Barcelona Food Guide
Behold – the Barcelona Food Guide is here to help you plan your delicious adventures through this sunny destination! Famous for tapas, paella, incredible seafood, and so much more, we’re sure you’ll love the food in Barcelona!
Spain is also famous for Siesta, which is what they call an afternoon nap. This usually means most restaurants are closed until the evening, so dinners are served as late as 9 or 10 pm. Read on to see our suggestions in our Barcelona Food Guide.
No Barcelona Food Guide is worth reading without mentioning tapas! Tapas are small plates of food, and are great for a single person or a group as you can order however much of whatever you want. The good news is this type of dish offers something for all types of diets, including vegetarian and vegan!
For vegetarian or vegan tapas, we recommend olives, croquette, aubergine (eggplant), and garbanzo beans. And for the meat & seafood lovers, there’s lots of tapas to try! We recommend Iberian ham, squid, octopus and frog’s legs!
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Where to ‘Tapas’ or ‘Pintxos’
You can find both of these tasty dishes all over the city, but we want you to try the best! So go Tapas and Pintxos bar hopping on the Carrer de Blai in El Poble Sec. The plates here are much different – and cheaper – than in other districts, like Las Ramblas for example! We also recommend Barri de Gràcia as it’s home to lots of internationals and cheap plates! Just wander around and you’ll find something that suits you!
But what’s the difference between the two dishes? It’s really quite simple! Tapas comes from the Andalusia region of Spain, while Pintxos are inspired from the Basque country and are served with little toothpicks in them!
Brunch or Beer
After a few days of sightseeing, or a wild night of partying, there’s nothing more satisfying than a good brunch! For the best choices in Barcelona, you should check out the Sant Antoni district. It’s hugely popular among the locals, and is a great place to take a break from the busy tourist spots. Our favourite spots include El Federal, Bar Calders, and Cafe Cometa.
And since you’re already in the neighbourhood, you might as well enjoy a few Barcelona brews! Sant Antoni is home to Bar Lambicus et Fabrica Moritz, which are both famous for their wide variety of delicious beer!
Fish & Chips
You would typically associate this dish with England, but Barcelona has amazing fish & chips! And we want to share one of the most famous places in Barcelona for the locals with you! The Fish & Chips Shop is worth a visit, even if it means having to stand in line for awhile – even just to place your order. We promise it’s worth the wait, but we don’t recommend coming here if hunger is imminent! A cool feature of the shop is their gluten free options!
Burgers & more
Good burger joints are pretty much staples no matter where you travel nowadays. So if we’re going to suggest any place to you, it’s b Restaurant Barcelona – where you can get everything from juicy beef or steak burgers, as well as vegetarian and vegan!
And if you’re looking for something sweet after you’ve indulged in all the delights of Barcelona, we recommend heading to Brunch & Cake to satisfy your cravings.
Barcelona Food Guide
And there you have it – our Barcelona Food Guide! We’re sure you’ll love the food here, especially with the help from this post! If you’re looking for more information on this destination, check out our, ‘More about Destination‘ tab on our Barcelona page!
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