Sam Zucker


Sam Zucker is originally from Boston, Massachusetts in the US. He studied ecology, photography and Spanish language at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA). He then went on to train as a chef at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY) and earn an introductory certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2013. He currently lives in Barcelona and works as a culinary tour operator and food/travel writer for several outlets, including his blog: Zucker & Spice Travel—

A country picnic in the city. more

Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM Restaurant Reviews

California dreamin’ in Poblenou. more

Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM Quick Bites

A taste of the Middle East comes to the ancient heart of Barcelona. more

Jan 1, 2018 3:53 PM Quick Bites

Finger lickin’ American fare. more

Jan 1, 2018 3:20 PM Restaurant Reviews

An unusual intersection of ingredients and flavours in the Eixample. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Restaurant Reviews

A fusion of two cultures from both sides of the Pacific. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Quick Bites

Carme Ruscalleda opens her second restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. more


A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand at this Vila Olímpica cafe. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Quick Bites

Sam Zucker finds inspiration in the golden hour before Barcelona’s day begins. more

Oct 1, 2017 1:08 PM FEATURES

Vegetable-focused fine dining. more

Oct 1, 2017 10:43 AM Restaurant Reviews

A pre-dinner aperitivo In the Eixample. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Quick Bites

A little taste of India finds a permanent home in the Eixample. more

Sep 3, 2017 11:31 PM Restaurant Reviews

An organic, vegetable-centric menu at Buenaventura Café. more

Sep 3, 2017 11:00 PM Quick Bites


Photos courtesy of Essence

A very sweet experience. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:36 AM Restaurant Reviews


Photo courtesy of FAN

Dumplings done right. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:34 AM Quick Bites

Food without borders. more

Jun 28, 2017 4:33 PM EATING AND DRINKING

The secret's in the dough. more

Jun 28, 2017 4:17 PM EATING AND DRINKING

From Roman ruins a new Catalan cuisine is born. more


Octopus any way you like it. more

May 31, 2017 4:09 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Smoky rice in the sun. more

May 7, 2017 11:36 PM EATING AND DRINKING