Mercat de La Boqueria – Barcelona, Spain

La Boqueria is one of the only market places I’ve been to in a foreign country…and I loved it. My parents gave me 20 euros to find myself something to eat for lunch but it was so hard to decide on what I wanted considering there was so much food staring at me the moment I walked in.

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There are rows and rows of food – candies, chocolates, paella, crepes, cupcakes, shakes, fruits, meat…you name it, it was all there. 

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In one corner of the market, there was a really long line for a booth called Creps Barcelona. As tempting as it was to eat candy and cupcakes for lunch, I decided to try some of the crepe and see what all the fuss was about. It was like a one-man show at that stand. The man making the crepes (as seen in the picture below) was really friendly to all his customers; he asked where tourists were from, what brought them there and all that.

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I decided to try something new so I got a prosciutto crepe – it had caramelized onions, prosciutto, mozarella cheese, and mushrooms. IT WAS SO GOOD. There were a lot of other creative crepes on the menu and classic ones (strawberry, nutella, banana) as well. I highly recommend trying one out if you’re there.

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My sisters went to the opposite end of the market and had some Paella Negra. They met the owner who was really interesting and apparently speaks like 3 languages and has lived in 4 different countries his whole life…something like that. 

Basically whether you just walk into La Boqueria or meet locals there, you’re in for a tasty and memorable experience.

More food:

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Hope this post didn’t make you too hungry (cause now I am). 

Pam T xx

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