These are the still traditional Spanish grocery stores with an upscale ambiance and choice of products. Here you will find the very best of Spain with wonderful neighborhood service.
They have been my stores in madrid for ages and the family shops here, so there you have VT if want the best of Madrid come here. They have several locations, will identify the one I go to.
hours Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00 to 21:30. Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 14:30
In Madrid since 1954.
Also, inside they have delicious cafeterias for a wonderful breakfast or lunch of excellent quality/price ratio.
What to buy: food groceries ready made for the table. Hams, cheeses, wines, ready to eat prepare food for lunch or dinner.
What to pay: prices to match the qualilty, this is an upscale grocery store. Simply the best products
This place was left a bit abandoned, and it was a hanging out for youth for many years, then the city decided to get on the outdoor indoor market theme and renovate the place,now its just gorgeous.
Mercado de San Miguel, is the only steel market that stay with us today. It is at plaza de San Miguel facing Plaza del Conde de Miranda ,and the Cava de San Miguel. The first construction was done in 1916. Initially it was open air market from 1835. Its street level floor is build of metal with steel supports and the basement is a warehouse.
The opening days and hours are ,Mondays ,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays from 10h to 24h continuosly. Thursdays, Fridays,and Saturdays from 10h to 02h! continuosly.
You have all kinds of stores selling all the great produce,fruits, and cold cuts of Spain. With many mini restos offering tobuy and taste these goodies on site.
What to buy: cold cuts, chorizos, sausages, cheeses, the works its all good !!!
What to pay: the prices are in a tourist spot but of very good quality, you will get your moneys worth;
yes, the El Corte Inglés is ok but pricey even if I am a cardholder of the place to use for other things like clothings and music/games.
near at calle de la victoria you have a grocery store. Museo del Jamon en carreta de San Jeronimo, right on puerta del sol ,La Mallorquina, and of course La Casa Mira at carreta de San Jeronimo. In the street Nunez del Arce near Puerta del Sol there is an ALDI supermarket. And a Lidl supermarket at Plaza Tirso de Molina, about 5 mins walking from puerta del sol
There are many small ones pop and mom stores near all corners of puerta del sol. The major markets are in the city limits or outside.
hope it helps
What to buy: groceries, food items
What to pay: best prices popular stores
"Al estilo de ....Dean and Deluca de los barrios bohemios neoyorquinos,se ha abierto en Madrid un «mercado contemporáneo», Hespen & Suárez,donde la comida rápida es sinónimo de calidad y buen gusto. Ofreceespecialidades de EE.UU., China o Rusia. Un rincón del Soho en plenobarrio de Chueca".
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What to buy: salad, special food and spices from all over the world.
What to pay: average
It gives you impression of walking into new world full of colours. Biscuits, chocolate, nice metal boxes you can put your favourite sweets.
What to buy: Almonds covered with chocolate, in form of olives
What to pay: A pack of 140 g costs around 9euro
It is my favorite dish. They cold Tortilla or Spanish Tortila. You can found in every tapas bar in Madrid. They prepare omelet with eggs, onion and potatoes and if you like you can put some season vegetables and Spanish sauce. So simple but very delicious! It can be eaten hot or cold.
It is the authentic tradition Spanish drink You can buy or even better prepare it.
It is very easy. Only need 1 liter of red wine, 2 orange juice, 4 peaches, 5 spoons sugar, 2 piece of lemon skin. Mix everything and put into the fridge. It is served chilled.
These department stores can be virtually found everywhere in Madrid. The grocery departments are big enough to provide fine selection of local food in affordable prices.
What to buy: Saffron, Olive oil, local wines, cheese, ham & chorizo
What to pay: Small bag of saffron 1.65
Bigger bag of saffron 6.40
High quality olive oil 4.45 500ml
Manchego cheese 1 kg 12.55
Near to the city center this wine shop offers spectrum of wines from all regions of Spain. The staff and Senor Javier Zufia have very positive attitude and are gladly presentin their wine cellar specialities. The shop and cellar are not too big, but very cosy in atmosphere, you may even arrange wine tasting events there.
What to buy: You may get very good bargain of selected and superb Rioja wines around 20 Euros per bottle when buying them in six bottle cases. You will get original wooden case (owc) with you, which you can place safely into your baggage. At least from Madrid to Helsinki zero bottle was broken.
They are providing mail order service as well.
What to pay: 20 euros if you buy just one bottle, 200 euros if more
When you are hungry you can buy some donuts and drink a caffee or hot chocolate. In this place opposite to Atocha there is a great choice of donuts: with chocolate, nuts, marmelade, powder sugar and many more. They look very colorfull. You can buy one or more. You can take it with or sit by a table.
What to buy: The one donuts cost 1 Euro, but when you buy more it is cheaper.
Mallorca is one of the most well-established food shops in Madrid. Close to Atocha, in this 2-floor shop you may find all the delicates sold in Spain. There are bars and cafeterias, too.
What to buy: Established in 1931 it sells a wonderful selection of cheeses, meats, canapés, pastries and chocolates.
Since I was a child, we used to stop here for a cake. It seems that Napolitanas are the most famous ones, but I always love one of all cream... (I am not much a sweet lover, but cream is my vicious lol).
As Jose Villalba recommendation, we tried in our last time some Napolitanas, they were really nice, but the creamy one is still my favourite hehehehehe ...
As you can see this shop sells the most delicate, sweet exquisities.........and yes, it is a BIF EASTER EGG in the middle of the display....it was around Easter that I was there before we travelled to BARCELONA (SEE BARCELONA PAGE) by night train and I swear I slept each kilometer of the 700 kms.!!
But back to this shop: I bought some very yummie yum things.......so follow my example and do the same....
What to buy: Temptations is all around you........so surrender, is my advice!
What to pay: pay for what you bought, is also my wise advice....
The museum of Ham is really full of ham. You can buy sealed Jamon in the store and the quality is good.
What to buy: Jamon - various kind, Good prices and yummy
This is one of the most traditional markets in Madrid, not very large but with an harmonious iron structure.
It is placed on the Main Street, between the Town's Square and the Main Square.