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.
Kimberly HJune 2018
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!
This tour is adaptable for...
Gluten free (not celiacs)
We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. This is a vegetarian friendly tour. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. We do not recommend this tour for vegans.
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 at 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!
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.
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.