Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:32 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 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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Parking Pita, Middle Eastern, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/parking-pitta-middle-eastern-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/parking-pitta-middle-eastern-eixample/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:18:28 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10771 Read ‘Parking Pita, Middle Eastern, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

There is a big hole where Middle Eastern food should be in Barcelona. The Arabs in the city tend to be Moroccan. Moroccans make a good tagine but their food is not Middle Eastern – it is North African. Enter Parking Pita a new restaurant from Parking Pizza. It shares a space with the second...

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La Chitarra Ecológica, Italian Deli, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-chitarra-ecologica-italian-deli-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-chitarra-ecologica-italian-deli-gracia/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:35:07 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10731 Read ‘La Chitarra Ecológica, Italian Deli, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Spaniards are the most sleep deprived nation in Europe. On average they miss 1 hour of sleep every day, partly because they’ve been in the wrong time zone for 70 years after the dictator Franco aligned the country’s clock with Hitler’s. (Spain should have the same time as Britain, neighbouring Portugal and Morocco.) Then there...

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Levante, Middle Eastern, Gothic Quarter http://foodieinbarcelona.com/levante-middle-eastern-gothic-quarter/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/levante-middle-eastern-gothic-quarter/#comments Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:14:04 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10742 Read ‘Levante, Middle Eastern, Gothic Quarter’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

A few meters away from the crowds in front of Barcelona’s Grand Cathedral there is a square by the name of Manuel Ribé. There you will find Satan’s Coffee, an odd tea shop with a lot of outdoor seating and most recently: Levante Bistrot. With wrap around ceiling height windows, soft lighting, large potted plants...

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Flax & Kale Passage, Vegetarian, Sant Pere http://foodieinbarcelona.com/flax-kale-passage-vegetarian/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/flax-kale-passage-vegetarian/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:05:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10716 Read ‘Flax & Kale Passage, Vegetarian, Sant Pere’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Flax & Kale Passage is the latest entry from the Teresa Carles group. I’m walking around the restaurant taking pictures when I am approached by a man with an earpiece. “Do you have permission to take photographs here today?” “Permission, er no…but I am a food blogger, so I take pictures and write about restaurants.”...

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Pepa Pla, Drinks & sharing plates, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/pepa-pla-drinks-sharing-plates-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/pepa-pla-drinks-sharing-plates-eixample/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:27:56 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10693 Read ‘Pepa Pla, Drinks & sharing plates, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Bar del Pla behind Santa Caterina market has been such a success that the people behind it have opened a second location in Eixample. Similar in quality of food and drink to the former but with a look and personality of its very own. Located in a former bookshop, the team decided to retain a...

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Yellow Bakery, Sourdough & More, Gothic http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yellow-bakery-sourdough-more-gothic/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yellow-bakery-sourdough-more-gothic/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:27:59 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10678 Read ‘Yellow Bakery, Sourdough & More, Gothic’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Currently, my favorite sourdough in the city. Sourdough from Yellow Bakery is sour, elastic and riddled with small holes. Its fugue is so strong, I can smell it before I can see it. Yellow Bakery is the dream project of Paul and Layla. They met when Paul was a chef at Potts Point’s Yellow Bistro...

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Lluritu, Seafood & Shellfish, Gracia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lluritu-seafood-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lluritu-seafood-gracia/#comments Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:39 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10661 Read ‘Lluritu, Seafood & Shellfish, Gracia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I had lunch at Lluritu last week. Up in Gracia, as far away from the sea as possible. No sea vistas, no palm trees. A narrow one-way street, as they often are in Gracia. A storefront that my lunch date walked right past. A lot of cold hard surfaces. Traditional tiles on the floor, a...

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The Fish & Chips Shop, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-fish-chips-shop-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-fish-chips-shop-eixample/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:02:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10430 Read ‘The Fish & Chips Shop, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Fish and chips are a British staple that dates back to the 1830’s. Potatoes were cheap and plentiful and fish, well the waters were full of fish back then. The dish helped fuel the industrial revolution and was one of the few things not to be rationed during the second world war. It was food...

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Patachou, Choux Desserts, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/patachou-choux-desserts-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/patachou-choux-desserts-eixample/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:27:48 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10582 Read ‘Patachou, Choux Desserts, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Choux pastry is simple to make. You heat water and butter together, add flour to turn it into a roux, allow it to cool slightly then beat egg into it. The shiny dough is then piped or spooned onto a baking sheet. Into a hot oven and pouf – it will expand to 3 times...

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