Barcelona markets: a foodie’s guide

Barcelona markets: a foodie’s guide

Barcelona is a paradise for foodies and Barcelona markets are a must stop for any interested in the culinary vibe in the city. Local markets in the city are the place where locals go to get their groceries on a weekly basis, it is part of the routine for those living in Barcelona and a total discovery for those visiting the city.Santa Caterina marketThe Santa Caterina market opened in in 1848, it was the first covered market that existed in Barcelona. In 2005 it was renovated by local prestigious architects and they kept the neoclassical façade and created an incredible canopy of multiple coloured tiles.There are different stalls with fresh products and there is also a restaurant within the market called Les Cuines de Santa Caterina, they offer a wide selection of tapas and it is a nice p…

Sant Antoni Market

Sant Antoni Market

Sant Antoni market is the heart of Sant Antoni area in Eixample district, it is a lively market with stalls outside that sell all kinds of products, from shoes, clothes, homewares, cleaning products or food such as fruit, vegetables or meat.But on Sundays, the whole scene changes with the second-hand book and stamps sell for collectors, it is a must visit for all locals at least once in your lifetime. I am sure all locals remember going there on Sundays with their parents to change stickers to finish up the collection, that could be footballers, princesses or any movie or series that did a collection of any kind. I remember you could change 1 by 1 or you could buy the sticker that you needed, and some of them were very difficult to find. It is a long-established ritual among locals and al…

Santa Caterina market

Santa Caterina market

Santa Caterina market is a food market in the Ribera neighbourhood, you can't ignore that market as it will catch your eye with its undulating roof bright colours. The design of the market is unique, if you are either into architecture or food, or both this is a must stop.The refurbishment of Barcelona's first covered food market was done by Enric Miralles and Bendetta Tagliabue and they are the ones that we need to thank for this amazing colourful roof that can be seen from the air.The roof is attached to the building bu a wooden structure and a mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces that have fruit and vegetables drawn on it. The market was originally built in 1845 and it was very innovative at the time, the first covered market in town and also the first one to provide a blue collar communi…

Eat street market in Barcelona

Eat street market in Barcelona

In 2014 there was he boom of food truck festivals in Barcelona and Eat street is one of them. Eat Street is a gastronomic initiative that is not directly related to food trucks but to street food in particular regardless of what is your vehicle or stand to cook your gastronomic offer in the festival. What I like the most about eat street is that their first thought is that there is no need to overcomplicate things, they look for simplicity but good quality. Eat on the street doesn't have to be a synonym of cheap and bad, it can be affordable and good quality. This is the objective of Eat Street, the chefs bring 2 dishes each, not quantity but quality, there is no need of endless menus but what you do, do it so it rocks! Dishes are around 5 euros each, something that is somehow special …

Street food festivals in Catalonia

Street food festivals in Catalonia

Street food is ready to eat food sold in the street or a public place, normally from a food booth, food truck or food card. Street food festivals have become very common in Catalonia, they are in every cool event. According to the Food and Agriculture organization 2.5 billion people eat food street every day, in Catalonia I think they were born to stay. The law in Catalonia is very strict on selling products on the street, only in special events and permission is required to the city hall, but now cities have been more flexible with the installation of food trucks in different events such as concerts, fairs and shopping related events. Street food festivals in Barcelona city Van Van Encants by Van Van market We already went around vintage and s…

Eat tapas in a local market in Barcelona: Mercat del Ninot

Eat tapas in a local market in Barcelona: Mercat del N…

Is there anything more local that eating in a market in Barcelona? In a city like Barcelona it is easy to get distracted with Gaudí monuments, museums, parcs and many activities to do but the true essence of a place is the culture and the traditions. For me the food, is the best way to go through the culture and a local market surrounded by locals and eat the way we do it is the best way to immerse in the culture. The most famous market in Barcelona is la Boqueria market in the city center, but there are many more markets with good quality of food and most of them have bars and little restaurants with fresh fish, meat, fruit etc... Mercat del Ninot Barcelona market Mercat del Ninot Mercat del Ninot is a local market in Barcelona that has recently been r…

La Boqueria market in Barcelona: a must visit!

La Boqueria market in Barcelona: a must visit!

Sant Josep de la Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona, located in Ciutadella district, in the city center. The market started as a mobile stall market in Las Ramblas in Barcelona. It was the perfect place to sell, near the fortress entrance called Pla de la Boqueria, where farmers and peasants brought their products to be sold. Since 1217 it is documented the presence of the market right in the place where it is nowadays there were food stalls back in the day. La Boqueria in Barcelona: the market that has everything La Boqueria is a food market full of quality products, goods from other countries, veggies, tropical fruits, take away food, fish of any kind and meat. Everything you can think of, surely is in the market, it is actually the place where people from all over Barcelon…

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