Down by the quaint neighborhood of Gràcia, one of the city’s most beautiful districts, stands a great place devoted to fried foods: Xurreria Trebol. From doughnuts to French fries to, of course, churros, you'll find that this place knows a thing or two about serving fine fried foods. Though you'll likely come here mostly for their churros—which come stuffed and covered in sweet melted chocolate—it's even better to have a whole entire meal here. Order their French fries first and see just how unique the Catalonians do this classic snack. And after you've finished them all, then order the churros. The sudden change from salty to sweet will electrify your taste buds!
At Xurreria Dels Banys Nous, sometimes, you never know what you're gonna get. In it that these simple churros place off of El Gotico stuffed their churros with all sorts of sweet stuff. With one bite, you just might find your mouth filled with Nutella goodness. But another bite of a different churro will let you taste some sweet cream made from scratch. Most of the time, churros just come in their roll with now filling inside. It's mostly here where you can find such a variation and tantalize your mouth with all the sweetness that they serve!
Oriol Balaguer is one of the finest chocolate connoisseurs and pastry chefs in the world. So much so that his many sweet spaces in and around Barcelona have become some of the most visited hotspots in the Catalan city. But there's one, in particular, that's worth checking out if you're craving some churros and chocolate. His 'La Xocolateria' off on Carrer de la Fusina serves some of his finest hot chocolates ever. They don't just come in your standard milk chocolate. They also come in dark, white, and so much more too. Dip their finely fried churro into a cup and you'll understand why Mr. Balaguer is so revered for his chocolates!
If you traveled to or moved to Barcelona with your kids, treat them to La Nena! This is the quintessential xurreria for kids, complete with games and books to keep them entertained as they chomp on their delicious churros. Not to mention the sweet hot chocolate drinks they'll down on to complete the sensation. Though a tiny establishment on the corner of Carrer Ramon y Cajal 36, the place has since risen in popularity in the past few years. More and more families, both local and from abroad, have discovered this gem and continue to here to get their fix of the classic Spanish treat.
Opened in 1947, Ganja La Pallaresa is as classic as you can get! It's arguably the most famous spot on this list and for good reason! The churros they serve here is probably what their moms and their abuelitas before them used to make. Fried to perfection to achieve that soft crispy texture, they serve the quintessential churros here in this decades-old establishment. And the way they serve them is just as classic. Paired with a cup of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, it's just like eating the churros during the 1950s and 60s. Of course, you can always twist the treat anyway you like as well.
The Ganja Dulcinea on Carrer Petritxol has been around since 1941. It's one of the oldest chocolate hotspots on this list and there's a good reason as to why. Out of all the chocolatiers that have come and gone in this famous city, this sweet spot near the Gothic Quarter has served some of the finest hot chocolate ever. Theirs is not overly sweet not overly bitter. It's just right and provides that mouth-watering flavor perfect for your sugar-dusted churro to dip. No wonder even legendary artist Salvador Dali was said to have been a huge fan and patron of this place!
There are two reasons the Fon D'en Pau on Carrer de Calabria 23 has become quite the hotspot for churros-loving locals and tourists in Barcelona. Firstly, it's one of those perfect places for breakfast, what with their fine selection of coffees. The way they make their espressos here is out of this world! There still serve some classic hot chocolate here to go with your churros, but perhaps try them with their delectable coffees for a different taste. Secondly, for the younger people out there, the WiFi here is extremely fast. And this quite noteworthy in such a traditional city like Barcelona!
If you want a special twist with your churros, look no further than Comaxurros on Carrer de Muntaner. The masterminds behind this new hotspot, Marc Muñoz & Lluís Estrada Canal, have modernized the classic Spanish treats for locals and tourists alike. Sure, they still serve up the classic 'churros with hot chocolate' combo, but they also serve them with ice cream, Nutella, fruits, and other delicious dishes. Here, eating churros is all about the experience, not just the tradition. It's one of those places where the old meets the new in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Up for some of the crunchiest churros in Barcelona? There's no place better for you than Churrería Laietana! Here, they fry their treat so intensely that what they come up with is the crunchiest roll you will ever bite on. Every bit will be a sensation, not just in your mouth, but to your ears as well. You'll sound as if you're eating popcorn or a bag of chips. But nope, you're actually munching on some of the most unique churros in Barcelona. Possibly in the world even! Paired with an affordable price tag, it's a must-try for anyone visiting Barcelona!
Craving for something sweet while you're in Barcelona? The best answer for that is to buy some churros with some hot chocolate. It's a classic treat that locals and tourists alike should have at least once when they're in the beautiful Catalan city!