Ah, it taste’s like home…

So many of us move to Barcelona to get away from the homeland we know, see how things work in a different country, eat new foods, meet new people, learn a new language and find out about different cultures.

So all was going well, I was meeting people from Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Australia and Sweden. I was eating jamón, Crema Catalana and bocadillos, drinking San Miguel and Estrella, and even picking up some Spanish/Catalan along the way.

But something wasn’t right. I was missing the taste of home, literally. My two big things in life are cereal and tea. But where could I find them? So I went on a treasure hunt of Barcelona and here to you I bring tidings of joy, and the best information as to where to by food from your home country.

With the huge foreign population in Barcelona, there is a number of shops catering to this market.

  1. A Taste of Home, C/ Floridablanca, 78 (near Viladomat). This store stocks most things you’d associated with British food – Yorkshire Puds, Steak and Kidney Pies, PG Tips and Cadbury’s chocolate. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, ask them because they might be able to source it for you. It is mainly an English supermarket, but they also stock products from Germany, Netherlands and USA.
  2. El Corte Ingles on Plaza Catalunya has a good selection of food in the basement supermarket. You’ll more than likely find something you’re looking for. There is a good variety of food for those with special dietary needs.
  3. The British Market, C/ Verdi, 14. An all-British store that has everything from baking ingredients to curry sauces and biscuits.
  4. Superstore Asia Food, C/ Tallers, 77. This asian food store has most things needed for cooking, and also has a selection of international brands of food.
  5. Colmado Afro-Latino, Via Laietana, 15. This store caters to the large community of migrants from South America. The prices are reasonable, particularily as they have had such a long journey!

So there you go, now you have no excuse for not cooking your flatmates a traditional dinner of your country!




~ by barca2and4elly on January 13, 2009.

One Response to “Ah, it taste’s like home…”

  1. Compelling, thank you for sharing…

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