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Barcelona: Secret Food Tour

1. Barcelona: Secret Food Tour

Firstly, your local Barcelonian guide will take you to a little family cafe where you will try a homemade typical Spanish breakfast: Churros and hot chocolate. Some tiny streets later, you will have the chance to taste and see the diversity of gastronomy in the local Market Hall, where you will taste sumptious Spanish and Catalan cheeses and the famous Iberian Ham (jamón). Along the way, your guide will teach you some great knowledge about both the history and the gastronomy to enhance the whole experience. Have fun and try to drink from a Porrón (you will find out on the day).  You will understand the influence of other cultures in Spanish dishes in one of the most emblematic shops of the city, which  has also been a  master roaster since 1851. Learn the real origins of tapas and try some delicious items in a family restaurant with some wine. Get closer to the Meditéranean sea by sitting around a table and drinking fresh sangria and authentic paëlla, in one of the most picturesque places in the city. Finally, look out at the sea and finish this great adventure close to the beach for a friendship toast with Cava wine.  There will also be a delicious secret dish to look forward to!

Barcelona: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

2. Barcelona: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Barcelona's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Pintxos, Churros & Chocolate and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Hospital de Santa Creu, Comte Borrell and Santa María del Pi, plus other remarkable spots in between stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Markets Walking Tour: La Boquería, Tastings and More

3. Markets Walking Tour: La Boquería, Tastings and More

Begin your tour at the Boqueria Market, rated one of the top food markets in the world. You’ll be amazed at the sheer variety and quantity of fresh and prepared food available here. As your guide leads you through the patterned walkways, you’ll learn about Catalan food traditions and taste some of the most popular flavors of turrón, a sweet nougat confection. Exiting the Boqueria Market, you will find yourself at the scenic Ramblas promenade. Itself a former market, famous for its flower sellers, Ramblas today is a wonderful place to soak up the ambiance and snap a few photos as you stroll past its open-air cafes, fragrant flower stands and the colorful Miró mosaic. Next, we’ll travel back in time to ancient Barcelona with a walk in the streets of the Gothic Quarter, full of antique stores and even an occasional antique market. Continue to the bustling Santa Caterina Market, the first covered market in Barcelona, with its undulating, brightly colored roof. On your way to the last stop, we’ll also visit a local caganer shop to discover the story of one of Catalonia’s strangest traditions. Marvel at the monumental church of Santa Maria del Mar, where you’ll hear the intriguing stories of La Ribera neighborhood sailors. Your Barcelona markets tour ends at the sprawling Market of Born. Built as a market, this striking steel and glass structure now houses the remains of the Born neighborhood dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour

4. Barcelona: 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour

Treat your tastebuds to 6 amazing tastings and enjoy eating like a local. Discover the city’s history through its authentic flavors and explore the best foodie areas on this culinary journey. Kick off your private food tour at the vibrant Santa Caterina Market, where all locals go to find the best ingredients. Try out some delicious manchego cheese and Iberian ham, and take in the market vibes. Move on to try the famous patatas bravas and a glass of vermouth in a cool bar in the Raval neighborhood. Relax and enjoy the delicious pastries, savory treats, and local drinks. Thinking it can’t get better? Think again! Finish your tour at local family bar, where locals head to for a delicious bite of churros. 

Barcelona: 3.5-Hour Tapas Food Tasting Tour

5. Barcelona: 3.5-Hour Tapas Food Tasting Tour

During this food tasting tour pass by some of the most emblematic and ancient spots of the city. Retrace the footsteps of celebrated artists, while tasting Spanish and Catalan culinary staples and must-haves. Accompanied by a local food expert, wander through the Gothic Quarter, see its major landmarks and unveil the neighborhood's compelling stories. Experience the true essence of “vermuteo" and savor traditional, delicious tapas with typical wines. Also, have the chance to indulge in one of the first desserts ever documented. Tastings that are possible on this tour include: • Bravas - Delicious fried potatoes with a garlic sauce or spicy tomato sauce on top. • Croquetas - Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, classic croquetas are made with a mixture of béchamel and cubes of cured ham. • Vermut - "Fer un Vermut" is a real Catalan ritual you just can't say no to. This wine, flavored with herbs, will win you over with every sip. • Fried Anchovies - Fish is a must in a city facing the sea. Taste delicious fried anchovies, the ideal tapas for every taste. • Tortilla - The Spanish potato tortilla is an international top-seller, thanks to its adaptability as a side dish, hot dish, and starter. • Sausage Montadito - You'll eat the famous Montaditos (the Spanish version of the sandwich) with some delicious typical sausage. • Tomato Salad - Tomatoes, onions, and olives, a tasty and at the same time fresh combination that will cool you down on hot summer days. • Pimientos Padron - Green peppers from a small town in the province of La Coruña, fried and sprinkled with plenty of salt. • Charcuterie - Taste local and authentic charcuterie in one of the most beautiful tapas bar in Barcelona • Catalan Cream - Famous all over the world, this dessert is irresistible thanks to its soft and creamy heart with its sweet and crunchy surface.

Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Market & Foodie Tour

6. Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Market & Foodie Tour

If you like typical Catalan food or want to try it for the first time, and also want to visit some of the top markets in Barcelona, this 4-hour foodie tour is the perfect choice. Barcelona boasts some of the greatest food markets in the world, and this tour features two of the most important places where you can find authentic and healthy fresh food- La Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets. In addition, you’ll experience the joy of eating at three nearby tapas restaurants right in the heart of the city. First, your expert guide will take you on a visit to La Boqueria, the finest market in Barcelona for fresh products such as meats, fish and vegetables. Its location on famous La Rambla is one of the most popular with locals and one of the most attractive pedestrian areas in Europe. Next, you’ll move on to the first tapas stop at a place renowned by locals for its pintxos, which are small snacks traditionally eaten in the northern regions of Spain. Your second stop is at a place where locals usually meet and eat. Try typical tapas from Mediterranean cuisine that combine succulent fish, meats and vegetables. You guide will also take you to visit Santa Caterina market, particularly interesting because of its architecture, including its wavy and colorful roof. It is also interesting because of its history, as it was built on the ruins of a ancient convent. Tell your guide what you like to eat, and you’ll be shown some of the most popular local restaurants, offering up the most delicious foods that are beautifully presented. Your last stop is at a restaurant that offers well-prepared and tasty meat dishes and drinks from the Spanish and Catalan cultures.

Barcelona: Food & Drink Tasting Tour in Traditional Taverns

7. Barcelona: Food & Drink Tasting Tour in Traditional Taverns

Soak up Spanish Culture in this completely private food & drink day tour. Explore the most authentic neighborhoods of Barcelona and visit five of the best bars and restaurants in the area most frequented by locals, and enjoy local cuisine and drinks. Walk along through the beautiful neighborhood of Poble Sec, and taste the traditional ‘Pintxos & Wine’, and the best croquettes in Barcelona. Continue the tour and move on to the bohemian and multicultural neighborhood of Raval. Enjoy a delicious assortment of tapas, patatas bravas, Spanish omelet, and bread with tomato. Delight your senses in La Boqueria Market, known for its fresh fruit, seafood, and vegetables and one of the most popular tourist destinations. Try traditional Spanish foods while exploring La Boqueria, including traditional Spanish ham while walking around and enjoying the colorful market. Get ready for dessert after La Boqueria, and move on to the Gothic Quarter to try some of the best churros & hot chocolate in Barcelona in one of the oldest stores in the city. Enjoy diving deep into the flavors of Barcelona on this unique tour, adaptable to your dietary needs and perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Barcelona Tapas & Markets Experience

8. Barcelona Tapas & Markets Experience

Discover the Spanish culture through its gastronomy with this 4-hour guided tour in which you will, not only learn about Barcelona's old town trendiest neighborhood’s history, but also enjoy a complete menu of tapas and drinks to immerse yourself in the local culture of the Spanish city with the highest number of Michelin stars. Start the tour with a delightful taste of traditional gourmet bites. Let yourself go to the suggestions of a professional gourmet guide through the colorful Boqueria Market, one of the most famous markets worldwide, recognised for its incredible varieties of products and offer. Amaze yourself with new tastes of local gourmet delicacies and visit traditional grocery shops carefully selected by our chef. Continue your visit through the maze of the old town of Barcelona to reach the Santa Caterina Market and enjoy the splendid curved rooftop of the market recently reformed by the famous architects Miralles and Tagliabue. Savor authentic delicatessens of the market, a selection of appetizers that will surprise your taste. We will then head to the trendiest neighborhood of Barcelona: El Born. This stop is dedicated to the most traditional dishes, such as Russian salad, patron peppers and smashed eggs. Afterwards, we will continue to La Barceloneta, where we will have the chance to savor some typical seafood tapas including octopus, mussels, anchovies, baby squids and prawns croquettes, in a modernistic atmosphere. Whether a gourmet pincho, or an artisan tapa, each plate comes accompanied by a matched local wine or carefully selected beer, helping you to unwrap a range of vibrant Spanish flavors. Expect variety, expect quality, expect to have fun and to make new friends eager to explore the city in this unique, gourmet tapas tour.

Barcelona: Real Local Market Visit with Tapas Lunch

9. Barcelona: Real Local Market Visit with Tapas Lunch

Join this tour to experience Catalan and Spanish food, culture and lifestyle. With between 10-12 tapas services, we encourage you to come hungry for delicious food and knowledge! Food lovers will have the opportunity to participate in the local Barcelona food culture with a visit to an authentic local market, sampling gastronomic tapas at two stops, then taking a stroll through the heart of the Eixample area before ending the walking tour with a wonderful tapas lunch that will leave a lasting memory.  This tour is the perfect option for families who are looking for an activity that will not only stimulate the taste buds but also the mind. This midday activity that can be scheduled before or after other plans.  

Barcelona: Authentic Tapas Crawl

10. Barcelona: Authentic Tapas Crawl

Meet your friendly, local guide to begin your tapas walking tour through several off-the-beaten-path parts of Barcelona. Taste what some of the city's most well-regarded authentic restaurants and bars have to offer. Make four different stops for tapas and drinks over the course of the tour. Learn how to recognize high-quality Spanish ham, taste different varieties of local wine, and rub shoulders with locals as your guide gives you the inside scoop on the gastronomic fabric of the city. With a maximum of ten people per tour, you are sure to enjoy an intimate and authentic experience of the local food scene. Leave with a full stomach and a rich understanding of life in Barcelona.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Had a really great experience taking the tour. our guide Daniella was exceptional. she was very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the places that we walked around. A pair of comfortable shoes is recommended. Overall I would highly recommend taking this tour.

Owen was a lovely guide, with lots of history, and insight. The markets are quite the maze, and it was nice having someone to highlight various areas.

Best tour ever… Carlos our guide was the best, very knowledgable, personable… I highly recommend this tour…. Thanks for a great time Carlos

Vicente was very helpful showing us the local sights and tasting the food.

Very good job by Elvira - gave us true taste of Barcelona