La Boqueria, Barcelona

La Boqueria is one of Barcelona’s many fresh produce markets. Barcelona appears to have a deep rooted market culture, a culture we are slowly losing in London. You can find pretty much everything you’d need for your kitchen at La Boqueria, from vegetables to locally sourced fresh fish, dried fruits, nuts, oil and yeah, pretty much everything you’d ever need. As a vegan and supporter of fresh produce, this market was like a giant toy shop for me.

 

Fresh Fruit at La Boqueria

 

I recon these tomatoes would be perfect with a bit of salt and olive oil…

Ripe

 

Love

Love

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

All the Pretty Things

All the Pretty Things

Fresh fish, some of these babies were still moving and one of the crabs tried to escape 😦

Cod Lips

Cod Lips

Run Forest, Run.

Run Forest, Run.

Sweets for my Sweet

Sweets for my Sweet

Orangettes are my absolute favorite, and I’m sure these are soooooo much better than Leonidas ones… I didn’t, I resisted!

Orangettes

Orangettes

Okay you get the idea, you can eat like a king in Barcelona in the comfort of your own kitchen. One last thing, after looking at all of this fresh produce, don’t miss out on lunch at Bar Pinotxo. The bar is conveniently located at the entrance of the market and here you can eat comfortably for less. Don’t eat at a tourist trap ‘tapas’ restaurant on La Rambla, eat here!

Bar Pinotxio, La Boqueria

Bar Pinotxio, La Boqueria

For more info on La Boqueria Market see here.

For more info on Bar Pinotxo see here.

Oh and…

Smooooooooth

Smooooooooth

 

 

 

Foodie in Italy

It’s not everyday that I get excited about visiting the supermarket. I could easily spend an unnecessary amount of time in the vegetable section of an Italian grocery store.

Locally sourced fresh vegetables at the supermarket in Perdonone

Locally sourced fresh vegetables at the supermarket in Perdonone

 

Zucchine, Italian staple food. It's in most dishes and grows everywhere.

Zucchine, Italian staple food. It’s in most dishes and grows everywhere.

Humongous apples that actually smell like apples!

Humongous apples that actually smell like apples!

Italians love their apricots and so do I

Italians love their apricots and so do I

This one's for the cheese lovers everywhere

This one’s for the cheese lovers everywhere

It doesn't get better than this

It doesn’t get better than this

Sweets for my sweet

Sweets for my sweet

Coffee culture

Single espresso

Single espresso

Cannoli, a deliciously sweet and filling Sicilian pastry dessert.

Holy Cannoli

Holy Cannoli

And vegetarian pizza for dinner.

Italian pizza. Words cannot express how I feel about this.

Italian pizza. Words cannot express how I feel about this.