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Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".


Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.


Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.



Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.


Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.


Tag: Slow Food

(Español) Gobierno Vasco y Ayuntamiento de Bilbao presentan la temporada del bonito del norte del Golfo de Bizkaia

(Español) La iniciativa cuenta con la colaboración de la Academia de Ciencias Médicas de Bilbao, el Colegio de Veterinarios de Bizkaia y el Colegio de Médicos de Bizkaia, la Asociación Slow Food Bilbao-Bizkaia, Mercabilbao, Bilbao Zerbitzuak, y la Escuela Superior de Hostelería de Artxanda (ESHA). Read more

12 cocineros vizcaínos reciben la distinción Km.0 de Slowfood Bilbao Bizkaia

Lara Martin and Alvaro Garrido, of Restaurant Mina; Guillermo Fernandez, of Baita Gaminiz; Josemi Olazabalaga, of Aizian; Ricardo Perez, of Yandiola; Asier Elizegi, of Gaminiz; Eneko Atxa, of Azurmendi; Jabi Gartzia, of Boroa; Paul Urzay, of Paul Urzay; Edurne Martin, of Pret a Porter; Igor Ozamis, of Higher Catering School of Artxanda, and Aitor Elizegi, of Bascook are the professionals honoured by Bilbao City Council and Bilbao-Bizkaia SlowFood Association. Read more

(Español) Finaliza el 4º Curso de Slow Food ikastetxeetan

(Español) Este es el cuarto año que se ha llevado a cabo el programa ”Slow Food Ikastetxeetan-Slow Food en los centros escolares” que surge como resultado del convenio firmado entre la Concejalía de Salud y Consumo del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao y Slow Food Bilbao-Bizkaia. Read more

ALGUSTO, Saber y Sabor (Knowledge and Flavour)

2013 October 4th / 6th

Al Gusto, Saber y Sabor (Knowledge and Flavour) was born out of an agreement reached between BEC and SLOW FOOD. The aim behind the show, the only one of its kind in Spain, is to promote the philosophy that the Slow Food movement has been championing all over the world for more than 20 years now. Read more

Promotion of seasonal oily fish consumption from the Bay of Biscay

As part of its partnership with Slow Food Association Bilbao-Bizkaia has launched a campaign to promote the consumption of seasonal oily fish from the Bay of Biscay. Several activities have been planned in order to bring all these features and benefits of oily fish to citizens. Read more