Where to buy food from home in Barcelona
Spanish food is good, but sometimes you need a taste of home. Here is a guide to shops in Barcelona that sell food just like mother made.
A Taste of Home
Calle Floridablanca 78
Calle San Jose
This well-kept little grocery store sells a variety of British goods, including cough medicines, vitamins, baby care products and English books. Most of the shelves, however, are filled with foods from home. Here you'll find PG Tips tea bags, Walkers crisps and Cheerios. All kinds of biscuits, cake mixes, candies and juices line the packed shelves too. There's a large dairy section, with butter, cheddar and fresh creams, and you'll find several UK juice brands as well. The owners are constantly tweaking the stock, so if there's something you want and don't see, just ask. They may be able to get it in for you.
El Corte Inglés
Plaça Catalunya 14
Tel. 93 306 3800
There are numerous branches in Barcelona of Spain's largest department store, but the one that caters best to non-Spaniards is the one in central Plaça Catalunya. In the basement you'll find a sprawling supermarket that's generally packed with people. Though by no means geared solely to expats, there are lots of familiar goodies for sale. You can buy most baking goods here (even vanilla and hard-to-find chocolate chips), a wide variety of spices, sauces, Asian foods and products for those with special dietary needs. There's a large Mexican section too. Outside the main supermarket (but still in the basement), a smaller gourmet foods shop stocks specialty items like maple syrup, exotic fruits and unusual sauces.
La Boquería Market
Plaça de la Boqueria,
08001 - Barcelona, Barcelona.
Tel: 93 318 2584
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