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.