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Barcelona Specialty

Establishment neighborhood
Black Remedy
5 Carrer de la Ciutat, Gothic Quarter
Technically they serve food here-and don't misunderstand, it's great: Pulled pork that's been smoked for 14 hours and chicken curry sandwiches as well as healthy options, like sweet mango salad and homemade gazpacho. But that's not really why you come. You come for the coffee-cold brew, nitro cold brew, aeropress, and a whole bunch of other coffee options that are fantastic, if somewhat intimidating. Fair warning: eat something, too. A place that takes its coffee this seriously means your caffeine intake will make you think you can leap tall buildings in a single bound. (You can't.)
Mother
Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 700, Eixample
Aptly named, this is indeed the mother of all cold-pressed juice in Barcelona, having kicked off the trend in Spain back in 2014. Owner Gemma Ponsa duly spent time in California where she fell in love with the lifestyle and brought it back to Barcelona together with pastry chef Lili Figel. Together they make delicious green juices, smoothies, healthy treats, and one insanely delicious granola. We're partial to the convenience of the second outpost in Casa Bonay, but the original location is in El Raval.
Mother
Carrer de Joaquín Costa, El Raval
Aptly named, this is indeed the mother of all cold-pressed juice in Barcelona, having kicked off the trend in Spain back in 2014. Owner Gemma Ponsa duly spent time in California where she fell in love with the lifestyle and brought it back to Barcelona together with pastry chef Lili Figel. Together they make delicious green juices, smoothies, healthy treats, and one insanely delicious granola. It's no wonder they're expanding, with their first outpost at Casa Bonay.
Vila Viniteca
7 Carrer dels Agullers, Sant Pere
A major Spanish wine distributor, Vila Viniteca opened in 1932 and is now a third generation family-run business. For a really good selection of both local and international wines, head to their shop on Agullers. And, FYI, if you're looking to pick up food as well, Vila Viniteca's gourmet grocery store, which stocks small bites, cheeses, and cooked meats, is conveniently located next door. (Also to note: Vilia Vinetca has another, smaller wine outpost in the shopping mall, L'illa Diagonal.)
The Juice House
12 Carrer Parlament, Sant Antoni
A trip to Barcelona is inevitably a string of delicious meals, but when you need a break from the gorge-fest, head to the Juice House. The interior is light and airy, with a beautiful mural on one of the concrete walls and farm-y wooden tables littered across the floor. As the name implies, the menu is full of clean-eating goodness, from cold-pressed juices to superfood salads, to a few guilt-free vegan desserts. This is also a great resource for vegetarians and vegans.
El Cometa
20 Carrer del Parlament, Sant Antoni
The first thing you'll notice about El Cometa is the adorable interior—colorful, design-y stools cluster under the bar under oddly shaped Edison bulbs, and the walls are covered in mismatched posters and other artwork. There's also a lovely patio that lights up under twinkle lights in the evening. As for the menu, it's a simple selection of coffee, juice, and a few easy bites. It's equally suitable for a morning coffee run and an early dinner on the porch.
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