BEST BARCELONA GOURMET WALKING TOUR
Are you into food? Do you love visiting food markets when you travel? And trying local foods? Is finding unique food products one of your favorite things to do?
If you are a serious foodie like me, I always try to add foodie stops to my trips: markets, stores, cafés, eateries… But doing all this research involves a lot of time and planning, and it doesn’t always work out well as one thing is what the blogs and reviews say and the other is reality. Visiting those places with a local that knows her way around is always more fun (and efficient!) than going on your own.
But I’ve been to those food tours where your guide picks the treats and tastings and you never get to choose. Sometimes you don’t like their choices, and often you aren’t able to try that other item you were so curious about. How disappointing!
That’s why our tours are different – we want to be the best food tours in Barcelona. We’ll take you to our favorite stalls in the Boqueria market, but also be happy to detour from our plan to show you something else you spotted on the way. We’ll listen to your preferences and pick what top gourmet stores in the Old Town you’ll enjoy the most visiting, and we’ll take you eating tapas and recommend what to order depending on your taste and interests. A custom food tour just for you!
THIS PRIVATE FOOD TOUR TAKES YOU TO:
ADAPT YOUR TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This tour is designed for adults interested in local food and, able to walk about 3 miles (5km), divided in several stops with 2 to 10 minutes walk between each other, and not always an opportunity to seat until lunch.
HINT: Add one or two extra hours for more food stops or some sightseeing.
If you have walking issues, we recommend to add a driver (the itinerary will have to be customized in order to make sense).
If you are on a wheelchair, most stores and bars are accessible but some other might have one or two steps at the entrance or not have an adapted toilet. No driver will be needed.
If you are traveling with kids, this tour is child-friendly specially if you plan to treat the kids at some point (there’ll be cake, chocolate and gelato opportunities). There are also tapas that even picky eaters will love.
If you are on a cruise, are a foodie, and you have already been to Barcelona before, this tour is a great way to see the city from a yummy point of view. Just note that pier pick-up and drop-off is not available for walking tours (and it’d be a waste to book a driver just for two rides): we’ll ask you to take a taxi from the pier to meet your tour guide in front of the market.
If you are staying more than one day in town, consider taking a day trip to the wine country.
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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU
Florida Travel Dad (Florida, USA)We ducked into the Mercado and got a sanck. She took us to a couple of Tapas places that were out of the way, not crowded with tourists, and these were the best tasting tapas we had during our whole time there! Problem was, they were so out of the way, I wasn’t sure how to get back to them! She also showed us where to buy the best bread, the best sweets, etc. and we took advantage of this as well.
Patti Boss (United States)She was wonderful with our 7-year-old daughter, very flexible with our requests, and showed us a great “insider” view of the Barcelona food shops and tapas bars. She took us through the Boqueria Market and pointed out some of the more unique offerings, and was very creative at timing everything for when she knew shops and restaurants would be open.
LauraSingapore (Singapore)Shopping and eating our way through their favorite shops and cafes was a great way to spend a morning!
David HWhat a wonderful day! Nothing like a private personal food tour through many different neighborhoods to places I would have never seen. I enjoyed every minute.
Ishay Govender-Ypma @FoodandthefabIf Swissland Cheese in Natal develop a cheese ice cream, it’s because I told them about the amazing one we had in Barcelona with ForeverBarcelona.
JBMyers (South Haven, Michigan, USA)She took us to great chocolate, iberia ham, and cheese shops. Her introduction of the Barcelona market showed she listened to our tastes. She took us to a very unique tapas restaurant for lunch which had many options we hadn’t seen at our tapas in the 10 days we had been in Spain already. In the afternoon she took us to the best gelato stores we’ve been to, including Italy.
NormPittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA)Our guide, Bego, met us at the Boqueria Market which we toured for an hour. We visited all the food vendors while Bego explained the various Catalonia vegetables and meats being offered. We bought saffron and other spices at prices cheaper than we’d found elsewhere. Then she led us thru the narrow streets of Barri Gotic stopping at various shops, such as one that fire roasted almonds and other points of interest to us. We would have never goine into the Barri as deeply without Bego. She gave us enough confidence that the next day we navigated our way back to a Japanese fabric shop that’ we’d found earlier. The tour ended with great tapas luncheon. In summary ForeverBarcelona provided us with a great tour.
Cosmopolitan493131We only had a few days in Barcelona and decided just a few days before the trip that a personal guide might be a good idea. We chose Foreverbarcelona because of the great reviews. We were thankful that they were able to accommodate us on short notice. We went on the Gaudi tour with Bego and the food tour with Marta. It was the best decision we made on our trip.
Marta took us to such a wonderful small local restaurants and made great suggestions on what to order. At the end she reviewed our path on a map and circled the restaurants we visited. We went back to a couple of places again the next day. We were so happy we chose Foreverbarcelona and would absolutely recommend them.