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Barcelona Bites: What I ate in Barcelona, Spain.

In all honesty, I did a pretty pathetic job of eating in Barcelona. But I ended up making a lot of salads in the kitchen of my AirBnB because, after two months of almost exclusively eating out while on the road, it was just nice to have some nice crisp light vegetables. (That kitchen was also a nice place to learn to make Tortilla de Patatas from my hosts.) And I stopped into the close, and familiar, McDonald’s one too many times. And I was just tired of trying to figure out where to eat and try to get a place for one. Don’t get me wrong, though, what I ate in Barcelona was delicious. When I ate it.

What I ate in Barcelona, Spain:

I did a lot of eating in markets in Barcelona. Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in the center of town was a life saver for a quick bite to eat and some fresh juice. I ate there for lunch all the time.

Juice from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fresh Fruit Juice

Croquettes from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Croquettes


Fried seafood from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fried Seafood

Juice from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fresh Fruit Juice

Fried shrimp from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fried Shrimp

Croquettes from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Croquettes

Sandwich from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Sandwich

Chinese food from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Chinese Food

Watermelon from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Watermelon

Fried squid from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fried Squid

Juice from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Fresh Fruit Juice

Salad from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.

Chinese food from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Chinese Food

Calamare from Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain.
Calamare

 

And sometimes I’d stop into Mercat de Santa Caterina for something small to take away.


Fruit salad from Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona, Spain.
Fruit Salad

Salad and fruit from Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona, Spain.
Pasta Salad and Fruit

Meatballs from Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona, Spain.
Meatballs

 

Sometimes, in Barcelona, I just wanted something cheap and easy. Like chicken from a place on the beach.

Chicken in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Or beef/pineapple/teriyaki concoction from a create your own stir fry place, Wok to Walk.

Wok to Walk stir fry in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Or pizza found by googling ‘deep dish pizza in Barcelona.’ That was not deep dish. But still tasty.

La Pizza Del Born in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Or a greasy chicken sandwich and fries from Pans & Company, a local fast food chain.

Chicken bacon sandwich from Pans and Company fry in Barcelona, Spain.

 

I went out for pintxos a couple of times while in Barcelona, simply because it was easiest to pick something from a display.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

Pintxos in Barcelona, Spain.

 

And I did treat myself to a few nice meals. One night I went back to Bubo, the place Ian and I went for dinner, and got a hibiscus cava, octopus and potatoes, and mushroom croquettes. And maybe another chocolate cake.

Bubo in Barcelona, Spain.

Bubo in Barcelona, Spain.

 

And I went to Cal Pep, a busy tapas bar. For the first time possibly ever being a solo diner paid off and I didn’t have to wait in the long line of people because there was a single stool free.

Tapas at Cal Pep in Barcelona, Spain.

Tapas at Cal Pep in Barcelona, Spain.

Tapas at Cal Pep in Barcelona, Spain.

Tapas at Cal Pep in Barcelona, Spain.

 

And, on my last night in Barcelona, I sat at a bar and ordered sangria and tapas and talked with a wonderful couple from Canada about our travels.

TapaTapa in Barcelona, Spain.

TapaTapa in Barcelona, Spain.

TapaTapa in Barcelona, Spain.

TapaTapa in Barcelona, Spain.

 

And that’s what I ate in Barcelona, Spain. Delicious Barcelona bites…just not nearly enough of them.

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2 Comments
  • Hopskipandjump
    October 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Food looks amazing – I love Barcelona. Was there recently and also took some food happy snaps 🙂

  • Erica
    October 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    FRIED! YES! YUM! I wish I could have gone to Barcelona while in Spain but we just didn’t have time. 🙁

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