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10 street foods to try when in Spain

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Spain is famous for so many things and its food is no exception. There is a diverse array of Spanish street foods and the country is full of authentic cuisines that you need to try when in Spain. Spanish cuisine is usually very simple and rustic, but it’s also very flavourful due to the variety of herbs and spices that are used in cooking. But Spanish foods also have a tremendous variety of street food. Street food is widely available throughout the country, and there are no shortages when it comes to delicious and inexpensive eats. All you have to do is look out for them! Below we have listed 10 top street foods you need to try when in Spain.

1. Tapas

Tapas
Tapas

Tapas are small but perfectly formed dishes that can be served at bars, cafes, and cafeterias. These small portions are meant to be enjoyed while drinking a beverage with your friends or while enjoying your meals with other people. The best time to enjoy them is during the Spanish spring, summer, and fall seasons. During these seasons, you can enjoy the flavours of the season, from spring’s fresh produce to autumn’s hearty fruits and nuts. Tapas can be divided into 3 main types: meat, fish, and vegetable. Meat tapas include such items as ham croquettes, grilled prawns, and spicy chorizo sausage.

2. Paella

Paella
Paella

Paella is a Spanish rice dish that dates back to the 13th century and one of the strongest pillars of Spanish food. It is made with seafood, chicken, or sausages and vegetables. Paella can be served hot or cold, depending on the preference of the diner. Paella can be served as a main course or as a side dish. You can make paella at any time of the year, but it’s traditionally prepared during the spring and summer months. The Spanish spring and summer are ideal for enjoying this dish, as the cuisine is then rich with fresh vegetables, seafood, and herbs.

3. Potato omelette

Potato
Potato

Potato omelette is one of the most popular street foods in Spain. It is basically a fried potato that is stuffed with scrambled eggs and a variety of ingredients. The omelette can be stuffed with Spanish ingredients, such as chorizo, ham, onions, and paprika. The potato omelette is usually served with a variety of sauces, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, or salsa. When offered in a street cart, the potato omelette is usually served with a slice of bread, making it a great and filling breakfast option. If you are visiting Spain during the summer months, then you should definitely try potato omelette, as the Spanish love potatoes, and they use them a lot in their foods.

4. Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas with Wine
Patatas Bravas with Wine

Patatas bravas is a Spanish dish of fried potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce. The name translates to “brave potatoes” in Catalan, and the dish dates back to the 16th century. It typically consists of sliced potatoes, onions, and tomatoes cooked in olive oil. A variety of spices are used to give the patatas bravas its unique flavour. Common ingredients include paprika, chilli peppers, garlic, cumin, parsley and oregano. Other variations include adding olives or anchovies.

5. Conchitas

Conchitas are small, sweet doughnuts made with yeast, bread flour, milk, and sugar. Hemingway, a famous Spanish author, was known to have his fresh conchitas every day. They are great for breakfast and also make a great snack. Conchitas are small, sweet doughnuts made with yeast, bread flour, milk, and sugar, and they are served piping hot from a street cart.

6. Churros

Churros
Churros

Churros are fried, sugary doughnuts that are most commonly served in Spain. They are best enjoyed during the winter or summer, as the doughnuts are served piping hot from a street cart, straight from the fryer. Churros are fried, sugary doughnuts that are most commonly served in Spain. The best way to enjoy these treats is from a street cart, where you can see them being made. They are best enjoyed during the winter or summer, as the doughnuts are served piping hot from a street cart, straight from the fryer.

7. Sidra or Cider

Cider
Cider

Sidra or cider is a type of alcoholic beverage that is produced using the same fermentation process used to produce brandy. It is produced exclusively in Asturias, an autonomous community in northern Spain. Sidra or cider is a type of alcoholic beverage that is produced using the same fermentation process used to produce brandy. It is produced exclusively in Asturias, an autonomous community in northern Spain.

8. Spanish breakfast

Spanish Breakfast
Spanish Breakfast

Spanish breakfasts are very different from the rest of the European ones. In Spain, the most popular breakfast is almuerzo, which is served between 11:00 and 13:00. This means that you will have more options to choose from when you are looking for a good breakfast place in Spain. But don’t worry, you will find something that suits your tastes. During the summer, it is common to see people enjoying a Caldeira or a cafetito. A Caldeira is a type of large cup of hot coffee served with a shot of sweetened condensed milk and covered with a small piece of chocolate. A cafetito is a smaller cup of coffee with a shot of hot chocolate. Both of these beverages are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast.

9. Pinchitos

Pinchitos are small tapas-style snacks often served as tapas in Spanish bars. They are typically small, bite-sized dishes that range from a few grams to about a quarter of an ounce each. They can be made with a variety of ingredients, including vegetables and meats. They can be served warm or cold and eaten at any time of day. Pinchitos are usually served with a dipping sauce such as salsa or mayonnaise, although they can also be eaten with salt alone or used to make sandwiches. They are also popular as snacks on the go, as they’re easy to carry and eat while out and about.

10. Empanadas

Empanadas
Empanadas

Empanadas are usually filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables. They can be eaten as an appetizer or as a main dish. They are usually served with some kind of sauce like ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard. The best places to try empanadas in Spain are Barcelona and Madrid because they have the largest variety of them and they are very affordable. Empanadas come in various flavours and types.

 

We are sure, you cannot wait to try these dishes. And if you wish to travel to Spain, Veena World has an array of Spain Tours which you can book and have an experience of a lifetime. You can visit the nearest Veena World office or call us on our toll-free number 1800 22 7979. You may also write to us at travel@veenaworld.com. Happy travelling!

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