It does’t matter where you are, food trucks are the talk of the town, one of the latest gastro-trends to sweep Spain in the past few years. Whether it’s freshly folded Indian samosas or local classics with a bohemian facelift, practically anything can be snatched up from these mobile eateries, and for little more than a handful of spare change.
This week MadrEAT, the Madrid’s biggest food truck festival is returning to the Spanish capital, at the AZCA park in Nuevos Ministerios. A celebration of good food and culinary diversity featuring over 80 trucks representing nibbles from all four corners of the globe.
Not to miss is the Galician empanada (a Spanish pasty) by chef Iván Domínguez from restaurant Alborada. The dough is made with seawater and it is filled with fresh Galician produce. We highly recommend the bonito, which bears all the best of Alborada’s Atlantic flavours.
Craft beer La Virgen was one of the first to jump into the world of street food with its mobile beer factory. They serve various types of hot dogs and sandwiches by the chef Estanis Carezo (Sudestada restaurant) as a perfect accompaniment to their locally brewed artisanal beers.
Cafe Racer offers wood oven baked pizza, Tunisian meatballs, pancakes, salads and coffee. Its owners come from Peñíscola (Alicante), where they run a motorbike bar with expositions, billiards and good food.
The incredible burgers made by Goiko Grill have become a household name over the past few years. The brainchild of Venezuelan/Spanish Andoni Goicoechea, Goiko serves up flavours inspired by diferents places and cuisine from around the world.
The Flying Cow delights its customers with wines selected by the connoisseur Andreas Kubach. Priced between 6€ and 12€, they offer a fantastic variety suitable for every palate and occasion.
When you’re done chowing down, round off a heart lunch at Toma Café, one of theist caffeine pitstops in the city. And for something sweet, Ma petite creperie is a Parisian dream. Served out of a 1973 vintage caravan, these are some of the best French treats in the city.
The great outdoors, sunny skies, great food, and perhaps even a bottle of crisp Asturias cider, MadrEAT is the perfect way to make the most of your weekend.