Did someone say food…?
The places to stuff your face in Barcelona are endless. There’s brunch, tapas, cafes, desserts, bakeries, the list goes on and on. Though I can’t fit it all on one list, I can provide you with some of my favorites from the past month. Get ready, your stomachs about to growl in 3, 2, 1…
Brunch & Cake
Calling all foodies!! Snap a picture of anything on the menu at Brunch & Cake and your followers will be suffering from a severe case of food envy. The presentation of meals here is out of this world. I’m talking pink poached eggs, acai bowls served in pineapples, cheesecake banana french toast, and guacamole in a syringe… but with a slogan like, “In Grandmothers We Trust” would you really expect anything less? Major Key: order the ricotta pancakes -they seem to be a fan favorite on yelp. & Don’t forget to give us a shout out when your Instagram picture gets more likes than your selfie. #blessed.
My order: Avocado Toast w/ Quinoa/Feta/Poached Egg.
Mama’s Cafe is tucked away in trendy and artistic neighborhood of Gracia. Enjoy typical cafe style food like omelettes, sandwiches, and salads – plus they serve brunch all day long! The food is made with fresh organic ingredients and a wide variety of vegetarian options are available as well. However, the true magic of Mama’s is situated in the rear of the cafe where a quaint ,well shaded, terrace with terracotta tiles and fairy lights lies. It’s a space that feels effortlessly inviting and relaxing without trying to hard… and something about sitting on a terrace just kinda makes you feel cool – right? The interior is cozy as well with sofas, dimmed lights, and magazine covered coffee tables making it feel as though you could spend hours there without feeling rushed. So grab a book or a friend to chat with and head on over to Mama’s!
Taverna El Glop
El Glop, El Glop, El Glop… If there is one place you go on this list please make it El Glop. You know that little restaurant down that street that you went to with your family growing up? Well this is that place – but better. The walls are full of framed photographs signed by athletes, actors, and politicians that frequent the restaurant. Not to mention the traditional Catalan food that will knock you off your feet. However, the heart of this restaurant lies in the wait staff. The manager will greet you at the door and the chef will start a conversation with you while he cooks. We’ve become quite close to some of the waiters who help us practice our Spanish and offer us free shots and cookies. It’s safe to say that we’ve been here more than a few times.
Order: tomato feta salad, chicken and vegetable paella, and a glass of red wine.
If you are looking for yummy food on college friendly budget then add “La Bicicleta” to your Yelp bookmarks – ASAP! I ordered a blue cheese + mushroom panini and anchovie stuffed olives for just 5 euros. They project movies on the wall and play classic rock music all day long. So watch “Back to the Future,” jam out Jimi Hendrix, and indulge in some cheap delicious food. MIC DROP
Doner Kebab is NOT the name of a restaurant, it’s the name of delicious middle eastern sandwhich with meat, veggies, and tzatziki sauce in pita. They are super cheap (3 euro), very filling, and you can find them in an array of restaurants around the city. They have become my roommate and I’s go-to lunch during breaks between classes. I think i’ll miss these the most when I leave.
Stay tuned, the “Best Bars” and “Best Dessert” posts are on their way!