Eyescream and Friends
This cool little ice cream shop is minutes away from the beach and sells monster looking treats. Quite literally putting eyes on (ice)cream. When buying a portion you get to also choose two lots of toppings and the ice cream comes in a bowl big enough to fill up any appetite. From what I remember I think the prices were around €4 for the ice cream and €2.50 for a lollipop.
Location: Passeig Don Joan Borbó Comte, 30, 08003
This place was my absolute favourite find of the whole trip. The windows are stuffed with beautiful fresh doughnuts and krönuts (halfway between a croissant and doughnut) filled with every flavour you can imagine. I was torn between nutella or passionfruit and pistachio, but in the end opted for a nutella krönut. It was so damn good that I’m still craving another one even now. Inside the shop are tons of tasty treats that had I been on my own would have kept me in there for hours.
Location: Carrer del Carme, 3, 08001
I didn’t have chance to pop inside but wanted to feature this place anyway as after having a quick google I found out that it’s filled with macaroons and chocolates, along with fancy ice cream.
Location: Passeig Don Joan Borbó Comte Barcelona, 55, 08003
Another trendy food joint based along the main strip before you get to the beach is Las Fritas, where you can buy a load of chips with pretty much any sauce and toppings that you fancy. I went for a medium sized cone with aioli and fried padron peppers which were absolutely yummy.
Location: Passeig Don Joan Borbó Comte Barcelona, 12, 08003
Also another wonderful looking restaurant that I didn’t have time to pop into but have heard great things about. There are endless amounts of tapas dishes and cocktails on the menu and they are pretty much always full which is the best sign.
Location: Carrer de Còrsega, 343, 08037
On our first night in Barcelona we ended up in one of the greatest bars I’ve ever been in, it was lively even on a Monday night and had the most hilarious bar staff who made it their duty to make sure everyone made new friends in the bar. If you’re out drinking in Barcelona then you simply have to go here, their mojitos are particularly tasty too.
Location: La Rambla, 116
A few things I’d recommend ordering when you are out and about are cava sangria, fried padron peppers and of course give tapas a go too.