Food on Camino

Food on Camino
To start your day

Breakfast is not a big feature of the Spanish diet. A biscuit or slice of cake with coffee, then something a little more substantial around 10 am is their usual. We have communicated with our Accommodations that Pilgrims need a hearty breakfast, most will prepare eggs. 

While walking Camino

Some sections have fewer services than others. Take snacks and/or fruit to maintain energy levels throughout the day. Some villages you pass through have cafés, bars or small supermarkets where you can buy snacks. Check your Camino guide and be prepared if you are walking through isolated areas.


Restaurants on the Camino open at the earliest after 7 (for a hungry Pilgrim this is late). A fun social part of the Camino is meeting up with Pilgrims you connected with during the day for a drink and something light to eat before dinner. During this time of day, bars serve small tapas with your drink. The type will vary depending on the country and region you are walking in.

Evening meal

Also, a great social part of the Camino. Enjoy Pilgrim menus to Michelin stars. One thing is for certain, you will always see the Pilgrims menu of the day; 3 courses (2 or 3 choices per course) starter, main and dessert. Typically soup, salad and a seasonal local offering for starters. Fish, meat or chicken for the main and Ice cream, tart or fruit for dessert. Served with bread, water and wine. Starting at around 12€ upward is a popular option for many.

Vegetarians and Vegans

Vegetarian food is easy enough however explaining what you want could be difficult. It may be a little more complicated if you are Vegan. I have suggested to clients to have a translated written description of what their needs are. This is especially necessary for those with dietary issues and allergies. Better to be safe than sorry. 

I asked on my first Camino on the French Way for a vegetarian role to take away. When I opened it, it was Jamon con Queso (Spanish ham and cheese) 😅😅😅 I was hungry for a while that day.


Food on Camino, from the pilgrim menu to Michelin stars, Camino de Santiago offers an abundance of food options for every palate and budget! We have researched an extensive variety of offerings over the years (I am 10 kilos heavier since living in Europe 😎) to share with our clients … Salud! (Cheers)

Buen Camino!
Bom Caminho!
Bon Chemin!