I’m definitely more of a city dweller and what I find most appealing in big cities is the diversity in people, places, food and activities. After living in Barcelona for 2 years now I sure haven’t seen everything yet, but I have some favourite corners. I dedicate this post to some of my favourite eateries trying to also add some variety. As I intend to stay in apartments in Barcelona for at least a little while longer there is plenty of room to add to my list.
(C/ Escudellers, 54)
Currently my favourite lunch place. This vegan restaurant serves organic food. They have an original menu and the food never disappoints. The lunch menu always varies and for 10€ you will get first and second course, a dessert, water or wine and bread. My personal dessert recommendations are the banana and the carrot cake. Divine!
(C/ Hospital, 74)
Another vegan option that has some of the best fruit smoothies and freshly made juices! What you can always find on the menu is the Thali, a selection of Indian-seasoned vegetables and rice that is served on a big tray that has little separate compartments. What I also love about Juicy Jones is the colourful decoration. The whole restaurant is covered in bright coloured wall paintings.
(C/ Pujades 207 bis)
In a less commercial area of Barcelona this Indian/Pakistani restaurant serves what some call the best Indian food in town. My personal little vice is the cheese naan from this restaurant. It is delicious!! One of my favourite main courses is the chicken with spinach in coconut milk.
(C/ Comercial, 7)
Of course a seafood restaurant can’t be missing on my list. Generally, there are many great places to eat fish and seafood in this city. La Paradeta is a special seafood restaurant, as you come in you order the fresh fish like at a market and the cooks prepare your order to your liking.
(C/ Goya, 9)
This Japanese restaurant/sushi bar doesn’t serve authentic Japanese food, but much more a sushi fusion with local influence which makes it so popular among the guests. If you don’t reserve a table you will mostly have to wait for a table, but you won’t regret it. It is a rather small restaurant with a simple decor what I like very much about this place.
If you’re renting Barcelona apartments soon, make sure you treat yourself to a meal at one of these places and during your stay you might find some places that you can recommend in return.
This is a guest post written by Maike from Only-apartments. She has Master’s degree in sport psychology and accidentally (on purpose) stumbled into writing. She is the daughter of a German father and a Filipino mother, she grew up in Germany, lived in the US, Denmark and currently resides in Barcelona.