Restaurants and bars near the Fòrum
This is the best option for the hipster gourmets out there: the restaurant-training school for the ESHOB catering firm has an outstanding lunch menu for around €19. But take note! They're closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
It's definitely worth ordering the 'arròs a la cassola' in this seafood seafood restaurante. It's a type of stewy rice dish that unfortunately is overlooked outside of the Empordà, so now's your chance.
On the top floor of the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is this restaurante that specialises in Japanese and Korean dishes, including curries, noodles, and some decent sushi.
Boo is a spectacular beach club that functions as a restaurant with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and as a bar that specialises in cocktails. They're closed only on Mondays and have a 24-hour kitchen.
The pintxos bar of this restaurant in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is open every day, from very early to late at night, making it ideal for a quick pick-me-up.
This bar-restaurant has an enviable location near the sea just in front of the Fòrum, and they do a daily fast-service bang-up lunch menu.
Among the places to eat in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is this spot that serves up whole grilled pork ribs and giant burgers. The kitchen is open all day.
And inside the festival...
With experience in handling the catering for Barcelona's annual Grec cultural festival, these Argentinean kitchen aces take to Primavera Sound with burgers, chips and the most consistent chorizo sandwiches in the house.
This year a Japanese tapas restaurant is in the mix, so you can get a late-night energy boost with yakisoba noodles or warm up if the sea air brings a chill with some miso soup.
You've been in training for your summer beach holidays, so why clog your arteries and pad your waistline now with pork and cheese sandwiches when you can eat a bit lighter with such dishes as vegetarian Vietnamese spring rolls or a good wok dish of chicken, veg and noodle or of tofu and veg.
If you want to eat like the locals on a day out without leaving the premises, head for Mediterranean Food, where you'll find potato omelette sandwiches, Iberian ham sandwiches, gazpacho and 100% natural fruit juices. And the local favourite: doughnuts.
Joy for the vegetarians this year as BoomBoomRest serves up various veggie burger options, seitan sandwiches, filling combo plates, and even Indian dishes.
You don't want to miss the action, but you need nourishment. Once again, La Xurreria La Selva, saves the day with its festival sandwiches, typical of everyday local fare: sausage, pork loin, bacon with cheese, blood sausage and paper cones of chips with ketchup.