True people, amazing authentic places, delicious food, great stories… Thank you!
Head north of touristy downtown Barcelona and you’ll find the charming Village of Gracia– an authentic Barcelona neighborhood that reluctantly became a part of the big city at the turn of the last century. Gracia has managed to retain its small town charm, and is bursting with some of the city’s cutest cafés, most authentic bars and most colorful food markets. Hidden among its narrow streets you will find some of the most delicious food in Barcelona– if you know where to look! Join us on our 4-hour walking food tour and discover a side of Barcelona that few have the chance to see. You’ll learn all about local Catalan cuisine, and meet the local faces behind the food. Your expert guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Gracia, discovering places that are so off the beaten path you might not ever leave!
Book your tour to experience Barcelona through a local’s eyes. Meet the hardworking families behind your food, learn the ins and outs of Catalan cuisine, and devour some of the most delicious homemade bites in the Gracia neighborhood. For four hours of food and fun, come join us!
*Please note: Availability is more limited in August as a number of the family-run establishments we work with close for their summer vacation.
- Experience a village-like Barcelona neighborhood You’ll feel a world away from Barcelona’s busy tourist center as soon as you step into the Gracia neighborhood. This former village was only made part of Barcelona about 100 years ago– and it shows! A totally unique experience– it’s like a small town within a huge city!
- All-inclusive pricing Your tour includes all food and drink, a local English-speaking guide and 21% Spanish sales tax. The food offered is enough for breakfast and lunch and also includes three traditional alcoholic beverages– though non-alcoholic options are also available! The tour also includes our Devouring Barcelona printed guide to the best things to do (and eat!) in Barcelona.
- TEN stops! This is so much more than “just a tapas tour”. We love our evening tours, but if you’re looking for an in-depth look into Barcelona’s authentic food culture as a whole (from breakfast options, to shopping at the local market, to get your sweets fix) this is the tour for you. *Stops are subject to change based on day of week, but the amount of food on our tours is always the same!
- Family run businesses In a city that is increasingly being taken over by low-cost and chain establishments, this tour is committed to showing off and supporting exclusively family-run businesses. You’ll spend the morning enjoying Catalan hospitality as you discover the local, family-run businesses that make Gracia such a colorful place. You’ll meet owners that are extremely proud of their shops and restaurants– and you’ll try their delicious food!
- It’s so much fun! Food, wine, and a group of fellow travelers– a Devour Barcelona food tour is fun, guaranteed!
Meet the passionate families
behind the food!
Taste world famous cheese
at a locals-only market!
Learn the stories of traditional neighborhood bakers and chefs.
Discover homemade recipes passed down through the generations!
Go off the beaten path
and hang out with the locals.
Eat your way through the charming Gracia neighborhood-- come hungry!
Great question! A Devour Barcelona Food Tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the magical city of Barcelona. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Barcelona’s best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Barcelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
And the experience doesn’t finish once the tour is over. Our tours are full of invaluable insider tips and recommendations so you’ll know how (and where) to keep eating well during the rest of your stay.
In short, taking a Devour Barcelona Food Tour is like visiting a fellow foodie friend and letting them take you to their favorite spots, as well as giving you lots of tips for doing it yourself!
You’ll visit several authentic eateries, and try a variety of homemade Catalan tastes (enough for a lunch and a light breakfast too), including the the most delicious sausage sandwich paired with cava, award-winning cheeses in a traditional market, local vermouth in a hidden bodega and a truly delicious dessert made to a 100-year-old family recipe. All tastes are subject to change based on seasonality and our vendors’ holiday schedules, but we guarantee they’ll always be delicious!
Of course, you’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and Barcelona expert. Between tasting locations your guide will lead you through the winding streets, telling you stories of the culture and history of the beautiful neighborhood of Gracia.
Plus, when you book you’ll receive a link to our Devouring Barcelona mini guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll eat well before and after your tour!
The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3.5 kilometers (2.15 miles) and there is guaranteed seating at four of the stops.
Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 12 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
We currently offer the tour Tuesdays through Saturdays, except public holidays and not in August (due to the closure of most of the vendors).
The tour starts promptly at either 9:30am or 10:15am from Tues-Friday and at 10:00am on Saturdays (please check your booking confirmation email for which tour you’re on). We ask our guests to come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time in order to check in with your guide. This ensures we get off to a timely start, and that first taste doesn’t get cold!
The tour meets at Passeig de Gràcia, 108 (scroll up for a Google Map view). Arriving by Metro? Take line 3 and get off at the Diagonal metro stop (which is right beside the meeting place). When you book your tour you will receive an automated email from us with more precise meeting details.
The tour ends in Plaça de Trilla
, only a two minute walk from the Fontana metro stop (line 3).
This tour is currently adaptable for vegetarians, pescatarians and those who don’t eat either pork or beef. For vegans we don’t have a substitute at every stop, but we will ensure you’re well-fed by the end! Also, if you don’t drink alcohol we will serve you non-alcoholic drinks. We can adapt the tour for those who do not eat gluten, but the tour is not suitable for those with celiac disease (due to the risk of gluten cross-contact). Please note that there is one stop on the tour where there is no gluten-free taste. Please mark any dietary preferences when you book.
If you have another dietary requirement, or a food allergy, please email [email protected]
before you book and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you have a food allergy, we may ask you to sign a waiver at the start of the tour.
The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).
Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
Most importantly, your appetite!
Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
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