When the summer days get too hot to handle, there is one thing sure to be the perfect treat:
In a city known for its gastronomy, there are an abundance of amazing shops offering the perfect dessert for every type of sweet tooth. Whether you like cones or cups, chocolate or fruity flavors, be sure to check out some of our favorite places along the way.
And who knows, maybe go back for seconds… or thirds?
Here are Barcelona’s best ice cream stores:
Pure, honest, organic ice cream! This shop whips up bold, authentic flavors with a slightly thicker texture than normal. This is because of the lack of artificial and sugary additives that are found in other ice creams. The company behind this treat is super ecologically friendly, and is part of a network of sustainable businesses throughout Cataluña that encourages healthy mind, body and spirit.
Carrer de Torrijos, 21
Gelaaati di Marco
This Italian gelateria is filled with innovative and rousing flavors like avocado, chili chocolate and pear. Located in the gothic quarter, this little slice of heaven is well known for being a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. You can also sit in the bar and have a coffee. Marco lets you taste as many flavors as you want, however choosing one is sure to be the hardest part of your visit.
Carrer de la Llibreteria, 7
With 3 shops across Barcelona, there is no excuse not to try Amorino! There are Amorinos across the globe in China and NYC, too. As much of an art as it is a dessert, this gelato shop creates beautiful cones in the shape of roses. Be sure to have your camera ready for pictures. The intimate presentation is one thing, but let’s not forget about the taste. Each cone is full of rich, creamy goodness. Just be sure to eat it before it melts!
La Rambla, 125
This authentic ice cream shop produces some of the friendliest ice cream around, suitable for celiacs, vegans and those looking to snack on a low fat dessert. The store’s owner, Massimo Pignata prepares each flavor, assuring it is creamy and natural the way it was meant to be. These ice creams are top class, each step of the production process carefully and diligently carried out, from the selection of ingredients to the final freezing. Located in the comfortable and relaxing street of Enrique Granados, feel free to stroll by and enjoy this treat or their wonderful selection of brownies and cakes.
Carrer d’Enric Granados, 15
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Travel tip shared by Erin Ball
Photos courtesy of Amorino, TheCutureTri, Bodevici, Gelaaati di Marco