About us

Gastronomy and ethic

Our main objective is to transmit, through the courses, our knowledge about vegan pastry and cooking at a professional level. We are especially focused on pastry, studying how each ingredient works, why we use it and what reaction it has combining it with other ingredients.

Our lifestyle and our philosophy are based on the ethic. We create products that have an harmonious combination of textures and flavors, using ingredients that respect the planet and the most defenseless beings: the animals. It is not about replacing desserts or traditional dishes, but about creating a different concept of pastry and gastronomy.

The desserts that we create are made from scratch: our concept of pastry does not consist in replacing certain ingredients, but starting from the bases, understanding what is the chemistry and function of each element and how to obtain the desired result in a dessert, using only vegetable ingredients.

Our project is also aimed to people affected by food allergies and intolerances to certain animal products such as milk and eggs. We have also successfully developed a totally gluten free pastry line for celiac or intolerant to that protein.

The desserts that we create are made from scratch: our concept of pastry does not consist in replacing certain ingredients, but starting from the bases, understanding what is the chemistry and function of each element and how to obtain the desired result in a dessert, using only vegetable ingredients.

Our project is also aimed to people affected by food allergies and intolerances to certain animal products such as milk and eggs. We have also successfully developed a totally gluten free pastry line for celiac or intolerant to that protein.

Our space

We have a wide and diaphanous training classroom with professional and quality tools and machines. The research work is constantly evolving. The Academy is also a laboratory where we experiment every day to develop new products, test new ingredients and create unique combinations.

  • Location:
    We are located in the attractive and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, in the quiet neighborhood of La Sagrera, which has numerous metro lines, buses and trains that connect the area directly to the city center, located a few kilometers away.
  • Neighborhoods near Toni Rodríguez Academy:
    La Sagrera, Navas, Glories, Sant Martí, Sant Andreu, El Guinardó.

Subway Line L1 red or L5 blue, Railway, stop: La Sagrera.

Toni Rodríguez

After becoming a vegan in 2004 for ethical reasons, Toni discovered his passion for gastronomy and began to research and develop recipes with only plant-based ingredients. He decided to train, working in vegetarian restaurants, but his concern for the research and development of vegan pastry led him to create in 2005 his own project, the pastry shop Lujuria Vegana.

Parallel to the work experiences between his pastry shop and vegan restaurants in Barcelona, Madrid and Mallorca, he combined the Research and Development in vegan pastry to obtain totally new products in the culinary world and also wrote several cook and  pastry books in collaboration with the famous gastronomy photographer Becky Lawton.

The desire to share all his knowledge has led Toni to travel to different countries giving courses and working on private consultings for companies and restaurants. In 2018, he created his own space in Barcelona for training and making R&D of vegan cooking and pastry, the Vegan Gastro Academy.