Snapshots from Spain: The Best Things I Ate in Barcelona

[Photographs: Liz Bomze]

Two weeks ago, I fell in love with Barcelona. I was expecting to, having heard raves about how beautiful everything is: the dramatic Gaudi architecture, the sparkly Mediterranean, the people, and, of course, the food. For every museum, park, or otherwise-"cultural" landmark we visited, we made at least as many feeding stops along the way—everything from paper cones of Iberico ham chunks, to fresh-pressed dragon fruit-coconut juice, to some truly stunning chocolate desserts.

We covered a lot of ground in four days, but I knew we'd done well when, on the train from Barcelona to San Sebastian (stay tuned for that slideshow), a woman saw us looking over our pictures and asked, "You didn't really eat all that, did you?" We sure did. See for yourself.

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Pinotxo Bar »
Rambla de Sant Josep, 91, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (map)
+34 933 17 17 31;

La Boqueria »
Ramblas 100 Piso 1º, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (map)

La Flauta »
C/ D´aribau, 23,08011 Barcelona, Spain (map)
+34 933 23 70 38

Pla »
Bellafila, 5, 08002, Barcelona, Spain (map)
+34 934 126 552;‎

La Pubilla »
Plaça de la Llibertat, 23 08012, Barcelona, Spain‎ (map)
+34 932 18 29 94

Hisop »
PJ Marimon 9 08021, Barcelona Spain‎ (map)
+34 932 41 32 33;

About the author: Liz Bomze lives in Brookline, MA, and works as the Senior Features Editor for Cook's Illustrated Magazine. In her free time, she freelances regularly for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, the Improper Bostonian, and Martha's Vineyard Magazine; practices bread-baking and canning; takes photos; reads; and watches baseball. Top 5 foods: fresh noodles, gravlax, sour cherry pie, burrata, ma po tofu.