Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour

Experience day-to-day life the way a Madrid local does, with stops at a market and food shops.

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Includes: 10 delicious tastes at 7 neighborhood establishments (including a traditional market) in a beautiful Madrid neighborhood.
Tour Size: Small Group
Times: 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am
Duration: 3 Hours

What's Included

  • Taste your way through a traditional market, meet its vendors and hear their stories.
  • Forget the big names and try the churros and chocolate that locals prefer.
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the center and experience a lesser-known corner of the city.
  • Support local, family-run eateries, from bakeries to market stalls and tapas bars.
  • Discover a side of Madrid you wouldn't see on your own and feel like a local for a day.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans, nor those with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    The phrase “like a local” is popular these days—this is the real deal. We’ll show you a neighborhood that, though just a few minutes from the bustling city center, feels a world away. Here you can see how locals really live and shop every day, and today you’re one of them. Walk through a traditional market and marvel from a distance? Nope, we’ll be speaking with the vendors and making purchases—and that’s just the beginning.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Start your morning off with freshly-fried churros and thick, homemade Spanish hot chocolate at a spot that most madrileños don’t even know about.

    On to the next stop! At this specialty deli that’s been open since the 1930s, you’ll enjoy a gourmet cheese and wine tasting.

    Next, meet the young entrepreneurs behind one one of only a handful of traditional, natural bakeries that are retelling the story of bread in Madrid. Here we’ll try a traditional snack and pick up a loaf to go.

    Now it’s time to visit one of Madrid’s traditional markets, where neighborhood residents still come every morning to pick up ingredients for that day’s lunch. You’ll be one of those shoppers today as we visit our friends who work here and taste their products, from cured ham to olives to seasonal fruit. And that bread we picked up earlier? It’ll come in handy here, where some Spanish olive oil is calling its name.

    We’ll weave through the colorful neighborhood streets, which by now will feel like your own, to our next stop. Here, we’ll wrap up with the one element of Madrid’s food we haven’t tried yet: tapas in a historic bar packed with personality.

    And since we couldn’t end without something sweet, we’ll pop into a bakery down the road for one last bite.

    You’ll leave the tour knowing not only what it means to visit and fall in love with Madrid, but what it means to live here too.

    And as with all Devour Madrid tours, you’ll receive our Devouring Madrid guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!

    We love two of these stops so much that we also include them on our Tapas & Flamenco Tour, so we don’t suggest doing both on the same trip. If you’re interested in booking another tour along with our Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour, try our Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour or our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour.

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    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!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Plaza Santa Ana
    Places we'll visit Huertas neighborhood

    Get a local view of Madrid's Literary Quarter and how we live and eat every day here.

    Ending point Plaza de las Cortes
    The tour lasts approximately 3 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles) and there is seating at 2 of the 9 stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 12 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    Families love getting a true taste of Madrid together on our Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Our tours are available as private experiences for groups of 6 guests or more. We also offer customized private experiences for groups of 11 or more. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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