Oh, olive oil, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We love you drizzled over a slice of rustic bread with tomatoes and a dash of sea salt splashed on a summer salad or poured over ribbons of jamón. The ways to love olive oil are endless, and Spain is the perfect place to celebrate your love for this “liquid gold.” Here are our top choices for where to buy olive oil in Madrid.
Spain produces more than 50% of the world’s olive oil, and Spaniards alone consume nearly 10 liters of olive oil per person per year. In short, olive oil is treasured here, and only the highest quality olive oil will do. That’s why we’d love to tell you where to buy olive oil in Madrid! Don’t forget to pencil in a little bit of shopping time into your daily itinerary!
Before you head out to the shop, it’s important to know how to distinguish a high-quality olive oil from a less-than-great one. Here’s our co-founder Lauren with some tips on how to do just that!
La Fundación Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero
Wondering where to buy olive oil in Madrid while also supporting the local economy? Tucked away in the lively Chueca neighborhood, this store offers a diverse selection from around Spain. Stroll in and be prepared to choose from an array of olive oils ranging from the classic extra virgin to infused oils bursting with flavors such as rosemary or garlic. This co-op promotes initiatives such as research grants and training workshops to preserve and promote this beloved part of the Spanish economy.
Address: Calle de Mejía Lequerica, 1
El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience
When you’re searching for the best olive oil in Madrid, why not tie in a little sightseeing as well? You can do both at El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience at Callao. Located on the ninth floor of El Corte Inglés in Plaza Callao, you can dine on gourmet foods from around the world as you enjoy sweeping views of the Madrid skyline. After you eat your way through the center, check out the vast array of gourmet food products from Spain and beyond. This is the perfect place to find olive oils from all over the country, as well as other great food souvenirs such as Spanish paprika, cheeses and jamón ibérico.
Address: Centro Comercial El Corte Inglés, Plaza del Callao, 2, 28013 Madrid
Oleoteca Gourmet La Chinata
La Chinata is a gem of a store. They sell locally-produced olive oils as well as gourmet food products and even olive-oil-infused cosmetics. They also have their own exclusive name brand olive oil to try in store. Choose from flavors such as white truffle and black pepper, or basil. With locations all over Madrid, there’s no better place to buy olive oil for every member of the family!
Want to soak up even more olive oil? On our Huertas Neighborhood Food and Market Tour, you’ll taste olives and olive oils, and eat your way through a local market. Get your fill of classic foods such as churros and chocolate and plenty of jamón!
España en La Mesa
Here’s another great place to buy olive oil in Madrid! Nestled in the quaint Chamberí neighborhood, this small shop is overflowing with Spanish products that are sure to set any foodie’s heart aflutter. España en La Mesa offers a vast selection of olive oils as well as other renowned Spanish food products. From canned goods to wines and sweets, this store is the place to visit to have a unique and personal shopping experience. This locally owned gourmet food shop will help you create a basket filled with regionally produced goods to take home with you. While it’s a great place to buy olive oil in Madrid, you might just end up leaving with even more delicious finds.
Address: Calle de Guzmán el Bueno, 82, 28003 Madrid
Proyecto Los Aires
Perhaps you’re not looking for where to buy olive oil in Madrid, but you do want to dive deeper into this rich ingredient! We recommend taking a walking tour of this organic olive grove located just an hour away from Madrid. You will learn more about production as well as have the opportunity to taste the delicious olive oils produced on this family-owned grove. After you become an olive oil expert, buy a few bottles and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. Sharing is optional.
Address: C/Visitación 12 Arcicóllar, Toledo
New to the world of all things Spanish EVOO? Join Devour Madrid guide Yvonne for a crash course in this iconic ingredient in our virtual Spanish Olive Oil Experience! You’ll learn how to buy the best of the best, how to cook with it, and so much more.
After watching an episode of “Parts Unknown” in which her hero Anthony Bourdain wandered through the magical streets of Granada, Elysse signed up for a semester abroad there and then quickly realized one semester wasn’t enough. She returned to Spain and lived in Madrid for two years to technically teach English but mostly spent her free time traveling throughout the peninsula learning about Spain’s diverse culture (and tapas!). But what she loves most about Spain is the love and appreciation of tradition, history and long lunches with friends and family.