Eat in Barcelona Like a Local

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  • Reply
    Alli Smith
    March 16, 2016 at 6:14 am

    That paella looks so good! This sounds like my kind of vacation. I love the idea of locals showing you around and cooking amazing meals.

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom
    March 16, 2016 at 9:16 am

    The charcuterie looks so good, that’s one of my favorite things to order. The roasted vegetables also look quite tasty. When I was in Italy there was a man on the bus that told us a few restaurants to go to.

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    March 16, 2016 at 10:02 am

    The food looks so good! I love trying new foods.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    March 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I’d love to visit Barcelona. Going to Spain is definitely on our short-term to-do list. I love paella, so I’d love to enjoy a seafood paella in Barcelona.

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    Travel Blogger
    March 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I was lucky enough to travel to Barcelona, and I think the food was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Great food ideas!

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    Amanda Love
    March 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    My cousins just came back from Barcelona and said how beautiful it is there. I’m thinking that I need to take a trip myself. You’ve also convinced me.

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    March 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    oh wow this is taking me back. i visited barcelona in 2006 and i still dream about it. i walked around downtown and stopped at this really cool restaurant had ate outside. it was sooo amazing. i dream of the day i can go back.

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    March 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Paella is one of my favorite dishes. This looks like an amazing experience. That company is genius for coming up with this concept.

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    tiaras and tantrums
    March 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I think I would gain 20 lbs if I traveled to Spain! Ah – the food alone entices me! But I would not likely eat the blood sausage

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    Franc Ramon
    March 16, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Paella has been famous here too. I would like to try having Paella in Barcelona though with the distinct local flare in it.

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    March 17, 2016 at 12:40 am

    All of that food is colorful and looks amaze!! I would love to go to Barcelona one day!!

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    March 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Oh yum! That is far too delicious for me to be viewing at 10 a.m. Haha!

    • Adrienne
      March 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Haha, thanks, girl! How are you?!

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    March 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona! These are great pictures!

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    Chris Hoov
    March 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I’d like to visit Barcelona soon! This is a huge help for me lol. Thanks!

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    March 18, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I love paella and Barcelona is on my bucket list. The photos got me all hungry here 😀

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    March 18, 2016 at 6:21 am

    The best part of any travel for me is the food. I love paella, but I always love to eat what the locals eat. My goal is to not eat the things I can get at home when I travel.

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    March 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    These dishes yes! I love Paella and grilled vegetables so much. Barcelona would be a dream foodie trip.

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    Jasmine Watts
    March 19, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Yummm… The food looks so good!! I would love to go Barcelona one day!!

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    March 20, 2016 at 5:59 am

    You got me drooling over those elegant food!!! I do hope I can visit Spain one of these days…

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    Alyssa C
    March 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    All that food looks incredible! I’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona… It’s actually on my bucket list

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