I know they say Paris has the best food in Europe (I think the food in Paris is overrated) but I think Barcelona! I didn’t have ONE bad meal in Barcelona. Not to mention how incredibly cheap and fresh everything was. I’m pretty good at sharing my food with Aaron. In fact I quite insist on it, but in Barcelona I was having none of it. All mine.
After a steady diet of pastries and carbs on our trip to Europe, it was refreshing to eat a cuisine that wasn’t just starches and butters. I swear I’m still carrying around a croissant or two.. But any ways here are the best foods to try in Barcelona!
10 Best Foods To Try In Barcelona
Smoothie – You can find so many smoothies for 1 Euro at La Boqueria Market. You can get every fruit combination you can imagine. After a heavy baguette and croissant diet these little cups of nutrition were a saviour. A must try in Barcelona! Mango, strawberry and coconut were amazing choice as well as pineapple and coconut. Sooooo good.
Nachos – Seriously, the Boqueria Market is your best friend in Spain. You can buy a loaded, and I mean loaded, plate of nachos for 6 Euro if you get 3 toppings! 2 Giant scoops of guacamole (yasssss), so many beans and it was smothered in nacho cheese. This is how nachos are supposed to look. None of that tiny little dollop of guac for an extra $3 nonsense.
Empanadas – Hot pockets of goodness. These little pasties can have so many different fillings and are extremely tasty. I think Aaron had about 6 at one point.
Churros – Who else loves churros? Like a mini donut stick that you dip in chocolate.
Paella – My boyfriend got a dish to himself from a place called Cellar De Tapa and he said it was unreal. This seafood dish is full of spice, calamari, shrimp, octopus and rice served with lemon wedges. As a vegetarian I think this is disgusting but I got a vegetarian version from the market (that was way overpriced) and it was really good!
Tortilla Española (spanish omelette) – This doesn’t look like an omelette – It looks like a giant slice of potato pie and can be found everywhere. Potato and egg is the traditional way but potato and onion is the norm! It is literally egg, potato and onion. That’s it! I think it tastes like scalloped potatoes. Anyone agree?
Patatas Bravas – You will find these little bad boys at almost every tapa’s place. They are soft little potato wedges smothered in a slightly spicy bravas sauce. Perfect with some sangria on the beach 😉
Pan Con Tomate – Again you will find these everywhere for super cheap. About 1.50 Euro and they are usually home made from the restaurant. These little waffers are as a must try in Barcelona. They are home made bread (think cracker/ baguette / bubble bread) drizzled with tomato puree and olive oil. The tomato part grossed me out cause I hate tomatoes but the bread itself was so yummy.
Gazpacho – Like a superfood of the Spanish. I felt like an idiot for a while trying to pronounce this. It’s a vegetable puree full of vitamins and is supposed to be a cure-all magical drink perfect for a hot summer day.. And a hangover.
Banana plantain patty – You can find these at the Boqueria Market (I spent a lot of time there if you haven’t noticed) and you can try these awesome little patties for 2.50 Euro. So good and different. I highly recommend giving them a shot. I was weirded out by the plantain part at first but they are actually amazing even though they look like a brown banana gone wrong.
What are some foods you would try in Barcelona? Any recommendations? Sorry I didn’t take photos of everything I kept eating them before I snapped a photo!! Share in the comments and as alway don’t forget to Subscribe or follow my Instagram <3