Barcelona is full of gourmet food shops selling artisan products both from Spain and other European countries. If you’re looking for something special to try or give as a gift, handmade marmalade is a great option that’s available in many shops around the city. Here are some of the best places you can find delicious artisan marmalade in and around Barcelona.
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Casa Perris is a specialty food shop that’s been in business since 1940. Located in the Born neighborhood, they sell a huge variety of high-quality products and ingredients ranging from spices and grains to nuts, seeds, teas, and more. They also carry a number of artisan marmalades made locally. Fruit varieties include apple, cranberry, plum, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, fig, orange, pineapple, mixed fruit, banana, tomato, and even more. Each one is made by hand with the highest quality ingredients to ensure complete customer satisfaction and the best taste on the market.
Address: Plaça Comercial, 2, 08003 Barcelona
Maison Puyvalin is a small store in the city center that specializes in French gastronomy. Included in their selection of imported French products, they offer traditional handmade marmalade in several fruit varieties. With reasonable prices at less than 6€ a jar, the marmalade from Maison Puyvalin is some of the highest quality you’ll find at that value in the city. Apart from the traditional flavors, they offer lemon, peach, mango, quince, currant, and lavender varieties.
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While not technically located in Barcelona, Montserrat Rull is a Catalan producer of artisan marmalade located in nearby Tarragona. With all their products available online, however, you don’t have to travel all the way to Tarragona to try them.
Unlike the previous shops mentioned, artisan marmalade is the number one specialty at Montserrat Rull. The business started back in the 90s with the rise of the quince crop in a small Tarragona village called Alforja. Today, they produce a variety of marmalades that some consider to be the best in the world. From harvesting the fruit to making the marmalade, the entire process is done using traditional methods that give it that special, homemade taste.
The taste of conventional, store-bought jams doesn’t even come close to that of homemade marmalade. Perfect for spreading on toast or croissants or adding to baked goods like cakes, sweetbreads, or donuts, marmalade adds a special touch of fruity sweetness to a variety of foods. Try some of these high-quality marmalades in Barcelona and you won’t be disappointed.