At El Pot everything comes down to one thing. Organic, healthy and deliciously good food offered in a unique, fast and more sustainable way to the clients.
This week I had the pleasure to visit Katie at her boutique take away restaurant El Pot in Eixample. Here she showed me behind the curtains of this little gem.
Katie Benson is born and raised on the west coast of Canada, she´s been working in the restaurant business for years. Three years ago she moved to Barcelona with her husband. She started to observe the new health wave that was slowly washing in over Barcelona, Spain.
New places popping up with healthier and greener meal options with organic, seasonal and local produce.
But Katie felt there was still a gap to fill on the Barcelona market. She saw that the Spanish fast food scene was still stuck to a diet of cured ham on white industrial produced bread.
That’s when she got the idea to start El Pot her own takeaway gem. Here she could offer wholesome nurturing salads and meals to the people of Barcelona.
In June 2015 she opened the doors to El Pot with a singular concept. Offering her clients organic, local, seasonal based salads and meals in glass jars by the iconic brand Le Parfait to-go.
To present the meal this way is, of course, cool, different and very appealing to the eye.
But its more to it, normally in the fast food and takeaway business there´s a big plastic waste. Something that today is a big environmental problem, which El Pot helps reducing by using glass jars.
They try to leave the smallest of carbon footprints possible.
Monday to Friday El Pot offers four to five different jar-combination to choose from. There’re always a vegetarian, a vegan and a fish or meat option.
Katie prepares weekly menus depending on what’s in season. The jars are prepared on a daily basis to bring the freshest ingredients and combinations to the clients.
Katie organizes caterings for bigger and smaller events, parties and meetings around Barcelona, she also rents out the space of El Pot for private events. If you´re busy and can´t drop in for your jar, El Pot works with the delivery company like Take Eat Easy.
El Pot´s opening hours:
Monday to Friday 11.00h – 16.00h
Saturday and Sunday closed
Carrer Corsega 225, 08037 Barcelona
+34 656 55 14 72