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Takeaways

Takeaways in Orihuela are not very numerous, but this shortfall is made up with the excellent choice of traditional tapas bars. Orihuela is predominantly a Spanish city which explains the lack of takeaways. Spaniards are not very fond of what they regard as junk food. Their diet consists of mainly fresh Mediterranean fruit and vegetables, locally sourced meat and fish, and of course tasty yet healthy olive oil. When eating on the go they would far prefer to make a brief stop in one or two bars and enjoy a home cooked choice of tapas rather than eat mass produced takeaways.

Takeaways In Orihuela

Telepizza – One takeaway the Spanish do like is pizza. Telepizza is a chain of restaurants and takeaways similar to Domino's that have many branches throughout Spain. They are located on Plaza San Sebastián and offer the usual selection of pizzas and side dishes. As the name suggests, Telepizza have a fast and efficient delivery service and cater for birthdays and special occasions.

Bunkish Burger & Kumrubar – Located on Pje. Pepe Baldo, this place serves a selection of dishes to takeaway or eat in. Choices include burgers, kebabs, chicken and salads. Their chips and sides such as onion rings are very tasty. On this same road you will find a further kebab shop, pizzeria and Carlo's rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chicken vans and takeaways are a popular choice in Spain. This is the healthiest method of roasting chicken as all the excess fat drips onto the trays.

Cafetería Samoa – This is one of the oldest cafe's in Orihuela, and as all true cafes should, they offer a bit of everything. Visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and tapas. They are famous for their delicious fresh salads, especially their Russian salad. Samoa is located on Av. Duque Tamames. If visiting with kids, there's a fun children's amusement centre nearby.

La Colegiala Bakery – Follow your nose and you will find this place on Av. de España. Yes, the smell of fresh baked bread and cakes will set your tummy rumbling. Arguably the best bakery in the city, they also do sweet and savoury pastries and some meals such as their tasty moussaka.

Heladería Ramos – A lovely selection of home made sweets and ice creams tempt the taste buds here. In fact, its location on Plaza Nueva is a really good area to visit if you have a sweet tooth. Next door is a delightful pastry shop and further down the road is Dulce Sabor Crepería.

Shopping

Shopping in Orihuela is a pleasurable experience, with many shady squares and plazas to sit for a while and rest aching feet. Being a predominantly Spanish working city, many locals still visit traditional specialist shops for certain items.
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