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  1. HEALTHY DINING IN IBIZA

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    Tired of indulging in paella, tapas and flan? Luckily for you, Ibiza is in the middle of a food revolution – the little island is becoming a sustainable dining destination packed with healthy cafes, farm-to-fork restaurants and eco-friendly eating spots.

    Read on to see where to get Ibiza’s best healthy breakfast, organic lunch and mouthwatering superfood:

    LA PALOMA La Paloma is set in a charming old finca, in the quiet village of San Lorenzo. Using only the freshest ingredients from their own garden, their menu is packed with deliciousness! If you’re obsessed with hummus, this is your spot, as their menu offers one of the most delicious hummus of the island.

    WILD BEETS – A mini-haven in the heart of the pretty village of Santa Gertrudis. This little restaurant is the perfect place to start your day with raw, vegan cuisine and fresh juices. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is a local’s favourite also during the quiet winter.

    PASSION CAFE – This trendy coffee shop is all about providing healthy and organic drinks and foods – from nutritious breakfasts to healthy lunches. This well-established cafe has now opened several branches in top locations around the island, so no matter where you are, you can always have your dose of vitamins and minerals.

    AUBERGINE – The restaurant sits in the heart of the rural side of Ibiza, between Santa Gertrudis and Sant Miquel, in a beautifully restored farmhouse. Everything’s made using fresh ingredients from their very own vegetable garden. On a Sunday the restaurant hosts its own organic food market – which has anything and everything dedicated to organic food and healthy living.

    AIYANNA BEACH CLUBlocated on the unspoilt sandy shores of Cala Nova this beach restaurant offers tasty dishes in combination with beautiful views. The menu features healthy Mediterranean food, organic produce and seasonal sharing plates.

    You might want to discover more restaurants in Ibiza, visit our Ibiza Restaurant Guide

  2. Eat Like a Local. Enjoy a 3 Course Meal of Traditional Ibicenco Food.

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    Ibiza is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Spain. A true paradise of spectacular beaches, hidden coves, dream landscapes and breathtaking sunsets. But where does it’s gastronomy sit in all this? Luckily, the culinary delights of Ibizan gastronomy are no exception.

    Let’s discover our top 3 island’s gastronomic delights – food you should try at least once before leaving Ibiza. Trust us.

    1) Starter – Ensalada Payesa

    Made with potatoes, roasted peppers and boiled eggs, combined with sliced onions, fresh tomatoes and olives, this dish is the perfect fresh starter in hot summer days.

    2) Main course – Bullit De Peix

    One of the most representative dishes of the Ibizan cuisine and a very traditional treat  for any fish lover. It’s consists of two big dishes, so make sure to go there with a big appetite! The first dish is a stew made with several varieties of fish (usually grouper, scorpion fish, john dory, sea bream, monkfish…but mainly depends from the catch of the day), these are covered with a soft saffron and served with potatoes or vegetables. The broth is set aside to make ‘arroz a banda’ as a second dish.  Both, the ‘bullit’ and the ‘arroz a banda’ are served with aioli, lightened by mixing it with a little bit of fish broth before serving it on the plate. Each restaurant offers a slightly different version, so we encourage you to try this dish to believe it.

    Eat it in El Carmen and see from there the sunset is an unbeatable plan. By the way, El Bigote in Cala Mastella prepares a really spectacular Bullit De Peix – probably one of the best on the island, so if you want to go there, make sure to book far in advance.

    3) Desserts – Flaó

    Flaó is a traditional dessert made on a dough base and filled with eggs, fresh cheese (or cottage cheese), aniseed and mint leaves. Although formerly reserved for Easter, it is now one of the fixed deserts in most restaurants throughout the year.

     

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