An ice cream in summer sounds good, very good, a nice companion to a hot afternoon stroll in Barcelona. September marks the return to normality, we´re already back in the Monday to Friday routine, living the weekends like it´s still summer, as an extension of the month of August.
These are the 5 ice cream parlours that are absolute musts if you are visiting Barcelona or, if you are lucky enough to live here, it´s also a good list to visit and revisit ice cream. Jot them down and you will enjoy the best ice cream in the city, just like a native.
An authentic Italian ice cream parlour, whose strong point lies, as its name suggests, in its creaminess. Their specialty is seasonal ice cream, the menu varies depending on the time of year and the available raw materials, you can find fruit flavors, the classic nut flavors or some varieties of sorbetto.
C/ Enric Granados, 15 – 08007
We´re referring to the famous ice cream parlour of the younger brother of the Celler de Can Roca, you won´t find traditional flavors here, quite the opposite, it´s the perfect place for the bravest among us opting for unexpected flavors. We recommend trying the Panets (briox with toppings) and the Bamboleques (almonds with pralines). Its intriguing decoration is one reason more to visit it.
C / La rambla, 51 – 08002
Gocce di Latte
You immediately sense that the product is made with love and passion, Gocce di Latte is an ice cream parlour that offers different and exquisite flavors with alternatives for those who are intolerant to gluten or vegan. The biggest addicts recommend not missing out on the pistachio…delicious. They take care of the decoration and service down to the tiniest detail.
C / Pla de Palau, 4 – 08003
An emblem of the city, this parlour opened its doors more than a hundred years ago, in 1912, and was the first of the entire neighborhood. Apart from the best horchata in Barcelona, you can find ice creams, slushies and turrones (nougat) in winter. Even if you are celiac, you too will be able to lick your lips!
C / Rambla del Poblenou, 44 – 08005
The vegans are in luck, Bodevici is an ice cream parlour whose motto is “ecological pleasures”. All its products are made with organic food, respectful of nature and animal welfare, containing no chemical additives, dyes, or preservatives. The ice creams with the best conscience are in the neighborhood of Gracia.
C / Torrijos, 21 – 08012