When describing Barcelona, there are so many things to mention. Our Barcelona food tours allow you to see it for everything it is, a city, a seaport, a medieval labyrinth, an architectural sight, a culinary hub, a football centre and, of course, a major cultural centre with a remarkable history. The city overflows with archives, libraries, museums, and features superb examples of Modernist and Art Nouveau décor and neighbourhood Markets. The famous Gaudi buildings are a tell-tale sign of the magnificent modernist area and are spread throughout the city. The city is a perfect destination for the culturally-curious travellers, the gastronomically inclined and for those who want to submerge themselves in the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle.
Barcelona is made up of ‘barrios’, or neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct vibe and attractions. On our food tours, you will definitely notice when you wander over from one to the next how well they represent the many faces of the city. The Gothic Quarter is a close-packed maze of narrow streets punctuated by magnificent medieval buildings. The most bohemian is the Born barrio, which is packed with adorable ateliers and fashion boutiques. The Eixample is the extension of the city known for its geometric blocks, allowing for open spaces, greenery, and social areas.
For those seeking to relax and recharge, head to palm filled squares or golden sandy beaches guarding the Mediterranean Sea. Wedged between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, it has a wide variety of sceneries offering something to all its visitors and residents. Barcelona truly is a city that knows how to celebrate, whether it comes to the fiesta of their various Barrios or post-match celebrations after a Barça football victory, you can participate in huge outdoor parties on the streets.
Barcelona Food Culture
Barcelona is often referred to as a culinary benchmark. The simplest dishes, like ‘pan con tomate’, come with a story. The particular process of flavouring the bread with the ripe tomatoes, the drizzle of olive oil and the sprinkle of sea salt form this simple, yet unforgettable dish.
More than just an exceptional selection of gastronomical delights, Barcelona’s local produce is the epitome of Mediterranean cuisine ingredients, mainly due its particularly unique geographic location. The wide variety of natural landscapes nearby: the sea, mountains, rich gardens land and drylands, provide the city with an abundance of fresh and flavourful ingredients available daily on the city’s iconic markets. Eating is a social event rather than a necessity in Barcelona and has even evolved into a lifestyle of Good Eating. As such, eating times in Barcelona are very important for people, both in a personal and social sense. And you can join us on one of our food tours to explore this fascinating food scene.
Barcelona’s culinary tradition is just as rich as its history, thanks to various civilizations having left their marks behind over the past 2000 years. It is no wonder that Barcelona was awarded the title of a Gourmand city in 2002 and boasts several Michelin stars shared between its outstanding restaurants. At the moment, Catalonia has the privilege of being home to some of the world’s top chefs including Ferran Adrià, the Roca brothers and Carme Ruscalleda. These outstanding talents and influencers of the whole world’s culinary scene have solid roots in Catalan style cuisine and are not afraid to experiment with avant-garde techniques to further their culinary art.
“Our tour was fantastic. A great crash course in Barcelona’s cuisine. Our guide was awesome, extremely knowledgeable in history of the city and the cuisine.”
Barcelona Food Tours in the City
Our love for Barcelona started in the enchanting artisanal neighborhood of El Born, in the heart of the old city. Inspired by our passion for the area and it’s wonderful heritage, we created Born to Eat to share our favourite bars, hidden wine bodegas & local restaurants with you. Taste delicious Tapas, drink traditional Vermouth and taste wines from the local region.
3 Hours | Price per person €109
Join us on this walking food tour around old Barcelona, as we Savor Spain by tasting dishes that originate from all corners of this fascinating country. The journey will take you through different centuries and you’ll hear stories of how the food culture was influenced by people, politics and tradition. We eat and drink at over 6 spots, with enough food for your Lunch & Dinner!
4.5 Hours | Price per person €109
Join as we take a gastronomic journey from the market to the table. Starting at the source, we taste our way through a local Barcelona market and hear the history of why they are still Barcelona’s favorite food fairs. Wander the old streets of the Gothic and Born neighborhoods as we indulge in the local epicurean tastes & traditions of some classic Spanish dishes.
3 Hours | Price per person €87
Join this fun 3 hour private tapas food tour, as we explore old Barcelona. Our journey will see us tapas hop our way through 2 of the oldest neighborhoods in Barcelona. From our drinks overlooking the marina to 3 more hidden away spots, we combine the best of Spanish tapas food and drink, with the stories of its history and culture. It’s a fantastic way to see Barcelona while tapas hopping your way through the city!
3 Hours | 2 People only €420; Extra pax @ €70
Our experience brings together the best of both worlds – the sea and the city! Experience sailing Barcelona on a beautiful yacht with traditional drinks & aperitifs, admiring the views and soaking up the sun. Before enjoying a locally sourced lunch with wine a short hop away in Barceloneta, the traditional fisherman’s quarter in Barcelona. Join our Sail To Lunch and experience sailing Barcelona and delicious farm to table food now.
3.5 Hours | 2 People only €700; Extra pax @ €70
Join our private boutique food experience that lets you combine the best of Michelin gastronomy and modernist architecture in the city of Barcelona. Learn about the bourgeois by visiting the beautiful Modernist buildings & learning stories of the architects that created them. Our experience includes cava & oysters, a chocolate tasting & lunch or dinner in a Michelin-award winning restaurant.
3.5 Hours | 2 People only €600; Extra pax @ €140
Barcelona Day Trips
Escape Barcelona for the day with your very own local gourmet and wine expert. Visit the spectacular vineyards and wineries of the Penedes region to taste some of the finest cava in the world. Our specially curated experience will have you sipping chilled cava and learning about cava production as we walk amongst the vines, taking in the beautiful views overlooking Montserrat.
Full Day | 2 People only €920; Extra pax @ €190
Take a road less travelled and escape Barcelona for the rice fields, pink flamingos and blue lagoons of the Delta Del Ebro. Nestled in the south of Catalunya, this unique wetland supports over 300 species of birds and is one of the largest wetland areas in the western Mediterranean. The Delta is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. You’ll get to taste wines, visit the oyster and mussel farms and dine on the delicious produce from this little known gem.
Full Day | 2 People only €1320; Extra pax @ €280