What a better way to discover more about Ibiza and its daly life than with a food tour! Care to join us on this adventure?
1st Stop – Sailors Statue
From the very beginning you start discovering amazing places. The meeting point is our first stop. We meet our guide for the afternoon, Erik, who happens to be a chef so, what else can you ask for?!
2nd Stop – Peixet
We walk along the harbour to our next stop, Peixet where we get to taste five different types of coffee the way spaniards take it.
From top to bottom, left to right: Café con Leche, coffee and milk; Bombón, an espresso with condensed milk; Solo, an espresso; Café con leche de soja, coffee with soya milk (special for people like me who can’t have normal milk); Cortado, an espresso with a dash of milk. On the right side of the picture you can also see a liquor, it’s Brandy and you pour a bit in your Solo, that is called ‘Carajillo’. And, the famous Ensaimada (the name comes from comes the arab word ‘saïm’ which means fat) which is originally from Mallorca, but been produced in Ibiza for some time now. This one in particular, is stuffed with ‘Angel Hair’, a pumpkin jam.
During most part of the walk we go through some of Ibiza’s best streets. Walk with us!
Carrer de Mar Plaça de Sa Font
3rd Stop – Poma
This tour it is not just to taste Ibicenco food, but also to discover other Spanish traditional food. Poma is an Asturiano, a place with a great range of tapas. Sitting at the terrace and not far from the Old Town’s Wall we experience Asturias’ traditional drink, cider and some home made croquettes with chorizo.
The ‘sidra’ in Asturias is different, it is made of fermented apple juce and it is not carbonated. So to get that ‘bubbly’ effect they pour it from above and just a shot that you are supposed to drink straight away!
4th Stop – Vadell
Vadell is one of Ibiza’s oldest bakeries, founded in 1923 still elaborates many of its traditional sweets and some of them, like ensaimadas, are still produced by hand. We try the ‘Madalenas Ibicencas’ a different kind of cupcake which main ingredient is almonds and the more known ‘Flaò’, a cheesecake with mint and anise.
5th Stop – Moniberic
In this occasion we have the opportunity to taste three different types of Serrano Ham, precede by a very interesting explanation of the difference between them. We also get to taste three different kind of cheese, one of them produced on the island.
6th Stop – Queriendo-te, Tea Room
Felix is the owner of this one of a kind spot in the middle of everything, near to Vara de Rey, Queriendote-te (a word game meaning two things, loving you or wanting tea) takes you in time to Wonderland. We try a herbal tea, a mixed of several herbs very much like the famous liquor ‘Hierbas’. Accompained by two types of ‘turrón’.
7th Stop – Vila Vins
After a short break to relax and digest all we have had up until now, we leave the tea room to do some wine and liquor tasting in Vila Vins. Right at the top end of Vara de Rey, near the book shop, you find this heaven of wine and spirits. We get to taste a rosé and a red wine from Ibiza plus three liquors, ‘Es Broll’ a liquor made of carob bean, Frigola made mainly of anise and Hierbas which is a mix of many herbs.
8th Stop – Can Terra
Can Terra is a ‘Pintxos’ restaurant. ‘Pintxos’ are traditional from Noth of Spain. Can Terra is located on Ignacio Wallis, one of Ibiza’s main streets. The way it works is, you take a plate and the pintxos you fancy, they all have a long toothpick, those you have to keep as that is how they will know how much to charge you. If you are lucky to get a table someone will take your drinks order if not you will have to order at the bar and eat and drink standing, which it is very common and, almost, a tradition back in the North, so if you want to be able to sit, make sure you get there with time.
On the way up to Dalt Vila for our final stop and an Ice Cream we walked through Carrer de la Santa Creu and Plaça de la Vila, this last one with a great range of restaurants and a lively atmosphere.
9th Stop – Il Punto Gelato
And last, but not least, a home made ice cream! Many different flavours and you can even have a vegan ice cream, which reminds me, do inform Ibiza Food Tours about any of your food alergies as they will take care of it as much as possible as they did with us. So, enjoy!!
Many thanks to Erik, our guide and to Ibiza Food Tours for a great evening and experience, also thank you to my tour companions, have a great holiday on Ibiza and hope to see you soon on another excursion!
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