Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

Oy Vey! Where are the Kosher Restaurants in Barcelona?!

kosher restaurants in barcelona

Welcome back, SuiteLife gang, to my newest blog in which I’ll be talking about Kosher Restaurants in Barcelona and where to grab a bite either out and about the city. As a bonus we’ll also tell you where you can buy Kosher meat to cook in the comfort of your own home.

A bit of a WARNING: Kosher restaurants in Barcelona are very few and far between and tend to be a bit (read: quite) overpriced due to a marked lack of competition. Another reason for this is the very small Jewish population in Barcelona. Hence, Kosher restaurants in Barcelona do not have a big target market. They Cater to the tiny Jewish population that actually eats Kosher, tourists, and religious expats. So yeah, get ready to get our your wallet, but hey, we gotta eat, right?

Maccabi Restaurant

Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

Maccabi is probably the most famous Kosher restaurant in Barcelona. With a great location right on La Ramblas, cozy decor and atmosphere and a delicious menu, Maccabi is considered the best Kosher restaurant in Barcelona by locals and tourists alike. The restaurant occupies a former bakery from the seventeenth century called Montserrat. This restaurant just screams vintage and culture.

Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

Apart from their extensive menu of delicious dishes, Maccabi also offers tapas for when you just want something quick and delicious to enjoy over a cup of coffee or a nice and cold pint of beer. Unlike other Kosher restaurants Maccabi is a full service dining joint with fast and friendly service. The menu is a mixture of traditional Israeli dishes and Catalan cuisine and it successfully combines the best of both worlds. The staff knows a little Hebrew and English so language barrier in Maccabi is not an issue. So, ladies and gentlemen, if you are looking for an excellent dining experience, Maccabi is one of the best Kosher restaurants in Bacelona that will meet your every requirement. Address: Las Ramblas 79 / Web

Delicias Kosher

Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

 

Delicias Kosher is a great dinning experience.  Its located in one of the ‘posh’ areas in Barcelona – Sant Gervasi – Galvany, and the food is really delicious and they have above average service for Spain as well, which is always appreciated.  As a common theme with foreign cuisine restaurants in Barcelona, Delicias Kosher incorporates a lot of Catalan dishes and cooking techniques in its Israeli menu. Nevertheless, a pinch of Catalan is all that takes to make their Kosher dishes exquisite.

Kosher restaurants in BarcelonaThe service in Delicias Kosher is what really closes the deal. The staff is very open and motivated to do everything it takes to make you feel like home. No matter if you’re dining alone or with company you will always feel like you are in the comfort of your own dining room. Address: c/ Santalo 125 / Web

Well folks, that’s kinda it for Kosher restaurants in Barcelona. New ones haven sprung up but tend to die quickly because of a lack of customers. Now for our Bonus, where to find a Kosher butcher in Barcelona and where to buy a Challah in Barcelona!

Isamar Kosher

Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

If you’re looking for Kosher food in Barcelona, it is one on the few places you can buy Israeli foods and kosher meat. Isamar Kosher is not just a Kosher supermarket. From noon until 5 pm every Monday through Thursday you can enjoy some of their delicious food in their deli. What you can also find in Isamar Kosher is a bakery with freshly baked pastries offered throughout the whole day, a butcher with all sorts of meats to ‘meet’ all of your cravings, prepared dishes and take away.

Kosher restaurants in Barcelona

Whether it is for Shabat, Hanukah, Passover or any Jewish holiday or even on a regular day, Isamar Kosher is your best choice for stocking up on some delicious Kosher meals and stocking your fridge at home. It is actually the only Kosher butcher in Barcelona, and by having a virtual monopoly, it also has some scary prices. A bag of chicken schnitzels with about 8 or 9 pieces, at the time of this blog, is about 17 €. Address: c/ Avenir 29 / Web

The only other location we know where you can buy Kosher meat in Barcelona is at the Cortes Inglés  department store located on Avenida Diagonal 617. Enter the department store and go down one flight to the basement where the supermarket is, and on aisle 13 you’ll find a small freezer with a small assortment of Kosher food. Don’t get too excited though, it’s a bit underwhelming to say the least.

I hope you enjoyed this blog, folks, if you know of any other Kosher restaurants in the city or hear of one that has sprung up, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the blog!

 

Weekly joke:

Customer:  Waiter, waiter, there’s a bee in my soup.

Waiter:  Yes Sir, it’s the fly’s day off.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris

Moving to Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona : Let’s Go Over What you Need to Do

When it comes to moving to Barcelona, it can be complicated and you might not know where to start. But no worries I can help you, let’s take it step by step and you’ll see that relocating here is not that hard! You’ve actually made the right choice coming into our beautiful city, so congrats on that and let’s get started!

Moving to Barcelona

Find a flat

First of all when moving to Barcelona… of course you have to find a flat and that’s not always an easy task! You can for sure check our flats on our site or get in touch with us any time at all! Or take a peruse through our free ebook on flat hunting tips in BCN. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our website, just drop us a line at info@suitelife.com.

Moving to Barcelona

Spanish NIE

The most annoying step when you are moving to Barcelona ! The NIE means Número de Identificación de Extranjero, it’s a foreigner identification number that you need to have if you’re staying more than 3 months in Spain and which is mandatory for certain transactions. It’s actually a little bit complicated so we have already made a detailed guide of how to get the NIE, check it out on our blog.

Transports

Of course when moving to Barcelona you’ll need to find a means of transport. If you’re bringing your car with you, then you’ll need to register it on this website, and to find parkings ! Check also our blog to find free parking in Barcelona. The easiest way to move through the city is not car, but metro or train ! Check out this website to find out more about transports in Barcelona, they explain really well how it all works. You can also check the official website of TMB (transports metropolitans de Barcelona) if you are searching for specific info about the metro. You can also use bikes with bicing, you have to sign up on the website, they’re gonna send you your card in the following 10 days, and then you just have to use your card to have a bike. It’s really cheap and really cool on sunny days !

Moving to Barcelona

Find a job, a school, and healthcare

Next step when moving to Barcelona, is of course to find a job and a school ! To find a job (and some other various things such as flats or services) you can check loquo website ! It can be really helpful ! As for schools, you might want to check this website or our blog who list the best international schools in Barcelona ! And of course if you wanna take a few spanish classes to fit into the spanish life, check out this website !

Moving to Barcelona

And finally, last but not least ! What’s about healthcare ? Well you have to check the official website of Catalonia to find out everything you need to know about it !

 

Well guys, I hope my blog was helpful. If you feel like we’ve forgotten some info about moving to Barcelona, tell us ! We will be glad to help you !

Mathilde

Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia

 

Beat the Queue at Gaudis Sagrada Familia

 

Suppppp Suitelifers!!!

Todays blog will be about how to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia, if your reading this then your just one of thousands trying to work out when is the best time to go and how on earth you can avoid that god forsaken queue!!! Well your in luck, I have found a solution toooo all lives problems … well thats a slight exaggeration I’m just going to help you with the queue nothing else.

Gaudis Church is truly remarkable and the on going project is extremely ambitious and one that should really be admired and cherished. However the last thing you want to do is have a bad experience at Sagrada. Gaudi was artistically a genius!!! However service wasn’t really a thing back in the 1920s I mean not even the great Gaudi could orchestrate or anticipate the popularity his church would generate. Therefore do not let a long queue associate your experience with this magnificent building. So what are we waiting for … lets find out how to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia.

 

BOOK ONLINE IN ADVANCE!!!!


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Right okay step one to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia …. its the most obvious one which is to book in advance! I know it sounds silly but we are lazy creatures lets be honest. We expect to come to this city and just walk into places, well let me tell you now that is not the case and NEVER will be!!!! So this is a must !!!!!! Whether your planning to visit this city or already in Barcelona you need to book this ticket well in advance online. This comes included with a tour guide and you’d be jumping the queues shouting ‘SUCKERS!!!’ as you pass by to the helpless individuals in the ever-growing queue. Remember you cant just go straight to the gates and expect to walk straight through… you just have the advanced tickets you don’t own the place! With your advanced ticket you can then jump the queue to the meeting point where other clever people have also purchased tickets and then you shall all be escorted in from there…. Make sense??

 

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM!!

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Now for those who refuse to book in advance online ( why on earth you wouldn’t, I shall never know ) so if you are that 1% this is what you need to do to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia . Come close … Are you listening ??? Okay you need to set that alarm of yours and make sure you get there early in the morning! Trying to buy a ticket during the day or towards the evening is next to impossible and a waste of time. Sagrada Familia isn’t selling a new IPhone so theres no need for you to be waiting a ridiculous time. So seeing as though Sagrada opens at 9:00am and that tourists usually start quite early too, you will have to anticipate and plan properly. There is no guarantee that even if you wake up at 6am that you will be at the front of the queue as its all about the luck of the day!! But what I can be sure of is that if you time it right in the morning you can certainly reduce your waiting time!!! SIGNIFICANTLY!!!

 

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DAMN TOURISTS!!

Okay maybe that wasn’t the greatest title but hey we’ve all said it right. Now if you haven’t even booked your flight yet and your sole purpose for coming to Barcelona is to see the Sagrada Familia then you would be wise to choose your dates accordingly. This is the perfect way to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia as this enables you to avoid all the touristy periods which tend to be near the spring and summer season. So an ideal period would be during winter around November to late February. However there is a reason why this isn’t a touristy period because the weather isn’t the greatest but hey its just an idea i’m not pointing a gun at your head!!! Personally Gaudis Church looks far more spectacular in the sunlight but I guess it could look in the snow too …… if it ever snowed here!

So there you guys, your very own makeup tutorial on how to look like Elsa from Frozen ..

Oh wait sorry thats another blog … Ignore that

Its a hobby don’t judge me!!!!

Hope you guys enjoyed the blog guys and if you have any comments please do share them below ….

Maybe theres another way to Beat The Queue At Sagrada Familia .

For more information on Sagrada Familia Click here

If you paid attention to my post then you should get your tickets from here

Right thats all for today guys …

Byeeee Byeeee See Yaaaa Byeeeeee Seee Yaaaa …. (no you hang up … no you hang up…….)

Hasan

(No1 Frozen Fan)

Best Home Stores in Barcelona: Part 2

Best Home Stores in Barcelona : Part 2, let’s continue

Hola a todos ! There are so many home stores in Barcelona that I couldn’t list all of them on my first blog! So, here is another selection of the finest decoration and furniture stores that you can find in Barcelona !

Home Stores in Barcelona

1. Maisons du Monde

This is one of the most complete home stores in Barcelona. As a matter of fact, you can find pretty much everything, wardrobes, armchairs, TV, bookcases, beautiful furniture, sofas… At the beginning it was meant to promote an exotic style and atmosphere with objects from all around the world (Maisons du monde means Houses of the world in French), but they expanded their style and now offer different styles and inspirations : exotic, romantic, baroque, vintage, classic, contemporary… So basically you should find what you want, no matter what you are looking for. Good to know : they also have an outdoor and a junior collection. Also, you can shop online on their website. There is only one store of this french brand in Barcelona, located on Avenida Diagonal, 405. Looking for more info ? Check Maisons du Monde website.

Home Stores in Barcelona

2. Zara Home

Of course, we can’t not to talk about Zara Home in a blog dedicated to home stores in Barcelona ! The spanish brand Inditex decided to launch a new kind of store in 2003 and the first Zara Home opened in Zaragoza in 2003. Since then, it has been a huge success and there are now more than 400 Zara Home stores all around the world. They offer 4 different styles of decoration : ethnic, contemporary, the “white line” and classic. Their products are very elegant and quite affordable. They provide a wide range of products : tablewear (napkins, bowls, mugs…), lamps, occasional furniture… There are seven Zara Home stores in Barcelona, you can check their exact locations on Zara Home website.

Home Stores in Barcelona

3. Vinçon

Vinçon is one of the oldest home stores in Barcelona, and they first opened their doors to the public in 1941 on Passeig de Gracia. The first main business of the store was the wholesale of porcelain, fine china and glassware. What they sell is defined by their emblematic quote : “Extensive range of objects of all kinds in general”. The concept of this store is to display the work of artists from varying disciplines and backgrounds. The atmosphere of the store is very unique, they sell contemporary designed objects and furniture in a very classic and old decor, Barcelona’s architecture heritage. You’ll also find an art gallery in the store : La Sala Vinçon. It is actually really difficult to define the atmosphere of Vinçon, you should go and see for yourself on passeig de Gracia, 96. You’ll be falling in love for sure ! Check for more info on Vinçon website.

home stores in barcelona

 

4. Deko Palace

Of all of the home stores in Barcelona, you won’t find a cheaper one than Deko Palace ! This one sells a lot of gadgets and garden stuff such as flowers or fake plants, garden tools and so on. Their clients are mostly professionals : decorators, people who organize events, florists etc.. but you can shop at Deko Palace even if you are a private individual. They are on a spririt to bring new objects all the time, that’s why they often offer limited-edition decoration objects. The DekoPalace store in Barcelona is located on Avenida Diagonal, 458. You can check DekoPalace website if you’re looking for more info.

Home Stores in Barcelona

 

5. Natura

Even though this one is not just about decoration, it provides a quite interesting home collection if you like an uncluttered style. This is for you if you like very classic and elegant furniture, and wood ! Their quote is “Articles to feel good, to share, to have fun, relax…” and you’ll understand why when you go to their store. Even looking at their objects is relaxing ! Their mentality is to have a positive attitude and they provide a strong environmental policy, trying to create the least amount of environmental impact. You’ll find all kind of prices from very cheap to expensive. Have a look at Natura website to find the closest store from your house !

Home Stores in Barcelona

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my blog and that it gave you a lot of ideas for your house ! Let us know if you know some other home stores in Barcelona that you’de like us to write about!

Mathilde

English Speaking Locksmiths in Barcelona

English speaking locksmiths in Barcelona – quick, reliable, emergency 24h service

Good day Señoras & Señores! Let me tell you a story. A very unpleasant story that happened to our beloved boss Benny alomost 10 years ago. In a nuthsell, he got locked out his flat at 3am in the morning and the next day he had to fly to Canada. Wanna know what he did? He called an English speaking locksmith in Barcelona who charged him 300 bucks, as he called him for an emergency. Now everyone would like to avoid that situation, right? That’s why we’ve put together a list of the English speaking locksmiths in Barcelona that could help you out of a bind. So save these contacts in the memory of your phone NOW!

 

1. CERRAJERIA BCN

English speaking locksmiths Barcelona

  • CONTACT NUMBERS: + 34 93 752 54 10 / + 34 659 536 536
  • WEBSITE: http://www.cerrajeriabcn.es/en/
  • EMAIL: info@cerrajeriabcn.es
  • DESCRIPTION: With a call centre open 24/7 that can assist you in English, Cerrajeria BCN operates throughout all Barcelona and also in the cities located in close proximity (Terrassa, Badalona, Barbera, Sitges, Castelldefells, Cornellá, etc.). With proficiency in emergencies, residential or commercial locksmith services and also high security systems, they will make sure you get in asap.

 

2. OPENDOOR LOCKSMITH

English speaking Locksmiths Barcelona

  • CONTACT NUMBER: +34 658 668 478
  • WEBSITE: http://www.opendoors24h.com/english/
  • EMAIL: mail.opendoorv@gmail.com
  • DESCRIPTION: Targeted specifically at tourists, Opendoor Locksmith provide a reliable and fast service, not charging a preferential fee for foreigners (like other locksmiths in the city). They can be employed both from inside Barcelona and from the cities around, such as El Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, etc. In addition to opening closed doors, Opendoor Locksmith sells locks, safes, domestic rolling shutters, bars, security blinds, and anti-shatter glass for businesses.

 

3. CERRAJEROS BARCELONA EAC

English speaking locksmiths Barcelona

  • CONTACT DETAILS: +34 670 774 733
  • DESCRIPTION: Cerrajeros Barcelona EAC is another locksmith company operating 24/7 as well as during holidays (and for the love of God, Spaniards do have loads!), with professional English speaking workers that open people’s door locks in the city centre and nearby. Besides from opening property doors and changing locks, they also do lock repairs and even car doors. They offer people discounts on each operation, so make sure you don’t forget to ask for yours!

Tips

We wouldn’t be anywhere without our dear SuiteLifers and we’d like you to always keep safe, so that’s why our friends from Cerrajeria BCN have provided us with a guide on how to make burglars’ attempts harder. Here are their pieces of advice:

  1. Do not let anyone into your house that you don’t know. If they claim to be a service worker of some sort, make sure to ask for the proper identification prior to you letting them in!
  2. Make sure to always lock all your doors and windows!
  3. Install dead bolt locks on all of the external doors!
  4. Always change all the locks when you first move in!
  5. Never give your keys to any service workers, gardeners, cleaning crews or anyone else not you do not know well!
  6. Never have an ID tag with personal information and home address attached to your keys!
  7. Install keyed window locks and locks on your garage!
  8. Make sure to have the outside of your home well lighted as a deterrent!
  9. What should you do when you are away!
  10. Always leave your outside lights on, so that it appears as though someone is at home!
  11. Ask some you know and trust to check up on your home periodically!
  12. Have your mail held at the post office while you are away or have you know and trust pick up your mail every day or every other day!
  13. Make sure all windows and doors are shut and locked. Don’t forget about your garage door and shed!
  14. Tell neighbors and the security patrol in your neighborhood (if you have one) that you will be out of town and for them to keep a look out for any unusual behavior!

Till next time, stay safe SuiteLifers!

Muchisimas gracias,

Dragosh (El Dragon)

 

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