Chocolate makers of Barcelona: travel in the land of cocoa
All aboard for your delicious voyage in the land of Barcelona chocolate makers. Get ready to melt!
Chocolate manufacturing has always been very important in Barcelona. After all, it is in the ports of this city that the boats loaded with cocoa from the New World used to arrive. Let’s discover together the most mouth watering master chocolate makers of Barcelona…
The best value: Casa Vives
Founded in 1895, Casa Vives is a bakery and chocolate shop owned by the same family for generations. The chocolates are made from very high quality products and you can taste the difference!
Personally, I melted for the catanies, little almond balls covered in white chocolate and rolled in cocoa…A real discovery! The citrus chocolates are also well worth a try.
- Why? For the quality of their products
- Where? There are two Casa Vives boutiques in Barcelona: One at Sants, 74, the other on the Rambla Catalunya, 58.
- When? Sants: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8:45pm. Rambla Catalunya: Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm.
The most typical: Fargas
Tucked away in a little 100-year old boutique in the Gothic district, Fargas is not lacking in charm. As soon as you walk into this little shop you are greeted by a delicious aroma of chocolate. Inside the regulars and locals know exactly what they want from the old wooden display racks in the window.
Fargas also specialises in chocolate sculptures and you can even see some in the shop, which is a pretty nice little extra!
- Why? For its charm
- When? Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 8:30pm
- Where? Carrer del Pi 16, Gothic (metro: Liceu, L3)
The most mythical: Escribà
We spoke in our article about iconic Barcelona shops around the Ramblas: Escribà is one of Barcelona’s oldest symbols and its modernist decor is absolutely magnificent.
Escribà chocolates are quite original with some in vanilla or crème brûlée flavours, but our favourite is the delicious toffee chocolate.
- Why? For its modernist charm.
- Where? Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm
- Where? Rambla de les flors 83, Raval (metro: Liceu, L3)
The most original: Chök
What we love about Chök is that you won’t just find chocolate there but also lots of coca-covered treats. To find out more abut this pretty little boutique, head to our article Chök Barcelona: a love letter to chocolate.
- Why? For its quirky side
- When? Monday to Sunday 8am to 9pm
- Where? Carme 3, Raval (metro: Liceu, L3)
The most varied: Cacao Sampaka
If you have an adventurous soul and you love trying new flavours then take a look around Cacao Sampaka. This innovative chocolate maker of course offers classic chocolates but it’s also bursting with extravagant flavours: lemon-ginger, basil or even parmesan! And also a huge selection of liqueur chocolates.
- Why? For its originality
- When? Monday to Saturday 9am to 8:30pm
- Where? Consell de Cent 292, Eixample Esquerra (metro: Passeig de Gràcia, L2, L3, L4)
- We strongly recommend the chocolate truffles at La Campana, a 19th Century boutique that you can read about in our article on Where to buy good handmade turron in Barcelona?
- The little macadamia nut chocolates at Bubó are to die for.
- If you prefer your chocolate in liquid form, we also have a list of the best places for hot chocolate in Barcelona!
- If you like to mix your pleasures, a visit to the cafeteria of the Casa Amatller is a must. This Art Nouveau masterpiece is absolutely unmissable!
- Finally, to find out everything you could possibly want to know about cocoa, take a look around the chocolate museum.
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Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?