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4 Must Try Foods in Barcelona

Our Mediterrean group cruise in July was amazing. The group had a great time and are definitly ready for our next european cruise. We spent two extra days after the cruise in Barcelona which was a great opportunity to experience the city. The Flamenco dinner show was something I would recommend to anyone going to Barcelona.

Spain is the dream destination for ALL foodies. 

I mean what foodie wouldn’t want to be here in Barcelona because they have the most dreamy food you could think of!

Now we want to prepare you and your stretchy pants for some Instagram worthy food that you will want to share with absolutely everyone!

Don’t worry you can hit the gym when you get back home!

1) Paella

You’ve probably heard of Paella and honestly, it’s one of the best things to eat if you are a seafood lover! Paella is an iconic rice and seafood Spaniard dish. It is definitely one of those dishes that hits the spot and can keep you full for a long time. Some places will replace the seafood meat portion to regular meat. Traditionally, Paella is served for special occasions, but you can still find some to eat. 

2) “La Bamba”

The most iconic tapas dishes that can be found in Barcelona are called the “la bomba” ( the bomb in English). 

The best way for us to describe what it is, it essentially a tennis ball-sized potato croquette. It is often served with two different sauces: a white garlic allioli that represents the string fuse that the anarchists would light before launching their grenades and a rich and spicy red sauce that represents the bombs’ explosive qualities.

Not only are they delicious to eat, but they are an edible piece of Catalan history.

“La Bomba” is a must for all foodies in Barcelona! If you don’t eat one then did you really go to Barcelona?! 

3) Pa amb Tomàquet

If you are a picky eater then no worries. There is something simple for you to try too! 

It’s true what they say: “The simple things are always the best.”

Pa amb Tomàquet means “bread with tomato,” and is a simple yet essential dish that can be paired with every meal from breakfast to lunch and dinner.

The bread is rubbed with garlic and tomato juice, and then it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Some places even serve the ingredients separately so you can make it yourself.

You don’t even have to stop there. You can always add some cheese and meat to it. Then you have yourself a little sandwich. Yum! 

4) Escalivada

Like so many of Spain’s iconic dishes, escalivada is all about showing off the quality of each ingredient. This dish is made by grilling eggplant and red peppers over an open wood fire. They are often served with toasted bread and olive oil, garlic, and salt. If you’re lucky, you might even get some anchovies too. It’s simple but good. 

We hope that you give these dishes a try on your visit to Barcelona. Don’t forget that if you can find those dishes homemade - they taste even better. I am sure we don’t have to remind you of that.

And if try one of these dishes, then you let us know which one was your favorite!

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