Barcelona Spain Foodie Tour
Private Food Tour Barcelona Spain

Best Food Tour in Barcelona with Boqueria Market

THE GOURMET BARCELONA FOOD TOUR

Explore the Barcelona food scene

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. I want to see the best 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 seen 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 Barcelona food tour just for you!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE MARKET AND FOOD TOUR OF BARCELONA:

BOQUERIA MARKET   +   GOURMET STORES   +   TAPAS LUNCH

barcelona food walking tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE OUR BARCELONA FOODIE TOUR

Stay away from the tourist traps.
Find the authentic stalls of La Boqueria market that only locals know about.
Visit a some quirky food stores over 100 years old.
Visit an award-winning gelato and cake store.
Learn how to order tapas the right way, and eat at a local favorite.
Leave with a custom list of recommendations for other shops and best Barcelona restaurants to visit during your stay.
And much more, in a private food tour just for you and your party!

TOUR FAQ

  • THIS PRIVATE FOOD TOUR RUNS: Monday through Saturday in the morning.
    WEAKEST DAYS:
    Monday: some tapas bars are closed.
    August: many bars and shops are closed for holidays. The tour can still be run, but the food options won’t be as exciting…
    NOT AVAILABLE: Afternoons. Sunday and local bank holidays.
  • TOUR LENGHT: 4 hours.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME: Anytime between 9.30AM and 11AM.
  • WHERE DO WE MEET? Your accommodation in Barcelona, or in front of the Boqueria Market.
  • WHERE DO WE END? In the Born district near the Picasso Museum.
  • IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? Yes. The last hour or so can be considered a tapas lunch.
  • HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? This tour is 100% a walking tour. 
  • ARE ANY TASTINGS INCLUDED? No: This is not a cookie cutter tour. We want to provide the most unique tour for you – not a template that anyone can copy. Some people are adventurous eaters, while some other would rather stay in their safe comfort area; some love expensive wines, while other prefer beer. This tour should be a treat for you, so it doesn’t make sense that we make you eat a set tapas menu for a certain amount per person. It’s way more fun if you can chose every time what you want to eat and drink. It’s also OK to not eat anything at all and later on go back to your favorite stops to buy or eat at your own pace (or not).
  • WILL YOU PUSH US TO MAKE PURCHASES AT THE STORES? Never. The stores we chose don’t give commissions to tour guides. We choose them because they are great local shops. The shop owners and assistants are usually very proud of their business and are happy to welcome people into their shops even if you aren’t going to buy anything. You choose where you want to spend your money (or not to). 
  • SHOULD I SKIP BREAKFAST? It’s up to you: some guests skip breakfast so they can eat at the market or have some chocolate and churros during the tour (make sure to let your tour guide know if that’s your choice!), while some other guests prefer to have breakfast at the hotel and not eat much until the tapas portion of the tour.
  • WILL I NEED LUNCH AFTER THE TOUR? I doubt it: most of our guests feel full enough after the tapas portion of the tour.
  • WHAT ABOUT DINNER? You are likely to be hungry again, but I’d suggest not to plan a big dinner that day.

CAN THIS FOOD TOUR CATER SPECIAL DIETS?

  • Vegetarian (ovo-lacto) are welcome. It’s not difficult to improvise some veggie tapas in Barcelona, but it’s best you let us know in advance.
  • Vegan are harder to cater. We definitely need to know in advance to plan accordingly.
  • Gluten-free can be accommodated if you can handle crossed-contamination and traces.
  • Celiac is VERY hard to accommodate as in most restaurants they aren’t trained to keep your food safe. We might have to limit the tapas stops to one single bar in the area we know to be safe.
  • Kosher food is hard to find in Barcelona: I’m afraid we can’t provide a tapas tour that thoroughly respects kosher rules. We can, though, organize a no-pork no-seafood tapas tour if that’s OK with you.
  • Halal food is easier to find, but unfortunately it’s mostly Middle-Eastern cuisine. I’m afraid we can’t provide either a strictly halal tapas tour. We can, though, organize a no-pork no-seafood tapas tour if that’s OK with you.
  • Other food allergies and diets, please check with us before booking so we can assess your options and risks.
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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

Mother and daughter on a market tour of Barcelona
“What 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.”
David H
“The tapas places were out of the way, not crowded with tourists, and these were the best tasting tapas we had during our whole time there !”
Florida Travel Dad (Florida, USA)
Jamie Oliver Magazine during our Food Tours in Barcelona

TAILOR THIS FOOD WALKING 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.

PRICING​

This is a 100% private tour, exclusive for you and your party. There is a base rate total per tour (no matter how many people you are). Tastings and tapas are not included.

BASE RATE (paid once per tour):

THIS TOUR IS

4-HR TOUR
€275
  • Full itinerary
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Tastings not included

TAPAS ONLY

2-HR TOUR
€175
  • 2-hour tapas tour
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Tastings not included
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BOQUERIA ONLY

1.5-HR TOUR
€160
  • 1.5-hour Boqueria Market Tour
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Tastings not included
ALTERNATIVE

PAY €75, CHANGE YOUR TOUR DATE UNLIMITED TIMES *
*Within 2 years from your original tour date, notifying us at least 30 days in advance. Click to learn more >>

EXPECT TO SPEND ON FOOD:

MARKET & STORES PART: No tastings are compulsory at the businesses where this tour stops. You choose where you want to spend your money. Tastings can go from just a couple of euro for some nuts to €4 -5 for hot chocolate and churros

TAPAS PART: Expect to pay as little as a couple of euros for a “pintxo” to €15 for a platter or the best Spanish ham. You’ll have control on how much you want to order.

* Food costs are given as an orientation only.

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