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 […]

San Sebastian in Winter: Weather, Festivals, Food and More!

Forget Santa Claus - you'll be seeing a lot of Olentzero in San Sebastian in winter! He and his wife Mari Domingi visit the children on December 24, one of our favorite festivals in San Sebastian.

From cozy comfort food to fun-filled Basque holiday traditions, a visit to San Sebastian in winter is full of pleasant surprises. While many residents of southern and central Spain flock to San Sebastian in the summer to escape the infernal heat, we here at Devour San Sebastian think it’s the perfect place to spend the […]

6 Typical Desserts from The Basque Country

Pastel Vasco is the most typical dessert from the Basque Country.

In a land where pintxos are the norm and foodies flock to local bars for feasts of miniature haute cuisine, it can be easy for people visiting the Basque Country to forget to save room for dessert. But like the rest of the food offered in this beautiful region, dessert is no joke. In true Basque style, both […]

Txotx! Discovering Basque Cider Houses in San Sebastian

San Sebastian tapas tours and food tours.

If you are a foodie heading to San Sebastian, there’s one tradition you need to know about: the Basque Cider House. Called sagardotegi in Basque, these temples to great food and drink are open from late January to the beginning of May. Visiting the cider houses in San Sebastian is one of the best ways to witness […]

Top 7 Things to do in San Sebastian for Foodies

Winery visits from San Sebastian

San Sebastian and incredible food are synonymous these days– it is indeed a food lover’s must-see city! But why? What does San Sebastian have that makes it such a foodie destination? Is it really worth the hype? Lauren AloiseLauren grew up in an Italian-American family where 3-hour meals were the norm. After 10 years in the […]