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From the moment I first set foot inside of a Mercado, I was in love. From the food to the beverages to the people watching, I could have easily (and happily) spent all of my days in Madrid browsing the stalls and inspecting the goods with a drink in one hand and a snack in the other.
I mean really, what could be better?
Lucky for me, almost every neighbourhood (or barrio) throughout the city had its own Mercado. After many gruelling hours spent testing the snacks, the wine (and sangria, and vermouth) and the overall atmosphere, I’m excited to share with you my favourite Madrid Mercado.
Mercado San Miguel
Located just a stone’s throw from Plaza Mayor is Mercado San Miguel, the best (in my opinion) and busiest Mercado in the city. It offers everything: a wide variety of snacks, from herring and avocado toasts and calamari to mini-sausages and croquettes; full-meals; beverages like wine, vermouth and fresh pressed juices; and so much more.
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