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gluten free Italian in Valencia Spain

Where to enjoy gluten-free Italian in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain is becoming more and more well-known for their delicious food, various types of cuisine, and great prices for a tasty meal. They are also adapting more and more to the gluten-free diet of many individuals who have an intolerance to gluten.

Here are our top four picks for a gluten-free Italian meal in Valencia, Spain. Continue Reading

why drinking wine in Spain is more fun

Why drinking wine in Spain is more fun

I was recently out with a girlfriend to “grab a quick drink” after work. She was visiting and I was eager to show her around my favorite neighborhood of Valencia, Ruzafa. We met at Ubik Café, a hip, family-friendly cafe/bar/restaurant with book lined walls, friendly waitstaff, craft beers, cozy vibe, and generally busy with the buzz of friends chatting over coffee and snacks. Oh yeah, and wine for 2,50€ a glass. Sounds fun already, right? Continue Reading

vegan and gluten free in valencia, spain

Vegan and Gluten-Free Options in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain is definitely improving in its efforts to accommodate vegetarians (vegetarianos/as), vegans (veganos/as),  and celiacs (celiacos/as) or those who choose a gluten-free diet (sin gluten). 

It seems that every time we go out we are lucky enough to discover new places with vegan and gluten-free options. When traveling or living in Spain, be very cautious when ordering. Many spaniards have a different view of vegetarian and vegan than in other parts of the world and often assume that you will still eat seafood, cheese, and/or eggs. It is typical to find tuna (atún) on most vegetarian sandwiches and salads. In my experience, it is best to list all of the ingredients you DO NOT want in your meal.

Here are a few translated words and phrases, related to vegetarianism, to help you out.

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Best Mexican Food Restaurant in Valencia

Finding authentic Mexican food in Spain is more difficult than one may think. Although Mexico and Spain may share a language, their cuisine and flavor preferences could not be more different.

Thanks to some fellow Americans living in Valencia, I have recently discovered an adorable Mexican restaurant in the heart of Russafa. Chilangos features a colorful Mexican-style decor and has a menu complete with authentic Mexican flavors and dishes. All menu items are homemade including their tasty refried beans, chicken mole, tamales, and guacamole. I was in heaven to say the least. Continue Reading

The “Magic” Word in Spain

Spain has a magic word. A word you can use to excuse yourself from pretty much any type of situation. The magic of the word comes from its ability to not only pardon its user, but also to silence the offended. Continue Reading

Spain knows what’s up

Spain has a lot of things figured out.

First, the siesta. Not everyone has the daily opportunity to take advantage of siesta, but the fact that it is completely socially acceptable (and often expected) has me sold. Continue Reading

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