Fierro Loves Soho: Deli Haven

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Since Soho is the Palermo shopping center, it is only to be expected that on the go and quick healthy food be available galore. Stop by any of these spots for a quick sandwich or a salad after a well deserved shopping spree and continue on to the rest of the city sites with your batteries recharged!

Efimero Festín- For a quick sandwich in tasty bread or a salad with many toppings, Efímero Festín is the place to go. They offer top quality gourmet products, plus they have a salad bar to pick your own veggies from, and all in a cozy Palermo style setting.  Uriarte 1411, Palermo.  4831-9867

Pain et Vin- Both a wine boutique and a bakery, this new Palermo venue is the best place to go for a white and yellow carb and cheese course with a red and purple drink to match.   Gorriti 5132, Palermo. 4832-5654.

A´ manger– Amazing cheeses and cold cuts, olives and pickles, as well as unique delicacies such as apple chutney, and all on display are what make this Palermo centered venue charming. A place to either sit and enjoy a great sandwich or to stop by for some takeaway grub on your way to the beautiful Palermo parks. Charcas 4001, Palermo. 

Baraka- This colorful and lively Palermo venue is only open during the day, and despite not serving alcohol is always full, which is a good sign. Their menu includes salads, sandwiches and dishes -such as the lamb burger- with a Middle Eastern spin. They also have a lovely terrace, which is perfect for sunny Spring days.  Gurruchaga 1450, Palermo. 4834-6427

Quimbombó– Overlooking Plaza Armenia in Palermo, this healthy restaurant offers vegetarian cuisine, fresh refreshing juices of all kinds and a lovely terrace to sit outside. Costa Rica 4652, Palermo.

5 Hot Lunch Spots in Palermo

Baraka: This colorful and lively Palermo venue is only open during the day, and despite not serving alcohol is always full, which is a good sign. Their menu includes salads, sandwiches and dishes -such as the lamb burger- with a Middle Eastern spin. They also have a lovely terrace which is perfect for sunny Spring days.  Gurruchaga 1450, Palermo, 4834-6427

Olsen: Open sandwiches (smørrebrød) made from rye bread and delicious toppings like marinated herring and roast beef with curry sauce are typical in Scandinavian cuisine, and make great lunch options. Olsen specializes in everything Scandinavian including style and serves a very broad selection of vodkas, plus, they have outdoor seating in their garden. Gorriti 5870, Palermo. 4776-7677

Bio: Those who wish to go down the organic, vegetarian and even raw path will definitely love Bio. Their menu is varied and their food delicious and light enough that you can continue sightseeing all afternoon without needing a 2-hour nap in the middle. They have outdoor seating as well and a great selection of tea and juices. Humboldt 2192, Palermo. 4774-3880

Efímero Festín: For a quick sandwich in tasty bread or a salad with many toppings, Efímero Festín is the place to go. They offer top quality gourmet products, plus they have a salad bar to pick your own veggies from, and all in a cozy Palermo style setting.  Uriarte 1411, Palermo.  4831-9867

Hernán Gipponi Restaurant: Known for its elaborate tasting menus and famous brunch, Fierro Hotel’s restaurant also offers fantastic lunch options following its usual standard of quality, creativity and amazing taste. The wine selection is also very good, and there are a few tables outside in the garden. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6820

Top Places for Picnics in BA

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Picnics are one of the many perks of nice weather, and are both enjoyable and cheap options to savour delicious nourishment in the outdoors. Now that spring is upon us, it is the perfect time to find a shady Ombú or a sunny patch of grass to sit under and dig in. Below are our favorite BA picnic spots.

In Palermo- Tres de Febrero Parks.  These emblematic Buenos Aires parks are perfect for picnics due to their ample space and shady trees. Our favorite is the Rosedal where you can sit down and watch the pedal boats whilst blooming roses surround you. Where to buy your sandwich: Voltaire Coffee and DeliAngel Justiniano Carranza 1946, Palermo.

In Recoleta- Plaza de las Naciones Unidas. The Recoleta area is also surrounded by lush parks and is a great spot for enjoying a meal outdoors. Plaza de las Naciones Unidas is a landmark in itself due to the stunning Floralis Genérica sculpture. It is surrounded by the city art museums, and close to the famous Recoleta cemetery.  Where to buy your sandwich: Tea Connection. Montevideo 1655, Recoleta.

In Puerto Madero- Reserva Ecológica. The ecological reserve behind Puerto Madero has one of the best city views and is a gorgeous spot for a picnic. Where to buy your sandwich: For the healthy Sanno Natural Temptations (Mariquita Sanchez de Thompson 367, Local 7, Puerto Madero), for the adventurous, purchase your typical choripan or bondiola sandwich at the parri-carts outside of the reserve.

In San Telmo- Parque Lezama. This beautiful park in San Telmo has a gazebo, a sculpture garden, florid jacarandas, history and a lot of green. Additionally, it is surrounded by the traditional Bar Britanico and the Russian Orthodox Church.   Where to buy your sandwich: Delivery Gourmet. Juan de Garay 319, San Telmo.

In the outskirts of the city- Martinez– The riverbed of the Rio de la Plata at the Martinez and Acasuso locations is lined with open green spaces that are perfect for a picnic. Plus, the Tren de la Costa borders it and is one of the ways of getting to Tigre. Where to buy your sandwich: Deli Club. Emilio Lamarca 391, Martinez.

Dining Picks: Efímero Festín

Palermo is scattered with restaurants big and small, and the culinary options can be dizzying with so many bistros and auteur cuisine hotspots to pick from. One that stands out, for its impeccable quality of food, superb flavors and excellent prices is Efímero Festín, a small and intimate venue that serves carefully prepared dishes at the hand of its owners Carolina Lavecchia and Marcela Croccia. For lunch, their salads and sanwiches are just right, in the afternoon, their cakes are a treat for the sweet tooth, and at dinner, more elaborate concoctions with fresh ingredients satisfy the palate. Although the menu doesn’t feature extravagant combinations, those that are looking for a cozy, comfortable place offering quality, healthy options and perfectly prepared dishes will definitely feel they have found it. Uriarte 1411, Palermo. 4831-9867