Tag Archives: food miles

La Hamaca – locally grown fruit and vegetables

I stumbled across this place when I called into the Xarxa Consum yesterday. It’s been open for two months and is part of the Barcelona ‘km0‘ (Kilometre Zero) slow food movement: All the produce comes from local co-operatives, and each … Continue reading

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Locally brewed beer in Gracia

We like beer. We like people who make beer. Which is why we like La Cervesera Artesana in Gracia, one of the few microbreweries in Barcelona. It’s a little place, tucked away on a sidestreet off Corsega, but always seems … Continue reading

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The best Xmas presents ever!

While it’s too early to give away what everyone is getting this year, if anyone is stuck about what to give friends and family for Xmas / Reyes / other suitable festive celebration this year, here is my top tip … Continue reading

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Call Valls – Organic Fruit Products from Catalunya and Beyond

Almost all the shops I have mentioned so far stock the ‘Cal Valls‘ range of fruit juices. I’ve tried a few – the Mandarina in particular is superb – so I thought I’d try and find out more about them: … Continue reading

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Eggs Update!

Happy Eggs are now available in Caprabo – look for ‘Ous Roig’ and/or ‘Ous de Pages’. You can read (in Spanish and Catalan) about the happy hens and the ‘ruta del huevo’ here: This is a follow-up to the original … Continue reading

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Save the rainforest by doing the dishes.

One of the things I knew would be tricky when avoiding supermarkets is buying cleaning products. I know I could just go to a local ‘corner shop’ and pay a bit more for the same brands I would get in … Continue reading

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Mescladis – a non-profit foundation focussed on my favourite subject: Food

Photos missing from this post at the moment folks – I’ll add them when I get back to BCN! Mescladís is a small cafe and shop on the Plaça Sant Pere. The products are local and/or fair trade (although not … Continue reading

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