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Local produce In Argelès-sur-Mer

Local produce in Argelès-sur-Mer: the good taste of the South

In Argelès-sur-Mer, gastronomy smells of the South of France. From colorful market stalls to passionate producers’ estates, local produce has a strong character. Local gems? Homemade fig jam, sun-kissed vegetables and orange blossom fritters. We dare you not to succumb!

Menja i calla ! Enjoy our specialties with your eyes closed 🍋

Whether in the heart of the village or overlooking the Mediterranean, Argelès-sur-Mer’s specialties are sure to please any table. Fresh, colorful and (well) spicy, our local products have more than one trick up their sleeve to enhance your dishes, from breakfast to dinner!

In Argelès-sur-Mer, we love to start the day on a sweet note with a good slice of bras de Vénus. At lunchtime, it’s best to opt for a bullinada in a seafront restaurant. Mussels, cockles, clams: a good shot of minerals, and we’re off for the day. For a snack, we munch on a few bunyetes, before treating ourselves to a bouillabaisse for dinner. Extra glass of Banyuls please!

*Eat and shut up!

 Late risers beware!

Do you always arrive at the market at the last minute? Don’t worry! In season, the Argelès-sur-Mer night market takes place every evening on the Pins parking lot, and every Friday evening on the port. The perfect opportunity to fill your tote-bag with local produce just after your afternoon lazing around. So, how’s life (in the South)?

Take out the baskets: our gourmet markets in Argelès-sur-Mer 🧺

Want to fill your basket the local way? Whether in the heart of the village or by the beach, Argelès-sur-Mer is full of markets where you can stock up on local produce. Sunny vegetables, freshly picked mushrooms or seasonal fruit… You’ll find it all at traditional and local markets!

Looking for quality, ready-prepared products? Our farmers’ markets have just what you’re looking for. Homemade jams, tapenade or sweets to enjoy on the go… These are the ingredients for a successful trip to the market. And don’t forget to make a detour to the port and its direct fish market. The chef’s tip to get you hooked!

Wine, sun and relaxation: oenology in and around Argelès-sur-Mer 🍷

In Argelès-sur-Mer, we love to end a good dinner on a tangy note. From Muscat to Banyuls, wine flows like water throughout the region. Vineyards, producers’ estates and wine cellars: the Roussillon plain is home to a host of passionate winemakers. Are you a wine lover? From Château Valmy to Maison Albera, via Domaine du Mas Cristine, Argelès-sur-Mer has what it takes to seduce you.

Fancy a playful visit? At Domaine Saint-Thomas, plunge into the world of wine and discover all its secrets. Crushing, pressing, settling: you’ll go from vineyard to bottling in no time. The key? Wine tasting and a wine bar. In moderation, of course!

 To cook an escalivada, you need...

⬜️ 2 or 3 eggplants

⬜️ 3 large peppers

⬜️ A few ripe tomatoes

⬜️ Onion

⬜️ A little garlic

⬜️ Olive oil

Catalan gastronomy, a cultural heritage 🥘

Mediterranean flavors, generous quantities and comforting dishes… That’s what Argelès-sur-Mer gastronomy is all about. Straight from Catalonia, it brings color and freshness to your plate. The must-try Catalan dish? Cargolada! A true institution, this dish based on snails grilled with herbs can be found on every restaurant table in Argelès-sur-Mer. Sun terrace option!

In winter, we love a good ollada dish. Typically Catalan, this stew made with pork, barley, cabbage and seasonings has a way of warming your heart… and your stomach! And for meat lovers, a plate of boles de picolat should do the trick. Enjoy!

*Bon appétit

Did you know?

The name “ollada” or “ouillade” comes from the large pot in which the dish is prepared. The expression “ouillade!” is also used in the Pyrénées-Orientales to refer to a fight, particularly on rugby pitches.

All you need to know about local produce in Argelès-sur-Mer

  • Where is Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Argelès-sur-Mer is located in south-eastern France, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department. It is close to Perpignan and Collioure.

  • What local produce can you find in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    The town of Argelès-sur-Mer is bursting with gourmet nuggets. Fresh fruit, organic vegetables, mushrooms harvested in the area or typical drinks… There are plenty of local products waiting to be tasted at the markets or at our local producers’ estates.

    Here are just a few of the local produce to be found in Argelès-sur-Mer:

    • Fig jam
    • Olive oil
    • Tapenade
    • Wine (Banyuls, Muscat, Côtes du Roussillon)
    • Citrus liqueur
    • Freshly caught fish
    • Seasonal fruits and vegetables (apricots, zucchini, leeks, cherries, etc.)
  • What markets are there in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Argelès-sur-Mer has a total of 5 markets. There are :

    • The traditional market
    • Farmers’ market
    • Local and organic markets
    • Craft market
    • The night market
    • Direct fish sales
    1. What culinary specialities are on offer in Argelès-sur-Mer?

      Argelès-sur-Mer’s gastronomy is first and foremost a distinctly Catalan cuisine, rich in vegetables and Mediterranean flavors. From bullinada to ollada and bunyetes, the region is bursting with traditional Roussillon Catalan specialties.

      Here are just a few examples:

      • Ollada
      • Bullinada
      • Escalivada
      • Catalan-style chicken
      • Catalan cream
      • Wine (Banyuls, Muscat, Côtes du Roussillon)
      • Arm of Venus
    2. Can you do wine tourism in Argelès-sur-Mer?

      Argelès-sur-Mer may not be renowned for its wine tourism, but it’s close to some of the great vineyards of the Roussillon plain. From Collioure to Banyuls-sur-Mer, wine lovers will be delighted to explore Argelès-sur-Mer’s surroundings! Note that some of the town’s estates, such as Château Valmy and Domaine Saint-Thomas, offer tours to learn more about wine and wine-making.