Where to eat in Barcelona
A couple of weeks ago I went back to Barcelona for the third time, I just can’t get enough! I had a full-on list of foodie places to visit, which of course I couldn’t get round to all of them in 4 days but after doing a mini Food Guide in 2016 I thought it would be good to expand on it. A
A lot of them are brunch or sweet treat spots, somehow everyday I managed to eat a massive brunch pretty late and then be full for the whole day. If you didn't go to Barcelona to eat all of the good food, why did you really go?!
Mercado de La Boqueria
One of my favourite places in Barcelona is the indoor food market, I could walk around there for hours. They sell everything from breads, cheeses, spices, fruit, chocolate and sweets, it’s a really great place to pick up souveniers too. They have pots of fresh fruit and fresh juices for like 1 or 2 Euros, sorbets and chocolate covered strawberries, they also have loads of little tapas bars in there which are the perfect pit-stop. It’s heaven!
Brunch & Cake
With four spots in Barcelona you may have heard of Brunch & Cake as the healthy hotspot to Brunch at. V Instagrammable and V popular, which means if you go at peak times you’ll be waiting in a queue. I got to Brunch & Cake by the sea at about 12pm but only waited around 20-30 mins. All the dishes are so fun and colourful and they a lot of the dishes have a bit of goodness in them, which is definitely something I don’t usually go for when choosing brunch. We ordered the Turkey Eggs Benedict, Brownie Pancakes and Ferrero Acai Bowl with some birthday Mimosas to wash it down.
Brunch & Cake
Eat My Trip
Obsessed with the unique menu at Eat My Trip, everything here is hand made and the menu draws inspiration from the owners travels from all over the world, the colours and creativity comes through in the look and taste of the dishes.
We went for the Aloha Waffles: Hawaian spiced pulled chicken with pinapple, fried egg and coleslaw on top of belgium waffle drizzled with our smoky bbq sauce. The Norway Bagel: with dill cream cheese, cured salmon tartar, cucumber, coleslaw, red onion rings, chives, capers, cherry tomatoes and salad leaves. The Magic French Toast: oft brioche soaked in cream and drizzled with our salted caramel, served with seasonal fruits, sour cream and infused sugar floss! Choco Loco waffles: Belgium waffle craziness with hazelnut artisan ice cream, fresh fruits, chocolate flavoured cream cheese and roasted marshmellows.
They have a cute small seating area outside which is really nice on a sunny day and crazy latte combos like the Barbie latte (pink one), Goji Berry Latte and Charcoal Latte.
Eat My Trip
Consell de Cent 378, 08009 Eixample
A new chic little California-style brunch spot with a ‘Walk of Shame brunch’ and a 90s Hip Hop/R&B vibe inside (I mean, they do Hip Hop Burger Tuesdays). It’s just everything you would want from a relaxed brunch/lunch spot in both style and substance, including seats outside in the sun as well as AMAZING dishes that taste pretty damn good!
The Fried Chicken Bun was absolutely EVERYTHING… with cheddar cheese, red pickled cabbage, pickles, honey chipotle mayo, and the best crispy bacon in a brioche bun. One of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve come across for sure! The Gringo Pancakes are also a great choice, topped with Peanut Butter Syrup, crispy bacon and butter. The bacon was the best EVER, still salivating thinking about it now!
Carrer de la Lleialtat, 16, 08001 Barcelona
The cutest little bakery with the most colourful treats on offer reminiscent of a New York cakery. Think cute bitesize cake bites the colours of the rainbow, cheesecakes on a stick, fresh croissants and bollo pastries and the prettiest cakes and tarts you’ve seen with more flavours that you can imagine. It helps when the owner is so lovely and passionate about what she does, they even have a glass window to the kitchen so if you get there early enough you can see the baking live in action. Personally I’m obsessed with the mini cakes, they’re decorated so intricately with the smallest details with so many flavours and tastes. Also try the Bollos, which is a Artisan puff pastry dough with 48h of fermentation and made with 100% French butter, they come plain and stuffed with either chocolate or lemon. To die for.
Carrer de la Diputació, 207, 08011 Barcelona
I wrote about these doughnuts on my Barcelona Food Guide in 2016 and nothing has changed. Still the best doughnuts/cronuts I’ve probably every had, and they just get better with better flavours and they’re definitely a generous size too!
Absolutely obsessed with the brunch at Tropico, they have a fresh and healthy menu that has influences from all over the world, there’s definitely a South American tropical vibe in there for sure. The menu includes everything from tacos to jiaozi dumplings to acai bowls, they really do have something for everyone. Their fresh smoothies and tropical cocktails are so tasty and fit into the theme of the place so well.
I recommend trying the Coxinha, which is a typical Brazilian street food, breaded potato dough croquettes filled with chicken and cream cheese. Also, the Special Pancakes, with cream cheese frosting, maple syrup and berries. Loved the nachos SO much, they were probably some of the best nachos I’ve ever tried, a mixture of crunchy, tangy, creamy and cheesy and the portion size was more than generous. I’d go back for these alone!
Carrer del Marquès de Barberà, 24, 08001 Barcelona
Xurreria Sagrada Família
Views of Sagrada Família whilst eating churros and hot chocolae, yes please. Been to this xurreria every time I’ve visited Barcelona because the churros just can’t get any better. They’re made in front of you in their small kiosk shop and have traditional churros with hot chocolate as well as bigger churros stuffed with Nutella and Dulche De Leche.
Xurreria Sagrada Família
Plaça de la Sagrada Família, 26, 08013 Barcelona