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A Certain Something About San Sebastian

by Certain Standard |

What if we told you that one of the best meals you’ll ever have in the world is not at a restaurant… it’s on a beach. And you’re making it. Sort of.

Greeting from San Sebastian, the mountainous Spanish enclave riddled with cobblestone streets, lazy beaches and a world-class dining scene. If you’re here, it’s probably peak season (June - August) when the temperatures are at their best and the tourists are at their worst, but that’s the price of admission to explore this magical seaside town.

You’re here to enjoy the beaches and the people watching and more importantly, the snacks, so let’s eat. Cue: Zapore Jai, the temple of all Spanish foodie things. At this gourmet food store, you’ll first be welcomed by Sylvain and Aurkene’s warm smiles. After a decade of owning the place, this husband and wife teams know exactly what their customers want and how to curate it; their passion for gastronomy shines through at any turn. After a quick product consultation, you’ll come out with the essentials: jamon serrano, embutido, manchego, fresh bread, white asparagus, and of course, a bottle or three of txakolina. Package this picnic up and take those buns to the beach.

Cheers to the most epic of days.