La Boqueria Market
We start our food tour in the heart of the city at La Boqueria Market. This marketplace boasts the freshest and most varied ingredients, making it a foodie’s paradise. The market is a sensory explosion with its vibrant colours, aromas and bustling atmosphere. Our first stop is at El Quim de la Boqueria, a tapas bar that has been serving up traditional Catalan cuisine for over 30 years. Their grilled prawns with garlic and parsley, and the roasted octopus with salmorejo are must-tries.
Passeig de Gracia
Next, we head to Passeig de Gracia for some modern twist on traditional Spanish fare. Our pick is Casa Bonay, a spectacular restaurant-cum-bar that is a firm favourite among locals. Here we try out their signature dish, The Bocadillo, which is a brioche stuffed with prawn, paprika, and garlic, paired with their house-made vermouth.
After this, we explore the Barrio Gotico, the city’s historic quarter. La Viña del Senyor is a perfect spot to rejuvenate with some cheese and wine. It’s known for its cheese platters that come with a glass of their exquisite wine. If you’re a cheese lover, this spot is an absolute must-visit.
El Born is our last stop, and here we hit up the busiest tapas bar in the area- La Pepita. The place is known for its creative, modern take on traditional Catalan dishes. Here we feast on their signature Pepitas, which are small open sandwiches with unique flavours such as black sausage, smoked salmon and brie cheese, served with a sweet potato chip.
This food tour is the ultimate experience for anyone looking to explore the culinary and cultural delights of Barcelona. With so much gastronomic goodness to indulge in, there is plenty of scope to discover something new. So, come and experience the vibrant food scene of Barcelona and discover its culinary paradise.