If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you already know just how much I love traveling to Spain. But one of my favorite things about visiting Spain is that I get to spend my entire trip with locals that show me around town, cook amazing meals, and keep my stomach stuffed with yummy food. Nothing compares to being introduced to the best Spanish dishes and wine selections than by people who actually live there.
If you don’t have the luxury of having connections in a certain city, an authentic cultural experience can be hard to come by. Which is why it’s so cool that there is a company like WithLocals to offer tourists the opportunity to participate in unique activities in Europe and Asia, hosted by local residents. Not only do you get a one-of-a-kind experience, but you also get to make new friends from another part of the world and fully immerse yourself in an amazing culture.
If you’re planning on visiting Barcelona anytime soon, and want to eat in Barcelona like a local, check out these dining experiences offered by WithLocals. Your stomach and taste buds will thank you!
Enjoy a Catalan dinner over the city
Enjoy traditional Catalan tapas, a main dish, beer, wine, and espresso (a must have in Spain) all while overlooking a beautiful sunset and Barcelona landscape. Your hosts Alex and Eva will introduce you to homemade Spanish cooking topped off with a bit of Spanish charm. The price is €30.00 per person. Read more here.
Participate in a fresh and healthy fusion cooking class
Spend three glorious hours cooking with Lucy. You’ll use organic and natural ingredients to create a delicious and healthy meal that you’ll never forget. Some of the menu items include carrot and ginger soup with crunchy pepita topping, veggie noodles with avocado/lime cream sauce, and grilled fruit kebabs with coconut whipped cream. All for just €60.00 per person. Read more here.
Dine with Marco Polo
Want to take a break from Spanish food to enjoy an Italian and Asian inspired meal? Then check out this spice enriched, fusion meal that includes 4 courses and wine. This would be a great dinner for yourself and up to 9 other friends. If you don’t have 9 other friends traveling with you, don’t worry, you’ll get the opportunity to dine with other people participating in this excursion. Making new friends and eating a lot is so much fun! This experience will cost around €45.00 per person Read more here.
Enjoy seafood paella in an urban kitchen garden
A trip to Spain isn’t complete without paella! Your hosts Pep and Joan invite you into their home to enjoy seafood paella, tapas, wine and soft drinks, and yummy dessert all from the terrace of their urban garden. You can interact with these locals, partake in great conversation in English or Spanish, and eat traditional Spanish cuisine. Talk about a once in a lifetime, memorable experience. Who wouldn’t want to partake in that! For only €43.00 per person. Read more here.
When in Barcelona, definitely check out all of the activities offered by WithLocals. They have tons of things you can do all around the city to make your trip worthwhile!