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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My husband and I had a fantastic time. We walked throughout the charming Huertas neighborhood, learning interesting local history and stopping frequently to taste the food and drink of the area. Our guide, Arantxa, a chef and native of Madrid, had many interesting insights to share with us about Spanish food and wine. Now I feel confident to do my shopping in a traditional Spanish market, as I have Arantxa's shopping tips (and introductions to the best vendors) to guide me. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Madrid through the eyes (and food and wine!) of a local!
So many secrets! We had a lovely food tour of the Huertas neighborhood with Arantxa. Arantxa pointed out details and pieces of history that will be in our memories forever. We marveled at every stop and loved to interact with the small business owners. Went back to some of the places we visited already for a second round! Worth every penny and more. You haven’t been somewhere until you’ve done a food tour there. Just go!
This was my third Devour tour during my two week trip to Spain and perhaps my favorite in terms of the range of food we tasted. I loved that it was during the day and the streets weren't so busy at the places we stopped. Our guide Aranxta was passionate and so knowledgeable about the foods, the vendors and the traditions. Lots and lots of tastes. Try everything!
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!
*Please note that this tour shares two stops with our Tapas & Flamenco Tour. It is not recommended to take both of the tours during your stay in Madrid.
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.