The Foodie Week
For all those food truck lovers out there, the Foodie Week is an exciting new event that is coming to Madrid for the first time this week (21-26 November). This market sells street food from food trucks from all over the world and is located beneath the Torres KIO (KIO Towers) which are one of the most famous and impressive features of Madrid’s skyline! Such a cool place to spend a lunch break or relax with friends after a long day at work discovering some of the world’s best ‘street food’. Whether you fancy sweet, savory, fast food or gourmet style foods, you’ll be able to find it amongst the 20 global food trucks! If you can’t make it this week don’t fret as The Foodie Week is coming to Madrid once a month – find out more information about the next one here: http://www.foodieweekmadrid.com/
Address: Plaza de Castilla
Opening hours: this week (21-26 November) from 1200-0000hrs.
However, if you fancy trying out and learning more about traditional Spanish food and drink, check out these popular food markets.
Mercado de San Miguel
This is probably the most famous market in the capital and is in fact considered a site of cultural interest. It was originally built in 1916 and has evolved into a wonderful place to try traditional Spanish tapas and a drink!
Address: Plaza de San Miguel
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 1000-0000, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1000-1400hrs.
Mercado de San Antón
In one of the trendiest areas of the city, Chueca, you’ll find an equally trendy market that manages to fuse tradition with modernity. On the third floor is ‘La Cocina de San Antón’ which arguably defines the market. It has its own terrace, an indoor restaurant and a cocktail bar. So, whether you need to stock up your fridge or take friends out for a drink, the Mercado de San Antón has it all!
Address: Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24
Opening times: from Monday to Saturday 1000-2200hrs, Sunday 1000-1500hrs
Mercado de San Ildefonso
An industrial style market through which you can graze on delicious food until your heart’s content. Together with the 18 food stalls, there are also two pretty terraces which allow you to enjoy the fresh air whilst sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
Address: Calle Fuencarral, 57
Opening times: Everyday from 1000-0100hrs
A 1950s market where you’ll find fruit, meat and fish stalls as well as a wide range of international food. The market consists of three floors: the ground floor and the first floor which are home to around 65 different food stalls whilst on the third floor is a dance school called ‘Amor de Dios’ dedicated to teaching traditional Spanish dance. Mercado Antón Martín really does boast Spanish culture and traditions!
Address: Calle Santa Isabel, 5
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 0900-2100hrs, Saturday 0900-1500hrs