There is no better way to get to know a city and its culture than to taste the food it has to offer. In a city like Barcelona where there is a cafe, restaurant, and tapas bar on each block, choosing the right place to go can be difficult. You can spend hours combing through internet reviews and friend recommendations, or you can sign up for a food tour
What is a food tour? A food tour is typically a walking tour through one of Barcelona’s many historic and distinct neighbourhoods. From there, a guide will take you to some of Barcelona’s many hidden culinary gems while explaining what is unique about each one of them. What’s especially nice is you typically only have to pay once to your tour company, rather than over and over at each stop along the way.
So now that we’ve established what a food tour is and why everyone should take one, let’s look at some of the best Barcelona has to offer.
Wanderbeak- Gourmet Gaudi
If you love modernist architecture and/or gourmet food, this tour is the one for you. This upscale tour offers you a boutique food experience with some of the best gastronomy Barcelona has to offer. The self described bourgeois tour offers guests the lifestyle of the millionaires of Gaudi’s modernist era. After a round of oysters, cava, and artisanal chocolate, tour-goers will indulge in a spectacular four course lunch at an award-winning Michelin-Starred restaurant. To cap off the evening? Rooftop cocktails to watch the sun set.
To find out more about the tour, visit https://www.wanderbeak.com/gourmet-gaudi-food-tour/
Barcelona Eat Local- Beer and Tapas Tour
What better way to immerse yourself in Barcelona’s culture than to experience the Spanish lifestyle of beer and tapas. For those new to the tradition, tapas are a way of life here in Barcelona. They are are small plates of food bars you order with the intention of sharing. Barcelona’s Eat Local tour takes place in Barceloneta, one of the older areas with some of the most traditional plates the city has to offer. The tour spans four different locations covered on foot, and features bars where some brew on location. During this three hour tour you will learn the history of the area, see different brewing methods, and learn how to pair beer with food through the sampling of seven different beers.
To learn more about this unique tour, visit https://barcelonaeatlocal.com/tour/barceloneta-beer-and-tapas-tour/
Devour Barcelona- Barcelona Wine Country Day Trip
Love wine? This tours offers a day trip to Alella, one of the oldest and quaintest wine regions in all of Spain. Discover cava, mediterraneans white wine, vermouth, and full bodied reds in vineyards just thirty minutes outside of Barcelona, along with a traditional Spanish lunch in the countryside. You don’t have to worry about driving, either, because the tour offers fully air-conditioned private transport with private drivers.
To learn more, go to http://devourbarcelonafoodtours.com/tours/tour/barcelona-wine-tour-day-trip/
Secret Food Tours Barcelona
This, you might say, is the most classic tour. It begins with churros, continues on to wine, paella, tapas, and concludes with a secret dish. This tour, taking your through Barceloneta and Born, offers a wealth of Catalan and Spanish food options. Throughout the tour they not only show you where locals go to eat but also historic landmarks and secret street icons through the beautiful and historic seaside area.
So now that we have discovered and discussed some of Barcelona’s best, it’s time to go eat! Check out our video from the Barcelona eat local tour.