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Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks

Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gracia, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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A great food and history tour

We had an amazing time touring the Sants neighborhood in Barcelona. Six hours of talking food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nsschmit
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Brilliant tour to kick off stay in BCA

I’ve done a couple of Culinary Backstreets tours (Shanghai and Barcelona) and find them a great way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MissAussieTraveller
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Our small group food tours of Barcelona are designed to showcase the best of the city's hidden culinary gems and historic back alleys. Our walks take place in the friendly and laid-back Gracia neighborhood, stronghold of the Catalan kitchen, and in the seaside El Born-La Ribera and Barceloneta districts, where life seems to be imbued with the easygoing maritime soul of the nearby Mediterranean. Sampling a mix of truly local markets, restaurants, bars and food shops -- as well as some select cultural and historical stops -- our two Barcelona culinary walks take you into parts of town and authentic places that would be hard to find on your own and provide a unique (and delicious) introduction to daily life in Barcelona.
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Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gracia, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time touring the Sants neighborhood in Barcelona. Six hours of talking food history, culinary traditions and local politics with Danny, our tour guide, made for an incredible day. I would definitely do this again!More

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madeleine805, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Barcelona. We are happy to hear that it did not disappoint and hope that you will continue to join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve done a couple of Culinary Backstreets tours (Shanghai and Barcelona) and find them a great way to get a feel for a city - both historical and current local insights ... not to mention AMAZING food recommendations. Bené took us around the Gràcia neighbourhood...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Barcelona. We are happy to hear that it did not disappoint and hope that you will continue to join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I spent a wonderful Saturday with Danny in May touring and tasting in Sants. Danny's knowledge of the History of Catalana and Spain was amazing and he made the day so interesting. He is originally from New York and there was no...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Sants neighbourhood in Barcelona was originally a crossroads village where travellers, merchants and locals came from the south or from the west on their way to Barcelona. When the industrial revolution arrived late to Spain this area became the location of the big, new...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for - the people and place beyond the tour bok. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

My husband and I have used Culinary Backstreets in several cities over the years and always love the experience. We not only get to sample local cuisine (i.e. away from the tourist areas) but learn the history that ties those dishes to local culture. In...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Barcelona. We are happy to hear that it did not disappoint and hope that you will continue to join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This day, thanks to our guide Paula, was truely a highlight of our 2 weeks in Spain. We got a lot of background information on the history, culture and derivations of many foods. We tasted many foods and wines that the region is best known...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This was our second tour with Culinary Backstreets (our first was in Istanbul) and once again, we had a fabulous experience! We took the Made in Catalonia tour with Paula who was an exceptional guide!! It’s clear to see that she loves being a tour...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Barcelona. We are happy to hear that it did not disappoint and hope that you will continue to join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Three of us recently went on a tour with Danny and had an amazing time. Danny was extremely knowledgable about local food, politics, and culture and very laid back and friendly. We got to taste many traditional regional dishes as well as more contemporary takes...More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. Danny is wonderful. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Paula was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide, who entertained us for over 5 hours. Passionate about Barcelona.More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

CB tours are always fun and this didn't disappoint. Our guide Paula was informative and fun to be with. We visited small, out of the way places that one would have never found on our own. A unique experience!More

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maddyroberts, Manager at Barcelona Culinary Backstreets Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and thanks for joining us again in Barcelona. We are happy to hear that it did not disappoint and hope that you will continue to join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your...More

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noga3101
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
Go to culinary backstreets website & choose the city you’re interested in. Many have a variety of options.
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, my tour guide was male and his stories about the culture and the food appealed to both men and women.
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We were only aware of daytime, but you can ask them directly thru their website! Have fun. It was the best thing we did!
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