A Barcelona food blog
My diet seems to have recently consisted of a disporportionate amount of sandwiches, grilled chicken kebabs, pizza and other fast food options necessary to sustain oneself when packing boxes and dealing with the headache of moving apartments. My arrival in the Gracia barrio also meant I am mere steps away from possibly the best fast food option with change from 5€ I’ve yet found in this city.
La Piadina, named after the Italian flatbread sandwiches which have sprung up in various outlets around the city in recent years, is a small take away with a few bar stools, a hot plate, two cheerful cooks/servers and an extensive menu combination that shouldn’t fail to please every taste. However, there is one worthy of a special mention, the roast suckling pig, fontina cheese and mushrooms known by its Italian name ‘La Porchetta’. As the pre-roasted porchetta is heated on the hot plate the waft of rosemary and hint of stuffing so reminiscent of Sunday lunch makes it tempting to lean over and whisk away a piece into your mouth.The other ingredients are added, and these guys will happily swap the contents to suit your own taste, the flat bread is folded, slipped into a conical paper bag and you will burn your tongue with eagerness to get at that hot roast pork. Service with a smile, fresh ingredients and home made flat breads, this is one of the rays of sunshine in the Plaça del Sol.
La Piadina, Plaça del Sol 21, Gracia