La Boqueria

La Boqueria is a large public market in the heart of Barcelona. It reminded me of the Wangfujing market in Beijing, if it was crossed with Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market – touristy, crammed, noisy, and smelly, in the best ways. Everyone speaks English. A must for any visit to Barcelona. Skip lunch in favor…

chök the chocolate kitchen

chök the chocolate kitchen is a Barcelona chain that makes sweet things. chök stores are probably the most beautiful mid-market temples to sugar in the world. WARNING: Dieters should not proceed beyond this point There was no way I could pass up trying one of these “kronuts.” Each and every one is a work of art. Creme…

I went back to Barcelona for churros

After I left Barcelona a few weeks ago I could not stop thinking about the city – the beach, the views on Montjuic, the dogs and of course the food. Including these dulce de leche-filled churros from this brightly-lit palace of fried stuff, a beacon in the night to clubbers and partiers. That place is…

Barcelona eats

This paella made by our Airbnb hosts was the best thing I ate in Barcelona. Rice with bite on the inside, coated in gooey stickiness on the outside, into which the vegetables were melting…what magic zucchini… No, wait – it was the apple frosting on this croissant donut, looking like buttercream but almost as light…