There’s a lot to try when it comes to eating in Vitoria-Gasteiz, a city that has long boasted high-end gastronomy and top-notch hospitality. Based on seasonal products, Vitoria’s cuisine provides the opportunity to enjoy classic recipes such as Riojan-style potatoes, Vitoria-style fava beans, and stuffed Swiss chard—all typical dishes when it comes to eating in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The most common types of meat in the town are lamb and veal, usually served grilled, as well as pork and all of the products derived from it. Those who love game will also be able to find quality dishes here. In general, the most famous products of Álava’s gastronomy, such as Idiazabal cheese and Txakoli de Álava, have a large presence in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
When it comes to baked goods, Vitoria-Gasteiz is home to several specialties including Gasteiz cake. Going for tapas is also a very popular activity when it comes to eating in Vitoria-Gasteiz, so you can easily find good tapas and pinchos bars on the streets of the city, especially in the historical quarter and the area surrounding Virgen Blanca Plaza.
Throughout the year the city celebrates several gastronomic events in the form of contests and festivals. Perhaps the best way to discover firsthand all that there is to eat in Vitoria-Gasteiz is to visit during the festival honoring the patron saint, la Virgen Blanca (the White Virgin), which is quite an event for the town.