This place is paradise for anyone who loves a good croquette ('croqueta' in Catalan); nirvana for those who think that the fried delicacy is the route to happiness. La Croket opened at the start of 2009, after Oriol Saiz started to make the popular tapa in the bar his family has in Girona. Following the success of his creations, he had the idea of creating a company to make and distribute signature 'croquetes', which has now evolved into a shop that sells its products to bars and restaurants as well as the general public.
La Croket makes more than 20 varieties of croquette with highlights including pumpkin with Iberian ham, foie gras with caramelised apple, sausage meat, prawns with garlic and parsley, 'morcilla' (a type of black sausage) with green apple, and lemon salmon. The most popular, however, are the ones of roasted meat ('rostit'), Iberian ham, chicken, and grilled vegetables ('escalivada'). All the croquetes, which are sold vacuum-packed, are made with natural, fresh and local ingredients.