best gelato/ice cream in barcelona
I'm posting for a friend who is making the trip in about 2 weeks. Are there any can't miss gelato or ice cream stores in the city? Places with homemade goods and exciting flavors, perhaps?
I can't recommend any particulars, but I always stay away from the usuals and pick a flavor that either I can't translate, or have not seen before. Never disappointed!
try Dino´s, several outposts including a nice one in BArceloneta. Chocolate and pistachio are great, roquefort is unusual but fun!
For something more "old school," try Farga. They have several outlets, but the one on Diagonal right off Paseo de Gracia is great.
Was just in barcelona last weekend...and had some gelato at Gelateria Toscana (or something like that) ...it's in the Born area, on a corner near Santa Maria del Mar church..they make good, proper gelato. But there are millions of heladerias-gelaterias in Barcelona. You will have no trouble finding one.
A couple of others in Barrio Gotico (from my notes) are Pagliotta on Calle Jaume 1, and Gelaaati on Calle Llibreteria 7.
I can't say enough good things about Tomo II. Two branches in the Barri Gótic, but the one I recommend is set off a modest, quiet plaza in Gràcia. You'll need a map but the address for the Gràcia branch is:
Vic, 2 // 08006 BARCELONA
Their medium will feed you and your friend for 3.5 euros, and you can choose up to three flavors. My favorites are cafe, banana and strawberry, but they're all great. Highly recommended.
I think in particular if you're looking for the most "home made" ice cream. The first thing that pops into my head is Bodevici, where all the ingredients are natural, (cows milk and natural fruits).
On the opposite end of the spectrum are Belgious that serve loads of weird (and probably artificial :P) flavours like grills prawns.