If you’re anything like us, you research your travel destination far in advance, combing the internet for the best tips on exactly what and where to eat and drink. You’ve probably printed out blog posts about San Sebastian’s best pintxos bars and the addresses of the best local cider houses… we understand! In a city like San Sebastian, it’s hard to go wrong as long as you do a bit of research first. But great food is one thing– learning the story of the chef, the history of the dish, and how it’s made is a whole other level! Food is so much more than just food– it’s culture, history, and community– and that’s where a food tour comes in!
Why take a food tour in San Sebastian?
A local perspective
A food tour is a perfect way to see San Sebastian through local eyes. Your guide will be able to add their unique perspective, which is essential to understanding a complex city like San Sebastian.
Food history and culture
You’ll not only taste some of the city’s most delicious bites, you’ll learn about them– where they came from, how the recipes developed and how they’ve been maintained. You’ll learn where the ingredients come from, and how they’re grown or raised. This important information will enhance every bite you take!
City history and culture
Basque Country and San Sebastian have a fascinating and complex history and culture. From the mysterious Basque language to the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, this is a city with a long story to tell. A Devour San Sebastian food tour combines the history and culture of the city with delicious food and drink. This is a great combination, as it allows you to learn a lot about the city, while also enjoying new flavors.
Take the tour: Our Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Tour combines amazing pintxos, family-run locations, city history and plenty of insider culture.
Meet fellow foodies
Our small-group food tours are popular with couples and solo travelers, as they are the perfect way to meet like-minded fellow foodies. We’ve had chefs, sommeliers, food writers, farmers, and down-to-earth fans of great food and drink all join our tours.
Forget the list (for one night!)
Even if you’ve done a great job pre-planning, and have a list of San Sebastian’s best restaurants at hand, it’s nice to forget about the list, the Google map, and the Spanish (or Basque!) translations for one night. When you come on a tour the hard work has been done for you. Just sit back, relax, learn, and eat!
Get even more recommendations
Although you might already have your master list, there’s always room for a few more recommendations. Our Devour Tours come with our exclusive Devouring Guide– only available to people who have come on tour. This printed guide is filled with our local guides’ top tips for food, drink and hidden gems in San Sebastian.
So what are you waiting for? A food tour in San Sebastian is one of the best things to do in town.