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; pinotxobar.com

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

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; elpla.cat‎

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; hisop.com