Barcelona 2019 – Eat here

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Tapas, flexitarian, hamburger, or an Instagram worthy avocado toast? Whatever your tastebuds desire, you’ll find it at one of these 9 Barcelona restaurants and cafés in 2019.

1. Flax & Kale

If a restaurant could turn a meat lover into a flexitarian, it’s Flax & Kale! You do want to try everything on their menu, so don’t be surprised if you (like us) end up here three times in one week. And, since they have sweet potato ice cream, you can have more than one dessert! I mean, if it has a sweet potato in it, it technically doesn’t count as a dessert, right?

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Sweet potato never looked this good

2. El Mercat

At El Mercat, you eat classic tapas with a twist, and you can taste the love they put into each dish – the fried eggplant almost made us go into the kitchen and kiss the chef. Oh and make sure you leave room for their Catalan crème brulée – with a glass of the local whiskey. What’s more? Well you’ll be pleased to hear that the portions and prizes are generous, so both you and your wallet will leave happy!

3. 52 Café

There may have been cafés in every corner and still, we ended up at 52 Café several times. Why not try their Caffe Americano and “Entrepà Iberic”? A ciabatta style bread with Iberian ham that literally melts in your mouth (who needs butter?) Also, the locals seem to like the place as much as we do.

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4. Tapa Tapa

If you’re going to eat tapas on La Rambla, do it at Tapa Tapa. Besides their tasty tapas, the service is what impressed us the most. Like when the waiter was heading to our table with the ”coppa” bread, but the manager stops him and sends it back to the kitchen, because ”it wasn’t prepared well” he told us. When a restaurant is that attentive, you know they care about their customers. 

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Gin & Tonic with Pink Peppercorns

4. Oassis Natural Cooking

When you find yourself on Passeig de Gracia but need a break from the touristy Barcelona restaurants, look no further than to Oassis Natural Cooking. Generous and flavorful salads as well as pizzas and burgers – all made with good produce. Not to mention; served in an Instagram friendly environment.

5. La Bodegueta

When your stomach is rumbling after a day’s shopping around Plaça de Catalunya, just remember: La Bodegueta. This tapas bar attracts both locals and tourists who want authentic Spanish tapas without the ”fuzz,” and the interior is what you’d expect: lots of barrels and bottles, old posters, and of course; the fluorescent lighting. Worth a visit!

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6. Lulu 

” Don’t eat yet! I have to take a picture first.” Poor father and husband…But who can blame us when Lulu serves up such an Instagram worthy avocado toast and golden milk. And since you ask: yes, it tastes as good as it is Instagram friendly. Did we mention they only use organic and local produce? 

Barcelona Restauranger Lulu Barcelona Restaurants Photography Annika Lagerqvist

Barcelona Restauranger Lulu Barcelona Restaurants Photography Annika Lagerqvist

7. El Corte Inglese

Can’t decide on which one of ALL the Barcelona restaurants to go to, because you don’t know what you want to eat? Then take the elevator up to the food court in El Corte Inglese. Pasta, paella, meat, or fish – you name it they have it. And you know what else they have? One of the best views of Barcelona! Shopping, food, views….Sometimes you can have it all.

9. Llop

You know when sightseeing has made you all tired and hungry? Then a burger at Llop is what you need. Do yourself a favor and start off with their nachos and guacamole, then ask for the sweet potato fries with your burger if you fancy them (you will fancy theirs, trust us).

And since you’ve taken more steps than your Fitbit can count during your sightseeing tour, don’t think twice about having their brownie for dessert. Yes, it’s smudgy and served hot. 

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What Not to Miss in Milan – Healthy Food and Urban Agriculture

Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist
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Fashion, food, and men in suits on Vespas. That’s typical things you would associate with Milan, right? But what if I say: Sustainable lifestyle, healthy food, and urban agriculture?

Because amongst cultural attractions, shopping, and aperitivo bars, there’s a small and quite surprising neighborhood in the heart of Milan. Only a couple minutes walk from Porta Romana, you’ll find Un Posto a Milano – ”A Place in Milan”. A community project dedicated to traditional Italian food and culture. With its lush courtyard and orchards, this is one of the city’s oldest farms – transformed into a meeting place after having been abandoned for many years. And just because we’re speaking of transformation…..

Is it only me, or do you look better when you’re in Milan?!

I love Milan! The pulse, the people but especially, I love being inspired by the Italian women who are so proud of their roots in the fashion world. How they nonchalantly ”I-just-threw-this-outfit-on-this-morning” sweep by in a Dolce & Gabbana dress and a Prada bag on their shoulder. They encourage me to also be proud of who I am and to be more confident to put myself out there a bit more. What can I say, Milan brings out the best in me 😉

But sometimes you need a break from fashion and museums.

Then Un Posto a Milano is the perfect place to recharge – like taking a trip to the Italian countryside. At Un Posto a Milano, they work closely with over 100 farmers to make sure they serve you only the best organic and local products. But don’t forget to make a reservation if you want to eat. During the weekends they’re usually fully booked for lunch, and yes; we made the mistake of not booking a table. But on the other hand, you won’t mind the wait when you get to sip wine and just enjoy the beautiful smells and surroundings in the meantime.

And since there’s a big chance you don’t want to leave this place, the good news is: you don’t have to. Just rent a room in their guest house and stay the night! Or two, or three…..

Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist
Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist

Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist
Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist
Melanzana = Aubergine

Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist www.annikasomething.comUn caffè per favore!

Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist

Milan Un Posto a Milano June 2015 Photography Annika Lagerqvist

Milan – June 2015

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lense: 18-105 f/3,5-5,6
Edited in Lightroom