The best food tours in Barcelona will take you on a gastronomic journey through the vibrant streets of Catalonia’s capital.
Along the way, you’ll also be dished up a healthy serving of city history – and if you want, and endless amount of wine.
These hand-picked Barcelona food tours all feature Catalan flavours and modern culinary innovations.
Let’s get your food tour of Barcelona picked!
Best Barcelona Food Tours for Local Cuisine, History, & Wine
I’ve got to admit – I’m a little spoiled.
Since moving to Barcelona, I’ve spent countless nights discovering the city with the end of my fork.
Barcelona’s best tapas bars – with a glass of vermut or sangria firmly in hand – are the best way to do it, though having a guided food tour to help you pick the best dishes can be preferred.
After all, it’s a way to discover hidden local treasures and read the city’s culinary soul – with the least amount of effort.
Let’s have a look at a few of my top walking food tours of Barcelona:
Tapas and Wine Experience – The Best Barcelona Food and Wine Tour
Starting Point: The Gothic Quarter | Metro: Jaume | Duration: 3 hours | Price: From €95.00
This is an intimate tapas food tour of Barcelona designed to satiate your culinary curiosity – this also doubles as one of the top wine tours of Barcelona.
With the comfort of a small, intimate group, you’ll be granted unhindered access to your knowledgeable guide – a local food lover who knows Barcelona’s best restaurants like the back of their hand.
Expect mouthwatering Iberian ham, a selection of rich cheeses, and delicious churros – all paired with local wines that highlight their unique flavours.
You’ll also try some of the best paella in Barcelona along the way.
This top walking food tour of Barcelona includes:
- 3-hour guided culinary walking tour of Barcelona’s city centre.
- Walk-bys of Palau de la Musica, Ciutadella Park, Barcelona Cathedral, Port Vell and more.
- Numerous sweet and savoury local food and wine tastings.
- Vegetarian option available.
Barcelona Guided Tapas Tour – The Top Barcelona Tapas Tour
Starting Point: El Poble-Sec | Metro: Paral-lel | Duration: 3 hours | Price: From €69.00
There’s nothing more prototypically Spanish than a lazy summer afternoon – spent sampling an array of tapas with an ice-cold beer at your side.
In Barcelona, there is no better place to do so than hidden gem Carrer de Blai: home of Barcelona’s best pintxos – and cheapest beer!
This culinary wonder is my go-to when I’m looking to go tapas tasting with visitors. Though it lies outside the typical tourist crawl, you’ll get to see a place where locals go for food value.
Toss in some interesting factoids about Spanish food, history, culture, and lifestyle and you have a can’t-miss experience.
This is the best cheap food tour in Barcelona and it includes:
- Guided tour of 4 tapas bars along Carrer de Blai.
- Tasting of 10-12 local tapas/pintxos.
- 4-5 local drinks.
Tapas, Taverns & Gothic Quarter History Tour – The Best Barcelona Food Tour for History Buffs
Starting Point: The Gothic Quarter | Metro: Jaume | Duration: 3.5 hours | Price: From €109.00
If you’re coming here dreaming of arming yourself to attack the top things to do in Barcelona this is a good shout.
On this Barcelona food tour, you’ll surrender to the enchantment of Barcelona’s storied Gothic Quarter for a captivating evening intertwined with Spain’s revered tapas tradition.
You’ll embark on an adventure through three distinctive tapas bars, each radiating with the charm of Catalonia. As you toast with the region’s fine wine, a local guide will weave a healthy dose of city history.
This culinary tour of Barcelona includes:
- 3.5-hour historic food/walking tour of the Gothic Quarter.
- Three tasting stops with 10+ tastings and 5 drinks.
- Knowledgable English-speaking local guide.
- Limited to 10 people.
Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Food Crawl With Dinner – Best Food Tour Barcelona for Young Travellers
Starting Point: El Born | Metro: Barceloneta | Duration: 3 hours | Price: From €69.00
This exciting Barcelona food tour will take you on a mouthwatering voyage through Barcelona’s stylish El Born district.
A banquet of bite-sized delights awaits, each meticulously paired with exquisite local drinks, from refreshing beers and elegant wines to sparkling cava and even a stiff shot or two!
But remember, this isn’t simply another food tour – it’s an immersive social spectacle.
You’ll be clinking glasses and breaking bread with fellow gastronomes looking to kick off a night out. For this reason, it’s my best food tour for solo travellers and younger gourmands.
Each food tour includes:
- 3-hour guided culinary walking tour of the El Born district.
- Sample of local tapas paired with wine, beer, cava, and shots.
- Dinner to wrap things up.
Barcelona Paella Cooking Class + La Boqueria Market Tour – The Best Barcelona Food Market Tour
Starting Point: Las Ramblas | Metro: Liceu | Duration: 4 hours | Price: From €99.00
While all of the Barcelona food tours on my list are fantastic experiences, they’ll send you home empty-handed at the end of the day. But not on this incredible La Boqueria Market tour!
Not only will you get to taste a range of sumptuous snacks on this top food tour, but you’ll leave with a cart full of culinary knowledge that’ll last a lifetime.
You’ll join expert bilingual local chefs as they whisk you to the renowned La Boqueria market on the bustling La Rambla where you’ll experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour.
And not only will you indulge in some delectable tastings and mingle with local vendors, but you’ll handpick the freshest ingredients for an exciting paella cooking class.
You’ll head to a professional kitchen and unleash your inner chef! Under expert guidance, you’ll create a tantalizing four-course menu + dessert.
This Barcelona food tour includes:
- Guided tour of the famed La Boqueria Market.
- Tastings and interaction with local vendors.
- Paella cooking class from expert local chefs.
- 4-course menu crafted with the freshest local ingredients.
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Barcelona Food Tours FAQ
What is a Barcelona food tour?
A Barcelona food tour is a guided culinary experience that allows you to explore the vibrant food scene of Barcelona. Led by knowledgeable local guides, these tours take you to various food establishments, such as markets, tapas bars, and restaurants, where you can sample traditional and modern Catalan dishes.
What can I expect from a Barcelona food tour?
On a Barcelona food tour, you can expect to taste a wide range of delicious Catalan and Spanish dishes, including tapas, paella, seafood, cured meats, and local desserts. Depending on the tour, you may also learn about the history and culture behind the food, visit iconic food-related landmarks or markets, and discover hidden culinary gems.
How long do food tours of Barcelona usually last?
The duration of food tours of Barcelona food can vary, but most tours on my list typically last between 2 to 4 hours.
Are food tours in Barcelona suitable for vegetarians or people with dietary restrictions?
Yes, many Barcelona food tours can accommodate vegetarians and individuals with dietary restrictions. To be safe, I’d recommend informing your tour operator before hand so they can make necessary arrangements and provide suitable food options.
What is the best Barcelona Tapas Tour?
Determining the “best” Barcelona tapas tour can be subjective as it depends on personal preferences. However, I’d highly recommend the Barcelona Guided Tapas Tour that is centred in and around Carrer de Blai.
There are also fantastic tours of more central districts with a similar focus, that also add in a historic or drinking component; such as the Tapas, Taverns, and Gothic Tour and the Tipsy Tapas Tour. You can’t go wrong with either!
How much do food tours Barcelona cost?
The cost of food tours Barcelona vary depending on length, number of tastings, and any additional add-ons (wine &drink pairings/walking tours/cooking classes etc). I’ve tried to keep the tours on my list on the more economical side, so they range from €69.00-€109.00.
Ready to Choose Your Food Tour of Barcelona?
Barcelona’s vibrant food scene is a reflection of its rich culture and history.
From savouring tapas to exploring local markets and indulging in seafood delicacies, these top Barcelona food tours will leave no stone left unturned.
Still on the fence? Don’t be afraid to write me in the comments for more advice.
Enjoy your food tour of Barcelona 🥘