Top chocolate shops in BarcelonaGastronomy 13/09/2023
“Eating chocolate can have an important influence on mood, usually leading to an increase in pleasant sensations and a reduction in tension” - Peter Rogers, Ph.D., Institute of Food Research.
In 1995 and to pay tribute to the British writer Roald Dahl and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" the idea arose to dedicate September 13 to celebrate the benefits of chocolate. Curiously, that date coincides with the birth of the founder and owner of the Hershey Company.
Chocolate comes from the seed of the cocoa tree, common in tropical American countries, such as Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
What are the benefits of chocolate?
It is highly nutritious if the percentage of the tablet is largely pure cocoa.
Improves blood flow and regulates blood pressure.
Helps avoid excess free radicals.
Raises good cholesterol in the blood.
Improves brain functions.
Balances the body of women during menstruation.
Helps protect the body from sun damage.
The culture of chocolate has always been very present in the very identity of Barcelona. And there cannot be anything more typical and optical than having a good chocolate and churros on Petritxol Street.
For this reason, we want to help you discover those places in Barcelona where you are going to drink or buy quality chocolate and can enjoy the benefits and flavors of this gastronomic wonder. Establishments where you can enjoy excellent hot chocolate but also other forms such as cakes, churros, smoothies... Are you ready to enjoy?
C/ de Provença, 269
Chocolate Amatller was founded in 1797 in El Born, in the heart of Barcelona, by Gabriel Amatller and today it is one of the oldest active chocolate brands in Europe. For almost 225 years, Chocolate Amatller has preserved its heritage through generations and has reflected its modernist origins in its wide range of products.
CHOCOLAT FACTORY RAMBLA
C/ de Valencia, 268
Excellent chocolate shop
Carrer de les Caputxes, 10
Modern cafe-pastry shop, with creative cakes, chocolates and other sweets.
THE CHOCOLATE BABY
C/ de Ramón y Cajal, 36
Farm - Chocolate Shop - Bar - Cafeteria - Obrador - Creperia - Churreria
LA XOCOLATERIA BY ORIOL BALAGUER
Plaça de Sant Gregori Taumaturg, 2
Sweets and chocolates created by a renowned pastry chef in a sophisticated pastry shop with catering service.
CHURRERIA J. ARGILES
Carrer Marina corner. Meridian
Argilés is one of the most iconic churrerías in Barcelona, as well as one of the few that keeps its pans hot 24 hours a day. Famous for its quality and for deserving a special place in the last video clip of Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro together.
THE SELECT OF CHURROS
Plaça Sagrada Família, 26
Innovative sweet and savory churros in a modest café with a terrace.
M. VIADER FARM
C/ d'en Xuclà, 4
1870s cafe serving coffee and ice cream, plus traditional sandwiches, sweets and desserts.
C/ de Còrsega, 341
Store specializing in churros that serves traditional and creative variants of this typical sweet.
Special mention to the chocolate shops on Petritxol street:
C/ de Petritxol, 17
From Porto to the world, Chocolataria Equador's artisanal chocolate surprises with its variety of flavors and textures, in combinations that range from the most classic to the most exotic, including more purist ones designed for those looking for the original flavor of cocoa.
C/ de Petritxol, 2
Swiss, ensaimadas and hot chocolate in a classic traditional café with old wooden tables.
C/ de Petritxol, 11
Chocolate shop serving coffees, desserts, churros with hot chocolate and chocolate cookies and cakes.
LA PALLARESSA FARM
C/ de Petritxol, 11
Cozy cafe serving crunchy sugar-coated churros, cups of thick chocolate to dip them in, and pastries.
I'm sure we've made it difficult for you. Tell us which one or which ones you prefer.