Barcelona tomato bread, a must
As you can imagine, the Barcelona tomato bread is one of the simplest tapas to prepare. There are many variants and different ways to serve it. But, believe me when I tell you that there is a big difference between a piece of bread spread with crushed industrial tomato and an authentic tomato bread. Farm bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomatoes and salt flakes. To make the best in Barcelona, the raw material and the know-how play an important role.
Tomato bread: one of the most ancient tapas
Although tomato bread is a traditional food from different regions of Spain, among which we can mention Andalusia, Valencia, Aragon, Murcia and Catalonia, it is known that this recipe has its origins in ancient Greece. There, they used olive oil and salt to line up slices of farm bread. The tomato did not arrive in Spain until the 18th century, but when it arrived there were abundant tomato crops, so it was used in the fields to soften the dry bread.
As the people form Madrid criticize that Barcelona bars don’t invite tapas, Catalans criticize the bread from Madrid, which in many cases is industrial and with crushed industrial tomato (if you’re lucky and you get some tomato). One of those little local lawsuits 😂.
Nowadays, it can not be denied that, regardless of the origin of this famous tapa, the fact of spreading tomato to the bread is a clear sign of Catalan identity.
The best tomato bread of Barcelona is eaten in the Gothic Quarter
In Gilda by Belgious we serve the best Barcelona tomato bread. We use farmhouse bread, which we align with extra virgin olive oil, salt flakes and fresh tomatoes.
The tomato bread is a perfect option for those who want to delight with vegan tapas or vegetarian tapas, for the modest price of € 3.60.
If you want to try the best one in barcelona, come to the heart of the Gothic quarter (one of the most charming neighborhoods of Barcelona) at Carrer de Ample 34, where you’ll find our restaurant, Gilda by Belgious.
Book a table with us. We are waiting for you 😊!