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Grabbing lunch while walking Tui to Santiago

RussGianni

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April2024
My final question since I have asked sooo many.
Grabbing a light lunch that I can get on the go, hoping to grab it, and find a square or a bench to enjoy it, then get back to walking.
Not really interested in sitting in a cafe or restaurant. Perhaps a sandwich, a water and a piece of fruit.
Is this doable to find places like this on my route? I guess I’m asking about carry out food.
 
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There are quite a few bodegas and small shops along the way. It should not be a problem to buy a piece of fruit, some bread, cheese or jamon.
 
Great! I be prepared to have cash when I do this. I’m also curious about where I can sit down ? I’m mostly concerned with my O Porriño to Redondela portion. Tried to get a feel for this portion with google maps aerials . It seems very rural, maybe on paths through wooded areas? Is this correct?
 
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@RussGianni, I regularly saw other pilgrims ordering a take-away bocadillo at the first tienda or bar. While I don't do that, I have sometimes been provided with a bocadillo so large that I have asked for half of it to be wrapped so that I can take it with me. Of course, one could ask for other things to be wrapped, it doesn't need to be a bocadillo.

I prefer to have a coffee when I take a break, so I was never looking for somewhere to sit and eat other than where I was getting my coffee, but my observation is that you are more likely to find somewhere to do that in villages and towns where there are more likely to be public seats alongside the road or in the parks.

I used a card most of the time. It was rare to need cash at a tienda, cafe or bar.
 
My final question since I have asked sooo many.
Grabbing a light lunch that I can get on the go, hoping to grab it, and find a square or a bench to enjoy it, then get back to walking.
Not really interested in sitting in a cafe or restaurant. Perhaps a sandwich, a water and a piece of fruit.
Is this doable to find places like this on my route? I guess I’m asking about carry out food.
As everyone has said you will have no problem finding a bar to buy a bocadillo or a shop to buy some cheese and crackers etc. You can also go to a grocery store the night before and make a sandwich and buy a few little snacks. As for where to sit. You can usually find a tree, a stone wall, patch of grass or just sit on your backpack. I have done this on many, many occasions over the years. Walking less traveled caminos it almost becomes a necessity. There is almost always a place to sit where the church in a village is. As @Flog said, don't overthink it.
 
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Not sure if your plans later in the day include dinner but bear in mind that restaurants in Spain open fairly late for dinner, around 8-8:30. Many pilgrims choose to make lunch their main meal of the day. The menu del dia is usually a good deal.
 
Sure, you can always find a place to sit down and eat your lunch, but I think you should consider having lunch where you buy it. It usually just takes a few minutes, and it is a chance to meet locals as well as other peregrinos. Not to mention that the cafe will have a restroom--an important consideration on the trail.
 
My final question since I have asked sooo many.
Grabbing a light lunch that I can get on the go, hoping to grab it, and find a square or a bench to enjoy it, then get back to walking.
Not really interested in sitting in a cafe or restaurant. Perhaps a sandwich, a water and a piece of fruit.
Is this doable to find places like this on my route? I guess I’m asking about carry out food.
Relax, the Camino provides in abundance!
 
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Great! I be prepared to have cash when I do this. I’m also curious about where I can sit down ? I’m mostly concerned with my O Porriño to Redondela portion. Tried to get a feel for this portion with google maps aerials . It seems very rural, maybe on paths through wooded areas? Is this correct?


Locals sit on local benches.
Pilgrims are allowed to do the same.
 

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