In Barcelona, not only can you buy extra-fresh at the numerous local markets, you can also eat at them too. The famous Boqueria market is obviously high on the list of places to eat the fresh goodies in Barcelona, with a few tiny and timeless restaurants inside.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds while getting a real taste of Catalan cuisine, look no further than the Village of Gràcia. North of the Eixample, this bohemian neighborhood is home to a multitude of family-run restaurants, bars and bodegas that know good cooking.
For tapas, head straight to l’Anxoveta and let the charming owners Carlos and Maite serve you their famous buñuelos de bacalao. Indulge in a menu del dia, a fixed lunch menu including two courses, a drink and dessert, at Casa Pages, where the chef could be your grandma.
Carrer d’Enric Granados
With its stunning architecture and beautiful, tree-lined boulevards, Barcelona’s Eixample District is elegant, classic and a must for hungry foodies. Head to the charming pedestrian street Enric Granados for a concentrated dose of Barcelona’s classier side. I love Bardot for its tranquil interior terrace, meticulous tapas and gin-tonics. On the other end, Brunch and Cake is a New York style cafe that gets Barcelona on the map for good brunch.
Seafood fans prepare. There are fantastic seafood restaurants all over Barcelona, but head to the old fishermen’s neighborhood of Barceloneta to get that true salty flavor of the city. From hole-in-the-wall fried fish joints to no-frill tapas bars filled with regulars, it’s the perfect area to immerse yourself in Barcelona’s authentic, maritime past.
Poble Sec, a quaint neighborhood at the foot of Montjuic, has one of Barcelona’s biggest up-and-coming foodie scenes. Blai Street is where many nights start, with the endless amount of hopping tapas and pintxos bars. Head further up and find other gems like famous Adria brothers’ restaurants and the like.