Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
Go off-the-beaten-path and discover Madrid’s neighborhoods on a Madrid food tour!
Spend the morning with a local foodie as you explore the gorgeous Literary Quarter, taste Madrid specialties at family-run shops, and visit the vibrant neighborhood market. This tour is perfect for getting a true glimpse at daily life, as you discover the lesser known corners of Madrid, and meet proud food artisans with incredible stories to share.
- A fun off-the-beaten-path food & culture tour through Madrid's vibrant Literary Quarter
- Visits to Madrid's unique owner-operated specialty shops, market stalls, and tapas bars-- we support small businesses through this tour
- A gourmet wine pairing at our favorite neighborhood deli as we learn its amazing story
- Tasting tour through the historic Antón Martín Market to meet the vendors and taste their incredible food
- Indulge in a classic local dessert and Madrid’s oldest and most enchanting tapas bar
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This tour was an absolute highlight of our trip to Madrid. The tour was a bargain, with several stops and more food than we could even eat (although somehow we managed). In addition to the many delicious bites (and drinks), there were really interesting stops to a hundred-plus year old grocery and an authentic, non-touristy mercado. I could not rate this tour more highly.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Hidden Food and Market tour with Joy. Joy was brilliant—welcoming, friendly, engaging and most of all knowledgeable about Spanish food and history. We certainly didn't finish the tour hungry!! We had a great morning and we definitely recommend this tour. Even our girls (6 and 9 years) enjoyed it!
I loved all the tastings, and explanations. Our group size of 6 was perfect, making it feel more personable than a larger group. I loved trying all the different olives and hams, which I never would have done on my own. At the end, Luke's recommendations for dinner were also spot on.
What to Expect on Your Tour
Discover Madrid’s gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path Literary Quarter on a daytime foodie adventure! You’ll fall in love with this neighborhood’s cobblestone streets and everyday charm as you taste delicious bites from family-run eateries and wander through one of Madrid’s best local markets. In between tastes, you’ll find out why it’s called the Literary Quarter today and also learn how gentrification is affecting Madrid’s neighborhoods and small businesses.
Start your morning off right with freshly fried churros and thick, homemade Spanish hot chocolate. Find out why these aren’t your average churros, and why they’re some of the best in Madrid!
Onto the next stop! You’ll head to our favorite local deli to taste local wines paired with gourmet treats.
Next, meet the young entrepreneurs behind one of Madrid’s best bakeries and taste a traditional Spanish snack.
Now it’s time to pop into one of Madrid’s best local markets, where you’ll meet the vendors and taste their specialties.
Spain’s best ham (jamón), incredible artisan cheeses, local olives… you’ll discover these foods and more on this Madrid market tour.
Finally, head through the colorful neighborhood streets on your way over to one of Madrid’s most incredible and historic tapas bars. Learn about tapas traditions in Madrid and taste their delicious specialty.
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Madrid’s most beautiful local neighborhood, a place where Spain’s literary idols have lived (and eaten!) for centuries.