Maai - Honest Healthy Food
With the new wave of healthy restaurants there are some hits and some misses, but Maai is without a doubt one of the better ones. Honest, good food is made here, with a lot of care and innovation.
Maai differs from many others not only for its menu but also its opening hours: they open at 8 in the morning and close already at 16h, Mondays to Fridays. They have a good breakfast and brunch menu and offer WiFi too, which means it’s the perfect place to sit and work first thing in the morning.
My favourites from the brunch menu is the avocado toast (it has a tasty lime twist that I love), the savoury breakfast waffle (they change the ingredients according to the season), the açai bowl and the porridge. Last time I also had a go at the adzuki bean brownie, gluten free and covered with a lovely caramel sauce (made with coconut sugar!), delicious!
The lunch menu here is a popular affair: it offers good and healthy items that change on a weekly basis. You’ll find gluten free, lactose free, vegan and vegetarian dishes, all elaborated and interesting. An example would be zucchini noodles with cherry tomato confit, strawberry and fresh cheese with chicory pesto, served with spelt bread. Interesting and different! The Menu del Día consists of a soup, a main course and a flavoured water and sets you back 10,50€, a very good deal.
Maai fits the bill for the places I truly enjoy: where the dishes are made with plenty of care using seasonal ingredients and where the pricing is on point. Honest, good food in a nutshell.
Address: Maai, Regàs 30, Putxet, Barcelona