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  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona

Barcelona: Food Hopping Tour of Delicious Backstages

Product ID: 214386
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Follow your Food Hopping Guide through little streets off the Ramblas to historic culinary temples of bohemian cuisine, popular modern bars, and long-established family-run shops. Enjoy a selection of Barcelonian favourites.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover hidden places
  • Meet local food and wine experts
  • Taste authentic cuisine
  • Enjoy amusing anecdotes
  • Get a special glimse into a historic palace
Full description
It’s no wonder that the local cuisine is an essential part of Catalan culture: the first ever cookbook in a Romanic language was published in Catalán in the 14th Century. Your Food Hopping event is like a multi-course meal: You experience a new location and taste a different food or drink specialty with each course - accompanied by amusing anecdotes from the capital of Catalunya.

Once only fishermen and workers lived here, these days the quarter is hip and trendy. Indifferent to the changes and passage of time, brothers Albert and Xavi continue to run their family business in a side street. Catalonian products such as cava, charcuterie, and high-quality fish preserves are presented for sale in a relaxed atmosphere, where locals chat and enjoy their food at the counter. Sparkling cava is the classless drink of choice here. You can enjoy a glass of this delicious bubbly wine accompanied by the original Catalonian dish "pa amb tomaquet" and get in the mood for a great Food Hopping day.

Next up, meet Marc who expertly checks the quality of the freshly roasted hazelnuts whose fragrance wafts enticingly through his shop. He studied science before finding his true destiny and passion: as a roasting master in this historic treasure chest. Nibbling on a crunchy taster, you inhale the atmosphere where spices are weighed and dried fruits mixed, and where local and exotic delicacies have been sold for more than 160 years.

Visit Barcelona’s oldest closed market hall, with its bold roof construction made of ceramic tiles in over 60 colors depicting the foods sold here, which makes for great architectural discoveries. At his market stall, Antonio serves delicious Iberian ham together with wine from the "Porrón". While still chewing with relish, you stroll from the culinary present to an art nouveau world heritage site, and marvel at the floral decorated columns of this hidden gem from the outside.

At the other stops, you’ll taste local cold cuts and cheese in a former tannery warehouse, where Rolling Stones legend Ron Wood used to stop for a bite, discover traditional Patatas Bravas and Sangria with a modern twist, munch on freshly baked goods from the city’s oldest pastry shop, delve deep into Barcelona’s "backstage" with a special glimpse behind the scenes of a baroque palace, learn about Picasso’s favorite spot, and much, much more.
  • 10+ delicious tastings
  • Local guide
  • 4-hour walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour starts at the Barceloneta area of Barcelona - Metro station "Barceloneta", at the exit to Placa Pau Vila, Barcelona.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
• Children under 7 years old go free but no tastings or drinks are included
• Children between 7 and 17 years old will have their own tastings and non-alcoholic drinks
• Please advise the supplier when booking of any dietary requirements
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes because a moderate amount of walking is involved
• This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
• The maximum number of people for the tour is 12
Organized by

Food Hopping in Europe GmbH

Product ID: 214386