San Antón Market, recently inaugurated in the heart of the Chueca neighbourhood, never fails to amaze. The market is spread across three floors, the first focusing on perishable goods, with stalls selling a wide range of products from cured meats to quality hamburgers and fruit and vegetables.
The second floor boasts a tavern-wine bar and ten stalls providing cooking/takeaway services, where customers can taste and take away Greek dishes, Japanese food, seafood, sweets, milkshakes and juices. On this floor there is also a large multi-purpose hall, Sala Trapezio, which will be used for various cultural activities.
On the third floor is the Cocina de San Antón kitchen where customers can eat their goods bought on the first floor, cooked for a supplement of four Euros. The restaurant offers a daily lunch menu and a vast menu based upon seasonal fresh and natural produce, with dishes inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine with international touches.
The San Antón market also represents a new type of sustainable market, in that the central skylight functions as an enormous solar energy collector and the floor is cast basalt, a reused material. It also offers a recycling system which reduces 80% of organic trash material. The market has free wi-fi connection on all floors. If you'd like to find more information on community markets, visit Mercados de Madrid.