A close friend is planning a trip to Spain, and asked me to share some information on Barcelona. We were there in July 2014 and I still feel like I am carrying a bit of the Barcelona vibe with me. The shoes I purchased there certainly help, but that is another story.
I was excited to visit Barcelona for the shopping, tapas and architecture, but I was fully unprepared for all of the amazing Barcelona pastry shops. Here is a quick peak at two of them.
The first pastry shop we spotted was Pasteleria Escriba; it is located right along the famous La Rambla and next to the incredible La Boqueria market. I am not usually a big fan of overly touristy restaurants/cafes, but I recognized the name and we stopped in – wow! They even have a take away window serving Crema Catalana (similar to crème brûlée). A takeaway window on La Rambla and a pastry shop in Barcelona since 1906….A dream come true? Located at Rambla de les Flors, 83.
The second pastry encounter was Chök the Chocolate Kitchen. We essentially walked right up to Chök because it is located at the end of an alley near where we were staying. What a sight! It didn’t matter that we had just finished a massive breakfast – we were going in. Believe me, they have something for everyone. Located at Carrer del Carme, 3.
I would love to hear about your favorite pasty shops.