A secret from Barcelona
I love good food and I love travel. That’s why my biggest anxiety when I travel to a new city, after strolling all the day around, at lunch or dinner time becomes: where should I eat now?
Hungry and extremely tired, I can hardly think. The only thing I know is that I need to sit and eat. And as if all this wasn’t enough, in the moment when I rise my head to find a place where to eat in, I crash into places like big junk food chaines that are the same all over the world, pretty nasty “non-typical” places or, last but not least, fake typical restaurants. The latter at a first look seem to be the quintessential of autochthonous cuisine, are generally pretty affordable and, damn, decor of the place is sooo traditional!
This is the exact moment when you have to remember that you’re literally starving until blindness. Likely, most of those dishes comes from the supermarket freezer directly to your plate.
Don’t get me wrong, not all restaurants with outside photos of food are bad…no. But here I’m talking about something else.
You will agree with me when I say that food is part of the culture of a country. Well, when I travel, I want to discover and taste the real food of the country, the one that only granmas or granpas could have done.
Unfortunately these days, as a foreigner in a big city, it is hard to find places with genuine home made cuisine.
Here we come to the point: I want to share a secret with you.
My roomate, she loves good food too. Where is the secret here? That she also loves to share precious information.
She created a map, a map of Barcelona of course, with all the places she visited in 5 years. Every point in the map has her personal comments that can be positive or negative or can sound like “really good patatas bravas but bad steak, price affordable”, a kind of personal advisor map for hungry people. She called it “Los pasos de Noe”, Noemi’s steps in Barcelona.
Here you will find some really really really good and cheap restaurants. I can assure it because I ate with her in a lot of these places. You will also find some not turistic places to visit. Her personal comments are in Spanish so you can start practice the language before you arrive in Barcelona.
Last thing: this is a precious map created for friends and is a personal point of view that she kindly agreed to share with us and with you in this post of BCN.travel so….shhhh don’t tell it to anybody.
I hope you will enjoy it: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1buVdoVgZOx5teQTTR_Cr58xhtyYMH2j8&usp=sharing