Spain has a serious sweet tooth. These are some 
of the most traditional bakeries and the pastries for which they’re famous.

Miquel Gonzalez

Here's where to go to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

José Andrés
August 17, 2017

Spain has a serious sweet tooth. These are some 
of the most traditional bakeries and the pastries for which they’re famous.

Camilo de BlasCalle Jovellanos, 7, Oviedo, Asturias; +34 985 21 18 51

Get the carbayones, 
an Asturian confection invented here that’s filled with egg yolk, almonds, sugar and liquor, 
with a lemon-syrup crust. 

Can SalemCarrer del Laberint, 16, Algaida, Illes Balears; +34 971 66 50 10

You must try the ensaïmada, a typical pastry enriched with pork fat. (011-34-971-665-010).


Casa el MachoCalle la Campera, 9, Selaya, Cantabria; +34 942 59 02 19

Famed for the Sobao Pasiego, simple cakes made with butter, eggs and sugar.

ComaxurrosCarrer de Muntaner, 562, Barcelona; +34 934 17 10 53

The very best churros in the country!

Sobrina de las TrejasPlaza de España número 3, Medina-Sidonia, Cádiz; +34 956 41 03 10

You see the Arab influence with alfajores and amarguillos.

Pastisseria Lis: Carrer de la Riera Alta, 19, Barcelona; +34 934 42 58 38

Before there were Cronuts, there were xuixos. I once bought 50 of 
them for Chris Martin and the guys from Coldplay.