El Mercat in Glòries - A Surprising Place for Good Food
I used to work in an office just next to the Glòries shopping center and hung out there a lot. Even though it is still in construction there are still plenty of shops there, the downstairs floor was opened not long ago and it is great for shopping. There are not a lot of people and you can shop without queues. But what if you get hungry?
Shopping centres are not usually famous for their restaurants, but downstairs in the Glòries shopping center you can find El Mercat, a dedicated space for gastronomy. They organise interesting work shops in La Cuina, and with regards to restaurants there is something for everyone. I got to know three of them that particularly stand out with regards to the quality of the food:
Drink & Eat - The head chef here is a genius. He has worked in two of the most loved restaurants in the city. His hard work continues here, and he is making sure that only the best ingredients are used and that nothing pre-cooked is coming through his doors. I had a summery, fresh lentil salad and an amazingly flavourful tuna tataki with guacamole. They have a good cava and wine list too.
Casa Palet - This gem of a restaurant opened first in Gracia/Sant Gervasi (already in 1920!) and is very popular due to the good quality food they serve, and the products you can buy in their shop. Now they have opened here in Glòries too, to the joy of the shoppers, office workers and visitors from both near and far. You will not be disappointed here. They use good quality ingredients and put a lot of effort into their work. Their oxtail is amazingly tender..!
Le Sense - What might seem a surprising mix of hamburgers and wine turns out to be a restaurant that uses excellent quality meats, and has hundreds of wines that you can buy to take home with you or try in the restaurant. In addition to gourmet burgers they have plenty of other interesting items on their menu. I fell in love with their fries though, they are so fresh (hand cut and fried) and crispy..! Below you can see a delicious burger with very local flavours:
The experience really surprised me, I can whole-heartedly recommend a visit to get to know what is going on in Mercat de Glòries!
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