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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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All hail the doughnut!


There are lots of claims as to where doughnuts originally come from, with one theory stating that they were invented in North America by Dutch settlers and another suggests that Hanson Gregory, an American, professed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847.

Then there’s the doughnut recipe, predating earlier examples, that has been discovered in an recipe book written in 1800 by Baroness Dimsdale, the wife of Baron Thomas Dimsdale in Hertfordshire, UK. Well we’d like to say thanks to all those that contributed to the creation of the doughnut,  as we love this sweet confectionary that comes in different sizes, shapes, fillings and toppings for us all to appreciate.

Sure you can get churros, cronuts (croissant doughnut pastry), buñuelos and more in the city but there aren’t many places where you can get good, simple doughnuts. That said, in Barcelona the donutería has landed . If your’e thinking Krispy Kremes and Dunkin’ Donuts think again, at La Donutería doughnuts are paired with unusual flavours such as bacon apple maple syrup and  orange and pistachio – both delicious! These babies aren’t from a batch production line, they are fresh as they are made daily and on site. Doughnuts made with love if you like. If you happen to have the kids with you, it’s also a fun spot that can keep them entertained as they can see the production process from the shop window. They also have a space at the back if you want to relax and tuck into your doughnut with a cup of coffee.
La Donutería
Carrer del Parlament 20
08015 Barcelona

This week has also seen the opening of Lukumas’s second cafe in Raval. With a successful set up in Gracia already, we are glad to see that the Greek owners now have a more central establishment. Lukuma actually means doughnut in Greece and the Petros’s behind the company actually learnt how to craft the doughnut in Thessaloniki. Expect a good selection of classic doughnuts with frosted toppings, to some filled with yoghurt and lemon mixed with charming service and a cute little spot for a coffee too.
Carrer Valldonzella 35
08001 Barcelona

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