Eating in Barcelona

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Eating in Barcelona

There are many reasons to visit Barcelona, its modernist architecture, the charm of its streets, the possibility of choosing between the beach and mountain and its always full of lively environments. In this article we are going to talk about another aspect that makes Barcelona a unique city: its gastronomy. Barcelona’s cultural diversity influences its cuisine, so if you decide to come visit us, you will not have problem to find something you like.

CATALAN CUISINE
The Catalan cuisine is a pleasure that visitors to Barcelona can experience. Here’s a small selection of delights that you can’t miss:

Pà amb tomàquet: This “bread with tomato” is one of the greatest exponents of Catalan cuisine. Simple to delicious served as a basis and support for many recipes. In Nou Bar they are experts in this recipe which is presented in different versions.Pan

Calçots: A product derived from the onion that is cooked to the grill. They are accompanied by a special sauce called romesco. Tribeca´s Restaurant in Consell de Cent, 303, has special menus to enjoy Calçotadas.

Escalivada: Salad with onions, peppers, tomatoes and roasted eggplant. Is usually served on bread and accompanied by anchovy.

Escudella i carn d’olla: A typical variety of soup of traditional Catalan cuisine. The main ingredient is a Meatball or large “pilota”. A very full plate to withstand a day of tourism. A good place to taste this recipe is Casa Emilia Restaurant. Here traditional recipes from catalán cousine is served.

Crema catalana: One of the most popular desserts in Catalonia. Composed of pastry cream and covered by a layer of caramelized sugar.1280px-Crema_quemada_-_jlastras

MARKETS
Barcelona markets are places full of life and movement. In them it is possible to buy your daily necessities, but they also offer interesting options if you decide to make a stop to eat. The Boqueria market is one of the most famous. At the entrance of the market and in the arcades surrounding this space, you can find various restaurants where you can enjoy traditional cuisine.

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Bar Boqueria
This bar is located right in the mythical market. It offers recipes of Catalan culture and different points of the Spanish geography.

Quim de la Boqueria
A good place to taste the “Escalivada”. They also offer many other traditional and innovative dishes. It’s also famous for its breakfast to help you start the day with energy.

We also suggest you visit Santa Caterina market, located in the neighborhood of Sant Pere. In this market you will find options for avant-garde and innovative cuisine. With vegetarian recipes, traditional food and sushi.

Cuines Santa Caterina

Located in the interior of the market offers a menu with a variety of products which include Mediterranean, Asian and vegetarian dishes.

ALTERNATIVES
If you prefer a less traditional cuisine type or the international recipes like Barcelona is your destination. Here you will find dishes for all tastes. You can start the day with a Brunch. A fad that does honor to that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day.

If you want to try dishes of other cultures in Barcelona you can try Thai, Italian, Asian food (in this post we told about the best sushi restaurants in Barcelona), Peruvian or Mexican. You will find many exotic restaurants that put you on the other side of the world without leaving Barcelona.

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