Every neighborhood will have an assortment of delis from specialized groceries that sell cheeses, meats and other treats. These will either be permanent stores or market stalls (see the section on Open-Air Markets). Spain is famous for its fruit, vegetables and deli goods so finding these items is not difficult at all. The more complicated task can be finding the foods that are missed from home.
The simple things that stave off homesickness can be found in specialty shops that cater specifically to Asian, US and UK expats (and peanut butter can be found in the occasional smaller grocery store, although be prepared to pay for it – €4 to €5 for a 250gr jar).
UK AND US
Kuppers & Johansson
Carrer de Negrevernis, 2, Barcelona, Spain, 08034
District: Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
Lovely little corner shop in Sarria with great stock of American specialties. Hershey bars, peanut butter, Oscar Meyer, Ben & Jerry, it’s all here.
British-market.com – British Dutch supermarket in Castelldefels
Carrer de l’Esglèsia, 178, Castelldefels, Spain, 08860
British Dutch supermarket in Castelldefels. Hundreds of food items, mostly British, also Dutch, American and Spanish. Delivery service to Barcelona and Sitges.
A Taste of Home – English food shop Barcelona
Carrer de Floridablanca, 78, Barcelona, Spain, 08015
District: Eixample I
The original expat food shop in Barcelona. This English supermarket located in Floridablanca 78 (near Viladomat) has over 2000 different products and if it’s not in the shop, you can order it. Lots of Christmas goods at very competitive prices and good range of vegetarian products. Online ordering and delivery available.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 21.00 Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Deishop – a Spanish store that carries everything from Thai to American products.
Tel: 93 215 15 46
As advertised on its website, the Delishop was voted the best new establishment of 2009 and offers a great selection of products in any of its three locations (Gracia, Eixample and L’illa) as well as online ordering capabilities.
CHINESE, THAI AND JAPANESE SPECIALTY STORES
Tokyo-ya – Japanese supermarket Barcelona
Comte Borrell, 334, Barcelona
Tel: 93 439 30 40
Tofu, seaweeds, fish for sushi, rice, noodles, sauces, nuts, vegetables, species, fruit, liquors and Japanese beer and other Japanese products. Also crockery, chopsticks and cookware.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00.
Superstore Asia Food Chinese Supermarket
Tallers 77, Barcelona, Spain, 08001
Superstore Asia Food Chinese Supermarket in Barcelona. Central location, with a good stock of Chinese and Asian products.
Lee’s Food Iberica – Chinese supermarket
Sicilia 153, Barcelona, Spain, 08013
Tel: 93 532 58 56
Lee’s Food Iberica is in Eixample and is arguably the best Chinese grocery store in the city for range and value.
Dong Fang – Extremo Oriente – Chinese supermarket
Balmes 6, Barcelona, Spain, 08007
Dong Fang Chinese supermarket in Barcelona, you´ll also hear it called Extremo Oriente. Central location with good variety of Chinese and Asian food items.
Thai Gourmet – Thai and Asian supermarket Barcelona
Comte Urgell, 24, Barcelona, Spain, 08011
Thai Gourmet is a Thai, Asian and African grocery supermarket in the Eixample. Dry food, vegetables, frozen seafood, prepared sauce, frozen takeaway food. They also offer courses in Thai cooking.