The ultimate foodie trip to Barcelona
Want to know where to find the best food in Barcelona? Our guide gives you tips on the top food markets, tastiest tapas and most traditional paella restaurants
The best paella – 7 Portes
The top place in Barcelona for paella, 7 Portes is popular with both locals and visitors alike. The restaurant offers classic seafood, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as innovative noodle and soup-based paellas.
7 Portes, Passeig d’Isabel II 14, 08003 Barcelona, +34 93 319 3033
The best market – La Boqueria
La Boqueria is, without doubt, the best food market in Barcelona. The city’s largest and most popular foodie spot can be found just off the famous La Rambla street, and visitors should head here to sample the tastiest local produce, including seafood, sandwiches and sangria.
La Boqueria, La Rambla 91, 08001 Barcelona, +34 93 318 2584
The best tapas – El Xampanyet
With its great location, tasty food and home-made wine, El Xampanyet is our favourite tapas bar in the city. It’s intimate, authentic and reasonably priced, so you won’t have to feel guilty about indulging in several servings of spicy patatas bravas potatoes.
El Xampanyet, Carrer de Montcada 22, 08003 Barcelona, +34 93 319 7003
The best souvenir food – jelly sweets
Strict airline rules mean it’s not often possible to bring your friends back some of the tasty chorizo you tried in Barcelona. To avoid souvenir disappointment, stock up instead on the delicious jelly sweets you find at the local Spanish market stalls.
The best cheese – Formatgeria La Seu
For the most unique selection of cheeses in Barcelona, head to leading gourmet store Formatgeria La Seu. Customers can also enjoy local wine and speciality smoked cow’s milk ice cream here, as well as a superb range of Spanish cheeses.
Formatgeria La Seu, Carrer de la Dagueria 16, 08002 Barcelona, +34 93 412 6548
The best bar – Milano Cocktail Bar
It’s easy to spend a whole evening at Milano Cocktail Bar, which features a hidden entrance, speakeasy-style interior and an excellent drinks menu. As well as classic Spanish wine-based drinks, such as sangria and tinto de verano, Campari cocktails are also popular here.
Milano Cocktail Bar, Ronda de la Universitat 35, 08007 Barcelona, +34 93 112 7150
The best food tour – Devour Barcelona
If you’re limited on time, book on to a Devour Barcelona walking tour to experience the city’s cultural and foodie highlights, with the benefit of your guide’s expert knowledge. We recommend the Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Barcelona food tour.