Thanksgiving in Barcelona

Thanksgiving is without a doubt one of the most awaited north american holidays, but as in every local celebration it’s not usual to find it anywhere else outside Canada or the United States. However, if you happen to visit Barcelona during Thanksgiving this next November the 27th, there are a few places that organize dinners so you can celebrate it just as if you were at home.

Sadly, there is no Black Friday of Thanksgiving parade either, nevertheless we have the Shopping Night Barcelona, a big annual event where all the shops at Passeig de Gràcia (from Plaça Catalunya up till Diagonal Avenue) remain open until 1:00, that even though it doesn’t coincide with Thanksgiving (it takes place on December the 4th), we can call it Black Friday anyway.

Getting back on subject, let’s find out the Barcelona restaurants that offer dinner on Thanksgivings night.

DosTrece

Whether you’re looking for a brunch or a fancy dinner, the California-born owners at DosTrece offer everything you can imagine, including Thanksgiving! Make a reservation and head to Carme Nº 40 for a tasty menu that includes stuffed turkey, pumpkin soup and mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce from 19:00 to 23:30.

Picnic

Also recognized for serving one of Barcelona’s best brunch, Picnic Restaurant will feature a Thanksgiving Supper on November 28th, starting at 20:00. If you care for maple glazed turkey with cornbread stuffing, sweet potato fries, assorted entries, cocktails and pumpkin pot de creme, make sure to make a reservation by calling +34 935 116 661. Carrer del Comerç 1.

Other restaurants making headlines with their Thanksgiving offerings this year are: Cent Onze at Hotel Le Meridien and the Hard Rock Café, but don’t forget that you can also get all the goodies you miss so much in Delishop and in Taste of America, two stores with plenty of American products to help you cope with the holiday cravings!

Photo credits: Bochkarev Photography via Shutterstock

Where to go for the best brunch in Barcelona

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Brunch is not precisely a common word in the spanish vocabulary, as it’s not a regular practice as in other parts of Europe or the United States. However, there are several spots in Barcelona that offer weekend or daily brunch as well as tasty breakfasts. If you’re looking for the perfect brunch in Barcelona, these are the places to go.

Federal Café

Recreating the atmosphere of Federal, a small town in New South Wales, Australia, Federal Café serves daily brunch from 9:00 to 16:00 focusing on organic products. Cozy, casual and well lighted, Federal has nice music, lots of magazines to read  and lots of space to hang out for hours. Eggs are the specialty, either scrambled, fried, poached or the lovely Eggs Valentine. Options for vegetarians. Terrace and wifi available.

Tonka

Just steps away from Federal Café, Tonka also focuses in local organic produce, with a brunch that includes eggs, meat and tofu sausages, potatoes, vegetable wok, fruit shakes, sandwiches from self made bread and self service buffet. The fresh baked cakes are as good as the friendly atmosphere. Terrace available.

Dostrece

This colorful restaurant, Dostrece serves a daily brunch catered to all preferences (including the new vegan brunch). There you can find a range of pancakes with seasonal fruits, omelettes, sandwiches, all kinds of eggs served with English bread. Join your brunch with a cocktail and end your hangover in a flash. Good music with great atmosphere. Facebook.

Milk

Milk is a restaurant run by an Irish couple with brunch served everyday from 9:00 to 16:30 and a special “Recovery brunch”. With plenty of options for everyone, including American styled breakfast, eggs florentine, breakfast burger, salads, omelettes and plenty of side orders. To drink, fruit juices, smoothies, teas and cocktails. Facebook.

Picnic

Fresh flowers, high chairs and bright interiors, Picnic also promotes organic produce and has an extensive brunch menu including strawberry pancakes, french toast, italian sausage with gruyere cheese, huevos rancheros or israeli cous-cous. Bellinis, mimosas, pink lemonade (with or without vodka) or the Chipotle Bloody Mary, clearly make a difference.

Photo Credit: Federal Café by Premshree Pillai in Flickr