Best Churros Places Barcelona
Churros? Churros! No one can travel or stay in Spain without having nice churros with hot melted dark chocolate, regardless of the time of the day, even it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time. Especially, in the colder season, it is so idyllic and cozy to have this dessert and share with your beloved ones to warm you up and your heart as well. Our team is obviously obsessed with churros and we have collected for you the 5 Best Churros Places Barcelona.
A little story of Churros
Churros were an invention of Spanish shepherds who fried a dough made of flour, water, and salt – the same base ingredients in addition to butter and eggs for the churros we know today – as a substitute for fresh bread. The story also goes that the name for the pastry was supposedly inspired by the ridged horns of the native Churra sheep, an aesthetic which the fried treat takes after. In Spain, find churros at cafes with names like cafetería or granja – a granja was traditionally where dairy was sold – as well as snug shops specializing in churros. They’re called churrerias, or xurreria in Catalonia, like Barcelona.
And, since churros con chocolate is a common breakfast in Spain, you can bet that by 7 or 8 AM some cafes will be open for your first meal of the day. If you aren’t much of a sweet tooth or require a jolt of caffeine in the morning, you can always order a cafe con leche to pair with your churros. Spain and Barcelona itself are full of nicer and nicer churros places but we collected you the 5 Best Churros Places Barcelona.
1# Granja Dulcinea
Granja Dulcinea was born in 1941, one of the most emblematic chocolatiers of Barcelona, founded by Juan Mach and Elvira Farràs. Granja Dulcinea is located on the deservedly famous chocolate street of Barcelona, the Carrer Petritxol, this cafe has an elegantly dressed and quality staff and wonderful, thick chocolate. The place has a rustic feel to it and is very cozy especially in winter. It used to be a favorite hangout place for the amazing painter, Salvador Dali!! Come to taste the traditional hot chocolate, a wide range of teas, coffees and pastries for breakfast or a sweet snack as well in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s treasure box.
Address: Carrer de Petritxol 2, 08002 Barcelona
2# La Nena
La Nena is in our loved neighborhood of Gracia in Barcelona. This Gracia establishment boasts some of the best churros and chocolate in the neighborhood, and with shelves filled with books, cards, and board games, it attracts kids of all ages. This tiny café is always full, and has a long menu of pastries, drinks, and sandwiches, not to mention gluten-free bread for those travelers who can’t enjoy the delicious fried dough of a churro. If you’re in the mood to gulp your chocolate a la taza – in a mug – while playing a nice board game with friends or family, this is the place for you. This cafe in Gracia is a friendly hangout for friends and families, there is even a playroom in the back should you want to bring the little ones.
Address: Carrer de Ramón y Cajal, 36 08012 Barcelona
3# Granja La Pallaresa
Again, another place from the Gothic Quarter, near the Cathedral of Barcelona, in the Carrer de Petritxol. Granja La Pallaresa has opened already in 1947 and they know for sure what they are doing. This place gets very busy during peak hours, its always crowded with locals. Churros, churros…. and chocolate! This place looks like an old coffee shop and they have their special churros! The taste is very unique and strong, and their whipped cream is so consistent and good as well. Definitely a well-recommended place, but be careful because there’s usually a queue outside but the waiters are always so quick and nice!
Address: Carrer de Petritxol 11, 08002 Barcelona
4# Xurreria Trebol
This little shop is open around the clock on Saturdays, since many a partygoer loves a sweet little snack on their way home from the club. Many claim it’s one of the best churros shops in Barcelona. This xurreria located just north of Diagonal in the neighborhood of Gracia, is the perfect place for anyone longing for fried food, Spanish style. Not only are their ‘normal’ churros delicious, but they also offer churros covered in chocolate, stuffed churros, stuffed churros also covered in chocolate, croquetas, french fries, and just about everything else you can imagine.
Address: Carrer de Còrsega, 341, 08037 Barcelona
5# Churrería Laietana
Taking a bite into bliss can get noisy here with the crunchiest churros in Barcelona, but who cares when a couple can fill up for €6.00? You will be welcomed in Churrería Laietana by a really friendly service in a place near the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Besides churros, another big hit here are the porras, a Spanish pastry similar to churros but made with more flour and baking soda. Unlike churros the dough is left to rise, giving it a light and spongy texture. It goes with chocolate, cafe con leche, or even licorice liqueur. Another very popular establishment where you can get your churros for very cheap. Check their hours beforehand as they take quite a long break during the day.
Address: Via Laietana 46, 08003 Barcelona
How to make churros at home?
…After you’ll have experienced the traditional and unique churros at one of the Best Churros Places Barcelona and be inspired, you can try to make them at home. You only need the three essential ingredients such as flour, sugar and salt and your creativity. Up for Churros!