Treat Yourself With An Indulgent Food Tour in Barcelona

Since it’s such a beautiful city and the weather’s always good, it’s not surprising that Barcelona is full of walking tours.

We’ve covered a very important one before, and there are also art, architecture, photography and historical ones on offer. It’s one of the best ways to experience the city and, today, we’re concentrating on perhaps the most indulgent variety: the food tour. 

There are a few companies that offer food walking tours – taking you on a journey through locally produced cuisine in markets, restaurants and getting you tipsy in the process on fresh Catalonian wine. 

Barcelona Eat Local is one of the most well-known, offering an “off-the-beaten path food tour experience” and emphasising the local provenance of the food. It leaves every Friday and Saturday at 11.30 and lasts for three-and-a-half hours. It’s a somewhat expensive treat – €70 for adults, €50 for young people and €30 for children – but you’ll get over 12 tastings and some homemade vermouth, wine and or cava.

Meanwhile Barcelona Taste claims to be the city’s first “gastronomical tapas tour”. It’s €10 more expensive that Eat Local but offers a more intimate and glutinous experience since you stop at only 3 or 4 places and get a bit more food. There are three different tours on offer, but we recommend trying our their newest tour in Poble Sec – a neighbourhood that’s been an incubator for young trendy chefs running some of Barcelona’s most exciting restaurants.