Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Barcelona: The Food

We spent five nights in an apartment in Barcelona:
It. was. awesome.  We were so happy to have a place to ourselves with a kitchen to cook full meals for the first time on this trip.  I was very very very sad to leave it.

We purchased fruits and vegetables from La Boqueria, a famous market on the Ramblas in Barcelona:
And made delicious home-cooked meals and homemade sangria:
Rick Steves has a "sweet walk" that involves 3 delicious stops.  The first stop, however, was not selling Horchata (also spelled Orxata, in Catalan, I think), a drink made with the chufa nut, but we found some later in the Gelateria and Orxateria below our apartment.

The second stop on the sweet walk involved churros dipped in hot chocolate - hot chocolate as thick as the stuff in Lake Como, if not thicker.  It was delicious:
The final stop was a very old candy store with delicious chocolates that came in a fancy little bag:
And, of course, we tried tapas:


  1. You could power the eastern seaboard for a day with that cup o chocolate!

    1. We settled for just powering two humans. It worked quite well.