Since 1929 this bakery has been supplying sweets to the poshest part of Rambla Catalunya. Their panellets are a delicacy, but if you want to drop to your knees in delight, try their other marzipan goodies, 'ossos de sant' (literally 'holy bones') – we prefer their stronger flavours of sugar and egg. Plus it's more fun to eat something with such an ecclesiastical eschatological name.
With a special dessert or sweet for nearly every season and occasion in Barcelona, it can be hard to narrow down your search when the time comes to treat yourself. In autumn, and especially for All Saints' Day and Castanyada celebrations, the 'panellet' rules. The most traditional is a simple little ball of marzipan and pine nuts, but you'll also find them in an array of colours, shapes and flavours, from coconut and chocolate, to pumpkin shapes for Halloween, and a rainbow of fruity varieties. Every place makes them a bit differently too, so we took on the task of finding some of the best spots in town to sample panellets, traditional or experimental. These six bakeries and sweet shops will tempt you in and leave you with no regrets.