A host of shops selling good quality products ideal for a gastronomic souvenir of Barcelona have sprung up around the remodelled Mercat de la Llibertat in Gràcia. Cured ham, sausages and salamis can all be purchased vacuum packed, though bear in mind that the wines and olive oils must be checked in at the airport.
Ayló is a family business specialising in delicatessen products for over 35 years. Top quality Iberian cured ham, a large selection of cheeses, artisan sausages and salamis, cod carpaccio, caviar and conserves.
Address: Cigne, 10.
Phone: 932 179 346.
Opening hours: Open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 to 20:30.
Mmas is a shop for food buffs whose beginnings date from 1945. Now with the third generation of the family working in the company, it has specialised in exquisite products: cured hams, sausages and salamis, local and imported cheeses and good quality conserves. There are 15 shops throughout Barcelona.
Address: Gran de Gràcia,
Phone: 932 379 339.
Opening hours: Open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 20:30; Saturday from 9:30 to 20:00.
Sicart is a charcuterie with top quality pork derived products. It also has a selection of cheeses and a delicatessen section.
Address: Gran de Gràcia, 111.
Phone: 934 157 192.
Opening hours: Open Monday to Friday, from 8:15 to 14:30 and from 17:00 to 20:00; Saturday from 8:15 to 14:30.
Celler de la Ribera
Vinateria & delicatessen. This shop specialising in wines is the ideal place to find the tipple of your choice, both from the various Catalan denominations and from different areas of Spain.
Address: Cigne, 12.
Phone: 932 388 788.
Opening hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30.