Barcelona Food Tour: Discover authentic Catalan gastronomy

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If you’re looking to discover Catalan gastronomy and food traditions, you’ll love our Barcelona Food Tour. We’ll take you on a gastronomic journey to at least 5 stops to authentic tapas bars, market stalls and food stores unknown to most tourists and large-scale touring companies. You’ll discover one of our favorite’s local neighborhood for the most authentic food tour to be found in town.

The day will start with the Catalan version of brunch, a centuries-old breakfast traditionally had by farmers before going to work in the fields, consisting of traditional stews and delicious atypical dishes. You’ll then visit a charming local market, where gourmet food tastings and premium cava (the “Catalan champagne”) are awaiting you.

Depending on your preferences, you’ll taste Catalan cheeses, local charcuterie, different homemade delicacies of salted cod and extra-fresh seafood, purchased, cooked and served on the spot! By watching locals interact together and shop, you’ll soon learn why the market is a key point of local life, bringing people together around one of the world’s richest gastronomy.

As you walk to the next place through small off the beaten streets, you’ll discover hidden specialty food stores on the way and feel the true essence of Barcelona’s local, non-touristy neighborhoods. The next stop will be a typical bodega, which is a traditional wine shop where locals get together to have the Catalan aperitif, usually consisting of an artisanal “vermut” served with local delicacies. There, you’ll complete your food experience and try more traditional food and even get several regional wine tastings.

Finally, it will be time to go for a dessert, to be chosen depending on your tastes and appetite between traditional Catalan pastry or homemade ice cream. Optionally, we offer an extended version of this food tour ending in a gourmet local restaurant, where you’ll try fantastic modern Catalan cuisine, with premium local wines and desserts. This option is only recommended for big eaters, as the classic version of this tour is plenty for most people.

During the whole experience, you’ll try from 16 to 22 different food tastings (from 20 to 30 in the extended version), and you’ll try a wide variety of premium local drinks (cava, wines, vermut, etc…). Note that this tour is 100% focused on Catalan gastronomy and will mostly contain authentic cuisine from the region of Barcelona.

DURATION 4 hours approx.
MEETING TIME 10:00 am (This experience is offered in the morning, from Monday to Saturday, during working days. For Sundays, local holidays or evenings, another food tour can be offered, rather focusing on local gourmet restaurants. Please request if you’re interested).
MEETING POINT Gracia neighbourhood (Near the metro station Fontana (L3)
Exact address and directions released upon booking
GROUP SIZE Private experience (up to you!)
LANGUAGES English, French, Spanish and Catalan on request
INCLUDED
4-hour private guided walking Barcelona food tour, to be customized to your taste after booking
At least 5 stops with food and drinks (tapas bars, bodegas, market stalls, local food stores)
16-22 small dishes making up for a full meal
Regional, quality drinks along the way (wine, cava, vermut, etc…)
In-depth explanations of the Catalan gastronomy and culture
Vibrant and colourful local stories
NOT INCLUDED
Guide’s gratuity, always graciously accepted
EXTRAS We also offer an extended Barcelona Food Tour, for big eaters wishing to discover even more in-depth the Catalan gastronomy. In that case, the last stop for dessert would be replaced by a local, gourmet restaurant to try creative Catalan dishes with a Mediterranean twist. This stop includes fantastic gourmet dishes, premium regional wine and traditional Catalan desserts with a twist. The food tour would then last an extra 30 minutes (for a total of 4,5 hours approx.).
SUITABLE FOR Everybody (not wheelchair accessible).
ANY ALLERGIES/FOOD RESTRICTIONS? As we visit various traditional places, this food tour is not available for vegetarians or for people with a severe allergy (nut allergy, celiacs or else). We can accommodate pescetarians, lactose-free and gluten-free guests on request.

Note that all the food offered in this experience is well selected and of first quality. We make our best to stay away from any type of industrial food, focusing on artisanal and homemade products.

Do you want a private tour?

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The meeting point can be reached by walking or public transport. No additional transport is needed for the experience.

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The food is local and seasonal. Most of the recipes are tradional Catalan and Spanish recipes. The wines offered are local and sourced straight from small local producers.

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Efforts are taken to reduce the amount of waste produced during the experience (plastic bags are avoided when purchasing ingredients, packages are reused, etc…). All the plastic, glass and paper waste produced is recycled, and compost is separated from trash. Non-recycled waste for this activity is close to 0.

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This Barcelona  Food Tour supports local, family run businesses. Furthermore, the group size is restricted to small groups in order not to trouble any of the local spaces (which often happens with larger groups).

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