When I was planning my trip to Barcelona, I was so excited about the food. Many of my friends had told me how much they loved Spanish food and I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. I decided to book a tour with Secret Food Tours so that I could take advantage of a local’s knowledge and experience. I’m so glad I did because Miguel did a fabulous job sharing some of his favorite foods and the best food spots! If you’re interested in trying Spanish food, keep reading to learn more about my experience trying local foods in Barcelona with Secret Food Tours.
You can tell that Miguel loves Barcelona and loves what he does! He was a great guide and was excited to share his knowledge with us. In this tour, you don’t go to the typical touristy spots. Instead, Miguel takes you to the hidden spots that only the locals know. This gives you a more authentic look at Spanish food in Barcelona and it’s a great way to find hidden gems that you can share with friends later!
We started our tour sampling traditional churros and chocolate. They were just as yummy as I imagined. After this, we stopped at a local market. There were many stalls where merchants sold meats, cheeses, and other tasty treats. We sampled some different meats, cheeses, and wine! I love the atmosphere in local markets — so this was a lot of fun for me.
Part of the tour involved us visiting local restaurants that sold tapas. Instead of visiting big, busy restaurants, we were able to sit down and enjoy food in smaller family-run spots. All of the dishes that we tried were fabulous. I usually prefer to eat calamari fried — but really loved the one calamari dish that was prepared sauteed in a pan with various seasonings.
We finished the tour with an amazing lunch along the beach. We enjoyed a fresh salad with tuna, flavorful paella, and sangria. The paella was so much better than I could have imagined! This was the perfect way to end the tour — as we got to sit and relax and eat a full meal and chat more with our fellow tour group participants. Being near the beach made it even more enjoyable. Miguel even surprised us with a lovely cava toast at the completion of the tour. 🙂
One thing that I thought was very interesting is the fact that Miguel often switches up the tour. He always focuses on small, local spots — but he decides where to visit for each tour. He says this makes it fun and allows him to customize it for each tour group. From my experience, many others tours stick generally to the same plans for each group. I thought this really stood out! Like I said earlier, you can tell Miquel really enjoys giving this tour and sharing his knowledge with others! The added history tidbits and information about Barcelona were also helpful and appreciated.
If you’re looking to try yummy foods while in Barcelona and also want to take a tour with a funny, informative, guide, make sure that you book a tour with Secret Food Tours Barcelona. It’s the perfect option for both adults and kids. Trying Local Foods in Barcelona will be one of the highlights of your trip!
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Tour Start Time: 11 am
Cost: €74 per person
Disclaimer: Secret Food Tours invited me on this tour, but as always, all views are my own. I really did enjoy all of the delicious foods — especially the paella!