It’s odd, when you compare the climate of Barcelona to Berlin – you think – definitely the winner of best / most ice cream shops would go to the former. And yet. It isn’t so at all. Berlin is bursting with ice cream shops, (mostly) organic, flavourful and cheap! (They eat the most ice cream in Europe) While Barcelona…not so much. There are ice cream shops of course but nothing I would point you in the direction of.
Except for Gocce di Latte. I’ve been coming here since I first landed in the city and it is my favourite ice cream shop.
It isn’t a particularly inviting set up. Just one table that seats four inside and a bench outside. It’s always the same woman paddling out ice cream (possibly it is she who makes them). She is Italian although she lacks the associated volubility.
Pistachio, chocolate, stracciatella – all delicious and superior to what you can find around town. Sometimes there are kookier flavours. I had banana and peanuts a few days ago – which: yum. Lemon with chili, couldn’t taste the chili but thank goodness that for once it tasted of lemon and not syrup.
My oldest daughter is a fan and that is saying a lot.
(There is a really nice article from the blog www.sobremesainspain.com which explains a lot more about the shop and the people who own it)
See this and more addresses on my Foodie in Barcelona Map
Gocce di Latte
Pla de Palau, 4,
08003 El Born
Gocce di latte on Facebook – www.facebook.com/heladeriagoccedilatte
Lauren H. says
Hi Suzan – thanks much for the link to my Spanish food site! Love that you’ve been able to dive into BCN and pick up the food scene coverage : )~ Well my husband and I circle through Catalonia again we’ll get in touch.
Hi Lauren – Sure, I would like that.
I love this place! They have probably the best and really unique flavors. I think I had the one with dates and curcuma – I can’t remember now, but it was superb.
Have you been to Sante Gelato (in Carrer Rosselló, close to Paseo de Sant Joan) – they have the most amazing goat cheese and fig ice-cream 🙂
I haven’t had that but I am sure it was delicious. I haven’t been to Sante Gelato but I recently made a goats cheese cheesecake which was pretty dreamy. Will try it. Thanks!