Located in an important area of Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Valles has slowly developed a unique identity where the gastronomy plays a great part in. The fertile lands of the Southern Province of the region of the western Vallés are the main source of ingredients for the town. Between the plantations the most important ones are the legumes, such as the cigró menut (small chickpea) and specially the Mongeta del Ganxet, a product with D.O.P.. This white and small bean has a great popularity in this municipality, and it is present in many different dishes and recipes.
Generally, the restaurants of Sant Cugat del Vallés offer a menu based in the typical Catalan recipes, where sea products and other specialties such as the cocas, the snails, the meat – such as the lamb and calf – and the traditional embutidos (sausage) are always present. The city is also well known for its wine production.