Monday, March 31, 2014

Food Photo Essay of Boqueria Market in Barcelona

A foodie's dream in Barcelona.

And this as well. Give me those gran reserva por favor.

Boqueria Market in Barcelona
Information: Boqueria Market

This is my second visit to this amazing, colourful, delicious and enjoyable market. I have been to many markets around the world and for me this is one of the best. The colours and the smells really speak to my gastronomic senses. If only I can eat my way through the market by tasting every single thing. I however snacked on a jamon iberico and had a pulpo gallego lunch at Universal. In one word--Delicious.

I have nothing more to add because the pictures do not really need any introduction and will speak for themselves, except that.... please, please do not drool or bite the screen =)

There is by the way one picture below that might scare you off, so careful with scrolling down.

St, Josep La Boqueria, the Las Ramblas entrance.

I love chillies in my food and have a few dried ones stashed in the kitchen.

 Rovello or red pine mushrooms and candied fruits.

So nicely and prettily arranged.

Dragon fruits and figs.

Three different kinds of empanadillas on a stick.

A very pretty burrito.

Fresh fruit juices.

Cherimoyas (custard apple) and castanas (chestnuts).

The tropical fruit section: papaya, kaki (persimon), avocado and kiwis.

Umm, love the salami pinchos.

You cannot be in Spain and not try the many jamons.

There are many restaurant stalls in the market as well.

Salted cod fish (Bacalao) is a specialty in Catalonia, as well as its neighbour, Portugal.

I had this pulpo gallego for lunch, of course it was cooked =)

These pod razor shells are really good, steamed or grilled.

Goose barnacles and Oysters ready-to-eat.

Shellfish is another favourite of mine.

More chillies and garlic.

Restaurant stalls in the market were busy.

Empanada de carne (meat empanadas).

Literally goat heads. Hope this does not scare you off!

I wanted to eat here but the bar was full.

To see my pictures during my visit several years ago at this market, please go here: The Sights and Sounds of La Boqueria (2007)

Travel Period: November 2013
Destination: Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain

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