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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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Lowdown on the churro


Churros are those crunchy simple sweet treats made from flour, water and salt that simply taste delicious. Now, much has been said about the churro when you look at it’s origin. Mexicans, will refer to it as their donut, whilst other countries claim it as their own. Regardless of what country it comes from, it is a naughty and tasty treat that shouldn’t be passed up whilst in Barcelona.

Now for the purpose of this blog post, I will not delve in to the war between the churros in Madrid, Jerez or Barcelona but I will explain the different variations that you can get. I am a fan of having them fino (fine), they are like light flutes of heaven and this, lightly dusted with sugar and dipped into a pool of oozing hot chocolate is nothing short of a dream. There is of course the porra, a much thicker version which you can find filled with vanilla or chocolate fondant.

It is also worth pointing out that churros are usually prism shaped and can be straight or curled, however, if the churros are in perfectly shaped rounds – it is very likely that they have come from a packet so avoid. There is also no glamor when it comes to the churro, some of the best churros are served up in the most average looking cafeterias, so leave the judgement at home. We recommend Churrería Granja Ruz, which is located on Carrer Princesa 12 just near the Santa Maria del Mar in the Born neighborhood .

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