It is said that home is where the heart is; and leading on from that, often the kitchen is the heart of the home. We all know any good house party inevitably culminates in the kitchen; it draws people into chat next to the counter or wonder into the fridge for snacks and scraps. It’s a place for hosting and entertaining so it should be stocked with all of the right essentials.
What would a good kitchen be without a good set of utensils? Barcelona has an array of vendors where you can find the perfect set of cutlery or some kitchen tools to add to your collection.
Gadgets & cucina
Gadgets & Cucina is popular one-stop-shop for the kitchen as it has many products on offer. There are four locations in Barcelona you can visit. The store is full of the latest, on trend kitchen products so you can certainly find your kitchen’s desire here. They also have a knowledgable and friendly team.
Cooking – The Kitchen Company
On Carrer de Provença, 246, you’ll find a shop called Cooking-The Kitchen Company. These guys stock many brands you would have heard of. As you walk through the doors of Cooking you will be immersed in the world of modern cuisine. It’s a perfect place to stock up on utensils or perhaps find a good housewarming gift. Their selection of knives is high standard. Have a look at their Instagram feed to get a sense of the collection and their passion for all things kitchen.
The Món Llar is a company specialising in products created to “make life easier”. Their products range from cookware, utensils, small appliances, containers and moulds to a full range dedicated to pastry including ingredients, materials, tools, molds and books. You can find all of this and more at their online store.
Off the beaten track
Another place to try is the ferreterias (“Ironmongers”) in the Eixample area. They have nice things for the household. The word on the street is that the one on corner of Rocafort/Consell de cent has plenty of products to choose from so if you’re adventurous enough to seek it out let us know how it is!
Once your kitchen is fully equipped it’s time to visit one of Barcelona’s food markets and perhaps try your hand at a traditional Catalan recipe: Fideuà. If you take up these suggestions leave us a comment on the posts to let us know how you went with the shopping and more importantly cooking!