Top Choice Cosmetics in El Raval

Les Topettes

It's a sign of the times that such a chic little temple to soap and perfume can exist in El Raval. The items in Les Topettes' collection have been picked for their designs as much as for the products themselves, and…
Food in El Raval


Set inside an old chocolate-maker's, with original wooden shelving and stained glass, Chök now specialises in all things sweet, but especially doughnuts. These come in a huge array of colours and flavours, but there…
Arts & Crafts in El Raval


Over 400 products, including a Mexican skull rattle, robot moon explorer from China and recycled plastic zebras from South Africa, are to be found in this colourful shop, which sources its items from Mexico, India, …
Fashion & Accessories in El Raval

Holala! Plaza

Backing on to Carrer de Valldonzella, where it boasts an exhibition space (Gallery) for temporary art displays, this Ibiza import is inspired by that island’s long-established (and somewhat commercialised) hippie tr…
Coffee in El Raval

La Portorriqueña

Coffee beans from around the world, freshly ground before your eyes, have been the winning formula in this store since 1902. It also offers all sorts of chocolate goodies. The street it's on is good for little old-f…
Arts & Crafts in El Raval


Artist Teresa Rosa Aguayo runs this textile workshop in the heart of the artsy bit of El Raval. You can join courses at the loom, admire some of the rugs and other works that Teresa has created, and, of course, buy …
Food in El Raval

Joan La Llar del Pernil

This stall in the Mercat de la Boqueria sells some of the best ham and charcuterie in the city, much of which is sliced and presented in little cones as a snack.