Even though it’s swimsuit season, sometimes you just have to indulge yourself and give in to your sweet tooth. Life is too short, right? In Barcelona there are many options for getting your sugar fix, but here are some tried and true pastry shops in which you can enjoy something sweet and delicious.
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When you walk into Chök you will be hit with the mouth-watering scent of chocolate and then you will feast your eyes on an overwhelming display of doughnuts and pastries. You can find this unique pastry shop in two different locations in the center of Barcelona, one on Carrer del Carme and another on Carrer Ramalleres. The speciality at this bakery is their doughnuts, unlike any other that you will find in the city. There is a huge variety of chocolate covered-doughnuts with toppings like coconut, pistachio, and classic sprinkles. You can also find a wide array of chocolatey treats like cupcakes, cookies, and even chocolate-covered potato chips!
Address: Carrer del Carme, 3.
In one of Barcelona’s most iconic neighborhoods, Eixample, you will find a little Italian bakery called Il Forno. Many people choose their short-term rentals in this area when they stay in Barcelona because of its proximity to the Sagrada Família and Hospital Sant Pau. Here you will find traditional Italian treats like cookies and cannolis, just to name a few. Their cakes, notably the cheesecake, is known to be exceptionally delicious. You must stop at this pastry shop if you’re looking for something a little different than the typical Spanish desserts. Il Forno also serves up breakfast treats like warm croissants and napolitanas. Stop in and start your day right!
Address: Carrer de Lepant, 338.
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La Pastisseria Barcelona
On Carrer Aragó you will find La Pastisseria Barcelona, known for its delicious gourmet cakes. Walking in this bakery feels almost like everything is on display and just waiting for you to try. You can order a cake for a special occasion such as celebrating a romantic getaway or anniversary, or you can stop in the bakery to get a slice of what’s available. You can order a coffee or tea and munch on a slice of cake, or perhaps a gourmet cookie or chocolate creation. Whatever you order is sure to be a delight for your taste buds as everything is made fresh and with care, since the master chef is constantly thinking of new ideas to bring to the table.
Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 228.
Lukumás is another unique bakery in Barcelona where you can try fun, international pastries. The word lukumás is Greek for “doughnut,” as this shop was the conception of a Greek couple in the 90s. Since then this bakery has been churning out artisanal doughnuts and pastries while staying true to its Greek roots. All of the pastries pair nicely with their coffee that’s brewed in house, or if you’re feeling especially decadent you can dip your doughnut in a cup of melted chocolate. Be prepared to wait, though! It’s not unusual for the line to be long as people wait to get their hands on these tasty treats. It’ll all be worth it as soon as you sink your teeth into the sugary goodness!
Address: Carrer de Valldonzella, 36.