If you're looking for Gastro Asian food, then this is the best place to appease your palette. Asia Amb Gracia is a one of a kind Asian and Mediterranean Fusion. Their special wok and sushi dishes are mouth watering and have created quite a following since opening in Gracia neighborhood. They also deliver to your house which is something Barcelona hasn't yet fully adopted and is a fresh and delicious Asian alternative. Some of their specialties is the chicken wok dish, their rolls and sushi of the day. If you don't feel like taking 'take out' home, Gracia is one of the funnest neighborhoods in which to walk around, bar hop or even window browse.
Recommended for Take Out because: This is one of the freshest Asian take out and delivery restaurants in the city
Sam's expert tip: Order early on weekends if you want delivery as they get pretty busy
One of the only take out restaurants in the city that's open 365 days a year, Sushiexpress serves delicious, fresh sushi with a variety of tasty options for vegetarians as well. Their menu is extensive with sashimi specials, combos and a host of tempuras, noodle dishes, soups and of course, traditional sushi rolls. Sushi Express has quickly made a name for itself amongst Barcelona's take out community as well as its sushi lovers. Its 365 days a year policy stands out, especially in a city where things are closed for much of August and on all bank holidays, of which there are plenty!
Recommended for Take Out because: Sushiexpress is one of the only take away restaurants open 365 days a year
Sam's expert tip: Ask for their daily soup special
Pizza Market serves fresh and delicious pizza in an 'artisan' way. This superb take out restaurant prides itself on top quality ingredients and fast service. In addition to their take out option, Pizza Market also delivers, which is hard to find in the city. They have a large variety of pizzas as well as salads and even ice cream from Haagan-Dazs. Pizza Market is very central, so even if you don't want to get take out for the house, go to one of the plazas in Raval or Poble Sec, and take a seat on the bench while soaking in the local culture and eating your pizza.
Recommended for Take Out because: A deliciously fresh pizza take out and delivery option
Sam's expert tip: Try their mushroom and cheese pizza
Wok to Wok is an excellent take out choice, especially if you want to grab something by the beach and have a little 'beachnik'. With several shops around the city, one of their most popular is in Barceloneta, it's always packed and for good reason. Wok to Wok uses fresh ingredients with a choice of rice, noodles or vegetables. Inspired by a trip to Thailand, today Wok to Wok has over 50 restaurants worldwide and is known for its consistent high-quality, tasty ingredients and top-notch service. They also have vegetarian options and the restaurant itself acts as a healthy food store, so if you're looking to shop a bit, they might have what you're looking for.
Recommended for Take Out because: Wok to Wok is one of Barcelona's best take out Asian food
Sam's expert tip: Go early on weekends as the line can sometimes have a 45 minutes to an hour wait (early means before 1:30pm)
The Pasta Bar is one of the Gotico's most well known take out restaurants. Serving fresh and delicious Italian style Pasta, this is one of the Old City's best places for an authentic Italian dish either to stay or as take away. The small shop has a large table at the back, comfortable enough to seat 5-10 people. They also serve a host of salads, soups and wine and beer. Pasta Bar is an excellent late night take out option or an easy dinner to grab while you're touring the Old city. It's right off La Rambla and around the corner from George Orwell Plaza (aka Plaza Tripi)
Recommended for Take Out because: This is an extremely fresh and authentic take out option
Sam's expert tip: Try their raviolis and soup of the day
A Barcelona staple since 2006, Pim Pam Burger has become one of THE places to go for a juicy, 'American Style' burger. The restaurants, slow-cooked fast food philsophy has helped accelerate its popularity amongst locals and tourists alike. Pim Pam uses high-quality, extremely fresh ingredients and has a wide range of unique recipes as well as toppings. Since opening its doors Pim Pam now has several locations around the city, all with the option to eat in or to take out. Try their salads as well and their croquetes if they have them, as it depends on the day. They're delicious!!
Recommended for Take Out because: Pim Pam Burger is one of Barcelona's original Burger joints
Sam's expert tip: Try their burger of the day
Bo de B always has a line outside its doors. This is a take out, street food and even dine in, delicious option right across from the large post office (Correos) in Barcelona's downtown core. Their mainly known for their delicious sandwiches which are freshly made and can be topped with chicken breast, meat, salmon, cheese and a variety of other toppings. It's incredibly cheap ranging from 3-5 Euros per sandwich (hence the line ups). Bo de B is also able to make salads and has some rice dishes and other snacks as well. Food can be served in a plastic box, paper bag or you can even eat on the premises although it's slightly cramped inside
Recommended for Take Out because: Tasty street and take away food, perfect for picnics on the beach or a sandwich on the go
Sam's expert tip: Try their chicken sandwich
Pizza Del Born has quickly become one of Barcelona's most well known pizza joints. Located on the trendy and very busy Passeig Del Born walkway, this place is perfect for late night street food, a cheap and easy lunch or a Saturday afternoon bite with friends. It's a small pizza joint with a few stools and places to eat in, or they can package it in a box for you, straight out of the oven so you can eat it on the street or take it home. There are a few pizza places close by but Pizza Del Born is by far the best.
Recommended for Take Out because: Best street food pizza place in the Born and in Barcelona city
Sam's expert tip: Try their dried tomato and brie pizza
If you're looking for cheap and easy food on the go, Pans & Company is great. With a mix of salads, bocadillos (large sandwiches), hot dogs, wraps, desserts and onion rings, they pretty much have anything you could be craving. Althogh you can eat in or take out at Pans, it's still considered to be Barcelona's version of street food as it's made quickly and caters to those who aren't necessarily looking for the highest quality meal, but rather a filling one. While you're on Passeig de Gracia, check out some of Gaudi's beautiful buildings, either Casa Batllo or La Pedrera, or both!
Recommended for Take Out because: Street food in the Eixample area that is quick, cheap and very filling
Sam's expert tip: Their desserts are excellent especially the brownies
Frankfurt is probably Barcelona's closest thing to street food. Run out of a tiny, hole in the wall, right off of Plaza Sant Jaume, this greasy little grill serves some of the most delicious Frankfurts and burgers in the city. You'll be able to recognize the shop by the line that extends into the Plaza. Frankfurt is open late nights and is an ideal after bar stop or snack place before going home. The restaurant might not look like anything special, but the quality of food is top notch and it's extremely cheap. Once you've bought your late night eats, take a seat in Jaume Square and people watch or enjoy the holiday festivities or open air concerts, depending on the season and time of year.
Recommended for Take Out because: Barcelona's closest thing to genuine, greasy and delicious street food
Sam's expert tip: Ask for the Frankfurt daily special, they often have various toppings depending on the day of the week