La Boqueria Market is one of Europe’s largest and most famous food markets and it’s a hotspot for both tourists and locals alike. Past its looming iron entrance lies a bustling market filled with vibrant displays of fresh produce, meat, seafood and snacks. I would recommend looking around and trying bits and bobs as you go. It’s a feast, both in the edible sense and the visual sense. Come with a camera at the ready because the displays are highly Instagramable!
If you have a sweet tooth then a trip to Bubó patisserie by the award-winning confectioner, Charles Mampel, is a must. Its jewel-like sweets are stashed in glass cabinets. There are a spectrum of macaroons, intricately made cakes, freshly baked pastries and handmade chocolates. What’s more, Bubó is home to what is said to be the “world’s best chocolate cake” (pictured). You’ll have to try it for yourself to see if you think it deserves this title!
La Luna cocktail bar and restaurant is hidden away in the heart of the El Borne neighbourhood. Its dimly-lit medieval interior features exposed brick arches and is an atmospheric place to unwind over a cold glass of sangria. La Luna puts a modern twist on Spanish cuisine with its fusion, tex-mex tapas menu.
Sagardi pincho bar is a great place to go for a light bite to eat. Pinchos are a type of tapas that comprise of individual portions of bread with various toppings, such as cured ham or smoked salmon. Pinchos are a socially-orientated food and are generally consumed alongside small servings of wine or beer. Sagardi is a great place to come for breakfast, lunch or even a light supper.
6. GELATERIA GIOVANNI
What better way to cool off than with some gelato? The heavenly selection of gelato from Gelateria Giovanni is said to be the best in Barcelona. Some of the mouth-watering flavours on offer include Kinder Surprise and Bueno, which had us coming back for more. Gelateria Giovanni was a regular pitstop for us during our visit to Barcelona.
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