Lokavore: from the Latin, locavore: a person who eats produce from their immediate locality. And that’s precisely what this store is all about, local produce. Forget global brands, imports and processed stuff, at Lokavore you’ll have the pick of the best food products from Catalunya. The store’s philosophy is simple, to offer a range of quality products based on proximity and impact on the local ecosystem.
When you enter you’ll likely be entranced by the design and artful displays. Crates of fruit, sacks of nuts, and shelves stacked with olive oils, honeys, cheeses, craft beers, cans and jars of anchovies, and a range of Catalan organic wines, entice you to inspect more closely.
To try before you buy come along to one of their FREE food tasting evenings every Wednesday, 19:00 – 21:00; FREE wine tastings every Thursday, 19:00 – 21:00, and cava tasting on Friday afternoons. And they occasionally have events with a respected wine taster or sommelier where would-be buyers are encouraged to explore the sometimes subtle differences between wines produced in neighbouring regions.
It’s not the sort of store where you do your daily shopping, but it’s a good place to buy occasional special treats to put in the back of the cupboard, or wine rack, to have when friends come over. Or, if visiting, a great place to pick up a few gifts for foodie friends back home.