I am never one to pass up a recommended gastronomical experience, especially since learning what that word meant in 2012, and today I am going to take you on one. In April my Mom and I passed the Mercado de San Miguel on our Madrid walking tour and made sure to go back to check out all of the crazy food the next day. Translated to English the Market of San Miguel is a food market located just off thePlaza de San Miguel in the heart of the Spanish capital. I was not quite sure of what to expect having been to dozens of different kinds of indoor and outdoor markets but the Mercado de San Miguel blew me away – not only in terms of the quality and variety of the food but also with the number of enjoying a casual afternoon.
Once we arrived my mom and I decided to do a full tour of the place before deciding what to eat and it seemed liked half of the booths were dedicated to seafood of some sort – whether ready to be eaten or raw and freshly flown in from the ocean. After our 20 minute canvas of the relatively small market I decided to two try options – the fresh burrata with sundried tomato and a homemade pistachio Baklava both of which were absolutely delicious! My only regret was not trying one of the half a dozen Sangria options offered throughout the market – next time!
Do you shop at food markets?