The origins of the now ubiquitous churros con chocolate may still be up for debate, but there’s no arguing with the fact that this is one of the most delicious food and drink pairings (if you can even call the thick, hot chocolate a ‘drink’) in Spain. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack, these churrerías in Barcelona won’t disappoint.
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This Gràcia 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 packed, 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 rousing game of ‘UNO’ with friends or family, this is the place for you.
Tucked away in the less touristy neighborhood of Sant Andreu, but still close enough to the metro to be located easily, is one of the best-kept secrets in Barcelona: Xurreria Xocolateria Sant Andreu. Beloved by locals and all who visit, the churros and chocolate found here have been known to turn non-believers into churros’ biggest fans.
This xurreria (the Catalan word for churrería) located just north of Diagonal in the neighborhood of Gràcia, 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.
In keeping with the odd hours usually kept by churrerías, this one located on Via Laietana between Plaza Urquinaona and Plaza Jaume can be hard to catch open (either early morning or later in the afternoon). If, however, you plan it just right, you will be rewarded with some of the best and crispiest churros in Barcelona.
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