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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.
If you love wine, Monvinic will be your Eden. This macro-universe dedicated to the fruit of the vine opened in July 2008, following 5 years in the making and is in the words of its founders “…an international benchmark as a centre for the dissemination of wine.”
Ask your average urbanite if they know where to find some mushrooms and they’ll direct you to their personal travel agent for the trip of a lifetime. Ask a local in Barcelona and they’ll check the nearest location of recent rainfall and pinpoint a field on a map. Hunting for wild mushrooms (setas in Spanish, bolets in Catalan) is de rigeur for Catalans in autumn. continue reading
Yes Delivery is Barcelona’s first multiple-choice home delivery service and I for one, am overjoyed at the prospect of click, buzz and scoff!
I would highly recommend that you do not read the following article. It could lead you far from the path of the righteous and through the swinging doors of various cocoa laden, sugar dusted boutiques that sprinkle the streets of Barcelona. If you wish to remain unstained and untainted, kindly click on close and go quietly and humbly back to your celery sticks and cottage cheese…. Now.
From healthy fast food alternative to respected culinary art form, sushi has spread like wild fire since it first appeared at a street stall in Tokyo in 1824.
The Barcelonese certainly didn’t need much steering when the first sushi bar opened here in the early 1970s. Spaniards traditionally favour bite-sized morsels, convivial eating and the ready availability of that essential ingredient, fresh fish. So what could be better than a cosmopolitan port town? Barcelona and sushi soon saw each other as the perfect catch.
Don’t Panic! There’s always Organic!
This contemporary, inviting restaurant with its contemporary and wholesome philosophy is considered an essential grazing point for many locals (hence the fact that every time I visit, I see a selection of regular faces, in fact I may well be one of them.)
For lunch we try to go at least once a week to La Palmera. Mind you this is not easy since the place is an insiders favorite and therefor impossible to get in after 2 (so be early). No write ups in the tourist guides but truly a great find.
At the foothills of Montjuic, tucked away in a little-known corner of Poble-Sec you’ll find this stunning gourmet restaurant. With a total staff of 4 (two in the partially visible kitchen and two on the floor), this top-quality yet intimate jewel is the brainchild of a young professional couple with a penchant for organic cuisine with conscience.
On a regular basis we visit Tapas 24. A great place for breakfast and lunch. We love the ‘Ous estrellats al gust’ with ‘bull negre’, the baby squid sandwich, the ‘Mojama’ with almonds and the always-fresh ‘Boquerones al limón’ accompanied by very good ´pa amb tomaquet’.
Locals swear by this cornerstone of Catalan charm, where a whole host of young and not-so.young go to gaggle, graze and gulp. Cava flows like water, at this unpretentious, rustic little Champagne bar in the heart of the Borne. Tucked away near the Picasso Museum, El Xampanyet is a collision of old world charm and new world flava.