The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide To Barcelona: 17th July – 23rd July 2017

‘There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what this blog is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.’ 

So, yesterday we finally launched our web shop, it’s been hectic and exciting and the weekly task of publishing this guide was forgotten! It may be a day late, but it’s here never the less. Here’s the Food Scouts Ultimate Guide to Barcelona for this week and never fear, there’s a lot to check out in the coming days!

MONDAY 17th JULY 2017

Apologies to anyone who had anything cool happening today and all the respect to you for helping make Barcelona more awesome.


As part of Poble Sec’s Fiesta Mejor today, you can head to the Tres Xemeneies on Parallel for live Indie Rock music, a sardine barbecue, Vermouth, traditional wooden fete games and more as the local community celebrate their barrio. We love the Spanish tradition of barrio parties, so if you’ve not been to one before this would be a good intro, also it’s at a really photogenic spot full of ace street art.


Want to catch a film? Here’s something a little different, you can enjoy a concert from the Big Pocket Orchestra and a showing of Captain Fantastic outdoors today. It’s super affordable at €6 or €11 if you want to include a ticket to the castle at Sala Montjuic. We’ve seen this film before and loved it, be aware though it’s a late start and it’s quite a tearjerker, so go prepared! This is part of a series of outdoor films happening throughout the rest of the Summer, so check out their listings to find out what else is showing, we didn’t want to be greedy and only talk about films, but in case you want to join us, Hateful Eight, the latest Tarantino masterpiece is part of this and happening on Friday, lets face it, it doesn’t get much geekier than Soul Music & Tarantino.


Single, have disposable income and want to learn sushi? Here’s a really specific event for you from Gruppit. For €39 you can attend a singles only Creative Sushi Making Class today. We’d love to go to a sushi making class, but unluckily for us we aren’t single and we don’t have a spare €39, so we aren’t allowed.

Wine and snacks more your thing? For €20 you can grab one of 15 places at Las Catas del Consell for a wine and food pairings evening starting from 8.30pm at Consell Gourmet (383 Consell de Cent), stay classy Barcelona!

Ever tried Tamales? We have, once. If you want to learn more about this South American dish, you can head to Pacifico Market (462 Calle Valencia) for a pop up collaboration with La Reinas de las Tortillas, eat Mexican food and shop other Latino wares at this beautiful little food store.


Want to discover a new craft beer brand? Head to Bar La Beata (16, Carrer de Jesús) for a presentation on a new IPA infused with pink grapefruit created by the bar, their new brew, IPAGANA has been created in collaboration with Cervesa Guineu.


It’s Van Van Market today, this time at Nou Barris for the weekend. It may be slightly out of town but for anyone up for an adventure or staying/living on the Badalona side of the city, we can’t recommend this event enough. With a line up including 6 food trucks and activities for the whole family, it’ll be a fun one!

It wouldn’t be a normal Barcelona weekly guide without craft beer, so head to one of our faves, Olgod for a tap takeover from Wylie Brewery today. They’ll be saisons, IPAs and a milk stout to try, plus d a DJ playing reggae and dub music from 10pm.

If your body is in need of some punk rock today, never fear you can go see Lagwagon and a bunch of other punk and ska bands at the strange place that is Poble Espanyol today for Barna’n’Roll 2017, tickets are €35 for a very big line up.


It’s the last day of Poble Sec’s Fiesta Mejor today, head to the area all week for all kinds of free on street entertainment, traditional Catalan food and family friendly parties. We’re hoping to FINALLY see some Castellers in action this week.

Want to wind down with a couple of drinks? Polaroid Bar (29, Carrer Còdols) are continuing their Sunday film projection tradition with a showing of Pixar classic, UP!

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