Food Hall Galería Canalejas


May 10, 2022

San Isidro is one of the most important celebrations in Madrid. The middle of May every year is when the capital reveals its most festive and welcoming character to celebrate its patron saint in style. From 10 to 15 May, head over to the Galería Canalejas Food Hall to experience the most authentic festival in the city.

One specific flavour will take you back to your childhood and those iconic violet sweets, which were first sold over 100 years ago at a small sweet shop in Plaza de Canalejas. El Goloso has created some new white chocolates with violet for this occasion, most certainly a different and delicious idea that you should definitely try for yourself!

The traditional barquillos are another culinary mainstay of this festival. The latest generation of Spanish barquilleros will be at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall with their popular machines. Furthermore, on 11 and 12 May, the celebrations will be accompanied by a performance of Madrid’s traditional dance: the chotis. Can you think of a better way to spend the day?

What about the carnations? The quintessential symbol of San Isidro will welcome you on these dates upon your arrival at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall to make you feel like a genuine chulapo.

Would you like to experience some more of the traditions for this time of year? In that case, you’ll find what you’re looking for among the Iberian meats at DBellota, the famous paellas at St. James or the Galician recipes at Garelos. For something a little more innovative, the restaurants owned by Julián Mármol are a must. Try a fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisines at Monchis or some barbecued gastronomy at The Eight.

Plaza de Canalejas, Madrid

The new Castilian cuisine from chef Rubén Arnanz, among the youngest holders of a Michelin star, is another wonderful option to consider at 19.86 by Rubén Arnanz . If you would prefer a short culinary journey then MAD Gourmets and its 20 spots are the place-to-be.

The most international offer can be found at Salvaje, by Fermín Azkue, where Japanese cuisine meets flavours from around the world, or at Le Petit Dim Sum, where Cantonese cooking awaits to delight visitors.

At Davvero, you can discover some gems of Italian cuisine, while at Ostras Sorlut, the flavour of genuine French oysters will enchant and surprise. If, after the special San Isidro sweets from El Goloso, your sugar craving has not quite been satisfied, Amorino offers some genuinely irresistible Italian gelatos.

Celebrate a special and different San Isidro among carnations and violets at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall from 10 to 15 May.

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