This is a must for people who love sweets and even if you don’t have a big sweet-tooth, you should at least try it. Four generations of artisans from Jijona have made this product using the best marcona almonds and rosemary honey. The turrón is so good that it even has an official Designation of Origen. They have two stores in Alicante, both on Alfonso el Sabio Ave.
We came to spend the day in Alicante and I was dying to try some of these high-level sweets. So, we walked under the scorching sun for a few kilometers until we finally reached Torreblanca. It’s a pretty cute place. The second we entered, we were overwhelmed with tarts, which aren’t “made” so much as they are “designed.” The woman at the counter was very friendly and explained all the little works of sugary art.
Right then and there we ate a tartlet for 3€ which we thoroughly enjoyed. You really notice the quality.
The street known as Basques or Wines Street is actually called Calle Santo Domingo, and stands out above the Aurrera Group .... and especially The Tapería. I usually go there to dinner because more than a tapas bar it is a restaurant that at first seems expensive for its exquisite decor but then you can eat a la carte for a great price. Highly recommended!
The Supersano is an organic supermarket that opened near where I work and it was recommended by my colleagues. To convince me, they told me they had a shelf of Japanese products. The place was pleasantly surprising. Regardless of the fact that they are an organic food store, they have lots of very appetizing products that are difficult to find in a regular supermarket. When I went, I found the Japanese section and, at first, I didn't know what to choose. I took some shitake mushrooms, miso soup, instant ramen noodles, rice vinegar and wasabi. It also had very nice packaging. I also bought some fries, corn snacks and a loaf of freshly made bread ... of course, organic. Prices are more expensive than a regular supermarket.
If you like salted fish, make your way to Santa Pola on a Saturday and stop by the fish market at the port. You'll find lots of small stalls selling a variety of oftentimes homemade salt fish covering everyting from mackerel to dogfish to the lovely octopus you can see in the picture. If you're looking to really try authentic local food, the Mercado Central and fish market are your best bet.