Oh, Valencia! No doubt your adventures will be tasty, and Valencia offers tons of delicious dishes! Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, a lot of Valencian dishes include fresh seafood, but there area also tons of vegetarian options as well! Curious about what you should eat in Valenica? Read on for our suggestions in our Valencia Food Guide!
Paella is a famous Spanish dish, which originated in Valencia! So naturally, it’s our first suggestion in our Valencia Food Guide!
This rice dish typically includes shrimp, vegetables, and fresh herbs. But there are many variations, including vegetarian Paella! Valencian Paella is made with white rice, green vegetables, meat (rabbit, chicken or duck), and beans. For one of the best places in Valencia for paella, try out La Pepica, near Playa la Malvarrosa!
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paella mixta at pepica an old family restaurant along malvarossa beach – unpretentious place with delicious food – the grilled squid was good too 😍 #lapepica #lapepicavalencia #valencia #visitvalencia #matchamichiinvalencia #spain #visitspain #paella #spanishfood #valencianfood #paellamixta
Also known as a Spanish omelette! Consisting of eggs, potatoes, onions, fried in a pain with olive oil, it’s enough to satisfy your cravings! This is a great option for lunch as it’s filling, but not to the point you won’t have room for dinner! Traditionally, tortilla espanola is served with bread. Curious about this tasty delight? We recommend Bodega LaPreseta El Grao to give the Spanish omelette a go!
This is paella’s delicious cousin! The main difference between the dishes is fideua uses buckwheat noodles, rather than rice. Traditional fideua is topped with seafood or shellfish. If you want to try this dish out, we recommend L’estimat, near the beach!
Gazpacho is essentially a cold served tomato soup, but it’s much more exciting You can be sure your gazpacho was prepared overnight, as the recipe requires the ingredients to settle overnight for the best taste! A tasty way to start your meal! Restaurant La Comisaria is famous for their incredible gazpacho, so why not give it a shot?
While it’s not quite food, you should definitely enjoy it while in Valencia! It can be quite sweet, so be sure to order some water on the side! You can get Sangria anywhere, but we recommend Bocadella Tapas!
Buñuelos de calabaza
Last but not least on our Valencia Food Guide is Buñuelos de calabaza! These tasty donuts are popular in Valencia, and can be found at various bakeries and food carts around the city!
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Primer intento de hacer #buñuelosdecalabaza caseros No han subido mucho pero están ricos de sabor, a la próxima más y mejor!! Creo que me ha fallado ponerle levadura fresca, pero ayer no encontraba en ningún sitio!! #singluten #glutenfree #sensegluten #celiacos #instafood #instapic #singlutenvalencia #vegan #sinlactosa #influencer #valencia #senzaglutina #celiaquia #food #sintacc #comidasingluten #glutenfreefood #nogluten #vivirsingluten #zerogluten #instagramers #glutenzero #vivirsingluten #libredegluten
And that’s our Valencia Food Guide! We hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful Spanish city, and feel prepared to take on the food scene with our post! Valencia also makes an honourable mention in our 43 Destinations, 43 Instagram Hot Spots posts!
Of course you’ll need a place to call home while in Valencia! Purple Nest Hostel is a famous accommodation in Valencia, and they’re eager to host you!