Have you ever seen the movie Chef? In the film, a chef quits his job at a top Californian restaurant and decides to set up a food truck and travel across America. It seems such a good idea and the food looks so delicious that you cannot help thinking: Why are there not more food trucks in major cities?
Well, you are in luck because now the idea is quickly catching on in Madrid. MadrEAT is the first street food market in the Spanish capital, which takes place every third weekend of the month, just a short walk from the city’s world famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Located in the heart of the city’s financial center, MadrEAT brings together more than 50 stalls, most of them with a retro style and decorated in an attractive and original way. Here you will find some of the city’s most renowned chefs offering their exclusive creations at affordable prices.
You will be able to try amazing dishes from world famous chefs and restaurants, such as Oscar Velasco at La Cesta, Iván Domínguez at Alborada, or Ricardo Sanz with his Japanese food at Kabuki. The famous restaurant El Triciclo is also present and has a variety of dishes, including their mouthwatering meatball sub. The guys at La Finca bring with them their “happiness meat” while Taberna Arzabal will not disappoint with their high-quality products. More daring foodies can try the special squid baguette from Panenka, which is made using bread that has been naturally dyed black using squid ink.
An international touch is provided by Argentine pizzas at Pisca and Latino and Asian fusion food at Chifa, both created by the expert hand of chef Estanis Carenzo.
Authentic Mexican food comes courtesy of Tepic, while Mercato Ballaró presents its interesting take on Italian street food. And for dessert (you’re not full up yet, are you?), head over to Mamá Framboise for cakes or Ma Petite Creperie for authentic Parisian crepes.
Contrary to popular belief, not all food trucks sell food. Some give you to chance to sample authentic craft beers brewed exclusively in the capital. You’ll find beer at Cervezas La Virgen, vermouth at La Vermuneta de Zarro, and quality wine courtesy of The Flying Cow.
So, if you consider yourself a real foodie and you love making new culinary discoveries on your trips abroad, then make sure you visit MadrEAT!