Barcelona receives around 9 million visitors per year and ranks among the top European destinations when choosing where to visit for the quality of its food and gastronomy, stunning architecture and history. While travelers’ primary points of interest during their stays are local cuisine and culture, most remain confined to typical and well-known areas of the city.
This comes as no surprise to Andre Arriaza, spokesperson and co-founder of Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours whose passion for the city´s history and signature culinary offerings has been growing since his arrival in 2006. Along with his partner Marina Manasyan, and the surging enthusiasm for these aspects, the duo launched one of the best food tours in off beaten Barcelona.
Andre mentions, “We loved our new home in Barcelona from the moment we arrived, and it didn’t take long for us to become Mediterranean food lovers. We began taking notes on every food haunt we stumbled upon as well as the history and stories surrounding them”. Marina complements “We realized this wasn’t something to be kept secret, so we decided to share it with everyone. This is how our food tours came to be, and our signature food tour in trendy Sant Antoni and Poblesec neighbourhoods is being already enjoyed by locals and the curious traveler, while awaiting anyone interested to explore real Barcelona.”
Among the best walking food tours in the city as rated by past visitors on Tripadvisor as well as important tourism industry news outlets, this guided food tour lasts around three hours and covers both historic and modern aspects of Barcelona accompained by delicious tastings. Little-known tales passed down through local generations are shared with guests as are typical drinks and terrific barcelona tapas, appetizers unique to the local area, prepared by friendly shopkeepers and restaurateurs. Travelers likewise gain an opportunity to sigthsee architecture that is unique the the city’s thriving neighborhoods.
Concluded Andre, “You won’t find many of the sights and experiences we share through our food tours on the conventional must-see lists geared toward vacationers, but they’re certainly elements not to be missed. Authentic farm-to-table dishes are becoming a rarity across the globe, and this is one of the many aspects making our tours so unique. Combined with the near-forgotten stories we’ve unearthed during our explorations and deep-rooted culture in the neighborhoods’ histories, we show visitors a side of Barcelona not often exhibited on the run-of-the-mill itineraries. We encourage anyone looking forward to visit to Barcelona to look at our website to learn more and book a tour.”
About Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours:
Established in 2015, Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours showcase the best of Catalan gastronomy for the food curious who will discover unparalleled, non-touristy and charming areas of Barcelona. Tasting delicious foods and drinks from local business owners who are rooted in the history of the tour’s iconic neighborhoods, gives guests an opportunity to learn about the distinct Catalan gastronomy and discover the local life in an unforgettable way.