Best-Ever Crema Catalana Recipe

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on January 30, 2015, and was updated on February 5, 2021. Crema catalana is Europe’s lesser-known custard dessert, and we’re here to make sure it gets the credit it deserves! It’s easy to compare crema catalana and its French counterpart, creme brûlée. Both are quite similar to one another, but with […]

Everything You Need to Know About Calçots

Calçots, or Catalan grilled onions, are a staple of local cuisine! Trying Catalan food is one of the best things to do for foodies in Barcelona - and of course one of the top 5 things to eat in Barcelona right now!

This blog post was originally posted on January 8, 2015 and was updated on January 25, 2021. Come winter, calçots are the undisputed kings of Catalan cuisine. The calçot, a cross between a spring onion and leek, is by and large one of the region’s most beloved products. For more than a century, they’ve been […]

The Only Cava Sangria Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Glass of cava sangria with strawberries

This blog post was originally posted on May 13, 2015 and was updated on September 8, 2020. Using cava rather than the traditional red wine for sangria is a twist on this classic recipe that you didn’t know you needed. Sangria is one of the most sought-after drinks among visitors to Spain. But what many […]

Mama Carmen’s Fideuà Recipe

Join in on one of the many cool walking tours in Barcelona and discover some of the famous local spots to enjoy the city at its best!

This blog post was originally posted on March 9, 2016, and was updated on September 8, 2020. Everyone’s heard of paella—but what about its noodle-based cousin, fideuà? Try making it yourself with this fideuà recipe. This recipe comes from one of our favorite people in Barcelona: Mama Carmen, whose small seaside restaurant Cal Papi was a […]

Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Our vegetarian food tours in Barcelona include many meatless options so guests who do not consume meat products can enjoy the best Spanish flavors. Get this and many more tips in our complete vegan and vegetarian guide to Barcelona!

When you’re in Barcelona, you should be prepared to eat a lot of tomato and bread. You’ll get served pa amb tomàquet so often you might think someone is playing a joke on you. It’s eaten for breakfast, served as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, and plated up in Catalan homes throughout the country. […]

Navigating a Catalan Menu: Catalan Food Vocabulary & Tips

Bocata sandwiches and sparkling cava: a traditional Catalan breakfast

Forget everything you learned in your high school Spanish class. Here in Barcelona, it’s all about Catalan. Sure, many people regularly speak Castilian Spanish here in Barcelona. But pride in the local language runs deep in Catalonia, and making an effort to speak a little bit of Catalan will immediately make the locals smile. It […]

Delicious Fried Monkfish Recipe

Enjoy our delicious fried monkfish recipe!

This blog post was originally posted on June 26, 2015, and was updated on January 25, 2018. There is no fish as ugly as the monkfish, but as they say, never judge a book by its cover. This recipe for fried monkfish is easy, delicious and very versatile! Photo Credit: Ben Sutherland Text Overlay: Devour Barcelona Food Tours […]

Summer Treats: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

Why not try your hand at this watermelon gazpacho recipe! It's delicious.

This blog post was originally posted on July 22, 2015 and was updated on January 22, 2018. Gazpacho is undoubtedly one of the best treats of summer in Spain. Why not try making it yourself with our simple watermelon gazpacho recipe. A cold, refreshing tomato-based soup that Spaniards usually drink from a glass. Furthermore, there are […]

Typical Catalan Christmas Foods

When eating with allergies in Barcelona, stay away from turrón if you're allergic to tree nuts.

This blog post was originally posted on December 15, 2014 and was updated on November 8, 2017. The best part about the holiday season is all the delicious foods to go along with it that are only eaten at that time of year and of course, there is no shortage of seasonal treats to be […]

Easy Spanish Recipes for Holiday Parties

Wondering where to eat in Barcelona? Read our full post and prepare to eat it all!

This blog post was originally posted on December 2, 2014 and was updated on November 18, 2017. Looking for simple recipes for the holidays? Check out some of these delicious and above all easy Spanish recipes. You’ll be sure to impress family, friends and coworkers alike! Drinks Carajillo The Spanish carajillo may not look like your regular […]

Truita d’Alls Tendres Recipe (Green Garlic Omelette)

Enjoy a delicious green garlic omelet with our delicious and quick recipe!

This blog post was originally posted on March 11, 2015, and was updated on November 27, 2017. Garlic is a key ingredient in Spanish and Catalan cuisine, and along with extra virgin olive oil, it’s where so many traditional savory dishes begin. But green garlic? What is that? If you are unfamiliar with green garlic, […]

Salt Cod Recipe: Bacalao a la Llauna

Check out our delicious salt cod recipe this winter for a truly warming treat!

This blog post was originally posted on January 10, 2015, and was updated on November 26, 2017. The colder month’s call for something warm and wonderful. What better way to do that than to cook up this delicious Catalan salt cod recipe? Get your best cookware out and at the ready for this bacalao a la […]

Bolets 101: A Guide to Catalan Fungi

Enjoy some of our favorite mushroom varieties in the city as you dive into the world of the gastronomy of Barcelona!

This blog post was originally posted on October 28, 2014, and was updated on November 19, 2017. If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that Catalans love their mushrooms. Furthermore, these mushrooms play a huge role in the gastronomy of Barcelona and Catalonia. Every year, roughly between the months of September and […]

Bolets 101: A Guide to Catalan Fungi

Enjoy some of our favorite mushroom varieties in the city as you dive into the world of the gastronomy of Barcelona!

This blog post was originally posted on October 28, 2014, and was updated on November 19, 2017. If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that Catalans love their mushrooms. Furthermore, these mushrooms play a huge role in the gastronomy of Barcelona and Catalonia. Every year, roughly between the months of September and […]

Top 5 Reasons Why the Mediterranean Diet Rules

Make sure not to miss out on some of the must-try foods in Barcelona on your trip!

This blog post was originally posted on September 25, 2014, and was updated on October 30, 2017. When you hear the words Mediterranean diet, what probably comes to mind is yet another trendy weight-loss fad that everyone is raving about. But as heavily as the word diet sometimes weighs on our society (no pun intended), […]

Top 5 Reasons Why the Mediterranean Diet Rules

Make sure not to miss out on some of the must-try foods in Barcelona on your trip!

This blog post was originally posted on September 25, 2014, and was updated on October 30, 2017. When you hear the words Mediterranean diet, what probably comes to mind is yet another trendy weight-loss fad that everyone is raving about. But as heavily as the word diet sometimes weighs on our society (no pun intended), […]

Top 5 Reasons Why the Mediterranean Diet Rules

Make sure not to miss out on some of the must-try foods in Barcelona on your trip!

This blog post was originally posted on September 25, 2014, and was updated on October 30, 2017. When you hear the words Mediterranean diet, what probably comes to mind is yet another trendy weight-loss fad that everyone is raving about. But as heavily as the word diet sometimes weighs on our society (no pun intended), […]

Panellets Recipe: A Traditional Catalan Treat

Panellets (small ball-shaped sweets covered in pine nuts) on a thin golden tray

Nothing says fall in Barcelona like roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes… and, of course, panellets! Learn how to make this typical marzipan sweet with our panellets recipe. Though Halloween has gained popularity in recent years, Catalan families continue to celebrate the traditional fall feast of All Saints Day. And of course, no holiday is complete without […]

Panellets Recipe: A Traditional Catalan Treat

Panellets (small ball-shaped sweets covered in pine nuts) on a thin golden tray

Nothing says fall in Barcelona like roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes… and, of course, panellets! Learn how to make this typical marzipan sweet with our panellets recipe. Though Halloween has gained popularity in recent years, Catalan families continue to celebrate the traditional fall feast of All Saints Day. And of course, no holiday is complete without […]

Panellets Recipe: A Traditional Catalan Treat

Panellets (small ball-shaped sweets covered in pine nuts) on a thin golden tray

Nothing says fall in Barcelona like roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes… and, of course, panellets! Learn how to make this typical marzipan sweet with our panellets recipe. Though Halloween has gained popularity in recent years, Catalan families continue to celebrate the traditional fall feast of All Saints Day. And of course, no holiday is complete without […]