Start the day off with a bang, sipping on cava, the traditional sparkling wine of Spain, with the locals
Visit the colorful neighborhood market to see, touch, taste and smell the wonderful local produce of Barcelona and Catalonia
Debunk the myths behind extra virigin olive oil on an expert, crash-course tasting at a gorgeous gourmet shop
Mingle with the locals as you sip on a traditional Barcelona aperitif at a century-old tavern
Taste the emblematic dessert of Barcelona, whose recipe dates back to the 14th century
Bite into "la bomba", Barcelona's anarchist-inspired tapa
Botifarra, the traditional pork sausage of Catalonia
A selection award-winning Spanish cheeses
Cured meats, including famous acorn-fed black-hoof Iberian ham
A soulful surprise pastry
Three award-winning extra virigin olive oils
City's best spicy "bomba" beef and potato croquet
Make-your-own pan con tomate
Locally-cured pork sausage
Traditional roasted vegetables
Homemade meatball stew
Century-old custard pastry
Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain
Spanish vermouth aperitif
Local beer or wine
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
Gluten free (not celiacs)
We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease.
Explore Barcelona's most off-the-beaten-path neighbourhood, the beautiful Vila de Gràcia
Learn from an expert how to make the emblematic pan con tomate (bread with tomato) - and do it yourself!
All tasting stops are family-run - you'll meet the wonderful owners at each!
What to Expect on Your Tour
Head north of touristy downtown Barcelona and you’ll find the charming Village of Gracia– an authentic and hidden 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. Tucked away along its narrow streets you will find some of the most delicious food in Barcelona– if you know where to look! So what makes Gracia so special? During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Barcelona experienced a massive growth, tearing down its city walls and expanding far outside the old historical city. As it grew, it began to swallow up the outlying villages surrounding it, including that of Gracia. But Gracia never lost its strong sense of identity, and to this day it still feels like its very own quiet village, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Barcelona. As you explore the charming streets of Gracia, you’ll pop in and out of tucked-away family run eateries– many passed down over several generations– to taste their homemade specialties. You’ll meet the people who call Gracia home, and hear the stories behind their family-run businesses, from centuries-old pastry shops to traditional Catalan restaurants and more. And your expert English-speaking guide will give you all the insider’s information along the way, from the culture of eating and drinking in Spain to the history behind each dish you try. Between bites you’ll walk through some of Gracia’s most emblematic squares, visiting the old town hall (designed by Antonio Gaudi’s right-hand man!) and diving into the rich cultural heritage of this region of Spain. Learn all about the quirky traditions of Catalonia, and if you’re lucky, experience some firsthand on tour, from neighborhood piromaniacs to giant dancing dolls! As with all Devour Barcelona food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! So join us to get off the beaten path and discover the truly authentic side of Barcelona!
Far from the tourist hub, Gracia is full of quiet narrow streets, beautiful squares and lots of multi-generational family-run businesses!
Ending pointNear Metro Fontana
This is so much more than a food tour as it provides information on the city, it's history and connects you with locals
Devour Barcelona's 4-hour tour introduces you not only to the foods and beverages of Catalan, but also to the fierce pride in deeply-rooted cultural traditions as lived by today's neighborhood inhabitants.
Mary Corder HJan 2017
The Gracia tour was truly a highlight of our entire trip to Spain! We loved getting out of the touristy neighborhoods to spend time in such an old, authentic village.
Great question! A Devour Barcelona food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible 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 Bracelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
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.
Families love getting a true taste of Barcelona together on this tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens, and your guide will bring a fun worksheet full of games and puzzles for younger kids to complete during the tour. We also offer child and teen pricing. We look forward to having your family along!
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.
Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.