Food and The Camino

Eating is essential when you are on the Camino. On average, you are walking more than 40,000 steps a day and drinking lots of water to replenish all the liquid you are sweating out of your body. Sometimes between the heat and your exhaustion you don’t get hungry. However, you have to eat in order to have enough fuel to get to your destination.

While on the Camino, many times your choices are limited mostly because you are going through small towns and hamlets that don’t always have a big variety. Guaranteed foods are Spanish tortillas, bread, croissants, ham and cheese. Sometimes there will be a variety of fruit available depending on how big the establishment happens to be.

Much of what we are having for breakfast before heading out are carbs with a liquid or two and fruit to take with us. Every place we’ve stayed at includes breakfast for us. If we are planning to leave early, we ask if they can pack us a breakfast before we leave and they gladly comply. We haven’t done that but twice thus far.

Great salads in St. Jean Pied de Port. We are so hungry sometimes, I forget to take pictures.
A different Spanish tortilla than what we mostly have on the walk. This one had spinach and zucchini with no potatoes. Very tasty!
Traditional Spanish tortilla but truly the one I’ve liked the most. It just melted in my mouth.

There have also been regional foods we’ve tried. We’ve enjoyed most everything although there was one dish I had which I don’t think I’ll ever have again.

Warm baby eel and shrimp salad. Was not expecting eel to look like this. The salad was good but the baby eel did not have much taste. However, the visual was not appealing. This was in Estella.
Jim had this creamy pumpkin soup as a starter in Los Arcos. It was delicious!
Goat cheese salad with raisins, slivered almonds, drizzled honey and a balsamic glazed dressing. Mouth watering and lip smacking good! Logroño, Spain.
Croqueta pincho. All I can say is you have to try it when you visit Las Letras de Laurel in Logroño, Spain. Mmmmmm

There are still many places to visit on the walk and more regions to explore. We’re excited to see what we can try next in the culinary world of the Camino.

11 responses to “Food and The Camino”

  1. And now I”m hungry though not for “baby eel”!?!?! Yuck! You are a brave and adventurous woman!

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    1. It will never happen again😂😂😂

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    2. 😂😂😂Thought to myself this is a once in a lifetime moment.

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  2. Makes me hungry! Great pictures. Yummy 😋 I agree about the eels though 🤪

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  3. My mom would make tortilla sometimes for dinner in her cast iron pan then put it in the oven. Thanks for sharing your post

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  4. Oh gosh, that eel was….. interesting. (Cough)
    Everything else looked delicious!

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    1. It was definitely not my best decision here😂😂


  5. Yeah, I think I would pass on the Eel as well, But hey you tried!

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    1. Right??? I think I need a Jeff Borders delicious meal. Don’t you think??😂😂


      1. We would love to see you when you get back for a spectacular home cooked meal!

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      2. We’d love that!


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