Bons plans barcelonais #1
+ LA BOUFFE (parce que bon, c’est un peu aussi pour ça que vous lisez cet article, non ?)
C/Argenteria, 53 El Born – 08003 Barcelona
Le plus ? L’épicerie est vraiment très complète malgré sa petite taille. Après, comme ce sont des produits importés, les prix sont assez élevés…Mais tout dépend de la taille du budget que l’on veut consacrer à l’achat de ses sucreries !
Here is an article which means a lot to me and which I have been already preparing for weeks…. In every passage in a nice place, a good address from Barcelona, I take a card and put carefully in my purse. But from now on, I have enough cards to make you a small list of the nice places where I was able to eat (because it is mainly of food that I am going to talk to you about) or where I was able to see nice clothes for the addicts trendy. Without more claptrap, let us begin!
+ THE FOOD (because well, it is a little bit as well for that as you read this article, no?)
SOLSOLER: you are looking for a nice, cheap tapas bar, and far from the tourist district? And well it is all the characteristics of the solsoler! Situated in the district Gracia, Solsoler is a small bar in the very typically Spanish atmosphere. It is possible for you to have a drink there only, or also to remain to eat tapas there !
On the menu, all the types of tapas: croquetas, tortillas, patatas defied, stupid piece tomato… But most? They make various types of tortillas (in spinach, in zucchinis), of lasagnes, and also quiches (tomato-mozarella, a delight!). And their desserts a brownie or a cheesecake… Delicious! Finally, of course, you can take both!
SAGARDI: you are in city center and you are starving? Be allowed try by pinchos (Basque appetizers), these tapas presented on a small piece of bread! Sagardi possesses an inn as a restaurant, but it is of the restaurant, or the inn with pinchos about which I am going to speak to you here. Here, all as in the other bars with pinchos, the choice is free and especially at will! (But attention on the wallet).
The more ? Pinchos are all more varied some than the others and especially very original! And finally, the inn possesses a terrace. In full district del Born, pinchos in his/her plate, a glass of sangria in the hand, the sun which tickles you the nose…. That to imagine of better?
The most? The restaurant really possesses an atmosphere which makes you comfortable: nice music, incomplete chairs and pastels, small works of art in walls…. And especially, every Thursday evening, apparently, the restaurant joins with the adjacent sushi restaurant (there is thus well a story of Japanese!) to create sushis méditerrannéen (or with the « rests » of both cooks). I have not made out a will yet but I shall return to it for sure before the end of my stay!
THE TABERNA DEL COBRE: located just in front of Sagardi, this restaurant is also an inn, but with tapas and menu at a rock-bottom price! (9,90€). Of course, you can also eat there grilled squids a la plancha, enormous salads, sardines, rib steaks and hamburgers to roll on the ground omg.
Most? Once again the very « former » and very typical decoration of the old Spanish restaurants. But of course, this restaurant is at the heart of the Gothic district, which is an enormous advantage!
The most? THE SMALL TCHOUTCHOU! Well and especially the fact that it is at will!
Enric Granados, 145 , Barcelona
TASTE OF AMERICA: it is not about a restaurant but about a store of food. An American grocer’s shop. By entering it, tell goodbye your good resolutions of fruits and rather say hello to the butter of cachuètes, to the colored candies balls from Wonka and to the cereal bars of marshmallows!
The most? The grocer’s shop is really very complete in spite of its small size. Then, as they are imported products, the prices(prizes) are rather dear(expensive)… But everything depends on the size of the budget which we want to dedicate to the purchase of its sweets!
+THE CLOTHES (because have I to speak also little about it here)
CUCHARADA: one of the first stores perceived during my arrival. One of my first crushes(very favorites). Even if I bought nothing from Cucharada, I really fell in love with clothes. This small shop of angle (almost in front of Yokomo!) not esu other than a vintage shop and of creator. Creator’s clothes are just divine, and secondhand clothes are not bad also
Most? A collection of jewels…. To fall! Unfortunately, it remains rather expensive : 50€ the blouse, 70€ the dress.
ANDREA MARTINEZ: I fell on this store to the bend of one of my ballads in Gracia . And I was attracted at once by colors and forms! Once again, it is creator’s small shop, thus everything is unique or almost, you will not find clothes in another city. Fabrics are really beautiful, other clothes are more attractive than others, but I was conquered by clothes and accessories (they make small school bags super cute).
Most: the sight on the workshop in fact we could almost see the garment of its manufacturing until its arrival to the hanger!
KLING: this Spanish mark is also one of my big crushes in shopping here. Discovered this summer, I already bought to myself two dresses (among which one that you can see here) and I does not plan to stop there! Of the pastel, the original cups(cuttings), the retro accessories to be crunched(outlined), and affordable prices… How not to crack(not fail,not tear)?
Most: Kling possesses adorable two shops in two trouble spots of Barcelona: on the left of ramblas in the Gothic district and on the right near an a little more eccentric district.
Carrer dels Banys Nous, 14 Barcelona