Local Markets in Barcelona

Local Markets in Barcelona

 

Local Markets in Barcelona are must-see places! Wherever you are in the city a market is nearby – just have a look to see different Spanish customs and how friendly these places are. You might be tempted to buy their local fresh products as they look very appetizing with the beautiful layout of the stalls.

local market in France

 

Food markets:

~ The Unavoidable: Sant Joseph Market – La Boqueria

la boqueria market barcelona
Where: Ciutat Vella
Las Ramblas, 91 08002 Barcelona

When: From Mondays to Saturdays
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 8:30 pm

Features: La Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona because of its amazing location in the center of Las Ramblas! It’s one of the largest markets in Europe and offers high quality products, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, sweets, etc. You can even eat tapas here! There is quite a lot of tourist traffic but it’s still is a convivial place to go.

 

~ The Authentic: Sant Antoni Market

sant antoni market
Where: Eixample
Carrer Comte d’Urgell

When: From Monday to Saturday

Opening hours: From Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

Features: It’s kind of similar to La Boqueria but without Las Ramblas tourists!
On Sundays, around Market Sant Antoni there’s a book market with books, reviews, magazines, comics, postcards, etc. From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

~ The Traditional: Fira Artesana

la fira artesana
Where: Ciutat Vella
Plaça del Pi, 08002 Barcelona
When: First Friday of each month
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Features: Catalan producers meet each month to send their organic catalan produce. This market is particularly famous for its honey cake and its cheeses infused with honey hence its nickname: The Honey Market.

 

~ The Designer: Santa Caterina Market

santa caterina market
Where: Ciutat Vella
Avenida Fransesc Cambo, 16  08003 Barcelona

When and Opening hours: Mon: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Tue, Wed & Sat: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thu & Fri 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Features: The original design of the building is very eye catching due to its undulating and brightly coloured roof. There is also a wonderful display of produce inside!

 

~ The Trendy: Princesa Market

princesa market barcelona
Where: El Born
Carrer Sabateret 1-3, 08003 Baracelona

Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to midnight
Thursday to Saturday 9:00 am to midnight

Features: Princesa Market is an old market where you can find flavours from the whole world: Sushi, tapas, Italian food, etc.

 

~ The Classic: Market del Ninot  (currently undergoing renovation)

market del ninot

Where: Eixample left
Carrer Mallorca, 135  08036 Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Features: It’s close to Plaza Catalonia but hidden enough not to be crowded by tourists! Like all markets in Barcelona, produce is absolutely fresh: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, etc. You can even eat tapas there!

 

Flower Market & Food Market

 

~ Mercat de la Concepcio

la concepcio market barcelona
Where: Eixample right
Carrer d’Arago, 311 08009 Barcelona

When: Food market: Monday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 to 3:00 pm
Flower market: Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day.

Features: Old market in the center of Barcelona today best known as the flower market of Barcelona. It’s gardeners’ and curious people’s paradise where they can find many varieties of garden flowers and seeds. There’s also a food part with lots of different options.

Flea Market

~ Mercat dels Encants

market dels encant barcelona

Where: El Clot
Carrer del Dos de Maig, 186  08013 Barcelona

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Opening hours: From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Public Auction: From 8:00 am to 9:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Features: Mercat dels Encants is Barcelona’s largest secondhand market! From Odds and ends like cosmetics, old bikes,
etc., to vintage furniture like clothes or books, this market is full of surprises. Advice: Saturday is really crowded and if you want to find that special somthing come early!

 

~Lucie

Tapas: Ultimate Guide!

All you need to know about tapas in Barcelona: tips, recipes, history, how to eat and many more

Barcelona tapas

Tapas world: the 10 commandments on how to eat tapas in Barcelona

 

  • Thou shall not eat more than 2 tapas in the same bar.

Most of the tapas bars in Barcelona have their own specialties. That’s why you shouldn’t spend all your night in the same bar. Have a beer in one, eat some tapas, and then go to another one, have a glass of wine and some tapas, and keep going. You will be able to try a lot of different tapas and to meet a lot of people. Because eating tapas is also a social activity! That brings us to the second commandment…

  • Thou shall enjoy your time when eating tapas.

When you go tapear (this is the Spanish word for eating tapas), you’re supposed to have fun and relax with friends or nice people. This is a cool moment for talking and chilling out after work for example. This isn’t supposed to be stressful or boring. So bring some of your good friends (not too many) and have a nice time in one of the numerous tapas bars in Barcelona!

  • Thou shall eat tapas in the only right way.

And the only right way is standing in front of the bar, the tapas on the counter and your drink on your hand. Keep talking with your friends and don’t be afraid if it’s crowded. People are used to it and they won’t be moaning. Then, one person will pay for each round of tapas, no need to start splitting up bills, remember it’s a friendly time!

Tapas Barcelona

  • Thou shall eat tapas at the right time.

The best tapas time is during the aperitif, you’re done with your stressful day of work and you have a few hours before going to bed. Best time for tapas! People say that you shouldn’t have a big meal before sleeping, so tapas are exactly what you need!
Another great time for tapas is just before lunch, in order to whet your appetite…

  • Thou shall try the most famous tapas and then learn how to cook your own tapas.

That’s means you have to cook the tortilla de patatas and the patatas bravas. Finding the best ones is truly an assault course, but hey, when there’s a will, there’s a way! The next step will be to cook your own tapas. Start easily with pan con tomate and level up with chiquitos!

  • Thou shall eat pintxos at Maitea and go to La Flauta and Los Toreros in Barcelona.

Pintxos are good and pintxos at Maitea are excellent! For around 8€ you can have 5 or 6 pintxos. The restaurant is nice and the food is awesome. You should also go to La Flauta or Los Toreros, two of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona. It’s a safe bet, believe us. You can learn more about these places on our top 10 Barcelona Restaurant guide.

Barcelona Tapas

 

  • Thou shall try a new tapas bar or restaurant in Barcelona every week.

Barcelona is full of tapas bars and restaurants. To live your gustatory experience to the maximum, you should try at least a new one every week. Taste their specialties and chill out in different atmosphere, from the very modern and trendy one to the very traditional and friendly one.

  • Thou shall do a tapas tour in Barcelona: free tapas with one drink.

To save some coins during your tapas night in Barcelona, you should have a look to our blog about the free tapas in Barcelona. You pay for one drink and you get one pintxos or tapas for free. What else?! You will find this kind of tapas bar in every neigborhood of Barcelona. No excuse for skipping this tapas tour.

  • Thou shall learn tapas history and tapas names in catalan.

Tapas in Barcelona are everywhere, you already know that. Tired of wondering what tapas are behind Catalan words? Check our vocabulary section and you will become a pro at ordering what you want!

Tapas Barcelona

  • Thou shall try catalan tapas.

Barcelona has its own specialties concerning tapas, and you have to taste them! Just a few names to make your mouth water: sofregitin, escudella, zarzuela… and of course, aioli! People also say that you can find the best fish tapas on Barcelona beaches. With this last info, you have all the tips you needed to eat tapas like a pro and spend an amazing time in Barcelona with your friends!


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We hope that this tapas guide will help you to feel Spanish, and even Catalan, when you’re eating tapas in Barcelona! If you liked it, do not hesitate to share it and give us your own tapas tips! Adéu!

Traditional Catalán Restaurants in Barcelona: Top 5

CATALAN CUISINE IN BARCELONA: THE TOP 5 RESTAURANTS

When coming to Barcelona you will definitely want to try some Spanish tapas, paella and tortilla de patatas. Did you know, though, that these meals are not from Barcelona, or even Catalonia? Well, I highly recommend you to try them, but you should not miss some typical Catalan dishes either. Fortunately, there is a great deal of traditional Catalán restaurants in Barcelona. I think that you absolutely should add trying at least one of my top 5 Catalan restaurants in Barcelona to your To-Do-List!

1. 7 Portes

Traditional restaurant Barcelona

“Practice makes perfect”, right? Well, that is why the traditional restaurant 7 Portes, in the El Born district, is regarded as one of the best traditional restaurants in Barcelona: It was founded in 1836! That means… well, wait a second … ok, I have it: 178 years of existence!  In case you are not convinced yet, here are some of their Catalan dishes: fideuà, canelons, Esqueixada de bacallà and much more. Great service, a special atmosphere with live piano music and the most important: great dishes are guaranteed! It will be an unforgettable experience! You won’t regret it, that’s for sure!

 

Traditional restaurant Barcelona

 

  • Address: Passeig d’Isabel II, 14
  • Phone: 0034 933 193 033/ 0034 933 192 950
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 13 pm – 1 am
  • Email for reservations: reserves@7portes.com
  • Price: From 30-45 Euros

 

 

2. Senyor Parelleda

 

Catalan restaurant Barcelona

Another must-try, for those who are willing to taste a typical Catalan dish, is the traditional restaurant Senyor Parelleda, also situated in the beautiful El Born quarter. It is always well patronized, which is, not surprisingly because with the divine food they serve. My advice therefore is definitely to reserve a table! Let’s have a look at some meals they offer, OK? Let’s get started: Esqueixada con escalivada, Bacalao gratinado con alioli de pera y salsa vizcaína and of course the typical pan amb tomate. In case you can still resist, watch out: apart from their delicious kitchen, the special traditional decoration of the place is something you should not miss! What are you waiting for?

 

Catalan restaurant Barcelona

  • Address: Carrer Argenteria, 37
  • Phone: 0034 933 105 094
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 13:00 – 15:45 and 20:30 – 23:30
  • Email for reservations: reservas@senyorparellada.com
  • Price for Menu: 19-39 Euro

 

3. Taverna el Glop

 

Traditional restaurant Barcelona

You are looking for something traditional, right? And you finally want to try that dish called “calçots“, true? Well, then you should undoubtedly try the rustic, informal restaurant El Glop, which is for sure one of the best traditional restaurants in Barcelona. Aside from calçots, they serve as well botifarra Catalana amb mongetes, escalivada amb anchovies and crema catalana, just a few of their mind-blowing dishes. It is situated in the beautiful Gracia district and appropriate for everybody, even for big groups, as they do have three big private rooms and special offers for groups. You see? You can’t miss this, can you?

 

Traditional restaurant Barcelona crema catalana

  • Address: Carrer Sant Lluís, 24
  • Phone: 0034 932 137 058
  • Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 13 pm – 1 am
  • Email for reservations: info@tavernaelglop.com
  • Price for Menu: 20,25 – 40,65 Euros

 

4.  Can Culleretes

 

Catalan restaurant in Barcelona

Can Culleretes is one of the oldest traditional restaurants in Barcelona, situated in the Gothic quarter and one of the most charming places I have ever been to. The food was a dream, well, you might have assumed that. But that food in combination with the old photos and paintings on the walls made me feel indeed comfortable and so special. The friendly staff contributed to this in great part. Thus, in my opinion it is a MUST during your stay in Barcelona.

After that description I’m pretty sure you are dying to get to know what they serve… Well, here we go: escudella, butifarra, asador catalan and much much more. I’m just going to say: Get ready to feel like you’re in heaven and bon profit!

 

Traditional restaurant in Barcelona

  • Address: Carrer Quintana, 5
  • Phone: 0034 933 173 022 / 0034 933 176 485
  • Opening hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 9:00-16:00 and 21:00- 23:00, Sunday 9:00-16:00
  • Email: info@culleretes.com
  • Price for Menu: 20-30 Euros

 

5. Cal Boter

 

Catalan restaurant Barcelona

Last but not least (actually to the contrary) the number one traditional restaurant in Barcelona of my top 5 list is the restaurant Cal Boter, situated in the Gracia neighborhood. You should not miss it if you fancy something classic, unique and absolutely delicious. Founded in 1986, they please their guests with typical Catalan delicacies, such as xatonada, botifarra, cargols picants and many more. If you’re up for some wine, you will love that place even more. Why? The wine of the house is served in a “porrón”, which is a traditional Catalan bottle with a long spout, enabling you to drink from it. Curious what this looks like? I guess so. Don’t forget to reserve, though, it is always packed! Good luck.

 

Catalan restaurant Barcelona Xatonada

 

  • Address: Carrer Tordera 62
  • Phone: 0034 934 588 462
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday Breakfast: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, Monday – Sunday Lunch: 13:00-16:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday Dinner: 21:00 – 12:00 am
  • Price for Menu: 20-30 Euros

 

Is there any even better Catalan restaurant in Barcelona? Did you like my selection? I’m looking forward to reading your feedback in the comments section. :)

Enjoy!

Melina

 

Vegan Restaurants in Barcelona: Top 5

Eating Vegan in Barcelona: The Top 5

Coming upon a nice, appealing restaurant in Barcelona is quite easy, as the city is full of cozy locations which serve food from literally everywhere. Those who might find it kind of challenging to encounter a place to have a nice meal are, you guessed it, the vegans.

Well, if you are tired of walking around looking for a place where to eat, in order to stop your stomach from growling, or you just feel like eating something healthy after all the jamon, tortilla de patatas and paella you have eaten the last days, try out one of these top 5 vegan restaurants in Barcelona:

 

1. JUICY JONES

 

Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

You went vegan? And you are in Barcelona? If so, you should not miss Juicy Jones,  a colourful painted vegan restaurant in Barcelona situated just off the Ramblas. Their fresh juices  and smoothies will drive you undoubtedly crazy! …And the food even more. They serve great vegan burgers, hummus, Thali curry plates, guacamole and  much much more! Well this is not all, look at this: the daily menu, 2 courses and a  desert, costs  just 9,50 Euro! What are you waiting for? Venga!


Vegan restaurant in Barcelona Menu

  • Address: Carrer de l’Hospital 74, 08001 Barcelona
  • Phone: 0034 934 439 082
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 23:00 pm

 

2. GOPAL

Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

Another must-try for vegans is the all vegan restaurant Gopal, situated in the Gothic Quarter. Always packed and tasty. Long waiting queues are actually a signal for delicious food, right? Well, waiting a little bit will allow you to taste unforgettable vegan cheese, seitan, tofu, vegan empanadas, tortilla de patata and not only that. Watch out: they serve even vegan cakes! I am super confident that the time you will “waste” while waiting in the line, will allow you to gain an awesome experience for not more than 5 Euros. Can you resist?

  • Address: Carrer de Escudellers 42, 08002 Barcelona
  • Phone: 0034 933 189 215
  • Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 23 am, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 12 am

 

3. MAOZ FALAFEL

 

Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

 

Welcome to the best falafel bar in town, next to Plaça Reial! Small but oho. They  prepare delicious falafel on which you can add whatever you feel like from a  wonderful salad bar. In case you do not fancy falafel, tranquilo, you are more than welcomed there anyhow, as they serve a great variety of vegan food in pita, too.  And what I mean is fried cauliflower, rice salad, tomatoes, olives, marinated  carrots, tahini, hummus etc., etc. That is a great deal of yummy vegan food, right? Above I mentioned “small but oho”. Well I have to add something: It is extremley  cheap, too! You will not spend more than 5 Euros, I swear. If you are looking for  something quick and cheap Maoz is the place to go!

 

Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

 

  • Address: Carrer de Ferran 13, 08002 Barcelona
  • Phone: 0034 678 604 946
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 a

 

4. CAT BAR

 

Vegan restaurant Barcelona

One of the best vegan bar-restaurants in Barcelona is the Cat Bar, cat- themed as the name indicates. What does it serve? No cats, but 9 tapas and 30 bottles of local Catalan craft beers, Scottish BrewDog beers and tasty vegan food, mainly burgers. Well, that is the place to go for those who love vegan burgers and beer… and honestly, who does not?

 

Vegan restaurant Barcelona

 

  • Address: Boria 17, 08003 Barcelona
  • Phone: 0034 932 956 815
  • Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 18 pm – 1:30 am, Friday & Saturday 18 pm – 2:30 am, kitchen open until 23:30

 

5. TERESA CARLES

Vegan restaurant Barcelona

You prefer something a little bit more chic? And you are tired of the usual vegan meals? Well, then this location will please you hands-down: Teresa Carles! This stylish vegan restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, is situated in el Raval. I just want to mention that they serve great burgers, pasta and they do have a tremendous salad bar including avocado, tofu, pumpkin and crispy tempeh and much much more. If you are ready for something special, nos veremos alli!

 

Vegan restaurant Barcelona

  • Address: Carrer de Jovellanos 2, 08001 Barcelona
  • Phone: 0034 933 171829
  • Opening hours: Breakfast & Brunch 9 am – 14 pm, Dinner 12 pm – 23:30 pm

 

Enjoy! :)

Melina

Devil’s Kitchen: Awesome German Bar in Barcelona

A German Bar in Barcelona

Devil's Kitchen german bar barcelona

Being a German guy (or girl!) in Barcelona do you ever miss Germany in a moment of weakness? Or you’re just living in Barcelona but you’ve actually been to Germany and you miss the particular atmosphere, the German beer and – ok, this is gonna sound weird – the German food? Or you have no idea what a German atmosphere looks like and you want to discover it without having to spend money and time to actually go the country? Don’t you worry, you’ll find some true Germans in Devil’s Kitchen Bar!

You’ll taste some delicious Currywurst (German sausages with tomato-currysauce), some special grilled sausages from Thüringen, the classic sauerkraut for the bravest of you all! Regarding the beers, it is only natural to get some true Germans beers, Becks for a more commercialised taste or Maisel’s for the real taste of Germany.

Devil's Kitchen german bar barcelona

Ok but that doesn’t sound so special, you tell me. Just a minute, I’m coming to the interesting part.
Here is the thing, not only do we eat German and we drink German, but we also speak German and watch German games in German. German (I had to say one more time “German”). This is why this bar is really just a few more square meters that should be added to the German territory. It is authentic to the max and so you will feel totally at home here, every foreigner can tell their friends the day after: “I’ve been to Germany yesterday, ‘was fun!”

So whenever you Germans are in Barcelona (or anyone who appreciates a good weisbeer) are feeling homesick, or you have a craving for German food/beer/atmosphere/people, then run to Devil’s Kitchen.

Its location :

 

If one German bar is not enough for you, here is a second: Don Bratwurst

You’re welcome.

Florian

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