Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Green and Delicious in Granada Spain

Granada seems to be always full of good surprises. This trip I found an incredible morisca bakery with other-worldly pistachio mini pastry rolls chock full of ground pistachios. They also sell dried teas, organic olive oil, and local honey. Natura Morisca Bakery -- pastelería árabe, Calderería Vieja, 12; Tel: 657 528 883; between Plaza Nueva and the heart of the Albayzin neighborhood.
A few storefronts down is the delightful Teteria Al-Andalus where you can choose from a huge selection of teas- both caffeinated and herbal. My party voted the Chai the best we have tasted. You can also partake of the tobacoo hookahs (we did not), and choose from morisca pastries and sweet crepes. Teteria Al-Andalus is small but has great ambience with indoor and outdoor seating, and cheery proprietor Khalil is most accommodating and friendly. Teteria Al-Andalus,  c/ Caldederia Vieja 4, Granada (2nd location Carrera del Darro 49).

Very sadly my favorite restaurant for dinner from my last visit, Canela y Clavo, is no longer there – such a shame as it had delicious fresh food.

However my other favorite restaurant, Hicuri, on Calle Santa Escolastica in the Realjo neighborhood, is alive and well. They serve natural foods with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options from morning until night so no worries about arriving at siesta time. I had lunch two days in a row there - good prices and good food - yum!

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