An exclusive district with a calm atmosphere, a small town feel and narrow streets. It is also one of the entry points to the city’s biggest green area, the Collserola Natural Park, which fills up with locals exercising at the weekend.
Foix de Sarrià
Where: Foix de Sarrià. Carrer Major de Sarrià, 57, 08017 Barcelona
Why: It’s not necessary to read Foix’s poetry to enjoy the delicacies of his family’s bakery. “Nobody should miss the lemon and ginger cupcake”, says Sara, a home sharing host.
Where: Carnisseria David. Passeig de la Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 6, 08034 Barcelona
Why: Its roasted chickens are a Sunday tradition. “Every time I smell the chicken from my window, I have to go buy one. I can’t resist it”, explains Sarrià host Maria.
Where: Gouthier. Carrer Mañé i Flaquer, 8, 08017 Barcelona
Why: Silvia, the owner, knows everything about oysters and for eleven years she’s been creating a cult for oysters in the neighbourhood.
Where: Vivanda. Carrer Major de Sarrià, 134, 08017 Barcelona
Why: Clara, home sharing host who has always lived in Sarrià, thinks that “the bravas at the Bar Tomàs famous. These are the best, our hidden gem.”