La Boquería is always something that impresses visitors to Barcelona. I feel privileged to have such a wonderful market available. Where I come from, the fruit and vegetable sections at supermarkets are rather dull. There aren't a lot of exotic fruit and well vegetables are small and kind of sad. Tiny cauliflowers, tiny peppers... Here, everything is big and bursting with flavour. Makes you realize what transport does to fruit&veg. I mean, Norway is basically covered by snow half of the year (potencially anyway) and naturally we have to import a lot of produce.
Back to la Boquería.
Bulging with exotic fruit I have never before seen, all thinkable and unthinkable vegetables and meat products, fish & seafood, nuts, fruit juices, chocolate, and some really good tapas bars. Word is that the better restaurants come here to buy their products, and that is nice considering that this market is situated right in the middle of the centre, at La Rambla. (Could make you think it’s all for the tourists but it isn’t.)
All possible combinations of fresh fruit juice:
Ready cut fruit to go:
Popsickles from fresh fuit juice:
Lovely vegetables used in South America, and I am sooo happy to have a great place to find Platano Macho, such a wonderful vegetable! (That's the big orange/green banana there, used for cooking, it's not eaten raw)
Jamón, of course!
Having this kind of markets available makes it easy to eat healthy!
Location: at the middle of La Rambla, close by metro stop L3 Liceu.