With its close proximity to the sea and its abundance of fresh fish, high quality restaurants catering to an international clientele and its bustling markets, Marbella is a fantastic choice for gourmets.
Here are our recommendations for where to buy the best quality meats, produce and other essentials when in town. If you share a love of food and the freshest ingredients then be sure to visit these hidden treasures.
Warning: delicious content below!
Let’s start with the basics: Bread and Dairy
01. The best place to buy bread: Fermento
You can’t beat the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread. Fermento is a somewhat undiscovered little bakery located just a 10 minute drive from Puerto Banus in neighbouring town, San Pedro de Alcántara. It’s well worth the short drive over for their tremendous croissants and artisan bread. Trust us, when word gets out about this little place you will wish you had found it before.
Sample the doughy delights at Fermento, Calle Plaza de la Iglesia, 1, San Pedro de Alcántara, Malaga, Spain.
02. Top find for organic eggs and fresh milk in Spain: El Corte Inglés
Head to the famous department store El Corte Inglés to find organic free-range eggs and fresh milk. This stunning department store also has a fantastic range of fashion and homewares and even better, they offer a special discount card for international visitors!
Find El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus, C/ Ramón Areces, s/n,Puerto Banús, 29660 Marbella, Málaga.
Something more Substantial: Meats, Fish and Cheeses
3. Cheese and charcuterie: Delicias de la Huerta Gourmet
You will love this small chain of shops and cafes in and around Marbella where you can indulge your inner gastronome. A place for all things gourmet from cheeses to cold meats to wine, they offer home delivery and some really tempting food boxes and grocery packs.
Find Delicias de la Huerta Gourmet in Nueva Andalucia, on Avenida de los Girasoles, 29660 Marbella, Málaga.
4. Meat: Carniceria Gallega
Carnivores will love this place. Carniceria Gallega is a legendary butcher’s shop in town who pride themselves on their high standards of Galician meat. They also stock over 700 wines and even offer wine tastings. Check out their Instagram here to whet your appetite.
5. Fish: FishMonger Pescaderia Agustín
Head down to the town market or “mercado municipal” where you will find Pescaderia Agustín, one of the most established fishmongers in Marbella. Agustín is known locally for their high quality fish and seafood. Here you are guaranteed a fresh catch from local and surrounding waters, brought in daily.
6. Anchovies: Doña Tomasa
Doña Tomasa is a gourmet’s delight, well known in Spain as distributors of luxury food items to the trade. There are only two physical stores, one in Madrid and one in Santander but fear not- those of us in the south can still shop their wonderful choice of anchovies and other delicacies as they deliver!
Visit donatomasa.com to see the range.
Now the Fun Starts: Tipples and Treats
7. Wines and Whiskies: Casa Santi
Casa Santi stocks over 3500 brands of wines, representing wineries from all over the world. The store in central Marbella is a treasure trove for wine lovers, where you will receive extra friendly service, advice and home delivery.
Find Casa Santi on C/ Gregorio Marañón, s/n. 29602 Marbella (Málaga)
8. Delicacies: El Club Del Gourmet
Head to El Club del Gourmet inside El Corte Inglés for something extra special. Here you will find truffled turkey, quality foie gras and cinco jota jamon amongst other delights. Benefit from its location inside this super department store, located in Puerto Banus.
9. Cakes: Pasteleria Eric
From Belgium with love, pasteleria Eric offers a choice of sweet cakes, macarons and baked goods. Find them in El Corte Inglés or opposite The Marbella Club Hotel on The Golden Mile. Be warned, such divine tastes can become addictive.
10. Fresh Flowers: Nueva Andalucia Artisan Market
A must-do in Marbella is a stroll around Nueva Andalucia’s Saturday Artisan Market. Here, you will find fashion and accessories, crafts and homewares but even better, you’ll find delightful flowers. Treat yourself to the freshest blooms and brighten up your day.
Find the market next to the bull ring at Puerto Banus, every Saturday morning until 2pm.
If you are looking for more inspiration while in Marbella, be sure to read our guide to the top ten restaurants you won’t find in the guide books and follow us on Instagram for even more Marbella wisdom.
The Swish team
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