In Barcelona, we are spoiled with mouth-watering tapas, rich paella, and fresh seafood. But sometimes Spanish food just doesn’t cut it when you’re in need of a taste of home, especially if you’re staying in the city for a while. We know that when you’re a long way from home, food can be a familiar comfort, so we’ve compiled some of Barcelona’s best international supermarkets to help satisfy your cravings and give you a taste of home.
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B.H.G. Supermercat del Món
Unique liquors, different French cheeses, exotic teas, and quality fruits and rare pastas are just some of the many things you will find at this fresh international supermarket. With the full assortment of De Cecco pastas, creamy fresh Burrata (tried and tested!), a colourful collection of Bon Maman jams, condiments galore (yes, that does include Heinz tomato ketchup), and an impressive offering of organic and gluten free products, you can easily make your favourite meals and snacks, just as you would at home!
Carrer Parlament, 21 Barcelona 08015
Taste of America
Here for a while from across the pond? Well, fear not. Dreams of Campbell’s tomato soup, Hershey’s, Kraft Mac n Cheese and Reese’s can now become a reality. With both an online presence and shops across Spain, Taste of America stocks your favourite North American food from root beer to Pop Tarts, bagels and a variety of cereals. Your stomach no longer has to wait until you’re back in the States, at Taste of America, you’ll hardly feel you’re abroad! Check out their online shop here.
Carrer d’Aragó, 231 Barcelona 08007
A Taste of Home
Specialising in English foods with over 2,000 products, including a generous variety of Twinings teas, pork pie, Blue Stilton, Cathedral City cheddar, Quaker oats and even Christmas puddings and Christmas crackers, there’s absolutely no reason you can complain about not finding your favourite treats from Blightly at any time of year whilst in the Catalan capital. They have shops in central Barcelona and in Sitges, or, you can also order online and they’ll deliver straight to your door, so you have no excuse to not cook your traditional home-made meals tonight!
Carrer de Floridablanca, 78 Barcelona 08015
El Corte Inglés
This widely known department store sells nearly everything you could think of, from furniture and mobile phones to make up and jewellery, you can find anything you need here…and the same goes for their food offering. Centrally located in Barcelona’s main square, Plaça Catalunya, this market sells products of Arabic, Latin American, Mexican, and Asian origin, as well as a variety of other culinary offerings and international brands. Check out their online store here.
Plaça de Catalunya, 14 Barcelona 08002
Barcelona Store Exotic Thai Supermarket
Specialising in Asian and African ingredients, this store was the first to specialise exclusively in its market and is more commonly known to locals as ‘the Oriental Supermarket’.
Carrer Compte D’Urgell, 24 Barcelona 08011
Founded in 1997 with the aim of bringing th best meat products from across the globe to the Spanish market, Australian Gourmet is the place to go for your fix from the land down under. Stocked with products from importers and distributors of exotic meats from New Zealand and Australia, you’ll find all you need to cook your favourite dishes, or simply try something new! Products include kangaroo, lamb, venison and New Zealand Wagyu beef! Check out their offering here.
Plaça Mañé i Flaquer, 2, Barcelona 08006
Tokyo-ya Japanese Supermarket
Tokyo-ya offers anything you could want from the Asian gourmet market, offering tofu, seaweed, miso soup, fish, rice, mochi puddings, ramen, sake and even gluten free products. Furthermore, to ensure you can prepare your favourite meals properly, they also sell the essential kitchen utensils such as Donabe pots, chopsticks, bamboo skewers, china bowls and even bento lunch boxes! With a shop in Carrer de Girona as well as an online shop, there’s no reason not to try it out. Visit their website here.
Carrer de Girona, 119 Barcelona 08009
This supermarket of authentic Afro-Latino food products has had its shelves fully stocked since 1996, offering spices, beers, vegetables, fruits, sauces, beans, cheeses as well as pre-made meals from all over Latin America. It covers most things you could think of from Latin American countries including Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Whether you’re from any Central or South American country or are just a fan of these foods, this is the place for you! Make sure you check out the traditional Venezuelan arepas.
Via Laietana, 9 Barcelona 08003