Going on holiday isn’t just about visiting museums and old buildings. One of the pleasures of being a tourist is being able to stop for something to eat after long hours of walking around, trying traditional food you’ve only previously seen on the TV.
Barcelona is perfect for this!
Along with its long beaches, all-year-round weather, football and unique architecture, Barcelona also stands above the rest for having the world’s best cuisine. From paella and wine to tapas, Iberian ham and tortilla de patatas.
Below, we are going to suggest some of the best food tours on offer in Barcelona and its surroundings. These tours are the best way of sampling the best food and visiting the city’s most iconic places. All in a small, friendly group with a guide!
Food tour of Barcelona with a Flamenco show
The first gastronomical tour we recommend is a tour through the Born district with tapas and a Flamenco show.
Go back in time to the Middle Ages and discover one of Barcelona’s oldest districts. Includes a select tapas menu and flamenco show, one of Spain’s most traditional dances, in the 17th century Palacio de Dalmases.
Paella cooking workshop with a professional chef in Barcelona
This paella cooking workshop with lunch included is perfect for lovers of cooking.
A professional chef will teach you the secrets of how to cook a delicious paella with fresh ingredients. Furthermore, the experience ends with a lunch in which you can taste your own paella, as well as other typical dishes such as gazpacho, patatas bravas, oven-baked onion carpaccio with salsa de Xató and crema catalana.
A tour of Barcelona’s iconic markets
A tour of Barcelona’s markets is another great way of discovering the city’s cuisine from an insider’s perspective.
In the company of a chef, you’ll visit the Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets, two of the most famous in Barcelona thanks to their variety of products on offer. Inside you can discover gourmet appetisers, as well as buying tasty souvenirs to take home.
Food tours in Barcelona’s surrounding areas
If you’re planning to stay in Barcelona for more than two or three days, you may want to visit the city’s surroundings, where fine dining meets spectacular views.
Our first recommendation is a sailing boat trip from Barcelona that includes a visit to vineyards and of course, wine tasting. On this tour you will sail along the Mediterranean coast to Alella, a town with its own ‘denominación de origen’ (designation of origin). There you will be able to visit the wine stores and vineyards of a 14th century country home, on top of a unique wine tasting experience.
Another interesting experience is a guided tour of the Monastery of Montserrat with food in a Catalan farmhouse. You’ll go up to the region’s most famous mountain, visit a sanctuary with a specialist guide and eat in a traditional farmhouse surrounded by natural beauty.
As you can see, there are so many great, varied options for food tours in and around Barcelona. Which one whets your appetite?