A Culinary Trip around Barcelona

August, 25 2021 ( Updated August, 25 2021)

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Barcelona’s stellar international cuisine is the result of its multi-cultural population and tourists that come from the world over for the city’s iconic architecture, attractions and the unmissable ‘La Rambla’. However, this city’s cuisine is made even richer by Catalonia’s traditional dishes like crema Catalana, Fideua, and of course, the world-famous varieties of Spanish tapas. 

Spread over a large area sprinkled with many sumptuous restaurants, Barcelona has more than enough to indulge you every time. So, here are some of the best dining experiences in the famous “barrios” (neighbourhoods) of Barcelona.

Fideua, a noodle version of paella

Let us start with Ciutat Vella, the most vibrant and attractive part of Barcelona!

Now, “Menu del Dia” are big in Spain, and if you want to eat well and at affordable prices, then La Fonda (Gothic quarter) is the place to go. A great 3-course meal accompanied by wine, fine dining and an a la carte selection of Spanish delicacies like Arroz Negro, Paella, Crema Catalana, surely make for an appetizing meal here.

Delicious Crema Catalana

Surely, the Spanish tapas has confused many. What is it? How is it done? Well, tapas is both a food and an activity that is served up in small, heavenly portions to accompany a drink. In Ciutat Vella, you can try this typically Spanish way of snacking at Taller de Tapas, where they do traditional tapas that are totally value for money! 

For delicious pancakes, thick milkshakes and all things American, Milk Barcelona is the place to be. Earning a plus point for being an LGBTQ-friendly and a very welcoming restaurant, this quirky breakfast joint is a stone’s throw from the Gothic Quarter.

Gothic Quarter street views

So, you will most likely find yourself admiring Gaudi’s peculiar architecture in Eixample. Therefore, short stops for a quick bite are ideal for a well-rounded tour around here. Head to Cerveceria Catalana to refresh yourself with their in-house sangria accompanied by grilled cuttlefish, huevos cabreados or roasted artichokes!

Instagrammable and hybrid, at Eat My Trip, the saying “eating with your eyes” really comes true. Also in Eixample, this lovely restaurant with alfresco dining serves up traditional dishes with an international twist. Great for all kinds of experiment eaters, think Belgian waffles in American style when deciding to head here for lunch or dinner.

The beachfront Barceloneta neighbourhood has some of the most famous and refined nightclubs in Barcelona. Opium is one of them, but it is also a seaside food haven for any time of the day. Here, enjoy a meal at the beach under a wooden terrace with stylish parasols, indulgent Mediterranean cuisine, seafood paella and tapas!

But, if hip, trendy and modern is your vibe, then eating in La Ribera y El Born barrio is surely something you should be up for. Here the French-Italian style restaurant, Casa Lolea, is an excellent spot for dinner. Known for its trademark dotted-sangria bottles, this restaurant has a superb vibe and truffle risotto.

For those who like to grab a bite on the go, they can head to the amazing Boqueria Market in El Raval and dig into some of the freshest produce and meals in Barcelona either while strolling through the market or at kiosks like El Quim’s serving their signature meals.

Fresh fruits at La Boquerìa

Lesser crowds, authentic food. In Gracia, is the cosy and friendly cafe Sol Soler that whets your appetite for local tapas, including the Spanish omelette, Alitas de Pollo (chicken wings) and many vegetarian ones, too!

Lastly, creating the perfect ambience for a date night or an intimate outing is Somodo in Gracia. This cosy restaurant with a serene atmosphere and a capacity of just 22 people conjures up sumptuous traditional dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients,  Japanese-like precision and meals ranging from 3-7 courses.

Top off your culinary tour by signing up for one of the many cooking classes in Barcelona and learn to cook authentic paella or crema Catalana for yourself!

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