Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:26:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Chivous, Street Food, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/chivous-street-food-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/chivous-street-food-el-raval/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:21:10 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11614 Read ‘Chivous, Street Food, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

It’s not often I find myself craving this kind of food. Sweet, soft bread with salty fillings. Fries cut into wedges and topped with unnaturally coloured cheese and a confetti of crispy bacon bits… Full of all the things that are unfashionable to eat right now. And how many awful versions of this idea have...

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Nomad Everyday, Coffee, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/nomad-everyday-coffee-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/nomad-everyday-coffee-el-raval/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:16:32 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11600 Read ‘Nomad Everyday, Coffee, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Arabs dislike dogs. Dislike is probably too mild a word. They think they are dirty and can not abide them in the home. When I was about 5 and after incessantly imploring my father (a Jordanian) about getting a dog. He finally acquiesced. I came home to find a…goat. “This isn’t a dog, this is...

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Gula Bar, Cool Tapas, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gula-bar-cool-tapas-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gula-bar-cool-tapas-gracia/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:36:05 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11589 Read ‘Gula Bar, Cool Tapas, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

From the much loved Santa Gula up the road comes Gula Bar. Definitely a second sibling. Lots of concrete. The seats are bar height mostly, perching half the restaurant’s customers so they can look into the kitchen. Which is open and manned by young chefs in black t-shirts that state boldly: “we know how to...

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Direkte Boqueria, Market Fusion, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/direkte-boqueria-market-fusion-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/direkte-boqueria-market-fusion-el-raval/#comments Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:56:06 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11573 Read ‘Direkte Boqueria, Market Fusion, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Go. Just go. This kind of food never happens here. What kind is that? Small. 8 seats. Giving it all. I mean going at it and catching you unawares, not for one dish, not two but in continued quick succession. 7 dishes + 2 desserts if you are going for the Direkte Menu (42€) or...

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Basque Country, Book, Marti Buckley http://foodieinbarcelona.com/basque-country-book-marti-buckley/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/basque-country-book-marti-buckley/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 06:31:24 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11552 Read ‘Basque Country, Book, Marti Buckley’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Spanish cooking is not the homogenous kitchen a cursory glance would have you believe it to be. In Barcelona we are part of Catalunya and have our specific Catalan dishes: offal, snails, butifarras, and Canelones to name some of the more familiar dishes. Basque cooking is equally unique. They call their small bites pintxos, we call...

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Funky Bakers, Deli, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/funky-bakers-deli-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/funky-bakers-deli-el-born/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:53:03 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11511 Read ‘Funky Bakers, Deli, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Funky Bakers is new in town. A small take away corner shop with big ideas. That’s commonplace enough, you don’t open up a food business with a myopic view of the future. No, you dream big and then take your shares of knocks until you (hopefully) hit your stride and make some money. Things get tricky...

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Hetta, Seasonal, Sarrià – Sant Gervasi http://foodieinbarcelona.com/hetta-seasonal-sarria-sant-gervasi/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/hetta-seasonal-sarria-sant-gervasi/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:20:47 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11425 Read ‘Hetta, Seasonal, Sarrià – Sant Gervasi’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Hetta is where the vegetarian restaurant Celeri used to be. It was run by Xavier Pellicier, who was at the time consulting for the TribuWoki group it belonged to, it attained a Michelin star. No small feat for a vegetable led restaurant in Barcelona. Fast forward to today, Pellicier has left TribuWoki and set up...

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Fromagerie Can Luc, Cheese, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fromagerie-can-luc-cheese-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fromagerie-can-luc-cheese-gracia/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:57:18 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11359 Read ‘Fromagerie Can Luc, Cheese, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Unlike cured meats, cheese is constantly evolving. From young and bland, it goes on to develop mature flavours until it reaches its apex. A fixed moment in time when it’s at its best before beginning its descent. A well-made cheese is a metaphor of life as much as it is a food.  A memorable cheese...

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La Zorra, Rice Dishes, Sitges http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-zorra-rice-sitges/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-zorra-rice-sitges/#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:23:18 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11492 Read ‘La Zorra, Rice Dishes, Sitges’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If the traffic is fluid, Sitges is a 30-minute drive from the Christopher Columbus statue in Barcelona. A picturesque seaside town with a palm tree for every resident, it experiences drastic ebbs and lulls of people. Busy on the weekend and sparse during the week. Options to eat well are as hard to come by...

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Gringa, Californian Mexican, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gringa-californian-mexican-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gringa-californian-mexican-el-raval/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:48:33 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11410 Read ‘Gringa, Californian Mexican, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Google maps is telling me to go to the Raval side of Ronda de Santa Pau. The only places I know of in this corner of the Raval is Espai Egg and a cute, but in no other way noteworthy, family run Moroccan restaurant. It turns out the Moroccan has become Gringa. The work on...

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Xin Yang Kuang, Chinese Supermarket, Arc de Triomf http://foodieinbarcelona.com/xin-yang-kuang-chinese-supermarket-arc-de-triomf/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/xin-yang-kuang-chinese-supermarket-arc-de-triomf/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 04:48:09 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11463 Read ‘Xin Yang Kuang, Chinese Supermarket, Arc de Triomf’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’m in here a couple of times a month. It’s the large supermarket on Paseo de Sant Juan close to the Arc de Triomf. Yellow sign. I can never for the life of me remember the name. And if I look on google maps, it doesn’t exist. Xin Yang Kuang is the name. I picked...

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Cafetería Industrial, Cafe, Poble Nou http://foodieinbarcelona.com/cafeteria-industrial-cafe-poble-nou/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/cafeteria-industrial-cafe-poble-nou/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 02:07:26 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11453 Read ‘Cafetería Industrial, Cafe, Poble Nou’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Pantone Yellow U. Or maybe Pantone Yello 012C. Whatever it is, it’s not a natural colour. I joked it looked like a Minion had exploded in there the first time I saw an interior shot of Cafetería Industrial on Instagram. But when I visited the cafe I realized that there is something else about it...

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Eat My Trip, Brunch & Cakes, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/eat-my-trip-brunch-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/eat-my-trip-brunch-eixample/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:11:12 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11384 Read ‘Eat My Trip, Brunch & Cakes, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Of all the food categories out there, brunch, in particular, has an affinity with Instagram. There is something inexplicably mesmerizing about a pert orange yolk being pierced and oozing out, lava-like. The breakfast bowls, like miniature edible Japanese rock gardens. Do you eat delicately, a spoonful with shaggy coconut another with pumpkin seeds or do...

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Barcelona Precincts, Book, Ben Holbrook http://foodieinbarcelona.com/barcelona-precincts-book-ben-holbrook/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/barcelona-precincts-book-ben-holbrook/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:16:07 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11442 Read ‘Barcelona Precincts, Book, Ben Holbrook’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Barcelona Precincts is a coffee table book of visit-worthy places in the city. Written and photographed by my friend Ben Holbrook who writes about Barcelona and travel in general on his blog: Driftwood Journals. (Published by Hardie Grant) The city is cleverly divided in its barrios. Gràcia, Poblenou. Eixample divided into right and left. Then...

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Fismuler, Mediterranean, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:49:19 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11398 Read ‘Fismuler, Mediterranean, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Barcelona and Madrid may be in the same country but they don’t share much. Not fashion, Barcelona being decidedly bohemian and Madrid more conservative. Not politically (lets not even go there). And while the food is obviously very similar, a successful restaurant in Madrid is more likely to open another restaurant in Madrid, perhaps with...

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