If I am going to eat something that isn’t healthy, I want it to be worth it. The following places all fit that description (in moderation of course). Here are my favorite gelato places in Barcelona:
Located in Eixample (near a bunch of other great places for food and drink), Delacrem serves up some high quality gelato. They serve their gelato out of covered containers as opposed to being displayed out in the open, which tends to be a sign of higher quality gelato. They will serve some excellent and unusual seasonal flavors. In the fall I had sweet potato and honey gelato paired with cinnamon apple gelato, and it was absolutely delicious. It is my favorite place to get gelato in Barcelona, and they have now also opened a second location in the city.
Gelaaati di Marco:
I had a good feeling about Gelaaati di Marco when I noticed the staff speaking Italian, and I wasn’t disappointed. They serve a bunch of tasty gelato flavors as well as other tasty Italian treats. Another perk of Gelaaati di Marco is they are open until midnight every night, so it is a great place to grab dessert after a late Catalonian dinner. Typically you will need to pay prior to getting served, so you will need to decide if you want any premium flavors or toppings, then pay, then order the flavors you want.
Swiit Ice Cream:
Like Gelaaati di Marco, Swiit (pronounced “sweet” in Catalan and in Spanish) is located in the Gothic Quarter. Also like Gelaaati di Marco, Swiit also sells absolutely delicious gelato. However, they are only open Tuesday to Sunday from 1-7pm. That being said, if you can stop by while there are open I would highly recommend it.
With locations in the Gothic Quarter and the Raval neighborhood, OGGI (which is an acronym for “Officina Gelato Gusto Italiano” and also means “today” in Italian) is another great gelato place. Like the places mentioned above, they use high quality ingredients to make excellent, authentic gelato. They also are an option for after dinner dessert, as they are open noon to midnight every night in the Gothic Quarter and are open till midnight Tuesdays to Saturdays in Raval. Their gelato is even Pope Francis approved.
Amorino has locations in a handful of cities throughout Europe, and they have three locations in Barcelona. They serve tasty gelato that is shaped into a gelato “flower.” They are also very easy to get to with locations on La Rambla and in the Arenas Mall (the old bull fighting ring) at Placa Espanya.
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