Stereotypes are made to be destroyed: what’s this about not being able to eat well at a festival? Oh come on, it’s 2019. You can and, in fact you must. Everyone knows that making it through the busy schedule of concerts you want to see depends, among other factors, on eating as well as possible. Primavera Sound and Verbena Foodie make this easy for you with Primmmavera its gastronomic proposal. Its culinary line up, distributed all around the Parc del Fòrum, shares the spirit of the musical line up: there is something for everyone.
During the three main days of the festival, you can go from getting sticky fingers while it dawns on you that a food truck has so many more possibilities than you ever imagined, to eating paella right by the beach, from savouring the unadulterated Barcelona taste to doing a gastronomic tour of Japan, Mexico, India and Italy. The menu is endless; the around 50 proposals chosen by Primmmavera caters for all tastes, dietary restrictions (we have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options) and pockets.
JOSPER: THE HEADLINER OF CHARCOAL OVENS
As a great novelty this year, La Barra de Primmmavera by Josper joins the menu, official sponsor of Primmmavera and absolute headliner in charcoal ovens, celebrating with us their 50 years of international experience. At La Barra, a gastronomic enclave, next to the main restaurant area that will also be an open space for surprise guests, the prestigious chefs Toni Romero (Suculent) and Rafa Peña (Gresca) run the show: they both see this space as an opportunity to make us an integral part of their vision of what that food at a music festival could and should be. Between them they will prepare with an exclusive tasting menu for which you do not have to make a reservation… but you do have to be on your toes: at La Barra there is only room for twelve diners at one time. If you don’t get a place, you can always take the flavours of La Barra with you in take-away format.
BARCELONA STREET FOOD RESTAURANTS
As at the 2018 edition, the central area of restaurants of the Parc del Fòrum will have, under the name Barcelona Street Food Restaurants, around twenty emblematic restaurants from the city with demonstrated commitment to quality street food. What can I eat? A bit of everything and all of it is good: hamburgers by La Burgueseria and El Filete Ruso, kebabs from Kebab on Wheels, pizzas by Garden Pizza, Japanese dishes by Be Japo, healthy food from Fruiteca, sándwiches made in Cuba from El Tarantín, Mexican food by Corazón de Agave, fish & chips from The Fish and Chips Shop, Indian gastronomy by Masala73, ramen by Grasshopper, original empanadas from Las Muns, South East Asian food from Hawker45, baos by Odkhuu’s Kitchen, ceviches by Ceviche103, vegetarian cuisine by Rasoterra, poke by The Hip Fish, gourmet meatballs from A Tu Bola, sándwiches by La Porca, pancakes from La Desayunería and ice-cream by Paral·lelo Gelato. Choosing is not easy; but you are bound to get it right.
WITH A KNIFE AND FORK: KAUAI AND GO BEACH RESTAURANT
If something works don’t touch it. Kauai will light its burners in the Xiringuito Aperol in the Primavera Bits area for the second time running to once again make the perfect dish: from 2pm, paellas on the beach combine with showcases by electronic music collectives (Discos Paradiso, Femnøise and Too Slow To Disco) who consider the dance floor to be a space which can be enjoyed long before the sun goes down. And Kauai will turn into an oriental tavern for dinners. You can make your reservation through this link.
Kauai will once again be an option for those who want toe at with real cutlery, but it is not the only option available in the Parc del Fòrum. There is also the La Barra de Primmmavera by Josper and the brand new GO Beach Restaurant, a restaurant on the festival site that debuts in a privileged position: its high quality cuisine can be enjoyed in the Primavera Bits area with views of the Mediterranean. Choosing your menu is a way to avoid the madness of concerts for a while and then to come back reinvigorated.
WHAT FOOD TRUCK DO YOU WANT? WE HAVE IT
A large part of the offer of Primmmavera comes, for yet another year, on wheels. The now traditional food trucks will once again be situated at strategic points so that, when the time comes, your only worry is what you fancy eating: they will be waiting for you next to the Pitchfork stage, in the Primavera Bits area, between stages, in the farthest corner and, basically wherever you need them. The Peruvian recipes by Warike, gluten-free cooking by M2, the famous sandwiches from La Volovan, Asian tapas by Mosquito and arepas by Ïnta, among several options more, will be here to make those who think that informal and quality are incompatible, change their minds.
And, of course, Nick’s Perritos stands are also ready for another edition. Primavera Sound wouldn’t be Primavera Sound without them.
All the surplus food will be collected and donated to the Food Bank. At last year’s festival a total of 460 kg of food was collected.
BARRA DE PRIMMMAVERA by JOSPER featuring RAFA PEÑA & TONI ROMERO/ GO BEACH RESTAURANT/ KAUAI
Barcelona Street Food
A TU BOLA/ BE JAPO/ CEVICHE 103/ CORAZÓN DE AGAVE/ EL TARANTÍN/ FILETE RUSO/ THE FISH & CHIPS SHOP/ FRUITECA/ GARDEN PIZZA/ GRASSHOPPER/ HAWKER 45/ THE HIP FISH/ KEBAB ON WHEELS/ LA BURGUESERÍA/ LA DESAYUNERÍA/ LA PORCA/ LAS MUNS/ MASALA 73/ ODKHUU'S KITCHEN/ PARAL·LELO GELATO/ RASOTERRA
BOOM BOOM REST/ CORAZÓN VERDE/ CREPERÍA MODERNA/ CREPS & JOY/ ÏNTA/ FILETEANDO/ FOO & MUSIC PIZZA/ FRANKACHELA WOK/ FRANKFURTS by INDICAKES/ KAKIGORI/ KEBAB ON WHEELS/ LA BURGUESERÍA/ LA INTERNACIONAL/ LA VOLOVAN/ M2/ MOSQUITO/ PIZZA ROSA/ PIZZERÍA FLOTANTE/ Q STREET FOOD/ RASOTERRA/ TACOS EL TIGRE/ TRUCKTORIA ASTI/ WAFFLE BUBBLE/ WARIKE/ YON WANG/