The enjoyment of good food is an important part of life on Mallorca, an island with a rich bounty to savour.
There is a growing international demand for sea salt mined on Mallorca and the flavoured salt variations are available in almost any delicatessen store on the island. Originating from the “Flor de Sal”, harvested in the Salines of Es Trenc near Campos, many interesting combinations have been created to suit all tastes. From a combination of salt flavoured with local wine to five exclusive blends created by top chef Marc Fosh in collaboration with the founder of Flor de Sal de Es Trenc, Katja Wohr, the selection is endless.
Specialist shops and delicatessens stock Mallorca’s gourmet treats.
Mallorca´s gastronomy has traditionally been based on the wide range of excellent produce grown on the island, and sold fresh at the many markets. But the island is also home to tempting delicatessens and specialist food stores, offering innovative locally-produced gourmet ingredients that no kitchen should be without.
Pa amb Oli
Literally, pa amb oli means bread with oil – and it´s been a staple of the Mallorcan diet since the 18th century. Using top-quality ingredients to make your pa amb oli lifts this dish from rustic simplicity to gourmet status. Good crusty wholemeal bread, rubbed with ramillete tomato, and dressed with extra virgin olive oil, is often served with serrano ham, cheese, capers and olives. The perfect snack for any time of day.
No Spanish meal is complete without bread: served with good local olive oil, and salt harvested from the sea, it´s the simplest of appetisers.
Inca’s railway station is right next to the Quely factory: delicious aromas of baking tantalise passengers who haven’t eaten before leaving home. But it’s highly likely that they’ll have a few olive oil-based Quely biscuits to nibble on their train journey, because they’re the perfect snack-to-go . . . and a Mallorcan family favourite. Seafarers were the first travellers to enjoy these crisp little biscuits: in the mid-19th century, the Domenech family baked them as a nutritious, long-lasting alternative to bread, for long sea voyages. Quely, formed as a company in 1970, is still owned by that family, and many of their biscuit products are exported.
Street markets all over the island offer colourful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables grown nearby. In Palma there are excellent markets including Santa Catalina, Mercat de l´Olivar and Pere Garau. Increasingly there are ecological markets to be found in the island.
A list of the daily markets taking place all over the island of Mallorca selling lots of interesting local produce and great souvenirs to take home. […] Markets in Mallorca
Spend a whole morning wandering around Mercat de l’Olivar, browsing, buying, and soaking up the atmosphere over a snack or drink. […] A Morning at the Market
For the ultimate but simple dessert enjoy plump juicy strawberries ripened by the Mallorcan sunshine. Many other fruits, such as oranges, lemons, and apricots, are made into delicious preserves locally, allowing you to enjoy nature´s bounty all year round. And don´t forget nisperos and pomegranates.
Almonds from Mallorca are famous for their rich taste and versatility. Each year in early spring the island is covered in picturesque fields full of almond trees showing off their soft pink blossoms. “Ametlla+” is a great alternative to fresh almonds and replaces the need for salt in your dishes.
The Mallorcan almond company Ametlla+ is a prize winning company that produces natural & healthy almond products based on traditional recipes but adapted to our busy lifestyles.
[…] Mallorcan Almonds by Ametlla+