8 November 2015

City Tales | Top Places To Eat in Barcelona


Hi guys, 
Today I'm coming at you with something a little different. 
As you know ya girl LOVES TO EAT and as soon as I book my flights I'm hanging on Instagram researching where to eat. This summer I headed to sunny Barcelona to discover some of its amazing architecture. I'm slightly obsessed with Gaudi...

Anyway, back to Food, as well as looking at  all the sights we equally stuffed our faces with all the delicious things Barcelona had to offer. Just to start off, I recommend you getting a 2 day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour, it'll help with getting your bearings and is a great way to get a feel of the sights the city has to offer. Barcelona is massive and I'd also advise in getting a 2 day metro card. I'm quite sure the Internet as well as all the travel sales advisers will tell you to get a Barcelona card. Don't. It's not worth it, the only thing good about it was the fact that it provided us with a 2 day metro card but that's about it. You do get a booklet with discount vouchers but again, the € you save are quite minimal. For about 50€ it's also quite expensive for what you get. To summarize, I'd say get a 2 day Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket + metro card, forget the Barcelona card....

Before I start talking about food, I also want to quickly mention sightseeing. If you're like me and love a bit of architecture and want to visit everything Gaudi, I'd suggest to get all your tickets online. Tourism in Barcelona is mental, I have never seen so many tourists in my life! Entry to most sights like the Sagrada Familia are based on time slots, allocating a number of people to a specific time. ( I can only assume it's do to with crowd control, again so so many people) By buying your ticket online, you don't have to wait or queue up anywhere and can directly enter plus, you'll also find some good discounts online. 

Finally Finally, here are my top places to eat in Barcelona

I'm a massive fan of Brunch, if anything I could brunch all day. I absolutely had to come here! 

 Carrer Enric Granados, 19
08007 Barcelona, Spain
That's all for me on the left, I am literally so greedy when it comes to food it's unreal...


Adress: Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 44, 
08005 Barcelona, Spain

Another Brunch destination is Can Dende, that place serves brunch all day everyday...well until 5pm. The atmosphere there is unbeatable and the cocktails are so yummy! 


Carrer l'Almirall Aixada, 22, 
08003 Barcelona, Spain

If you're looking for a quick bite whilst topping up your tan, 'The Surfhouse Barcelona' is the place to go! As the name suggest not only can you grab a bite to eat, you can also do a spot of yoga or rent surfboards. It's so weird, I actually don't even like Nachos but these were so good!


Carrer de Colomines, 2, 
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Just around the corner from the Surf House, you'll find the dirtiest and juiciest burger bar in Barcelona! Their homemade dips are ridiculously delicious!
So yummy.


Carrer del Carme, 3, 
08001 Barcelona, Spain
 
 

Best place ever, it's just off Las Ramblas so quite central. That shop is a dessert heaven, those naughty bakers...


Sweet Dreams Barcelona
 Carrer de Regomir 4 Bis

BarcelonaSpain

When it comes to shopping El Barri Gotic is not to be missed. If you're looking for those beautiful catalan tiny streets, definitely head there. To grab a quick sweet bite head to Sweet Dreams, its tucked in a tiny side street. Sweet Dreams is just brimming with character. I've never had a better tasting cake like that sweet gooey cake that you can see above. Paired with a scoop of homemade ice cream it was divine. The owner, a lovely lady was too kind and chatted with us for quite a while. This place is a must!   

I'd definitely say to have a look at Instagram and Foursquare when it comes to discovering bars and restaurants. We had a few bad experiences with Tripadvisor, suggesting some 'great places' that were actually quite terrible and I'm quite easy to please...Also, have Patatas Bravas everywhere.....
 

Also, I promised not to tell anyone(sorry Simone) but when we landed  it was quite late and the only place open was this place called Telepizza. It's like Pizza Hut and Dominos but yeah....again, don't do it. It filled the empty void in  my stomach but made it's presence felt the next day in a rather spectacular manner. Let's just say Park Guell & no toilets...yah. I ran around the park frantically saying I'm too old to sh** myself. Let's just thank the lord for their staff toilets...

Hope I could give you a few pointers and do let me know of any other places in Barcelona you can think of as I'm planning to head back very soon.

Anne xx

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