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!

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: 12 delicious tastes at 6 neighbourhood establishments in Barcelona's most off-the-beaten-path neighbourhood. Enough for breakfast & lunch.
SMALL GROUP: Maximum 12 guests
TIMES: 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am
DURATION: 3.5 Hours

What's Included

  • 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!

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • 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

You'll Drink

  • Sparkling Spanish cava (for breakfast!)
  • Vermouth wine with the locals
  • Coffee or tea
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    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

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    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-STOP

    Start 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.

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    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

    Meeting point Passeig de Gracia
    Places we'll visit Gracia

    Far from the tourist hub, Gracia is full of quiet narrow streets, beautiful squares and lots of multi-generational family-run businesses!

    Ending point Near Metro Fontana
    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.
    The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3.5kms/2.15miles
    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.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    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.

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