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A timeless shop for age-old wines and other libations, Lafuente has become a popular stop for locals looking for that elusive label to brighten up their parties. The store has been a family business for many years. From brandy and gin to vodka, rum and wines, all genres of liquor are covered in the extensive selection. With a collection of local as well as international brands, one is sure to find something of one's choice.
Zona d'Ombra is a charming wine bar located close to the city center. A perfect spot for a romantic evening with your special someone, this bar has an intimate interior oozing a rustic charm. Yellow lights cast a warm glow over the place, creating a beautiful ambiance for your wine bliss. The place takes pride in the extensive wine selection that promises something for eclectic palates. Whether you are an aficionado or a beginner with the nuaces of wine, this is one place you should not miss. There's tapas to complete your fare, and patrons can always rely on the knowledgeable staff for suggestions over wine pairings. If yoy like something you tried, Zona d'Ombra also allows you to buy wines.
Escribà is recognizable from the outside for its stunning Art Nouveau decor, but it is even more famous for its delicious pastries, cakes and more. This family-run bakery has been a go-to destination for locals for close to a 100 years, having made a name for itself with incredible chocolate sculptures and intricately decorated cakes. Owner and pastry chef Antoni Escriba has been carrying forward the family's rich legacy with aplomb, garnering superlative accolades and innumerable awards. Drop by for an indulgent sweet treat.
Step into Herboristeria Del Rei in Barcelona and let the stimulating aromas engulf you. Operated by craftsmen and connoisseur of herbs, Trinitat Sabatés, this quaint and rustic store specializes in rare and valuable selections of herbs, spices and essential oils. The assortment includes over 200 varieties; and have numerous remedial benefits, are effective, organic beauty solutions and make for great cooking ingredients. In addition, this establishment is of immense historic and aesthetic significance to the city. The centerpiece of the store, a marble bust of glorified naturalist Carl Linnaeus, is surrounded by charming decor that has remained unchanged since the 1860s. It also houses an art gallery and has served as a film set.
This small and stylish restaurant in L'Eixample is perfect for a date night out in the city. The food is particularly attractive to foodies with an advanced palette due to the chef's imaginative dishes that stretch the traditional roles of Spanish cuisine. The tasting menu is highly recommended as it gives diners a good perspective on the overall concept of this trendy restaurant. The octopus carpaccio and house-marinated fresh anchovies are a must-try as are many of the Spanish wines offered on the selective wine menu. The atmosphere is romantic, dim and quiet.
Vila Viniteca is a vintage wine shop with a large selection of wines from across the world. Not only that, this place also offers serves some of the best ham and cheese toast sandwiches. For groceries and sweets, come check out their selection of canned food, chocolates, cooking oil and specialty rice.
The literal feeling of being a kid in a candy shop, a visit to Papabubble is worth the trip. Candies galore line the walls in vibrant colors and various shapes and sizes. The sweet shop was created in 2004 and has quickly become an international sensation for its simple and satisfying treats. Find lollipops, chocolates, candy drops, and more. You can even order personalized candies!
The long queue bears testimony to its popularity and the wait is worth the patience if you love ramen. Ramen Ya-Hiro is a tiny place with funky decorative elements along with some funny caricature work on some parts of its walls. Slurp on delightful noodle broths that are simmering on the pots and have a certain freshness that delights the palate. Complement your ramen with a Japanese beer.
Open since 8a, Forn de Pa Baluard is a perfect place to pick a few baked goodies for your breakfast binge. A popular bakery delighting locals and tourists alike, this shop is known for their selection of freshly-baked breads, muffins, croissants and pies. For those with a sweet tooth, Forn de Pa Baluard has a line-up of fruit-laden tarts, creamy cakes, truffles and more. They also have sandwiches which are perfect for a quick snack during a lunch detour. There's plenty to try here, and the prices are such that you wouldn't settle for just a few staples.
Founded in 1972 by a group with architecture as a background, BD Barcelona Design is among the prestigious furniture brands in Spain. All of their objects are designed by artists and designers. These include the likes of Antoni Gaudi, Jaime Hayon, Salvador Dalí, Färg & Blanche, Pepe Cortés and Joel Escalona. Set in a former industrial warehouse, the gallery like space looks like a design museum. Striking furnishings that are one-of-a-kind, artworks and decorative elements will vie for your attention. If you are looking for inspired and unique decor, then this showroom is worth a visit.
This is the most talked-about delicatessen in Barcelona and is located at one end of Diagonal, in an exclusive area. You will find the best Iranian caviare and all types of smoked foods here. They make their own foie gras, sausages, jams, honey, chocolates and cakes. It's also famous for its large selection of fine wines from all over the world. The restaurant, Semou, provides catering service for home deliveries, weddings, christenings and banquets.
This oceanfront restaurant on the beach is among the best places in town for paella. Opened in 1992, El Xiringuito Escriba specializes in this Spanish rice dish where seafood plays a key role. They also have tapas and entrees for those not in the mood for their rice dishes. Their seasonal menu is laden with delicious goodness. They also have meat variations and vegetarians also have good options. Their aromatic paellas will surely please any palate. Don't miss their desserts as they are equally enticing. Savor your meal with sound of waves crashing in.