Bread is one of those comfort foods that most people can’t seem to resist. Even more so in Barcelona, where bread with every meal is a way of life. That said, here are 10 spots where you can find some of the tastiest, most delicious bread in Barcelona, approved by the locals!
1. Baluard Barceloneta
Baluard Barceloneta sets the standard for bread in the city, no doubt about it. The locals line up before the bakery even opens to get their hands on this bread, made from organic flour. There’s a wide variety of baguettes, bars and loaves to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the Pa Barceloneta or the Pa de Pagès, a must for those who love sourdough. Be sure to check out the array of pastries and sweet treats, too!
Address: Carrer del Baluard, 38
Crustó is consistently ranked among the top bakeries for bread in Barcelona. The dough is fermented for at least 18 hours, nice and slow, following traditional French methods. The result is crusty sourdough bread with incredible taste and texture. Every kind of bread is made from top-quality ingredients, which results in top-quality taste. Crustó also offers a wonderful selection of pastries, sandwiches, and salads to enjoy.
Address: Carrer de València, 246
Origo came into fruition due to to the endless interest and efforts of its founder, a former Google employee who quit his job to learn about all things bread. After learning the tricks of the trade, he opened his own bakery that specializes in using organic, local, sustainable ingredients. If you’re looking for healthy but still flavorful bread in Barcelona, Origo is where it’s at.
Address: Carrer de Milà i Fontanals, 9
4. Forn del Passeig
Forn del Passeig is a bit of a neighborhood secret since it’s off the tourist track in the Sant Andreu district. The locals know that this award-winning bakery is a neighborhood treasure, and has been since 1964. In 2017, the bakery’s most popular loaf, the sourdough pa de pagès, won the title of best Catalan pa de pagès. While the bread is divine, the chocolate croissants and cakes are also phenomenal and worth a mention.
Address: Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 140
Cloudstreet is a wonderful example of how classic traditions and modern twists can come together to great something fantastic. This bakery features recipes and ingredients that have been used for generations, but pushes the limits on conventional bread making. Their variety of breads and baked goods is quite diverse, some of which you’ll find in restaurants across the city!
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 112
6. Forn Mistral
There is always a line at Forn Mistral, so don’t be discouraged if you have to wait a bit to get your hands on their delicious bread. The first thing that hits you when you walk in is the irresistible aroma of fresh baked goods, including baguettes and loaves of crusty bread, croissants, and more. Sweet or savory, Forn Mistral does it all.
Address: Carrer de Torres i Amat, 7
Cruixent, or crunchy in Catalan, is a trendy bakery in Poblenou that makes their bread as healthy as possible. Using slow fermentation, natural ingredients, and no additives, this bread is the real deal. Try any one of their wide varieties, including breads make from different flours like spelt, whole wheat, multigrain, and more.
Address: Carrer de Pujades, 173
8. Elias Boulanger
Elias Boulanger has been a Barcelona tradition since 1932. Their sourdough put them on the map, but over time this bakery has built up quite a repertoire when it comes to breads. The cream of the crop, however, remains the Grand Cuvee, a sourdough that’s fermented for up to 72 hours. Elias Boulanger now has several locations across the city, making it easy to get amazing bread in Barcelona.
Address: Av. d’Icària, 151
9. La Fabrique
Over in Poble Sec, La Fabrique is creating come of the best carb wonders in the neighborhood. Local, sustainable ingredients are the foundation for delicious bread, paired with a passion for baking. La Fabrique is noted for their exceptional crust on each loaf of bread. Note that this bakery closes by the early afternoon, so get in line in the morning to pick up a loaf of goodness.
Address: Carrer de Radas, 35
10. Yellow Bakery
Head on over to Yellow Bakery to get some seriously good bread right in the heart of Barcelona. The owner learned the art of making sourdough in Australia and brought his knowledge to Barcelona to set up shop and create tasty bread delights. Try a crusty loaf of sourdough, a delicious baguette, or even a sandwich made on the house bread.
Address: Carrer del Regomir, 4
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