Top 5 bakeries in Barcelona

Food and Drink, Shopping on July 17, 2010 12:13 pm
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A new wave of traditional eco bakeries are opening up, changing the face of stale sticks flopped and hung behind counters everywhere.

Oh-Barcelona went in search of bread that is crafted and not mass produced. We have put together a list of the top 5 bakeries in Barcelona.

Most of these bakeries are located quite centrally so an apartment near Plaça Catalunya would be perfect for cake lovers.

Bakeries Barcelona

 

 

Reykjavik Barcelona

Hidden away in the Raval behind the bustle that is the Rambla is this gem of an Organic Bakery. Created by Nelson and his partner Gudrún-Margrét, making it part Icelandic and hence the name, it uses only organic ingredients, with each one being picked from the finest parts of Spain, ranging from Lleida to Alicante, Asturias and Albacet. For those interested in a bit of DIY bread, the ingredients can even be purchased in-store.

The secret ingredient?…SpeltKamut…the bakery’s philosophy is to go back to the start, using an ancient type of wheat which is easier to digest, with a fuller, richer and chewier taste. Be prepared to cough up some dough here though, as prices are rather expensive.

Walking in there is a complete contrast to the screams of children leaving the nearby school. There’s a queue of about 5 people, it’s quiet, and everyone is focused on the pastries behind the counter. Reykjavik seems to be a really relaxed space.

Reykjavik Bakery Barcelona

 

Specialty: A yummy Poppy seed loaf and unique Walnut bread

Prices: A simple loaf of Spelt bread can go for €6.74 At the fancier end of the scale the Sun-dried tomato loaf with Emmentaler Cheese can go for €7.92

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 9:30 pm.

Address: (RAVAL) Doctor Dou, 12 OR(GRÀCIA) Asturies, 20, 08001

Nearest Metro: Catalunyametro

Tel: (+34) 93 30 20 921

 

 

 

Forn Mistral

This bakery was born in 1977 to the Bertran family, over five generations, again. The bakery uses traditional wood-fired ovens and plenty of organic breads; Be prepared to queue for a while. Forn Mistral is the ideal spot to take your self away from the shove of the city and indulge in some well priced quality goodies, comparatively cheaper than other bakeries.

Forn Mistral Bakery

 

Speciality: Ensaimada canvassing and you can now even get them delivered to your door!

Prices: Ensaimada canvassing can go from 11€ – 23€

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Address: Ronda Sant Antoni, 96 – Torres i Amat, 7

Nearest Metro: Universitatclip_image001[4]

Tel: (+34) 93 301 80 37

 

Escriba

Located on the Rambla and 104 years old. This may be the most uniquely insane bakery on this list. With a range of tasty pastries, exploding cakes, jewellery made entirely of sweets and their website is enough to spur anyone’s curiosity. This bakery is ideal for gift buying, everything is packaged well, and the shop on the Rambla is great if you’re a tourist, as its art nouveau influences shine through. Escriba also have another store in Gran Via which may be a better pit-stop if you want to escape the crowds.

Escriba Cupcakes Barcelona

Speciality: Famous for its impressive sugar rings

Prices: From 7-10€

Address: (The prettier of the stores)

Rambla de les Flors, 83

08002 Barcelona

OR La Gran Via

Gran Via, 546

08011 Barcelona

Nearest Metro: Liceuclip_image001[5]

Tel: Rambla Store: (+34) 933016027 Gran Via Store: (+34) 934547535

 

Turris

Located in Aribau. Turris is run by the experienced baker, Xavier Barriga who takes his bread seriously. What’s unique about Turris is this bakery uses 100% natural processes as well as natural ingredients. Be prepared to pay for quality here, and the shop can also get fairly busy.

 

 

 

Turris Bakery Barcelona

Address: Carrer d’Aribau, 158, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Tel:+34 932 17 96 06 ‎

Nearest Metro: Diagonal metro metro

 

 

Balaurd

French-style bakery with baguettes, croissants and the like. This bakery uses traditional Catalan techniques and is pretty simple and honest. Again, expect to queue, however while you do, you can enjoy watching the bakers at work; “Many of their wheat flours are organically cultivated and the salt used in the baking of some breads is even sourced from the Atlantic” (Barcelona unlike)

Bakery Barcelona

 

Speciality: Seeded croissants, double-fudge brownies and Pa de Fruits Secs (bread with dried fruit)

Opening Hours: open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Address: Baluard Barceloneta

c / Baluarte, 38 to 40

08003 Barcelona

Nearest Metro: Barceloneta clip_image001

Tel: 932211208

 

<h5>Alternative Bakeries</h5>

The following is a list of alternative bakeries, that we also recommend taking a visit to:

Paul International

C/Creu Coberta, 77

08014 – Barcelona

Calle Via Augusta, 280

08017 -Barcelona Augusta

Calle Rosellon, 235

08008 – Barcelona Rosellon

Calle Valencia, 287

08009 – Barcelona Valencia

Crusto -

Calle Valencia 246

Tel: +34 934 870 551

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 8:00 am – 21.00 Sun: 9:00 am – 14.00

Les Petits Plaisirs

Passeig Taulat, 224 08019 – Barcelona

Tel: +34 933085297

Forn Fortino

Travessera de Gracia 145, Barcelona

Tel: +34 932 373 873

Forn d’en Pere

Saints 326, 08028 Barcelona

Tel: +34 934 401 436

A map of bakeries we also recommend in Barcelona!


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8 Comments

  1. Samantha says:

    Hi,

    I just wanted to let you know that’s a great article, that you wrote.

    So which bakery do you prefer?

    Greetz,

    Sammmm

    • admin says:

      Hola! :D

      Thanks alot, haha I would have to say Escriba, purely because they do exploding cakes, what about yours? Any other bakeries you would recommend?

      Greetz,

      Rochelle

  2. Geoff says:

    Nice article ! i miss soooo much french bread !! do you know where can i have some? :-) Thanks

    • admin says:

      Why thank you Geoff! I love sooo much french bread too! :) Baluard in Barceloneta is amazing for baguettes, I would recommend it! Enjoy :D

  3. jinkie says:

    thank you so much for sharing this! now, it’s easier for us to find a great place to have a snack once we are in barcelona

  4. Domson says:

    HEY,
    amazin’ article! Never had so much appetite for pastries or baguette, by the way this bread border seems pretty crusty!!!
    Have a good one!

    • admin says:

      Hey Dom-son!

      Why thank you, if you need anymore info about any of the bakeries in Barcelona, I’d be happy to help! Have a good one!