Where to Eat in San Sebastian’s Centro Neighborhood

Carrillera, or Iberian pork cheek, is one of our favorite dishes at La Fábrica.

It’s no secret that San Sebastian is a foodie paradise if there ever was one. Whether you’re splurging at one of the myriad Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian or rubbing elbows with the locals at your neighborhood pintxos bar, this is a city meant to be experienced through taste. And no neighborhood embodies the essence […]

Behind the Bite: Txakoli

What is txakoli? Come to Elkano, a family-run vineyard in Getaria, and learn all about this fascinating Basque wine.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. No drink captures the essence of the Basque Country as perfectly as txakoli does. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spanish wine, txakoli (pronounced “cha-ko-LEE”) […]

Welcome Summer: What to Do in San Sebastian in June

Going to the beach is easily our favorite thing to do in San Sebastian in June.

Summer is here, and the sunny shores of San Sebastian are calling your name. We’re kind of obsessed with the fabulous weather and great vibes present throughout San Sebastian in June, so it probably comes as no surprise that it’s one of the best times of year to visit. Yes, a lot of other people […]

Behind the Bite: Basque Cider

Basque cider is a true social experience that goes far beyond the drink itself.

In the midst of the animated chatter that fills any Basque cider house during the high season, only one word truly matters: “¡Txotx!” That lone syllable—pronounced “choch”—is enough to empty every seat in the room as diners make their way to the massive barrels that hold the Basque Country’s single greatest alcoholic treasure. The interjection […]

Grocery Stores in San Sebastian: The Complete Foodie Guide

Grocery shopping in San Sebastian means skipping the big chain stores and heading to a locally owned gourmet shop to find the best quality products.

As the unofficial yet undisputed foodie capital of Europe, it’s no surprise that San Sebastian is home to every kind of grocery store under the sun. Yes, you could just pop into any chain supermarket and find whatever it is you need and then some. But where’s the fun in that? Throughout southern Europe, specialty grocery […]

Menús del Día in San Sebastian: 5 Great Lunch Specials

Here in San Sebastian—and throughout Spain, actually—we take the menú del día pretty seriously. We mean, what’s not to love about a delicious lunch that leaves you feeling comfortably full and barely makes a dent in your wallet? It’s one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to eat like a local here in the […]