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Where to buy a good sandwich in Barcelona: our favourite places


In Barcelona, there is a real sandwich culture, and an infinite variety. So it’s quite easy to dig out some typical venues where they are sold. You will eat much better in this sort of bar than if you go into one of the international fast food chains!

  • Beware of local chains like La Baguetina Catalana as the quality is not as good as at the places recommended in this article.

A sandwich at Mendizabal


Many people from Barcelona think that Mendizabal make the best sandwiches in the city. And frankly, having tried them, we pretty much agree with them. The menu also offers classic sandwiches as well as as more original inventions (brie-mango-avocado, anchovies-mozarella…). I opted for a warm sandwich of smoked salmon, tomato, avocado, fresh cheese and wasabi: a real treat!

The bonus: you can sit on the terrace on the other side of the street.

Why? For its originality
How much? Between 3.50 and €5
When? Sunday to Thursday 9am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 8am to 2am
Where? Junta de Comerç 2, Raval, metro Liceu (L3)

A sandwich at Hänsel

sandwich at hansel

As we have already mentioned in our article on Barcelona’s bakeries, Hänsel is one of the best places for bread in Barcelona. So it’s not surprising that their sandwiches are delicious! It’s not that cheap but the quality is excellent. If you want to you can sit at a table while you eat your sandwich as Hänsel is actually a fairly stylish café.

Why? For its crunchy bread
How much? Around €3 for a mini sandwich
When? Monday to Thursday: 8am to 10pm, Friday 8am to midnight, Saturday 9am to 10pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm
Where? Provença 237, Eixample, metro Diagonal (L5)

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