More than many cities in Spain, Barcelona is a melting pot. Influenced over the years by cultures from within Spain and beyond, the dishes that we consider traditional today weren't always part of Barcelona's story. But without them the city wouldn't be the same. On this tour, we'll explore a mix of traditional businesses and the ones that are writing that story today, while we discover the real Barcelona through its food.
- Take an insider tour of a market that's always packed with locals (unlike the Boqueria!)
- Learn—by tasting!—how Barcelona's current traditional dishes came to be.
- See the local side of two essential Barcelona neighborhoods: el Born and Barceloneta.
- Try paella in one of Barcelona's most iconic spots, and learn to spot an authentic paella!
- Explore the bakeries, bodegas and food shops that are the heart of central Barcelona.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Expert local culinary guide
Food tastings (enough for breakfast & lunch)
Our Devouring Barcelona guide, packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city
Small group tour (maximum 12 guests)
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 99
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Not recommended for vegans or vegetarians
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Available for pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Non-eating children under 5 years old do not require a ticket
Our top priority is to keep our guests, guides and tour partners safe.
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Tours require a minimum of just two people to operate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
In between delicous food stops explore the Born neighborhood. One of Barcelona's most iconic, we know it's on your list to visit anyway—best to do it with an expert. Your guide will share our favorite neighborhood haunts and stories with you.
Admission Ticket Free
Mercat Santa Caterina
Start your morning at the Santa Caterina Market, a local favorite where the stalls have been family-run institutions for decades! You’ll weave in and out of locals doing their shopping as you learn about their daily customs and traditions.
Admission Ticket Free
While in the market stop to sample a variety of local Spanish cheese.
Admission Ticket Included
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
As you are exploring the Born neighbourhood stop see this Catalan Gothic church.
Admission Ticket Free
Explore Barcelona's famous fisherman's neighbourhood where your guide will highlight some of the neighborhood's most interesting corners.
Admission Ticket Free
Wonderful introduction to Barcelona
Excellent introduction to different foods, and neighborhood areas, in Barcelona. The small group size made it easy to keep up with our guide, who was a great mentor about Barcelona’s history and its food traditions. We stopped at several places during the tour for food samples and for drinks, so while there was a lot of walking, it was a well-designed itinerary that included rest time and time to enjoy the food and the sights. Highly recommend taking this tour, esp. at start of a visit to the city as we did, having arrived only the day before.
Great tour ! Highly recommend ! Fun and a good pace!
Miranda J, 23-09-2022
Our tour guide was amazing! We had a small group and everything was well organized ! Highly recommend ! Our tour guide took us to different parts of town and explained the culture and the history of everything we went ! You could tell she was very passionate about her country ! We were able to get seated everywhere quickly but did not feel rushed ! It was a great tour! She was able to tell us about the history, point out local spots, and make future recommendations. We also tried some local seasonal favorites that I wouldn’t have otherwise tried ! I would highly recommend !
Excellent tour and great experience
We had a great tour with Valentina! We had a group of about 10 people. We met at the Santa Catarina market and started our visit inside the market. We had some wonderful ham and cheese there. There were several other stops, and Valentina explained things well and dropped tidbits of other information along the way. We had plenty to eat, and actually, were too full to finish the paella we got at the end. This ended up being one of our favorite days on the trip, and we wish we could have taken the tour earlier. The tour wasn't offered on Saturday or Sunday (we got to BCN on Saturday), so we took the tour on Monday. I recommend taking the tour as soon as you can because you learn about the city, and you get great recommendations about food and where to eat while in Barcelona. We like to do food tours when we can, and I was quite pleased with this one. I felt it was worth the money spent.
Must do tour
Excellent tour. Valentina was a friendly, knowledgeable guide, her interaction with the guests made it very enjoyable.
We enjoyed learning about the area and took far more away from the experience than we expected.
Food and drinks were exactly as described and there was plenty for everyone.
Recommend the food tour
Our tour guide Dominic was very knowledgeable about the food, culture and history. We ate some amazing food. Definitely worth it.
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