Barcelona is known for serving delicious tapas and world-class Spanish cuisine within a sultry seaside setting. It is a city of drinks by the beach and local seafood delights. It is place where you can hop from bar to bar tasting the bite-sized delights or spend hours at an afternoon table enjoying a meal.
But as wonderful as Barcelona foods may be, there is no escaping that craving for familiar foods when you are a long way from home. Sometimes you just feel like eating in, enjoying comfort food from your own culture. Fortunately, Barcelona is riddled with foreign food supermarkets to help you find your homeland favourites.
American Food Markets in Barcelona
Tastes of America – shops across Spain and online stocking favourite foods from North America, such as Pop Tarts, Quakers Captain Crunch, Hershey’s chocolates and bagels. Find the store at Carrer Balmes, 322. 28108 Barcelona.
A Taste Of Home – This foreign food favourite has been in Barcelona since 2008, offering American and European foods. Find it at Carrer de Floridablanca 78 and Sitges, Calle San Jose 32, open every day.
El Corte Inglés – This widely known Spanish market sells gourmet groceries and foreign foods as well as other department store items. Look for the international food that stocks Central and Southern American foods. Find El Corte Inglés in Plaza de Catalunya, 14, 08002 Barcelona. The store is open 10am to 10pm every day except for Sundays.
Australian Food Markets in Barcelona
Australian Gourmet – Aussies and Kiwis can seek out meats from home, such as kangaroo and lamb, at Placa Mane i Flaquer 2, Estudi 2, 08006 Barcelona.
Asian and African Food Markets in Barcelona
El Curry – This Indian supermarket can be found at C/ Hospital, 103, Raval, 08001, Barcelona.
Barcelona Store Exotic Thai Supermarket: This market offers ingredients for Asian and African cooking and can be found at C/ Compte D´Urgell 24, Barcelona.
Superstore Asia Food Chinese Supermarket: As the name suggests, this superstore has a lot of foreign foods for the homesick shopper. Find it at Tallers, 77. Barcelona.
Supermercado Honesto: For fresh and dried Chinese ingredients, try this store at Diputacion, 342. Barcelona.
Tokyo-ya Japanese Supermarket: This is a great place to stop into when preparing a Japanese dinner party, as it sells ingredients, utensils and crockery. Find it at Comte Borrell, 334. Barcelona.
Other European Food Markets in Barcelona
Lidl and Aldi– These German supermarket chains both have stores across Barcelona.
A Taste Of Home – As well as stocking foods from the U.S.A, this ‘English’ market also stocks British, Dutch and German foods. Find it at Carrer de Floridablanca 78 and Sitges, Calle San Jose 32, open every day.
Ikea – famous the world around for its sleek Sweden furniture designs, Ikea, is also a great place to source Swedish groceries such as lindenberry jam and brown cheese. There are two Ikea stores in Barcelona: Ikea Gran Via E, C / Science, 100 L´Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08908 Barcelona, and Polígon Montigalà C/ Luxemburg s/n, 08917 Badalona – Barcelona. Both stores are open 10am to 10pm daily.
Once you´ve set yourself up in your Barcelona accommodation and explored the delights of the city, you may just feel like cooking some familiar food from home. Try these foreign food supermarkets to recreate your own culture while abroad.