh-pressed juices and tasty (but healthy) smoothies rule the shop at MOX. This small establishment offers up the ideal combination of playfully named drinks (Hugo, Popeye, Olivia and more) that you can order to go if you’re in a hurry, but can feel good about as the seasonal ingredients here are about as far away from junk food as you can get. If you’ve always liked the name Rodrigo, then try the Rodrigo, which is actually a refreshing blend of milk, banana, raspberries, homemade peanut butter and lemon peel.