Fast Food & Cheap Eats
Hangry & Broke
The Fish and Chip Shop
You've probably seen these guys before at one event or another, as they are that classic rags to riches, food truck to restaurant story. Started by a British-Indian guy (name) who was perhaps a little homesick for the only two things England does well, fish and chips and curry. He's married the two, with a healthy American influence in the form of Special K, into a mouthwateringly good, back for seconds, fish and chips. The curry batter is made cripsy by the cereal esq addition and the chips perfectly soak up the mango chutney, as well as the more trad tartare sauce. So good. Avo and chips for the veggies. They also have a secret Mezcal bar. There are three outposts, but the one near Universitat has the best interiors.
Carrer d'Aribau, 18, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Healthy fast food, an oxymoron? Not at Honest Greens (and not just because the second time I went I sat in a signal black out and my food took ages, a one off I was assured, and it hasn't happend again). Honest Greens offers eaither a Market Plate featuing a star protein, from white tuna tataki to tofu to steak, with bread and salad. But the main draw are the salads, which you can add protein too, or pimp up with other sides. Lots of vegan options, from kale ceaser salad to roasted sweet potatoes with plant based creme fraîche. All the other healthy buzz words are here too, kombucha, hummus and low carb. It's not cheap cheap, but for the quality and portion size I would say it was a pretty good value lunch. Especially when you've eaten too many bravas and are craving a ton of greens.
Rambla de Catalunya, 3, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Delicious Vegan salad bowl with the best goddamn deepfriend colliflower you’ve ever had.
By Florence Nolan