Now that the temperature is rising your body might still be at your job or studies but, in your head, you are probably already lying on the beach eating some delicious ice cream. The question is…where to get the best one? The answer might be difficult because there are so many glorious ice cream shops in Barcelona! However, we have composed a list of our top 5 ice cream shops based on taste, quality and experience. Enjoy!
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Here we go…
If you are looking for a place where you can both enjoy delicious ice creams and spend time in a nice, tranquil venue, you should definitely visit the Sirvent de Barcelona. This charming ice cream shop and gastro bar, located just next to the historical San Antoni Market, offers one of the best ice creams in Barcelona. They have a wide selection of flavours, from fruity sorbets to deeply chocolatey and sweet dairy options. You can also ask for some of their special desserts served with ice creams: coffees, milkshakes, horchata or an ice cream burger! Apart from the gorgeous desserts they also serve breakfasts, brunches and dinners. All you need in one place!
Address: Ronda Sant Pau 67, Barcelona
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:30 – 00:30
Eyescream and Friends
Not only does Eyescream and Friends serve delicious ice cream, it is also the most fun ice cream shop in all of Barcelona. It is a new brand of ice cream that was founded in 2012. Eyescream and Friends’ ‘ice cream’ is a shaved Taiwanese style ice cream made with Italian gelato and tastes like something between a sorbet and ice cream. The combination is unique but also foreign to most people as it comes with different sauces and toppings. Before the ice cream gets served, a pair of eyes is placed on top of them, which adds a bit of fun to your tasty treat!
Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 30, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 14:00 – 22:00; Sat-Sun 13:30-23:00
Vioko’s goal is to serve you exactly what you want. For lovers of new experiences, they propose unexpected flavours like violet or rose ice cream. For those who love tradition, they have creamy ice cream in flavours such as caramel and chocolate. Their slogan is: We make ice cream and chocolates because we like to. And you can definitely taste that! Vioko has over 50 different flavours of ice cream and rumour has it that, once you taste one, you will keep on coming back for more!
Address: Passeig de Joan De Borbó, 55, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 – 22:30
Gelaaati! Di Marco
In this Italian ice cream shop, they are very conscious about health. There is no use of artificial colorants in thei ice cream and it is very low in fat. They use lots of natural ingredients such as fresh milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, cocoa, nuts, pistachios and fresh fruits. So, you can enjoy your ice cream guilt free! Yum!
Address: Carrer de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona
Opening hours: Tues – Sun 10:00 – 00:00
This ice cream is simply delicious. The shop first opened its doors in 2002 and can now be found in several European countries and even in China. The owners of Amorino are two Italian childhood friends and their objective is to make the highest quality ice cream as naturally as possible with no artificial colours or flavourings. They insist on keeping a close eye on the production to be able to guarantee the highest standard of quality to all of their customers. Amorino offers you a very wide range of flavours, so you should definitely try them out!
Address: La Rambla 125, Barcelona (There are more locations in Barcelona)
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs and Sunday 11:30–12:00; Fri -Sat 11:30–13:00
Still not decided which one you want to try? Why not visit them all and let us know what you think!