Teresa Carles Healthy Food • Barcelona

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Teresa Carles - entrance
Teresa Carles – entrance

I was very impressed with all the cuisine and food variety in Barcelona. You can find from very traditional Spanish and Catalan cuisine to very modern options with a healthy approach. Teresa Carles was one of these healthy modern restaurants around the city that really made us happy for the night.

My order

Their menu is very exciting what makes things a bit hard to decide. However, we managed to pick the following:

  • Mine: Spinach & Brie Salad – Spinach, croutons, pumpkin seeds, homemade quince, warm brie with a fig vinaigrette and Gazpacho
  • Hubby: Verde que te quero verde risotto – Oat’s risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Spinach & Brie Salad - Spinach, croutons, pumpkin seeds, homemade quince, warm brie with a fig vinaigrette.
Spinach & Brie Salad – Spinach, croutons, pumpkin seeds, homemade quince, warm brie with a fig vinaigrette.
Gazpacho
Gazpacho
Verde que te quero verde risotto - Oat's risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.
Verde que te quero verde risotto – Oat’s risotto with spinach, green asparagus, zucchini, roquefort cheese, and grated lemon rind.

Every single dish was spot on! Hand’s down to the oat’s risotto Hubby chose. It was a very pleasant surprise. Never thought about using oats as a replacement for rice, and after that, I’m totally trying the experiment at home.

The only downside really was the breaded and deep fried brie. Yes, it was delish, but when I read “warm brie” I thought it would be grilled, pan-fried or something similar, but not DEEP fried.

The verdict

Amazing atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. Excellent place to have a break from any trash food you might be eating when traveling. 😛

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/DBjb2pAyRt32

More information: www.teresacarles.com


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Restaurante Miño • Barcelona

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Restaurante Miño - entrance.

Restaurante Miño – entrance.Since I arrived in Barcelona I couldn’t wait to try the local cuisine and have a taste of what Spanish food has to offer.

And I happy to say that Restaurant Miño, not only provided us an OUTSTANDING dinner but also kept the bar super high regarding to Spanish food. What meal my friends, what a meal!!!!

My order

We got excited that night and decided to try some tapas and of course, the famous Spanish Paella, all combined with a super refreshing Sangria. Here is what we got:

  • Sangria for two
  • Tapas – Queso Seco, Tortilla de patatas, and Patatas bravas.
  • Paella Mixta – seafood and pork.
Tapas - Queso Seco.
Tapas – Queso Seco.
Tapas - Tortilla de patatas.
Tapas – Tortilla de patatas.
Tapas - Patatas bravas.
Tapas – Patatas bravas.
Sangria
Sangria
Paella Mixta - seafood and pork.
Paella Mixta – seafood and pork.

I loved their tapas, It was good to try samples of very traditional Spanish dishes in a single meal. Sangria was extremely good too.

Now turning to the paella, let’s have a very serious talk now. I’m not a seafood fan, I can eat but seafood is never my top preference when eating out. Why having a seafood paella then? Firstly, I like to be surprised, secondly, I like to try the traditional and local cuisine, and finally, I like to take risks.

And, I’m so happy, so fu*ing happy when I get the chance to change my personal preferences for some foods. This paella was one of THE BEST THINGS I’VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE!

Seriously people, I dream about it since then. This was just spectacular, I have no adjectives enough to recommend it. Just go there!!!

The verdict

Amazing atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. Please, do me a favor and go there!

Exact location: goo.gl/maps/XyhrJhsavDL2


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Woki Organic Market • Barcelona

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Woki Organic Market - entrance.
Woki Organic Market – entrance.

Barcelona was a surprising gastronomic experience for me. I never imagined that there I could find so much variety and different cuisines, especially restaurants with a health food vibe, like Woki Organic Market.

The house offers a vast menu, from appetizers to dessert. What I liked most was the salad bowls for lunch, and this is what we decided to have!

My order

The idea is pretty simple, you select a base, then a protein, any extras, and finally a dressing. Here is what we got:

  • To share: Assorted Croquetes – Ham, Mushrooms, Cheese, Tofu & Leeks.
  • Hubby: Egg Noodles, egg, chicken, tofu, bamboo, china dressing.
  • Mine: Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.
Assorted Croquetes - Ham, Mushrooms, Cheese, Tofu & Leeks.
Assorted Croquetes – Ham, Mushrooms, Cheese, Tofu & Leeks.
Egg Noodles, egg, chicken, tofu, bamboo, china dressing.
Egg Noodles, egg, chicken, tofu, bamboo, china dressing.
Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.
Mixed veggies, chicken, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, thai dressing.

Everything was super fresh and delicious. I really like the number of items you can pick to create your dish. Combinations are limitless!

The verdict

I can totally say this is the perfect spot to have a healthy meal and a break from any food madness you have been through while on holidays. 😛

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/wgdyWzSwZ672

More information: www.tribuwoki.com/en/restaurante/woki-organic-market-placa-catalunya/


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El Dorado Chicken – Peruvian Cuisine • Barcelona

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El Dorado Chicken - entrance.
El Dorado Chicken – entrance.

While strolling around Barcelona streets and looking for a place to have lunch, El Dorado Chicken – Peruvian Cuisine seemed promising. I’ve never tried Peruvian food before, but why not?

However, checking their website though, they say their food is a mix of Peruvian and Asian cuisine. Found it intriguing. 🤔

My order

Looking through their menu I might say everything seemed pretty Chinese to me, but I thought. Let see what happens, and here we go:

  • To share: Simple salad – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
  • Hubby: Lomo Salteado – Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fries and rice.
  • Mine: Arroz Chaufa – Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.
Simple salad - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
Simple salad – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.
Lomo Salteado - Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fires and rice.
Lomo Salteado – Sautéed beef with vegetables, served with fries and rice.
Arroz Chaufa - Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.
Arroz Chaufa – Rice mixed with chicken, eggs, and peruvian-chinese spices.

And I was right, simply done Chinese food! 🤣

As I said, I’ve never been to Peru before, so maybe I’m getting the wrong idea here, but the food I had was 100% Chinese. Very good by the way, so no complaints about that.

The verdict

Very well serves with good price, but be aware this is Chinese Food and not Peruvian as they advertise.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/SFQ8xj6gJ3p

More information: www.eldoradochicken.com


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Vincens Torrons Artesan • Barcelona

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Vicens Torrons Artesan - entrance.
Vicens Torrons Artesan – entrance.

It seems that torrons (or simply nougat) are a serious thing in Spain, at least in Barcelona. Many people recommended me to try a few flavors and I could find stores selling them everywhere.

Honestly, I’m not a nougat fan, I just find it overly sweet and sticky, but people guaranteed me that the Spanish one was different and I should give it a try.

So there I was at the most recommended place for nougat in Barcelona: Vincens Torrons Artesan.

My order

At the store, you find a huge variety of samples to try, Which I found fantastic as they have so many flavors to pick from. Indeed I’ve found those sticky ones there too, but the two below were actually very good and more on the creamy side.

  • Chocolate and Rice
  • Crema Catalan
Chocolate and Rice.
Chocolate and Rice.
Crema Catalan
Crema Catalan

They were very good quality, Crema Catalan was super creamy and the Chocolate and rice one had the right ratio of creaminess and crunchiness. They are still super sweet though. 🤣

The verdict

Good, but not AMAZING. I believe it would work as great souvenirs though.

Exact location: www.goo.gl/maps/29hQLB19sYk

More information: www.vicens.com


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