Barcelona Food Tour: Discover authentic Catalan gastronomy

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4 hours
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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, churros or homemade ice cream.

During the whole experience, you’ll try from 16 to 22 different food tastings, 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
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.

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If you are celebrating a special occasion with your friends, family or company. Contact us to request a private Barcelona Food Tour tailored to your needs!

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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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All the food is local and seasonal. All the recipes are tradional Catalan (regional) recipes. The wines offered are local and sourced straight from small local producers.

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Your guide will bring reusable bags and cloth napkins to avoid the use of plastic bags, and single-use napkins during the tour. We also request to the businesses we go to to reduce the amount of packaging (especially plastics) they offer to us. We pick and encourage, as much as we can, businesses that strive to reduce packaging and to follow strict recycling policies. We also offer advice on how to recycle in Barcelona.

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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).

Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
Lisa Cameron
31 August, 2018

A personal & non-touristy experience!
We always enjoy starting our trips with a food tour. It’s a fantastic way to learn about the people and culture of another country. After Googling ‘sustainable things to do in Barcelona’ we stumbled across Barcelona Slow Travel and their food tours. This was our first time travelling with our daughter (8 months) so I contacted Cristina to enquire about a private tour which she was more than happy to organise for us. On the day Cristina was a warm, friendly and knowledgable guide. She tailored the tour to suit our little family and didn’t hesitate to help amuse our daughter so we could enjoy different parts of the tour. She took us to restaurants where we ate delicious Catalan food and chatted about the history of Catalonia and Barcelona. We also went to one of the local markets where we sampled different local produce, all off of plates, glasses and napkins that Cristina had provided herself which was a nice touch. By the end we were completely full to the brim with amazing food and wine and felt like we had just spent the day with a good friend.
I would highly recommend Barcelona Slow Travel to anyone visiting Barcelona.

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