• PLEASE NOTE: Please think twice before you travel to Spain now. More here.

Search over 55.000 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

Food and Drink of the Way!

John R McLean

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2016
As we continue to accumulate more information for us pilgrims, I was thinking about how cool it would be to include the foods of each of each region. Imagine supporting and enjoying the local foods by town or region. Or seasonal specialties that we travelling pilgrims could sample along the way. Cheeses, cured meats, fruits vegetables or specific dishes and styles of cooking. We could eat those "must try" foods all the way to Santiago, Rome, Jerusalem etc. Let's eat!
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

EmoJohnson

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Portuguese coastal way (2017)
Camino Frances (May/June 2018)
This may look unappealing, but it was divine food! Portuguese Coastal Route, eaten in a darling cafe, outside, next to rushing water, in a jewel box of a town (name will come; I have quarantine brain) May 2017
 

Attachments

  • 6C446E9E-845C-4650-A5DF-4DF224A0E2D8.jpeg
    6C446E9E-845C-4650-A5DF-4DF224A0E2D8.jpeg
    1.8 MB · Views: 78
  • A6A799B6-B213-40E7-A2A7-EB84A57386C6.jpeg
    A6A799B6-B213-40E7-A2A7-EB84A57386C6.jpeg
    1.3 MB · Views: 67
Holy Year Credential
Get the HOLY YEAR Camino Credential (Passport) here.
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Holy Year Credential
Get the HOLY YEAR Camino Credential (Passport) here.
John Brierley Camino Frances Guide
This guide is one of the ones that has been around for over 15 years. Updated yearly. Please read the reviews.

Guy Strachan

Alba Guido
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances ('13/'14), Portugues ('15), Finisterre ('16/'19); Ingles ('17); Sanabres ('18); Invierno '20
As we continue to accumulate more information for us pilgrims, I was thinking about how cool it would be to include the foods of each of each region. Imagine supporting and enjoying the local foods by town or region. Or seasonal specialties that we travelling pilgrims could sample along the way. Cheeses, cured meats, fruits vegetables or specific dishes and styles of cooking. We could eat those "must try" foods all the way to Santiago, Rome, Jerusalem etc. Let's eat!
It has to be Pulpo a Feria for me - my Camino isn’t in gear until I’ve had my first racion in Galicia!
Some local dry white wine to wash it down ideally...
Buen provecho!
 
Last edited:
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.
2021 Camino Guides
Most all Camino authors have decided to use 2020 guides for 2021, with free PDF files with updates coming in the spring. Get yours today.

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Calamari in Portugal - completely ruined me for Calamari back in my landlocked home.
View attachment 73130 View attachment 73131
I hear ya! We ordered calamari in Portugal many times...the rings, chiperones, and baby squids cooked in various sauces. I loved it all, but by the time we made it across the border I'd finally had enough. 😛
 
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
You reminded me of this Easter treat that blew me away in spain. “Torrijas’ or a spanish bread pudding or Spanish (not French) toast.
It’s so sweet and I really overindulged the first time I spent Easter in spain. Sweet tooth ....mmmmmm

I’ve just taken a copy from internet. So many recipes there to choose from.
I View attachment 72887
Definitely one of my favorites
 
Create your own ad
Have a camino related project that you are interested in promoting on the forum? Create your own ad right now.
Holy Year Credential
Get the HOLY YEAR Camino Credential (Passport) here.

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016

jungleboy

Spirit of the Camino (Nick)
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Português 2020
I recently appeared on an episode of the Destination Eat Drink podcast, ostensibly to talk about food on the camino, but we talked a lot about the camino in general too. Here's a link to the episode for anyone interested.
 

Arn

Veteran Member
20180904_091822_large.jpg - Picture of Cerveceria Rua ...

Cerveceria rua Bella, great pizza and the grande of all beer steins.
 
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

Chenahusky

Happy Pilgrim
Year of past OR future Camino
CFSJPP to SDC 2016
CIng x 2 2018
CPort. Tui May 2019
CF Ponf. June 2019
The Morcilla in the square outside Burgos Cathedral, the fish, especially Merluza, (Hake), in Galicia and the Cidre.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20160607_124010564.jpg
    IMG_20160607_124010564.jpg
    215.3 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20170621_151509638.jpg
    IMG_20170621_151509638.jpg
    103.4 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_20190523_142149267.jpg
    IMG_20190523_142149267.jpg
    173.2 KB · Views: 15

CaminoFoodie

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2019
As we continue to accumulate more information for us pilgrims, I was thinking about how cool it would be to include the foods of each of each region. Imagine supporting and enjoying the local foods by town or region. Or seasonal specialties that we travelling pilgrims could sample along the way. Cheeses, cured meats, fruits vegetables or specific dishes and styles of cooking. We could eat those "must try" foods all the way to Santiago, Rome, Jerusalem etc. Let's eat!
I call the Camino my “eat and drink as much as you like and still lose weight” diet. It has served me well for two decades.

Much as I am sad that my yearly ‘workout’ was not possible last year and nor will it be possible this year or maybe next year, I am more sad for all the establishments that are suffering. I live in Australia where things are relatively brighter (although lots of people such as performance artists are affected). View attachment 91817


836E5002-6454-4A4B-824E-25ED89DA8267.jpeg E5DFDD9E-9E61-43DF-BF2D-4DF81F866EC2.jpeg 63E5B40C-5D49-4165-987B-62D623F3677A.jpeg DAAE4770-EFF3-45B2-8891-48BD27FF8B06.jpeg 8917E277-34BC-41E4-8FF6-591A2A12F12E.jpeg E156585A-F55E-4BD1-BA7C-83421A322743.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • B0B905C9-7963-4CF6-8D2A-F4839117C7FD.jpeg
    B0B905C9-7963-4CF6-8D2A-F4839117C7FD.jpeg
    882.6 KB · Views: 12
  • 12F72BF2-00E8-45BC-980D-4C58915A340F.jpeg
    12F72BF2-00E8-45BC-980D-4C58915A340F.jpeg
    2.3 MB · Views: 17
  • 6C6D63FD-BD20-474B-A342-CA2647B01CD0.jpeg
    6C6D63FD-BD20-474B-A342-CA2647B01CD0.jpeg
    3 MB · Views: 17
  • 77550644-D486-4CEB-B684-9DDFB17A1EFB.jpeg
    77550644-D486-4CEB-B684-9DDFB17A1EFB.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 13

Guy Strachan

Alba Guido
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances ('13/'14), Portugues ('15), Finisterre ('16/'19); Ingles ('17); Sanabres ('18); Invierno '20

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.7%
  • March

    Votes: 60 4.3%
  • April

    Votes: 207 14.9%
  • May

    Votes: 338 24.4%
  • June

    Votes: 101 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 27 1.9%
  • August

    Votes: 29 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 399 28.8%
  • October

    Votes: 171 12.3%
  • November

    Votes: 19 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 10 0.7%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top