Tag Archives: Shopping in Barcelona

Cake – Part 2 of an occasional series: The Vegan Bakery. Yum!

Ok – so I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian, although I used to be (it’s all about provenance these days…do keep up!) and I have plenty of veggie or vegan friends.  I’m always on the look-out for things that might … Continue reading

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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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Rituels d’Orient Spa / Hamman

For several months the lovely Sairica Rose and I had been trying to find a time when neither of us was (a) on some work-related jaunt across the world or (b) working such crazy hours that ‘free time’ was a … 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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More ‘friendly’ cleaning products:

I wrote about the fabulous Lympha brand of eco-friendly, fair trade cleaning products here, however more recently while researching the post on local independent shops selling ethical products I discovered that my most local of locals actually stocks a different … Continue reading

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