Barcelona is a culinary adventurer’s dream destination. Catalan cuisine has an abundance of delectable treats to offer for the foodie in all of us. Plus Barcelona is the heart of culinary innovation, not only in Catalonia but in all of Spain. This is a city that is meant for you to stretch your waistline just a bit! If Barcelona is in your future travel plans here are the 7 Catalan dishes you must try in Barcelona and where to find them!
Top 7 Catalan Dishes You Must Try in Barcelona
Fidueà is Barcelona’s equivalent to paella. The preparation is similar to paella but instead of rice, it’s prepared with fideus, a short thin Catalan pasta. Also, this dish is prepared exclusively with seafood. Don’t waste your time with bad tourist versions of paella on la Rambla and instead enjoy this tasty blend of Catalan and Valencian culture.
Stop on by Cal Pep to try fidueà, as in my opinion, they have the best in the city! Be prepared to wait in a line, though, as this is a very popular place with the locals as it specializes in traditional Catalan cuisine!
Plaça de les Olles, 8
1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Mondays; closed Sundays
Esqueixada is the quintessential Catalan salad and is made with salt cod. Did I forget to mention that the Catalonians love salt cod?...