There are times in life when even the most cook-savvy of us just can’t be bothered with the kitchen. Whether you’re planning a night in watching your favourite movie or want to make the most of the weather with a spontaneous picnic in the park, knowing a good takeaway is handy. Here are some of the best places for a takeaway meal in Barcelona.
Arguably the best burger in town, Bacoa have a number of outlets across the city centre including their iconic first site, the Kiosko in El Born. The burgers can be customised to include organic beef, a brioche burger and a number of home-made sauces and pickles – although the iconic Bacoa burger is delicious straight up. You can order takeaway at the shop or online through Deliveroo.
‘Eat good, feel good’ is the tagline of the La Vietnamita restaurant group which boasts three sites across Barcelona. More of a pell-mell of your favourite Asian foods rather than strictly Vietnamese – there’s a ceviche and bun bao burger on the menu too – everything is made using fresh ingredients for maximum flavour.
Pim Pam Plats is the kind of place you order from when you want the feel and taste of a home-cooked meal – without having to cook it yourself. The seriously extensive menu includes a wide range of chicken, salads, pasta, rice and vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of El Born, they’re ideal for a last-minute picnic in Parc Ciutadella.
If you’ve got a curry craving but your spice rack is looking rather depleted, Koh-i-noor India is what you need. Located in Sant Antoni, they offer traditional Indian curries, dhals, side dishes and desserts to eat in or takeaway via the Just Eat website. Like most Indian restaurants in Barcelona, they tend to serve a rather tame curry if you don’t tell them that you like it spicy, so be sure to mention if you like yours hot.
Biocenter is one of the oldest and most well-established vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona and prides itself on its tasty, healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes. There are a number of vegetarian burger options, as well as hot and cold soups, plenty of dips and side dishes, as well as desserts. And you really don’t have to be a vegetarian to be tempted by their home-made ravioli.
Quick, fresh and tasty, Wok to Walk’s recipe for success is rather simple. Choose your base – noodles, rice or vegetables – and then select from a wide range of toppings and sauces. Your stir-fry is cooked in front of your eyes in minutes and is not as greasy as your usual takeaway, thanks to the way the cooks keep the wok moving over the flames.
Located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Ro.Magna is a gourmet Italian restaurant offering all its best dishes to take away. There are fresh home-made pastas, stuffed ravioli, grilled sandwiches and some rather tantalising desserts too. Prepared using authentic Italian ingredients such as D.O.P Parmesan and Balsamic vinegar, the dishes taste just how they would in casa della mamma.
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Serving authentic Thai cuisine in Barcelona since 1998, Thai Barcelona Royal Cuisine serves an ample selection of traditional Thai dishes bursting with freshness and flavour. From pad thai and curry to meat and fish dishes, you can get the flavours of Thailand delivered to your home in less than half an hour.
Possibly the most popular Asian restaurant in Barcelona, Mosquito is loved for its combination of authentic Chinese dumplings and wide choice of craft beers. If the thought of waiting is putting you off – get their early if you don’t want to queue – then treat yourself to the Mosquito experience to takeaway (even if you’ll have to collect it yourself).
The sushi craze has really taken off in Barcelona and restaurants have had to up their game to find a way to stand out. Monster Sushi has managed to do just that thanks to its imaginative flavour combinations and modern takes on traditional sushi – tuna and caramelised foie gras anyone?