With a focus on purity, simplicity and freshness, Nordic cuisine is one to rival the health conscious Mediterranean diet. With this in mind, Britta Vangsted from Denmark wanted to bring a taste of her native country to Barcelona, her home of 15 years, and so Britta’s Nordic Deli was born. The space, which opened in June, has a deli counter offering cheeses, meat and fish—all wild and organic—as well as freshly-made sandwiches to order. The changing daily specials include homemade salmon rillette with chives and fresh currants, or fine smoked beef and organic cheese with pepper and garlic, topped with lingonberry and fresh currants. The wild salmon is something that Britta says a lot of customers come back for. “This kind of smoked fish is not so common here. It’s something you can’t get anywhere else.” Likewise, the team make their own gluten-free Viking bread, which, although made of only seeds and egg, tastes remarkably like the real deal and is proving to be one of their most popular products. Aside from the food, the space itself is a sight to behold—sleek and modern with high walls lined with a selection of sundry products ranging from liquorice to jarred pickled herring and Danish beers.
Britta's Nordic Deli. Bonavista 29.