Barcelona Food: Worth Waiting Up Late To Eat

Friday, March 18, 2011

Is it me or do you notice how there seems to be an onslaught of articles published about a destination you’re traveling to just before you go? I understand, this is completely unscientific, irrational, and probably a tad ego-centric to think this, but I swear, there are some sort of travel writing gurus in the cosmos that seem to be very good at doing this before every trip.

My trek to Barcelona is 17 days away (but who’s counting?), and I’ve run into guides for the best rooftops in Barcelona, videos about everything from proper beach etiquette in the city to a guide to Park Guell, as well as this recent guide from BootsnAll to the best eats around town for a true taste of Catalan cuisine.

Some favorites include Tortilla de Patatas, a devilishly simple dish consisting of a heart-stopping number of eggs whipped up into a thick omelet and filled with fried potatoes and onions — and like some of the great foods in the world, most likely a product of peasants making do with what little food they had — and botifarra, a sausage that is a favorite in Catalan.

[La Boqueria 08 by Aidan Brooks/Flickr]

  • Maybe because you get more curious about your destination, then you suddenly (and sometimes, unconsciously) decide to browse for articles about it? Anyways, I’ve been reading quite a lot about Barcelona as well, especially the food! The desserts are my personal favorite; though I don’t think I’ll be able to eat much because of my sensitive teeth.

  • Barcelona is a wonderful place full with energize and enthusiastic people which can involve you really good in this picture. In fact Barcelona is one of the most dynamic urbanizations in the whole Europe. What about the accommodation and the food?The cheap flats Barcelona could one of the best allies that a person can have in this marvelous city. On the other hand in the article you have explained well ( especially the picture ) that is not that cheap to buy quality meet products. Anyway,
    keep up the good work.


    • justinbeiber686


  • You should come again to Barcelona and taste most delicious chocolate crafts only eaten in Catalonia on Easter Monday, they are called Monas. This tradition started in Barcelona. Bakery windows are full of this crafty desserts. They represent famous characters and sceneries. There’s a good site with cheap apartments near the best baker’s!
    Come to Barcelona at Easter! Weather is wonderful!

  • alisha

    Barcelona is fantastic. I was there last year in May/June and loved it! Be prepared to fall in love with cafe con leche, tapas crawls, and lots of caña (national beer). It’s an easily walkable city with stunning architecture, the people are good looking everywhere you go, and its easy to find something going on that intrigues you. Have fun!

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