Casa Gay Barcelona

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Casa Gay – Pots, pans & paelleras

Used to be when I visited a town or city I would seek out secondhand bookshops. Now, I seek out cookware stores. I’m not alone — many visitors to Barcelona share the habit.

My son worked as a chef. My sister works with a chef to prepare dinner parties to be served at home. I have a friend who owns three restaurants on Cape Cod. My partner has a collection of more than 70 books about food, and regularly cooks a tasty paella and an exceptionally good osso bucco. Her best friend from school writes about mushrooms. I eat and drink and write about food and drink.

Yeah, sure, you can buy cookware online — however, to properly assess the quality of a tool you need to have it in your hand and get a measure of its weight, feel and grip.

Casa Gay, established in 1860, is one of the best cookware stores in the city. Whether you’re preparing a simple meal for one, a buffet for 200 plus diners, or serving party cocktails, Casa Gay has everything you may possibly need: cookware, tableware and glassware; industrial-strength robots; mixers and blenders, and every kitchen gadget you can think of.

Some of the city’s best known restaurants and hotels buy their equipment here. It’s not as expensive as you may think, in fact, they have a permanent sales section where you can buy, for example, a good quality whisky tumbler or ramekin for as little as 40 centimos.

Enjoy shopping for good quality cooking kit in Barcelona.

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Details about this spot



Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 12–14, Barcelona

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:30 - 19:30, Sat 10:30 - 13:30


Paellera for 5: € 4.31


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)