From Pilgrim menus to Michelin stars and everything in between… Camino de Santiago offers an abundance of food options for every palate and budget!
To start your day
Crossroads Travel clients will enjoy a full breakfast daily as a part of your package. Breakfast is not a big feature of the Spanish culture, a biscuit or slice of cake with coffee, then something a little more substantial around 10 am is usual. We have done our best to communicate with your accommodation the need for a hearty breakfast ensuring you have plenty of fuel to burn.
When walking your Camino
Some sections have fewer services than others. It’s important to check your Camino guide and be prepared. You will need snacks and/or fruit to maintain energy levels throughout the day. Most villages you pass through have cafés, bars or a small supermarket where you can buy snacks. I keep a stash in my suitcase for my backpack and pick up a few pieces of fruit along the way.
Each region has its favoured specialities, however, the two most common staples in all regions, for a quick feed along the way; Tortilla (potato omelette) and Bocadillo con Jamon (bread roll with cured ham). I have not met anyone that doesn’t enjoy both or one of these, washed down with a good coffee or wine.
Restaurants on Camino open at the earliest after 7 (for a hungry Pilgrim this is late), a fun social part of Camino is meeting up with Pilgrims you have connected with during the day for a drink and something light to eat before dinner. You will hear a lot of laughter and stories, possibly share a few of your own. During this time of day, bars serve small tapas with your drink, the type will vary depending on the region.
Cena (evening meal)
Also a great social part of the Camino with so much variety and an abundance of options, from Pilgrim menus to Michelin stars. One thing is for certain, you will always see Perrigrinos menu del dia (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 soup for main and Ice cream, tart or fruit for dessert served with bread, water and usually wine included. Starting at around 12 Euro upward is a popular option for many.
For the foodies who want to be adventurous and revel in the Gastronomic offerings, local restaurants serve amazing regional foods of an exceptional standard, through to Michelin star options. We have researched an abundant variety of offerings over the years to share with our clients … Salud! (Cheers)