Living in Malaga this year has been one of the best experiences in my life. Moving to a new place alone has been one hell of a challenge but south of Spain proved to be absolutely welcoming.
Malaga is also one of the best places to enjoy Andalusian and Spanish food. Recently, I joined the Devour Food Tour in the city that helped me learn more about the culinary traditions of the region.
Devour Food Tour in Malaga
Devour Tours run culinary and culture experiences in many parts of Spain – they have food tours in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, San Sebastian, Granada and… Malaga. The company tries to offer a local experience to all the guests of Spain. That’s why they work mainly with family-run businesses and local places rather than commercial ones.
If you have just a few days in Malaga, joining a food experience would be a good option to get to know the city better. Devour Food Tour not only showed us some of the best foodie spots that we could come back to later, but also thought us a few history and culture lessons.
Our food tour of Malaga – Best of Malaga: Foodie Feast & Cultural Walking Tour, started on the main square at 10 in the morning and lasted around 3 hours.
After getting to know the other travellers on the tour and our guide Hanni – a British expat who fell in love with the Spanish cuisine and culture, it was time for breakfast and my favourite churros con chocolate in Café Central.
The Coffee and Malaga
Let me tell you a secret… if you are a coffee lover, Malaga is the best place in Spain for you. There are 9 different ways to order a coffee in the city – nine ways! Depending on how much coffee and how much milk you want in the cup, you have 9 options to tell your waiter what you want.
This was the first curious fact of the day followed by many more surprises throughout the whole food tour.
Coffee in Malaga usually goes with churros or pitufo – toasted bread with tomato sauce and olive oil.
After breakfast, we went for a stroll in the central Atarazanas market where we tasted different types of olives, ham and cheese. We also tasted the famous Malaga sweet wine in the oldest bar in the city where locals still go before lunch.
It’s time for lunch
I call it a good experience when you don’t go back home hungry. And with Devour food tour it was sure that we’ll have lots to eat for lunch.
We visited a local family restaurant – Meson Mariano, where we had different traditional meals such as fried anchovies, pork meatballs in almond sauce, leche frita for dessert and other delicious bites. The restaurant quickly made it to the list of my favourite restaurants in Malaga.
At the end of the tour, I learnt more about the food scene in Malaga as well as some interesting culture facts about the area. If you plan to visit the city, I recommend you to join the Devour food tour so you can have a better idea about where and what to eat during your trip.
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I was happy to be invited by Devour Tours on their food walk in Malaga and share my experience with you in this review. For more travel tips, follow Travelling Buzz on Facebook.