Enjoy the foodie fun in Barcelona without the meat! These are the very best vegetarian food tours Barcelona has to offer.
There’s so much to see (and eat!) in Barcelona. While we might be a bit biased, we think the best way to experience the city is with a food tour! After all, what’s better than learning about one of Europe’s most beautiful cities while enjoying local food? Although Spain’s well-known for many of its meat-centric dishes, there’s still a lot of veggie-filled goodness to try! Here’s a breakdown of the best vegetarian tastes that are included on our vegetarian food tours in Barcelona.
All tour tastes and stops are subject to change based on seasonality and availability.
Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour
Calling all wine lovers! On the Evening Tapas & Wine Tour, you’ll visit the back streets of the historic Born district. You’ll experience all sides of the rich Spanish and Catalan wine culture, complete with 10 delicious local wines—some straight from the barrel!
Of course, your experience won’t be complete without delicious homemade tapas. Each handpicked pairing will prove why Spain’s wine and food are considered top-notch. Best of all, you’ll meet the friendly and passionate people who have continued their families’ culinary traditions for generations.
Some of the meatless tastes on one of our favorite vegetarian food tours in Barcelona for wine fans are:
- Traditional Catalan pa amb tomàquet
- A selection of delicious vegetarian torrades. These tasty Catalan open-faced sandwiches loaded with veggie-friendly toppings are one of the offerings at trendy wine bar Eldiset.
- Classic Spanish favorites like rich cheeses and local olives
Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
Get away from the tourist crowds and into the charming Gracia village. This is a side of Barcelona few visitors get to experience. At each locally owned stop on the Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour, the Catalan chatter of locals will remind you you that this is one of the most authentic experiences in Barcelona.
On this vegetarian food tour in Barcelona, you’ll visit a vibrant local market, a century-old bodega and more as you make your way through the picturesque streets of this gorgeous neighborhood. At the end of the experience, you’ll almost feel Catalan yourself!
Vegetarian tastes available on this off-the-beaten-path tour include:
- Three delicious varieties of Spanish extra virgin olive oil at a gourmet shop
- Escalivada, a delicious Catalan roasted vegetable salad made with locally sourced produce
- A traditional veggie-friendly dessert that’s (literally!) on fire and prepared with a recipe that dates back to the 14th century
Farm-to-Table Winery Escape
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the gorgeous Mediterranean wine region of Alella! A private chauffeur will take you from the heart of Barcelona to the picturesque village on our Farm-to-Table Winery Escape. It feels a whole world away, though it’s just 20 kilometers north of the city!
First of all, you’ll visit organic vineyards at an award-winning, family-run winery and learn about (and taste!) some of the delicious varieties produced there. After that, it’s off to a local tavern for a tasty aperitif. Finally, you’ll enjoy a delicious farm-to-table lunch with specially chosen wine pairings accompanying each of the three courses. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable experience on one of the most unique vegetarian food tours in Barcelona.
Some of the fantastic vegetarian tastes you’ll experience on this tour include:
- A selection of rich, local wines
- Crunchy potato chips accompanied by a tasty local sauce
- Seasonal vegetable-forward options for each of the three courses at lunch
Pescatarian food tours in Barcelona
We also offer several tours that, while not easily adaptable for vegetarians at this time, offer options for guests who consume seafood products but not meat. Be sure to consider joining us on a pescatarian food tour in Barcelona!
Tastes, Tapas & Traditions Tour
Get to know Barcelona like a local! Our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions Tour offers the best of both worlds. We’ll take you through Barcelona’s breathtaking historic center while off the beaten path at the same time. Experience authentic Catalan cuisine and culture at a local market, meet the families who lovingly prepare their traditional food and more.
On one of our most family-friendly pescatarian food tours in Barcelona, you’ll eat your way through this magical city just like the locals. You’ll visit nearly a dozen local gems. From one of the city’s oldest specialty food stores to a classy bodega, you’ll devour Barcelona like a local.
Some of the pescatarian tastes included on this tour include:
- Rich, tasty Catalan goat cheese from local farms
- Fideuà (paella’s noodle-and-seafood cousin!), specially prepared by our friend Carmen at Cal Papi.
- The best croissant in Barcelona, stuffed with mascarpone, at an award-winning bakery
Tapas, Taverns & History Tour
This two-in-one tour is one of the best pescatarian food tours in Barcelona for history buffs! The Tapas, Taverns & History Tour will whisk you back in time as you visit some of the city’s most noteworthy plazas and hidden streets.
Out of Barcelona’s scores of tapas bars, we’ve handpicked three of the best. You’ll sample more than a dozen homemade tapas. Along the way, you’ll learn about the many facets of Barcelona’s rich history: from the Romans to Christopher Columbus to the 1992 Olympics and more. As a result, you’ll get your fill of both history and gastronomy, and see Barcelona through local eyes throughout the rest of your trip.
In addition to a selection of drinks, including red wine straight from the porrón (one of the most fun drinking experiences you’ll ever have!), you’ll experience a variety of pescatarian-friendly tastes. These include:
- Straight-from-the-barrel vermouth, Spanish olives, and a tasty artichoke and cheese tapa
- Boquerones en vinagre. Not an anchovy fan? You will be, trust us!
- Patatas bravas in addition to a Catalan favorite: pa amb tomàquet (homemade bread topped with fresh tomato)
- Fantastic local cheeses.
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.