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.
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.
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.