Go off-the-beaten-path and into Barcelona’s undiscovered Gracia neighborhood on this insider's Barcelona food tour!
Spend the morning like a local away from the tourist crowds, as you explore quirky Gracia, taste local specialties at family-run shops, and meet the chefs and owners. This tour is perfect for getting a true glimpse at a daily life, as you discover the lesser known hidden corners of Barcelona.
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Includes:10 delicious tastes at 8 neighborhood establishments in Barcelona's most off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Enough for lunch.
A fun off-the-beaten-path food & culture tour through Barcelona’s vibrant Gracia neighborhood
Visits to Barcelona’s unique owner-operated specialty shops, delis, and tapas bars-- we support small businesses through this tour
Traditional mid morning snack with the locals while sipping on sparkling Spanish cava
Classic Spanish aperitif at a century-old bodega always filled with locals
Barcelona’s emblematic dessert (a recipe dating back to 14th century!) to end on a high note
An insider's look at a traditional neighborhood food market that most visitors never see!
The Gracia neighborhood is a little off the tourist track, but offers a whole lot of eating experiences. The highlight for us was a visit to a bodega for vermut, where we were serenaded by a bar regular. Paulina was warmly welcomed at each place we went and gave us a glimpse into the life of a real Barcelona neighborhood. We enjoyed the Devour experience so much that we signed up for a tapas tour in Granada a few days later!
We had a wonderful time with Veronica exploring the Gracia neighborhood and sampling many tasty tapas. This was a great way to learn about this traditional Catalan neighborhood and its culture and food. Through this tour, we visited many local establishments we otherwise would have never visited. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and eat!
Andrew SMay 2018
Had an excellent tour of the Gracia neighbourhood sampling some of its many little cafes. Victoria, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made the tour one to remember! The tour allowed us to sample food and see parts of Barcelona I'd have never have thought to venture out to. Thoroughly recommended!!
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.
What to Expect on Your Tour
Head a bit north of the city center, and you’ll find an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood few visitors see. The Village of Gracia is full of some of the city’s best food! Join us to wander the streets of this charming neighborhood and get a look at local daily life! From starting the morning off with a bang (and a bubbly glass of cava), to learning the ins-and-outs of Spanish cuisine and meeting locals all along the way, this is the perfect experience for anyone who wants to wander outside the city center.
Start your morning off with the neighborhood’s best hot chocolate and the homemade local pastry we dip inside!
Visit a family run deli that specializes in Spain’s greatest delicacy—jamón! Watch as it’s sliced right before your eyes by a master carver! You’ll enjoy melt-in-your-mouth Iberian ham here.
Get a glimpse of daily life in an off-the-beaten-track local market, where you'll learn about Spain's traditional market culture and visit two market stalls to sample local cheeses and olives.
Now time for another snack-- a bubbly glass of cava and a traditional Catalan sandwich at a family-run Gracia café, where you’ll learn all about champagne’s long-lost cousin.
Next up it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif at a family-run bodega with a glass of vermouth. This stop wouldn’t be complete with a few favorite bar snacks, so you’ll also taste locally cured Spanish sausage, and homemade chips.
Now it’s time to visit a traditional local shop specializing in home-cooked Spanish food! You’ll taste a roasted vegetable salad called escalivada and a hearty meatball and chickpea stew.
Last but not least, it’s time to end on a sweet note! You’ll visit one of the few remaining family-run pastry shops, where you’ll enjoy coffee or tea, and a Catalan pastry created almost a century ago!
And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local.
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 Barcelona 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 all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just 1 person.
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.