Tag Archives: Shopping in Barcelona

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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Organic Toothpaste?

One of my goals for this ethical shopping adventure was to avoid buying thoughtlessly from ‘Big Pharma’ companies, partly because I disagree with some of their lobbying tactics and partly because I want to support smaller companies trying to provide … 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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In search of Happy Chickens

I love eggs, me. What I don’t love is factory farming of any kind however, and battery hen farming is particularly vile. I visited a battery shed once – brrrrrrrr. When I was little, growing up in the country, we … Continue reading

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Papers Coma – Stationery and Party Supplies

I’ve just been downstairs to buy new printer paper. Had a bit of a laugh with the family who run the shop about how, while all the non-recycled, bleached paper comes in a plain white packet, the recycled paper which … Continue reading

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Pig Stuff revisited.

On passing the fabulous ‘Botifarreria de Santa Maria’ (see here for my previous post about it) this evening I noticed that they have a new window display. Presumably to remind us that Carnaval starts on Thursday. Nice. Please leave a … Continue reading

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My favourite fruit and vegetable stall

When I first lived in Barcelona, way back in 2002, I lived just around the corner from this fantastic hole-in-the-wall fruit and veg stall. Back then the Santa Caterina market was still a building site so it was the obvious … Continue reading

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