Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:32:33 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Market to Table, Food Tour, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/market-to-table-food-tour-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/market-to-table-food-tour-el-raval/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:32:33 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11030 Read ‘Market to Table, Food Tour, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Avoiding La Boqueria market is kind of thing when you adopt Barcelona as your city. The tourists. The fruit pots. The rambutan, all year-long, as if we live in a tropical land. And it doesn’t feel like a sacrifice. There are over 40 municipal markets in the city, just cross La Rambla to Via Laitana...

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Línia, Mediterranean Brasserie, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/linia-mediterranean-brasserie-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/linia-mediterranean-brasserie-eixample/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:05:40 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10934 Read ‘Línia, Mediterranean Brasserie, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’m not typically one for hotel restaurant dining. Having spent some time behind the scenes of 5 and 4-star hotels, I  was able to see the machine at work. A CFO to make sure the central purchasing system is running smoothly: that the group is paying the best possible price for eggs, even if they...

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Origo, Ancient Grain Bakery, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/origo-bakery-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/origo-bakery-gracia/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:50 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11020 Read ‘Origo, Ancient Grain Bakery, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Origo bakery has a mission statement. And it has less to do with the bread and everything to do with the planet. 10 years ago, Françoise was working for Google photos. His job took him from his native Belgium to Dublin and then onto San Francisco. It was there that he coincidentally rented an apartment...

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Aula Ochiai, Japanese Patisserie, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/aula-ochiai-japanese-patisserie-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/aula-ochiai-japanese-patisserie-eixample/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:30:51 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10440 Read ‘Aula Ochiai, Japanese Patisserie, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If you are a fan of matcha or mochi, chances are you’ve heard of Pastisseria Takashi Ochiai. It’s been around since the 80’s when the Japanese pastry chef/owner, for whom the shop is named after, opened it after studying patisserie in Belgium and then in the UK. To begin with, the shop kept to local...

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En Aparte, French Cafe, Sant Pere / Santa Caterina http://foodieinbarcelona.com/en-aparte-french-cafe-sant-pere-santa-caterina/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/en-aparte-french-cafe-sant-pere-santa-caterina/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:03:13 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10912 Read ‘En Aparte, French Cafe, Sant Pere / Santa Caterina’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’ll confess, I’ve walked by En Aparté numerous times without being tempted to go inside. Something about unappealing signage and hearing lots of English being spoken by the people sitting outside. And those aluminum chairs that are fine to sit on but make an awful racket as they scrape back and forth across the pavement....

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Kak Koy, Robota Grill, Gothic Quarter http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kak-koy-robota-grill-gothic-quarter/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kak-koy-robota-grill-gothic-quarter/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:18:48 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10833 Read ‘Kak Koy, Robota Grill, Gothic Quarter’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Unlike the other two Hideki Matsuhisa restaurants, Shunka and Koy Shunka, the Kak Koy interior is visible from the street. A corner spot with wrought iron window rails and soft crinkled Noren. Meter upon meter of white countertops are visible. Divided almost equally between kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is the heart of the...

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Llamber, Asturian / Catalan, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/llamber-asturian-catalan-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/llamber-asturian-catalan-el-born/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:07:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10922 Read ‘Llamber, Asturian / Catalan, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Prime real estate and a good meal don’t often go hand in hand. It’s a trade-off: looks over food or vice versa. Llamber, however, is an exception. Facing the Mercat Del Born Cultural Center with abundant outdoor seating supported by a large indoor restaurant. Money has been spent on the interior and furniture. It helps...

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Düal, Italian Cafe, Sant Antoni http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dual-italian-cafe-sant-antoni/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dual-italian-cafe-sant-antoni/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:03:09 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10324 Read ‘Düal, Italian Cafe, Sant Antoni’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Across from the Sant Antoni market is a lovely spot called Düal Café. I was pointed in its direction by Ella who runs Espai Egg in the Raval. I had just finished a meeting in her space and was listing off places I was thinking of going for lunch and being met with mild cringing...

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Sabio Infante, All Day Cafe, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/sabio-infante-cafe-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/sabio-infante-cafe-gracia/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:58:29 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10891 Read ‘Sabio Infante, All Day Cafe, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If I had to personify Sabio Infante, I would compare it to a Labrador, a young one. Cheerful to the point of contagion. The space is filled with mismatched furniture making it look more like a jumble sale than a café. You can choose to sit on a creaky bamboo patio furniture or a hard...

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Catalan Gastronomy, Food Tour http://foodieinbarcelona.com/catalan-gastronomy-food-tour/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/catalan-gastronomy-food-tour/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:20:36 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10446 Read ‘Catalan Gastronomy, Food Tour’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

With spring in sniffing distance, the independent tour operators are stretching out their limbs after their winter slumber in preparation for showing you Barcelona their way. The Catalan Gastronomy tour is a newbie to the market, seeing a new angle for a food tour: the journey and transformation of rustic dishes like croquetas and paella...

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Sato i Tanaka, Japanese, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/sato-i-tanaka-japanese-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/sato-i-tanaka-japanese-eixample/#comments Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:50:13 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10852 Read ‘Sato i Tanaka, Japanese, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Sato i Tanaka is a small cluster of seats around a bar. 15 of them. And two sushi chefs: Sato and Tanaka. A dark galley restaurant with warm yellow light pooling on the counter in front of each seat. Glaringly absent: the large glass refrigerated cabinet used to store and display fish. If you arrive...

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Mag by El Magnifico, Coffee, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mag-by-el-magnifico-coffee-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mag-by-el-magnifico-coffee-el-born/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:53:53 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10820 Read ‘Mag by El Magnifico, Coffee, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Getting a coffee at Mag by El Magnifico is not a straightforward affair. For a start, it’s only open to the public 3 days a week: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s hidden in one of those mystical streets typical of El Born: in plain view and impossible to find. Once there, I bump into Claudia...

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Masala 73, Indian / Curry, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/masala-73-indian-curry-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/masala-73-indian-curry-eixample/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:52:41 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10574 Read ‘Masala 73, Indian / Curry, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

A funny thing happens when I step into Masala 73: I feel as if I have arrived at an Indian courtyard somewhere. Not that I’ve been to India (yet, it’s on my list) but the Hindi graffiti-like writing on the walls, the bold colours, the smells… It’s a strong rendition of the picture I’ve sketched...

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12 Graus, Cheese Shop, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/12-graus-cheese-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/12-graus-cheese-gracia/#comments Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:49:29 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10801 Read ‘12 Graus, Cheese Shop, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I was in Gracia to visit a newly opened coffee shop that had been popping up in various media I consume. The space was nice enough, a warehouse given over to a cluster of seats, coffee, some snacks on the bar. Good if you are a local but not worth going out of your way,...

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Gyoza Bar, Dumplings, Arc de Triomf http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gyoza-bar-dumplings-arc-de-triomf/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gyoza-bar-dumplings-arc-de-triomf/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:17:50 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10784 Read ‘Gyoza Bar, Dumplings, Arc de Triomf’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

New gyoza bar in town with the unoriginal name of “Gyoza Bar”. Normally I would have a snarky comment about the lack of imagination but in this instance, I will keep my mouth zipped (or rather my fingers in check). Because this gyoza bar named Gyoza Bar has a Chinese owner, the same owner as...

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