Category: food & drinks

Everything you want to know about food in Las Palmas. Where to find the best coffee, where to buy organic food and more. Plus, I will share my own favourite restaurants and experiences! Feel free to reach out to share your own favourites too. If you want to join the community in Las Palmas enter your email address next to the logo (just below this text on the right) to receive your personal invite link to Slack.

  • Restaurants with menu del día

    Restaurants with menu del día

    The menu del día is quite popular in Las Palmas. Many local restaurants offer set menus for around €10. This usually includes a starter or a dessert, an entree and a drink. Since prices can vary a bit I won’t mention the exact price per venue, but as I said, the price is usually around […]

  • Reduce food waste with Too Good To Go in Las Palmas

    Reduce food waste with Too Good To Go in Las Palmas

    The Too Good To Go app is gaining popularity in Las Palmas in the last couple of months. When I downloaded the app a few months ago, there were only five companies offering food, now there are dozens of shops you can chose from. The app was designed in 2015 in Denmark, to reduce food […]

  • Restaurant recommendations Maspalomas

    Restaurant recommendations Maspalomas

    Maspalomas is a very touristy destination and it can be hard to find good food. I’ve tried several restaurants in Maspalomas and here are some of my recommendations. I hope you will enjoy them! Restaurante Kilómetro 00 is a real gem, hidden in the odd shopping mall Cita. It’s an Italian gourmet pasta bar, with […]

  • Laptop friendly cafe LUWAK on Calle Joaquín Costa

    Laptop friendly cafe LUWAK on Calle Joaquín Costa

    LUWAK is a small specialty coffee and healthy food café on Calle Joaquín Costa 24. It’s a typical digital nomad café with friendly staff, good coffee and fast wifi. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday till 4PM. On weekdays they open at 9AM and on the weekends at 10AM. In February I went to […]

  • Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    Shopping at the Mercado Central in Las Palmas

    In my opinion, the Mercado Central in Las Palmas is the best place in town to buy fresh groceries. The Mercado is divided into two sections and in this article I’ll only cover the part with all the fresh groceries. This last section is divided as follows:  Meat & dairy Fish Fruits and vegetables  Similar shops […]

  • How to pick the perfect banana

    How to pick the perfect banana

    The Canary Islands produce around 430.000 tonnes of platanos, bananas, a year. Most of these are exported to Spain and other European countries. But luckily they don’t export all bananas, so you can still try the locally grown bananas here in Gran Canaria. Bananas and tomatoes are the main export product from Canary Islands. You […]

  • Where to buy a vegan cake in Las Palmas

    Where to buy a vegan cake in Las Palmas

    The number of vegan friendly shops has been increasing a lot in Las Palmas since 2020. There are many options for restaurants and quick bites, but in this article I will focus on places where you can treat yourself with some vegan desserts for takeaway (para llevar) or eating on the spot (para tomar aquí). […]

  • How to pick the perfect mango

    Mango season in Gran Canaria starts in July and lasts about six months. By the end of mango season you’ll notice that price are going down and flavour is going up. If you’re here all year round, the best time to buy your locally produced mangos is in October, November and December. But how do […]

  • Laptop friendly cafés to work from in Las Palmas

    Laptop friendly cafés to work from in Las Palmas

    Now that remote working is on the rise, there are also more and more cafes in Las Palmas where you are more than welcome to bring your laptop, have a coffee and work. These laptop friendly cafes usually make sure to offer fast wifi, good coffee and something tasty to eat. Already before covid I […]

  • Ceviche restaurant Lima on Calle Ripoche 10

    Ceviche restaurant Lima on Calle Ripoche 10

    In January 2022 a lovely small Peruvian restaurant opened in Calle Ripoche. The Peruvian owner, Jonathan, always dreamt of opening his own ceviche restaurant and he made it happen right here in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The menu is small; when I went there there in early February 2022 there were three tapas on […]