The celebrated pastry chef names four destinations for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

By Elyse Inamine
August 17, 2017
Courtesy of Papabubble

If you’re Jordi Roca, there’s always room for dessert. The pastry chef is known for cerebral indulgences like edible perfume at El Celler de Can Roca, the famed Girona restaurant he runs with his brothers. Things are more straightforward at his four Rocambolesc ice creameries, now open in Barcelona. Here’s where he sates his sweet tooth in the Catalan capital.

Çukor: C/Palau 5, +34 654 266 164

This whitewashed, three-
year-old shop in the Gothic Quarter makes Roca’s guilty pleasure. 
“The marshmallows have such a silky texture and tenderness,” he says. 
“They always take me back to my childhood.”

DelaCremEnric Granados, 15, +34 930 041 093 

“The gelato is creamy, intense and technically perfect, especially the pistachio,” says Roca 
of the breezy little spot in Eixample.

PapabubbleAmple, 28, +34 932 688 625

Roca loves everything 
at the Gothic Quarter’s ultra-mod artisanal candy boutique, but his favorite hard candy is mojito-flavored. 
“It’s a surprise in the mouth—funny 
and colorful.”

Pasteleria EscribàGran Via de les Corts Catalanes 546, +34 93 454 75 35 

Run by fourth-generation pastry chef 
Christian Escribà, this Rambla sweets 
shop does more than just cakes. 
“He’s a genius,” says Roca. “His butter 
croissant is spectacular.”