Friday, December 11, 2009

La Boqueria - Barcelona, Spain

According to its website, "La Boqueria has become the most emblematic market of all the network of markets in Barcelona" and rightly so, it's a popular tourist landmark that offers a bit of everything for everyone. Whether you want to pick up some great produce or get a bite to eat, this market has everything.

Their array of fruits was astonishing. You just don't see these colors or selection in the states.
So many fruits to try, not enough time.
Check out the colors of those green tomatoes.
Yummy cheeses.
Huge mushrooms.
We came really early one morning and saw the vendors set up. A lot of time and effort goes into making these displays, which they have to reassemble and disassemble every day.
Some sugary sweets.
Nuts and dried fruits.
This was our favorite vendor selling my favorite, the incredible, edible egg.
We wanted to eat at the infamous Bar Pinotxo, but it was packed, so we went to Bar Boqueria, which was at the far right hand side of the market (all the way at the back) from the main entrance. Eric and Matthew told us that you should come here on Friday or Saturday to eat their octopus. Supposedly the octopus is outstanding. We were here on a Wednesday, so we were out of luck, but we ordered a couple things off their menu. From the top, going clockwise, we had some chorizo cooked in cider, patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy sauce), grilled sausage and beans, and baby octopus. The sausage and beans were my favorite.
Bar Boqueria
stall 220 inside the La Boqueria

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