Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
Meet the chefs & owners of specialty food shops in an undiscovered neighborhood away from the tourist crowds on this acclaimed Barcelona food tour!
- Traditional breakfast with the locals while sipping on sparkling Spanish cava
- Bustling market visit to meet the vendors and taste the products they’ve specialized in for years
- Crash course in extra virgin olive oil with an eye-opening tasting at a gourmet shop
- 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 an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood that most visitors never see!
We did the Gracia neighborhood tour and truly enjoyed every second of being with Raquel. I cannot say enough about how phenomenal this experience was for us and how it changed the course of the rest of our days in Barcelona. Raquel is a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable on everything Barcelona—history, culture, politics andMegan Z of course food!
We took the Gracia neighborhood tour with Raquel as our tour guide. It was very informative (history, culture, food knowledge) and delicious food the entire way. It definitely well worth the fee. I highly recommend this particular tour as it is a part of the city that most people probably wouldn't venture into themselves—very authentic look into Catalan food, people and lifestyle.
Unbelievable Food Tour of Gràcia. Our guide, Raquel, was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the neighborhood, of Catalonia, and of the food we ate. The tour included an unbelievable seven stops for food. I cannot recommend this tour and Raquel highly enough if you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path "eat like a local" food tour!
- Traditional Catalan grilled sausage
- Award-winning local cheeses
- Cured meats, including Iberian ham (the best of the best!)
- Homemade pastries with a story
- Spanish extra virgin olive oils
- Pan con tomate (make your own!)
- Traditional tapas like chorizo and lacón
- "Escalivada" roasted vegetable salad
- Homemade meatball and bean stew
- The world's most delicious sauce-- salsa romesco
- A twist on the famous Crema Catalana
- Sparkling Spanish cava (for breakfast!)
- Vermouth wine with the locals
- Coffee or tea
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 extra virgin olive oil and meeting locals all along the way, this is the perfect experience for anyone who wants to wander outside the city center.
STOP-BY-STOPStart your morning off with with a bubbly glass of cava and a traditional Catalan breakfast at a family-run Gracia café, where you’ll learn all about champagne’s long-lost cousin.
Next it’s time to pop into the local market, where you’ll meet locals who are experts in what they sell! First up is cured Spanish jamón—we’ll put you to the test when you try two types.
Then you’ll meet the local who started working at her parents’ cheese stall when she was just 12! You’ll taste three different types of cheese, including an award-winning manchego!
After the market, it’s time to visit to a gorgeous olive oil shop, where you’ll get the scoop on Spanish extra virgin olive oil and taste three of the very best.
Now it’s time for a surprising story and a delicious sweet to match. Gracia has traditionally always welcomed immigrants, and that’s why this local opened up his pastry shop 30 years ago after visiting Barcelona on holiday!
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, pickled anchovies and the emblematic pan con tomate! You’ll even get to try your hand at making this Catalán staple!
Now it’s time to visit a traditional local shop specializing in takeaway 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.
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
Map Your Tour
Far from the tourist hub, Gracia is full of quiet narrow streets, beautiful squares and lots of multi-generational family-run businesses!