Tastes & Traditions of Barcelona Food Tour
Join our Barcelona food tour and taste your way through El Born and La Barceloneta, two of Barcelona's must-see neighborhoods!
- A non-touristy food lover's discovery of the secrets of the medieval Born and beachside Barceloneta neighborhoods
- Barcelona's most delicious homemade seafood paella (Barcelona´s style) with wine at a hidden gem
- An insider's tour of the vibrant Santa Caterina Market, a far cry from the overcrowded Boqueria
- Barcelona's best Iberian ham and gourmet cheeses at family-run market stalls
- Behind-the-scenes look and tastes at one of Barcelona's oldest specialty food shops, opened 1851!
- The chance to learn about local tapas culture over wine in a beloved local Catalan bodega
I have done many food tours in different countries and this by far was the best one I've ever done! Our tour guide, Paulina, was amazing and shared so much information and knowledge with us along the tour. The food spots were true gems that we would have never found on our own and the food was amazing! You won't regret taking this tour! Thanks again Paulina!
Fantastic tour. Our tour guide, Jaume, was brilliant—fun, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is conducted at the perfect pace with plenty of stops. It may seem expensive but it really is well worth it, you get plenty of food and drink and you get taken to places you would never know about. Would highly recommend this tour.
We knew nothing about the food in Spain and now we are a walking book of knowledge thanks to Victoria!!! She was not only super friendly and warm but very knowledgeable. Our final stop was a quaint restaurant where we had olives, wine and PAELLA!!!! So delicious. Thank you so much for making our first visit to Spain an unforgettable one! We will be back!
What to Expect on Your Tour
Discover two of Barcelona’s most charming neighborhoods—the medieval Born district and the fishermen’s quarter Barceloneta—while popping in and out of family-run shops! Too many visitors simply skim the city’s surface, so let one of our expert guides lead you off the tourist track and right into Barcelona’s winding medieval lanes and fascinating history! Not only will you delve into the traditions of two Barcelona neighborhoods, but you’ll taste the best the city has to offer while meeting the locals behind it all!
Start your morning off with a coffee and traditional "xuixo", a beautiful deep-fried pastry filled with crema catalana and covered in crystallized sugar.
Next, you’ll be whisked away to the local Santa Caterina Market—a far cry from the busy Boquería! You’ll weave in and out of locals doing their shopping as you learn about their daily customs and traditions. Along the way, you’ll make two stops to try 3 types of delicious Spanish cheese, followed by cured meats, including jamón ibérico!
Then you’re off to one of Barcelona’s oldest specialty shops—one of the last of its kind, in fact! You’ll taste three of the shop’s specialties, as well as discover a little hidden secret in the back!
After a morning of exploring (and tasting your way through!) the Born district, it’s time to head towards the fishermen’s district of Barceloneta! Along the way, your expert guide will highlight some of Barcelona’s most interesting corners.
After the short walk, it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif! You’ll head to a local bodega, where you’ll enjoy a glass of vermouth and a pre-lunch nibble as you learn about why places like these were the original Catalan tapas bars!. Before heading to the last stop for lunch, you will get to try the famous "bomba" of Barcelona with a glass of cava!
To finish off, it’s time for a traditional Spanish lunch! You’ll visit a tucked-away restaurant in the fishermen’s district to enjoy some of the best homemade seafood paella in town, alongside fantastic local wine!
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
Explore two of the city's most historic and emblematic neighborhoods, the medieval Born and the fishermen's district of Barceloneta.