Gracia Neighborhood Food Tour
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.
- 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 neighborhood 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!
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!!
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.
STOP-BY-STOPStart 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.
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.
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!
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Far from the tourist hub, Gracia is full of quiet narrow streets, beautiful squares and lots of multi-generational family-run businesses!