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    Food Tours In Barcelona

    Tailoring each tour to your wishes by locals who love their city

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      Tourist dining on a seafood platter in Barcelona with a local
      Tourist dining on a seafood platter in Barcelona with a local

      The best private food tours and experiences in Barcelona

      Barcelona has a food scene fueled by tradition, modern influences, and unbridled creativity. Catalan cuisine is a colorful patchwork quilt of textures and tastes, with small plates at tiny tapas bars ranging from simple, tasty dishes to bold, complex flavors. Barcelona food tours are a discovery of the city’s heritage through its world-renowned cuisine. Between authentic bodega, futuristic fusion restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall pintxo bars, foodies are bound to be overwhelmed with choice. Luckily, our food tours give you a bonus that a guidebook never could: a food-obsessed local guide to lead you to the best food in Barcelona to suit your palate.

      Tourists enjoying Mercat de la Boqueria on a food tour in Barcelona
      The Catalan culinary heritage

      Traditional cuisine in this region is a true celebration of the Mediterranean. Fresh seafood, small game, excellent olive oil, and a (very) generous amount of garlic almost always feature in the best food in Barcelona. Each local dish reveals something unique about the city. Classic dishes showcase its culinary creativity, with several featuring unusual or surprising combinations – like fideuà, Barcelona’s take on paella that uses vermicelli noodles as the base. Our Barcelona food tours will help you tick off new tastes and learn about the Catalan culture in the process.

      A plate of fresh food from a food tour in Barcelona
      Barcelonian tapas at its most traditional

      If there’s one Catalan food trend that’s truly taken over the world, it’s tapas. These small plates of bite-sized deliciousness originated in Spain, so it goes without saying that Barcelona does it best. In fact, Barcelona food tours might very easily turn into tapas tours. Cozy tapas bars are scattered throughout the city, welcoming locals for pre-dinner snacks and drinks. Most of these casual hang-outs don’t even have a menu, so your local insider will come in handy for deciphering each dish! (Be sure to try favorites like fried squid and bread rubbed with olive oil, tomato, and garlic.)

      View of a restaurant on a food tour in Barcelona
      From humble markets to Michelin meals

      Food tours in Barcelona reveal a simple truth: nothing about this city’s culinary culture is pretentious. Although the new school of local chefs has given Barcelona a reputation for molecular gastronomy, high-end dining is never stuffy – the atmosphere in a 5-star restaurant is as warm and inviting as the 15-seat tapas bar next door. Our food tours through the city’s gastronomic gems uncover spectacular cuisine everywhere from buzzing market stalls and no-frills bars to trendy cafés and upmarket eateries, all of which make the experience of eating in Barcelona such a delight.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        I love using City Unscripted for a private tour when I travel to Europe and Alan was absolutely fantastic! He customized the itinerary based on what I wanted to do (and got tickets for us in advance so we could go up the tower at the Sagrada). It was so nice not to have to think about where I was going and just followed him around the whole day. Alan is very personable and easy to talk to (as evident by him making conversations with the taxi drivers and hotel bellhop) and most importantly, he is an amazing photographer so definitely a plus for a personal tour guide that can take you around and take amazing pictures! Definitely highly recommend Alan (and I appreciate that he came prepared with a Gaudi book in case there are hard questions haha!)

        November 2022

        Joanna H

        We really enjoyed our time with Ivanna. She was a great guide to help us see the sites of Barcelona. She reached out in advance of our trip and tailored our tour around our interests. Bonus - Ivanna is a professional photographer, so we didn't have to worry about taking photos while enjoying the city.

        October 2022

        Nick N

        We had a wonderful tour with Ivanna in Barcelona. She planned the day to include Moco Museum, Casa Batilo, and several additional stops. Ivanna was fun, knowledgeable and capable guide for a full day tour. She is fluent in English making it easy to communicate. Ivanna is one of those rare guides who you want to stay in contact with as a friend.

        October 2022

        Steven L

        We met with our tour guide Ivanna, We met in olde Town Barcelona for a tapas tour. With out her knowledge we would have been lost. The food offerings we terrific, I especially loved the octopus, absolutely delicious. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. We became quick friends. After she walked us to a haunted house, I went in my husband waited outside. I went in with a group of people who didn’t speak English, it was a total hoot!! My favorite thing I did on surprise in Barcelona!

        October 2022

        Karen M

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