Madrid is one of the best cities in the world for Foodies.  It has such a variety of delectable food experiences.  Here are a few of the many ways you can eat your way through Madrid:

There are several “Gourmet Markets” one of the newest is:
San Antón Market, recently inaugurated in the heart of the Chueca neighbourhood, never fails to amaze. The market is spread across three floors, the first focusing on perishable goods, with stalls selling a wide range of products from cured meats to quality hamburgers and fruit and vegetables.
The second floor boasts a tavern-wine bar and ten stalls providing cooking/takeaway services, where customers can taste and take away Greek dishes, Japanese food, seafood, sweets, milkshakes and juices.
On the third floor is the Cocina de San Antón kitchen where customers can eat their goods bought on the first floor, cooked for a supplement of four Euros.
The San Antón market also represents a new type of sustainable market, in that the central skylight functions as an enormous solar energy collector and the floor is cast basalt, a reused material. It also offers a recycling system which reduces 80% of organic trash material.

Madrid will turn into a great festival for the senses as the ninth​ Gastrofestival gets underway. The event is the best way to find out more about gastronomy and enjoy its connections with a range of artistic disciplines.
For fifteen days restaurants, shops, museums and cultural centres in Madrid will be taking part in this fantastic event in which art plays a leading role. A complete experience, this great festival for the senses features special menus, culinary routes and cookery courses, and invites everyone to enjoy all aspects of gastronomy.
Just like in previous editions, restaurants and bars across the city will take part in some of the now favourite sections, including the Degustatapas tapas tastings and Rioja Wine in Our Favourite Bars. Last year gluten-free restaurants participated for the first time, offering special menus just like other eateries around the city.
Gastrofestival have six main themes: Gastronomic Madrid, Gastroculture, Sensory Experiences, Gastrofashion, Wine Culture and Gastrohealth.
Various cultural venues across Madrid also take part in this culinary event with an array of offerings that seamlessly merge culture with gastronomy. The previous edition featured Conde Duque, the Madrid Municipal Newspaper Library, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Costume Museum.  It usually takes places end of January through early February. Keep checking this website for exact dates:

Besides boasting a host of fine restaurants and bars, Madrid features many excellent cooking schools. Learn how to prepare traditional dishes, develop your creativity, try something new and put your passion for food into motion. And, most importantly, have fun in the kitchen as you never thought you would.

§  List of cooking schools in Madrid



Julie Surrey is a Partner at Creative Planette and is a seasoned professional in the events industry. Ms. Surrey started blogging actively in 2010 and writes industry specific pieces for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.


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