I have always been a fan of balancing western medicine with natural forms of healing, pain management, stress-reduction and general maintenance of my well-being. Moving to Valencia, Spain from California posed a few challenges, one of which was searching for and discovering my options for natural wellness in a new city.Continue reading
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
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 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.
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
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream (sandwiches)!
As you may have picked up on, ice cream has been a bit of a pregnancy craving or “antojo” for me the past few months. I’d like to blame it on the heat, but regardless, I have enjoyed taste-testing a variety of helados in Valencia this summer.
Guess what I just discovered?!
Ice cream sandwiches in Valencia!
Best Horchata (Orxata) in Valencia, Spain
Looking for the best Orxata in the city center of Valencia? Look no further! Head to the Mercado de Colón.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
Best Cafes in Valencia
One major perk of living in Europe is the plethora of coffee shops. I love the coffee shops in Valencia for multiple reasons. Here are my TOP TEN.Continue reading