Hi there, I’m gonna tell you the best tip for cheap food in Barcelona. There are many many bakeries that sells ‘bocatas’ (sandwich) + drink from € 2.50 to € 3.50!!!
Bocatas are really great, daily fresh and you can eat sitting inside the place or take away. Bellapan is always a great solution for a quick and cheap meal. I usually buy bocatas there either for a jaunt with friends, or on a busy day when I will only have time for a quick meal or even for a cheap dinner with friends while drinking some beers.
They prices are € 2.50 for ham, ham with cheese, sausages or tuna: and from € 3 to € 3.50 for red ham, vegetables, bacon cheese, pork cheese and others.
You can find this ‘bakery’ in many places in the city, they are easy to find like Starbucks or McDonald’s.
As you might know I am crazy for donuts and you can also find some of the best donuts in the city here.
Peace & enjoy!