Food & Drinks in Barcelona and Spain

Find here all our blog posts about food and wine in Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. Our posts about restaurants will help you selecting the best places to eat depending on the specialties you want to try, or the features you want (such as city views, or a garden…), and of course by their location. Our blog posts about food will teach you about the traditional local cooking, initiate you in the world of tapas, take you on a virtual wine tasting… We also have posts on the best local food markets and gourmet stores, and of course… some easy recipes so you can try making your own Spanish and Catalan food at home!

Halal Restaurants in Barcelona Spain

Our Top List Of Barcelona Halal Restaurants

WHERE TO FIND HALAL FOOD IN BARCELONA Eating halal in Barcelona is easier than you’d think. What’s difficult is to find Spanish (or even European) restaurants serving halal food, as most halal restaurants in Barcelona are Middle-Eastern, Pakistani, Turkish, Libanese or even Indian. If you are not interested in local cuisine, it won’t be hard to …

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Mushrooms in Barcelona: must-have list for foodies

Catalan And Spanish Mushrooms To Try This Fall

OUR FOODIE LIST OF MUSHROOMS IN SPAIN Mushrooms are huge in Barcelona and Catalonia and other humid areas from the North of Spain, while drier areas such as Castile almost despise them and limit their consumption one of the most popular Spanish mushroom tapas: “champinones al ajillo” (sauteed mushrooms with garlic and parsley). SEE MUSHROOMS DURING OUR …

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Spanish rice pot | ForeverBarcelona

What’s The Best Spanish Rice Casserole?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SPANISH RICE DISHES We love rice! It can be cooked in a thousand different ways and it goes well with nearly every type of food. Lots of cultures have used rice as a basic ingredient and have their own unique way of cooking it.  In Catalonia we have grown …

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Authentic Gazpacho from Spain

My Mom’s Recipe For Spanish Gazpacho

A TRADITIONAL GAZPACHO RECIPE Gazpacho andaluz is the most popular cold tomato soup in Spain in the Summer. It’s really popular because it’s very easy to make, it’s very refreshing, and it’s not just vegetarian friendly, but also vegan and raw food eaters and do it. It can even be made gluten-free by adjusting the recipe …

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Where to drink Horchata in Barcelona

Horchata In Barcelona: Find The Real Thing

A FOODIE-APPROVED BARCELONA HORCHATERIAS LIST My baby is almost 21 months old and she already loves horchata de chufa (or orxata de xufa in Catalan), a Summer drink favorite in Spain, specially in Valencia, where the drink is original from, and along the Mediterranean coast. White like milk, but not a dairy product, this refreshing beverage …

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Sarrià restaurant list by a Sarrià native

Where To Eat In Sarrià (Uptown Barcelona)

A SELECTION OF AUTHENTIC RESTAURANTS IN SARRIA (BARCELONA) Sarrià is an off-the-beaten path district in the uptown Barcelona (not to be confused with Sarria, Galicia). It still keeps a relaxed atmosphere that reminds you of the times when it was an independent village before being eaten by the big city. Its classy shops in a …

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Best restaurants Barceloneta

Best Barceloneta Restaurants For A Great Meal By The Sea

RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONETA BEACH THAT AREN’T A RIP OFF You’ve planned a day in the Barceloneta beach and hope to play by ear and eat lunch there. After all, the area is packed with restaurants and it won’t be difficult to find a place to eat. Isn’t it? WRONG! So many of the restaurants in the …

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Spain Fish Dishes | ForeverBarcelona

Traditional Spanish Fish Dishes To Try In Your Next Trip

MOST DELICIOUS FISH DISHES FROM SPAIN FOR YOU Fish in Spain is as important as pork when it comes to cooking. It couldn’t be otherwise when the country is surrounded by water pretty much everywhere expect for the border with Portugal and the Pyrenees bordering with France. The Atlantic ocean provides amazing seafood to the Northern …

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Restaurants Poble Sec Barcelona

Poble Sec Restaurants That You Need To Know About

TRADITIONAL FOOD AND TAPAS IN POBLE SEC Poblesec is the neighborhood located at the foot of the Montjuic Hill, between the port and Plaça Espanya. While for many years no one will find anything exciting to do there, now it has become a pole attracting food lovers of all budgets: from people looking for inexpensive tapas, …

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Spanish cakes and pastries | ForeverBarcelona

Our Favorite Traditional Spanish Pastries

DELICIOUS CAKES AND PASTRIES FROM SPAIN Spanish people love pastries. We eat them for breakfast, with our midday coffee and even during the merienda (mid-afternoon snack, kind of like the British tea time, but without the tea). That explains why there is a bakery pretty much in every street in Barcelona! We couldn’t leave without our freshly baked …

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Restaurants Poblenou Barcelona Spain

Off The Beaten Path: Best Poblenou Restaurants

WHERE LOCALS EAT: POBLENOU BEST RESTAURANTS This neighborhood popularity  has grown over the time, adapting to the new trends and becoming one of the most creative and genuine areas of Barcelona. What makes it so special is the contrast between the new and the old, a result of its industrial past and its working-class origin …

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Spanish egg dishes: scrambled eggs

Spanish Eggs – Yummy Dishes You Need To Try

OUR FAVORITE SPANISH STYLE EGGS We love eggs, in Spain! And, no they aren’t considered breakfast food: they have a place with some of the favorite tapas and main courses here. We cook them often, and everyone enjoys them. And no, egg benedict aren’t popular: they are seen as that fancy type of egg you get …

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Daily Specials in Barcelona

Where To Eat A “Menu Del Dia” In Barcelona

OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS WITH MENU OF THE DAY IN BARCELONA In Spain, there is an interesting tradition in restaurants during weekdays: every restaurant offers a “menú del día” (a “menu of the day”): a set menu consisting of a variety of starters, main dishes and deserts to choose from for a set price. Some restaurants also …

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Soup from Spain

Most Authentic Spanish Soups

EVER TRIED A SPANISH SOUP? When you visit Spain, don’t stick only to tapas: get your spoon ready to try some authentic Spanish soup recipes. When someone thinks about Spanish food, tapas and paella seem to be like the only thing that’s worth trying.  However, if anything characterizes the Spanish gastronomy in the cold months are …

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Rambla Restaurant Selection

La Rambla Restaurants That Are Not A Tourist Trap

LAS RAMBLAS RESTAURANTS THAT WON’T FAIL YOU Enjoy Las Ramblas with all your senses – including taste, finally! Las Ramblas are one of the main arteries of Barcelona and a well-known place that you shouldn’t miss. This 1.3km long street connects Plaça Catalunya with the old port and it’s always crowded: people walking, artists, music and …

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Barcelona shops for turron

Where To Buy Turron In Barcelona?

A SELECTION OF THE BEST TURRON SHOPS IN BARCELONA Turrons are the most appreciated candy in Christmas time, they are the dessert in any Christmas table: without them Christmas in Spain wouldn’t be the same! Spanish turron is said to be an evolution of an Arabic candy that reached our lands in the Middle Ages, and it …

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Top Barcelona Christmas restaurants

Are There Any Barcelona Restaurants Open On Christmas Day?

WHERE TO PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER IN BARCELONA Are you  spending Christmas day in Barcelona? Then, you have to celebrate it as it deserves. But same as you wouldn’t play by ear and improvise your Christmas menu at home, you can’t leave your Christmas restaurant reservations for the last minute either. Not even when you are …

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Types of Olives Spanish

Types Of Spanish Olives You Need To Try In Your Next Trip

OLIVES OF SPAIN: GREEN, BLACK, BROWN AND MORE In Spain olives are huge. Not just for their oil, but they are a staple in anyone’s house: to be served as appetizer, as well as in salads and some local recipes. The Romans already grew them to make oil, and it was also very important in …

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