Barcelona Walking Tours Gourmet
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Come to walk! Enjoy a flavour-filled journey in a guided tour through the old town and discover Barcelona's cuisine. During this walk you will find out about the history of Barcelona's cuisine as well as some of its flagship restaurants and food outlets, to enjoy sampling some of their produce. Bon appetit!
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Barcelona Walking Tours Gourmet
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A good way of gaining a better insight into the city, is to discover its gastronomic culture, an essential ingredient in its cultural heritage.
Barcelona has an exceptionally rich and varied cuisinea, full of history and renowned for its quality. This walking tour features just a selection if the wide array culinary delights to be found in Barcelona, and will take you thorugh the streets of the old town, where you will discover the history of our gastronomy, and some of the shops, some of them over 100 years old, which sell the basic ingredients of Catalan cuisine. We invite you to taste some of these products!
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The Granja Viader was founded in 1870, and on entering, you will have the impression that you are visiting a museum. The counter is laden with authentic, traditional, quality products such as quallada (a type of junket), creme caramels, cakes, cheeses, yoghurts, or honey and curd cheese (a Catalan speciality) which are always home-made.
Mercat de La Boqueria
Opened in 1836, the Boqueria market sells a wide variety of local produce, such as vegetables, fish and seafood, meat, fruit and wild mushrooms... As well as foods from around the world, such as tropical fruit and even insects! Barcelona's top restaurants buy their provisions here.
The Escriba family have been cake-makers since the early 20th century and they are renowned for their mones de pasqua (chocolate Easter cakes).
Carrer de Petritxol
Granges are cafes specialising in dairy products and cakes, and the ones on Carrer Petritxol, are renowned because they continue to make their products in a traditional way on the premises. They serve typical products such as xocolata desfeta (thick hot chocolate), a sufs (thick hot chocolate topped with whipped cream), curd cheese from Pedralbes, blancmange and curd cheese from Montserrat. La Pallaresa and Dulcinea are two of the most important granges.
This chocolatier opened in 1827 and specialises in chocolates. It still retains the original cupboards, stained glass and wooden counters from the period. The old stone for grinding the cacao beans is still on display.
This grocer's sells a wide variety of local and regional produce: sausages, tinned products, cheeses, oils, vinegars, wines and other products associated with wine-making.
All the imaginable colours of olive oil catch your eye when you stop in front of this shop in the Carrer de la Palla. A shop that has dedicated itself with an absolute passion to this liquid gold. Here you will find all kinds of "denomination of origin" olive oils from Spain and around the world, made from the widest variety of olives. Also has a section devoted to other products made from olive oil, such as cosmetics.
This shop and cafe-restaurant takes you to a mystical world. It offers you all kinds of specialities created by nuns from convents around the country. From liqueurs to hand-brewed beers, to a wide range of sweets made from local recipes. The other unique feature of this establishment is its location, in a building that stands on the site of a former Jewish baths, or "mikves", as the arches and vaults in the basement bear witness to.
Founded over 150 years ago, this is one of Barcelona's most famous cake shops. It specialises in hand-made sweets, carquinyolis (the Catalan equivalent of biscotti), tea biscuits and nougats, among other delicacies, which delight the sweetest palates.
Viniteques de la Ribera
La Ribera was originally a district of fishermen, shopkeepers and artisans, and is an excellent place to enjoy one of the products that has been most highly prized since time immemorial: wine. The wine shops in La Ribera are a true paradise for wine lovers. Here you can discover thousands of different types of wines from around the world.
Tostaderos Casa Gispert
Master roasters since 1851, Casa Gispert is specialised in roasting coffee and nuts. The shop retains its original furniture and old wood-burning oven: the only one of its kind in Europe. Visitors can see the nuts being roasted.
Sagas Pagesos i Cuiners
Sandwiches and salads combining local influences. The use of locally sourced, artisan produce is what sets Sagas apart. The culinary concepts was devised by Oriol Rovira.
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Booking changes and cancellations are VALID only when made through us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can change your reservation date at no charge if you notify us at least four (4) days before your arrival. If you cancel your reservation and you notify us at least five (5) days before your arrival, there is a 20% cancellation fee. After this time no refunds can be made. We apologize in advance for departures or returns that are delayed due to unusual traffic problems. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.