If you have a busy work schedule, you probably don’t have much time to sit down and eat during the day. You might find yourself getting takeaway or fast food to eat at work or at home after a long day. But instead of the usual greasy food full of preservatives, you might prefer something homemade that tastes like something you don’t have the time to cook yourself. Luckily, for people on the go, Barcelona has plenty of places where you can find homemade food prepared and ready to take out.
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Super Coffee & Food Store
Super Coffee & Food Store is a special place for food and coffee where people can take away a meal of homemade quality with some of their freshest coffee. They offer a range of multicultural cuisines cooked with local ingredients in solid portions to give people all the energy they need for the day. They specialize in adding in microgreens such as red cabbage, cilantro, and garnet amaranth, which are notable for their high concentrations of Vitamins C, K, and E. Their slogan says it all: “Eat real food – Feel great.” Opening days and hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00h – 17:00h.
Foc i Oli
Since April 2013, Foc i Oli, which translates to “fire and oil,” has proven that sandwiches and burgers are not just fast food, but dishes that can be created naturally with fresh meats and elaborated with imaginative ingredients. Customers pick the bread and choose the ingredients for their burgers or specialized sandwiches, most notably the famous Uruguayan sandwich, the chivito, which world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain called the best sandwich in the world. The best part is that you can either eat in and have a drink from the bar or take away to enjoy your meal at home. Opening days and hours are Monday – Friday from 13:00h – 16:30h and 19:00h – 23:00h and Saturday from 13:00h – 16:30h.
Address: Carrer Aribau, 91, 08036 Barcelona
This wouldn’t be a takeout list without a pizza place. At Pizza Circus, the staff is friendly and the pizzas are huge and inexpensive. They make their own hand-tossed pizza dough and bake it naturally adding a variety of different toppings. You can see what they have fresh out of the oven behind the glass panel when picking out your slice. They are open Tuesday – Sunday from 13:00h to 1:00h, a great option for those walking near La Rambla at midnight.
Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 40, 08001
Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go
At Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go, chefs make fresh, natural, fast, and cheap Italian food. You can choose from pasta noodles such as spaghetti, ziti, or fusilli with Arrabbiata, Bolognese, Carbonara, or Pomodoro sauce, all topped with plenty of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go is made in the genuine Italian tradition in a simple and healthy fashion, cooked fresh from scratch with strict standards. It’s conveniently located in the heart of Barcelona, just a short walk from the Sagrada Familia.
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Homemade food is much better than the fast food we often turn to at busy times. These places in Barcelona combine convenience with quality and taste so we won’t find ourselves eating unhealthy and unnatural meals. They make food to feel good about eating and help make our busy lives that much easier.
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