This post on street food in Barcelona is in partnership with Devour Barcelona. We received a complimentary food tour in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are our own!
Paella, 2 tapas, 2 glasses of wine from 18€. Restaurant chalkboards just about everywhere in touristic parts of Barcelona have this message (or something like it) etched across them. Tortilla española goes stale behind glass cases and slices of jamón ibérico sell for way more than they’re worth. Barcelona is a city known for its food, and it’s easy to see why small plates sell. Tapas are pretty sexy (at least as far as food goes). But there is tons of street food in Barcelona that you might miss if you’re only scouring tapas menus.
The most delicious things are often the simplest, and it’s the simple things in Spain that are good. Like… really good. The best street food in Barcelona can be discovered in local markets, family-owned taverns, and specialty shops that make simplicity seem like the most obvious thing in the world.
On a visit to Barcelona earlier this month, I wanted to explore the local food scene beyond the well-known classics, and so we partnered with Devour Barcelona – a company offering off-the-beaten-path food experiences. Their Gracía Neighborhood Food & Market Tour took us to between chocolaterías and family-run bodegas so we could get a holistic look at Spanish food from local places we might have otherwise skipped over. Here’s a look at the stops we made on the tour along with more information on Devour Barcelona if you’re interested in this kind of food experience too.
More details on Devour Barcelona and their food tours in Barcelona at the end of this post!
1 – 3. Gracía Neighborhood | 4-6. Suizo and melindro at La Nena Chocolatería | 7. Mercat de la Llibertat | 8-10. Botifarra bocadillo and cava at Can Tosca | 11. Gracía Neighborhood | 12-16. Fuet and “patatas chip” with espinaler sauce and local Perruchi red vermouth at Bodega Ca’l Pep | 17-20. Escalivada and romesco “pintxo” Homemade meatballs in a bean pea gravy at La Botigueta del Bon Menjar
About Devour Barcelona
Devour Barcelona is a company offering food tours in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, San Sebastian, and Lisbon. Our guide, Laura, was a proud Catalan that had lived in Barcelona for the last 25 years. Devour offer tours that skip over touristic spots and instead focus on visiting family-run businesses and cultural institutions. The tour totally exceeded our expectations, stopping in places we would have passed over if we were on our own.