Best Street Food You Should Try While in Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Daniel Corneschi on Unsplash

Barcelona, Spain, offers so many exciting things you can see and do that you will constantly be in a rush to check them all. This is why you shouldn’t waste valuable time waiting for food in restaurants. Instead, simply hit a nearby street food stall and get some of the following.

Bikini Sandwich

A unique take on ham and cheese, a bikini sandwich might be Barcelona’s most iconic street food. In its simplest version, the sandwich consists of slices of Jamón, Spanish-style ham, and Manchego cheese placed between two pieces of bread and toasted in a Panini press. Some establishments add Portobello mushrooms and honey for a sweet and savory kick.


Croquetas is a great choice when you are not too hungry. They come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties in Barcelona but mostly include a breaded and fried mashed potato dough filled with béchamel sauce.  

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas are made by cutting the white potato into small cubes and deep frying it in oil. The fried potato is then seasoned with garlic and paprika powder before a spicy sauce is drizzled on top.


Empanadas are commonly considered a Latin American dish, but they actually originated in Spain. The stuffed pastry can be found all across Barcelona in both savory and sweet variants.