Save money on Spain travel by buying food at farmers markets
One way to save money on travel in Spain is by reducing the amount of meals at restaurants. Dining out for every meal adds up fast. So what is the best other way to eat on the cheap? The best alternative to dining out at a restaurant is to do-it-yourself. How? By making your own meals from food bought at local farm stands and farmer’s markets in Spain.
While most travelers staying in hotels will not have access to a kitchen to cook food, there are still many ways to make a meal without a kitchen. Whatever food you need for putting together a cheap meal can be found at the local farmer’s markets: cold cuts, rolls, cheese slices, nuts, fruits, vegatables and soups. Can’t wait for a meal? Some vendors sell pre-made meals great for picnics. Others are even like mini-restaurants and sell ready-to-go food you can eat right there without much waiting.
Farmer’s markets are in every large town and even the smaller towns with have weekend markets.
If you are on a budget and/or want a more local experience, give farmers markets in Spain a look. They can be attractions in themselves. The La Boqueria market in Barcelona (pictured below) is such a place.
Give farm stands and farmer’s markets a try. You’ll save a lot of money on food in Spain.