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.
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 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
Directions: near Plaza Mayor, Calle postas 18Related to:
"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".
A. Ascunce, El Semanal
What to buy: salad, special food and spices from all over the world.
What to pay: average
Address: C/ Barceló, 15
Directions: (Con Mejia Lequerica)
Madrid, España 28004
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
Address: c/ de los Reyes 6, 28015 Madrid
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
Address: For example: calle de Serrano 52
Website: http://www.elcorteingles.esRelated to:
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.
Directions: The shops can be found all over Madrid, including Velázquez, Serrano and Bravo Murillo. These photos are taken in the shop close to Atocha Station.
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.
Address: opposite to Atocha
Directions: When you go from the Atocha to Paseo del Prado, near the bus station.
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 ...
Directions: At Puerta del Sol, corner with Calle MayorAdd to your Trip Planner
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....
Address: can't remember the name, can see it all in my mind
Directions: so I can't really help you...
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
Directions: Museo de Jamon has branches all over Madrid. You will definitely see one around Sol.
Walk around Madrid and you're sure to find some great purveyors of wine, cheese, hams and other Spanish specialties.
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.