Jewish food stores and kosher restaurants in Barcelona
The kosher Barcelona scene has changed a lot these last years. I have been giving tours for over 14 years now, and many of my clients are Jewish. Although not all of them observed strictly the kosher rules when they are traveling, occasionally I meet people that are very committed with the kosher rules. And for many years, it was a big problem for them to find places to find Jewish food in town. Until a couple of years ago, there where no kosher restaurants in Barcelona.
Luckily, things have changed and now the kosher Barcelona visitors and locals are starting to have a small but decent variety of places where you will be able to respect the Jewish food laws. Let’s discover where!
Here is our kosher Barcelona guide:
Maccabi. Located in the heart of La Rambla, its much more touristy however it can be much more convenient to eat here than to take a taxi uptown. Nice selection of starters, saladas, fish and meats, also to take away.
Ben Ben Kosher House. A fairly new kosher store in 257 Aribau st, and area in the uptown Barcelona that has welcomed several other kosher business although unfortunately they haven’t lasted much. Hopefully this one succeeds! They have a butcher and deli shop, a market and a café, and aim to become a kosher meeting point in the city.
ShaqShuq. One of the latest additions to the Kosher scene in Barcelona, you’ll find this Israel restaurant in Ferran street, very close to La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter. All their food is Kosher, since the venue is owned by a Jewish family with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant field. Quality food with vegetarian and vegan options, at affordable prices.
Taim Catering. Order your kosher food online. They deliver at your hotel or apartment, and can also prepare special Shabbat dinners and catering for special events in Barcelona and surroundings.
Maoz. Do you need quick comfort food? Just off la Rambla this street food venue offers falafels with vegetable side dishes. It belongs to an Israeli chain, so they know what they are doing when it comes to keeping it Kosher!
AND BONUS! Here is where to find kosher wine:
Call Barcelona. What is a good Jewish meal without a great kosher wine? In the Jewish quarter Barcelona you will find this interesting cultural center, a mix of bookstore, wine store and Jewish cultural center. Plus after savoring the kosher Barcelona you can also take a tour of the Medieval Jewish Section!
So what about you? Go to the comments and tell us: Do you know any other place to get Jewish food in Barcelona?