Monday, May 2, 2011

La Granja and Xurreria, Barcelona Spain

Our first visit to Barcelona we had some trouble finding authentic churros. We had read a great little piece on Barcelona Food Girl but after wandering up and down the little Banys Nous several times, it was clear both places were taking an Easter break. On our return, we are eager to hunt them down ... The Banys Nous was then alive, and all the shops were open. We first spotted the Xurreria with piles of fried goodness in the window.


So the deal is, you buy a paper bag full of churros, which are sold by weight. A few euros gets us enough for 2. Then you head next door into La Granja, or the Milk Bar, where they are more-than happy for you to bring in your churros and open on the table. They have an extensive drink menu, so there is bound to be something for everyone. Coffees, liquers, tisanes, tea and of course the hot chocolates.


We both choose a Xocolata Picant. It is thick, rich and spiced with chili and cinamon. We dip the churros into our cups, the sugar that has been sprinkled on the giving a beautiful contrast against the lick of heat from the chili's...

The tiled walls, bright paint, marble tabletops and friendly staff make this a place we could easily spend a lot of time. It might just be a good thing they were closed for the Easter holidays...

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Banys Nous
Carrer dels Banys Nous, 3
08002 Barcelona, Spain
933 437 994

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Aubrey said...

Another must try I think! Thanks for posting photos of the exteriors, that will definitely help this dis-oriented American. I can taste the cinnamon sugar and chocolate already!

Kat and Kim said...

Definitely the best churros we found in Bacelona. The shop is easy to miss if it is closed, but it's a great place to stop by for a wee afternoon pick-me-up.
Enjoy your trip