Green Spot is one of my all-time favourite restaurants – not just in Barcelona, but in the world. The menu is entirely vege and vegan, although it’ll satisfy even the most dedicated meat lover.
We used to live around the corner, so I feel as though I may have sampled almost the entire menu and it never gets old. Pro tip: get the cauliflower starter and don’t be afraid to over-order, it’s all too good.
The Green Spot, Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 12, 08003
Once upon a time Barcelona was coffee culture dictated either espresso or café con leche, but now you can’t swing a cat for all the oat milk flat whites. My go-to spots are Satan’s Coffee Corner, Nomad Coffee and Cafés El Magnífico.
Joan Miró is one of my favourite Spanish artists, and the building itself is perfectly set up to showcase his impressively eclectic body of work; a rambling, multi-level gallery with an outdoor rooftop, expansive grounds and amazing views of the city.
Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038
Tourists drink sangria. Locals order vermouth. 14 De La Rosa is a cosy little speakeasy/vermut bar found in Gracia. The intimate setting, knowledgeable bartenders and well-made drinks make this one of my favourite spots in the city. Grab a small table flickering in the candlelight, order a classic negroni and a few snacks.
14 De La Rosa, Carrer de Martínez de la Rosa, 14, 08012
Turns out Barcelona is an untapped gem for vintage homewares, ceramics and art; more than half of our homewares are pieces we picked up whilst living there. One of my favourite spots was CLAY, a boutique filled a really thoughtful curation of locally made furniture and homewares. I can’t promise you won’t want to buy half the store and ship it all home.
CLAY, Carrer dels Banys Vells, 11, 08003