For those who care about cheap, veggie-friendly, abundant food in Madrid
So, the 6:45 train group managed to leave DebConf in time and arrive to Madrid, very badly slept, but anyway... I missed some of them who I had not yet said goodbye to. Well, 100% coverage is a theoretical maximum after all! Lucas got to see me quite distressed, moneyless and unable to lodge my bulky 30Kg suitcase (including bike and wine).
Anyway, I managed to get things in their proper arrangement, and started walking to get some things done in Madrid. After taking care of said businesses, very close to Puerta del Sol (metro Sol), my body started claiming for food, as fresh as possible. And even more, for water. I remembered the recommendation some days ago to some green thingy outside Chamartín, so I was looking on how to get there.
A woman was handing flyers for a restaurant. She took my eye - Not because of any æsthetical reason, but because she was promoting that precise place, Salads & Co. This place is _a_w_e_s_o_m_e_. I would eat here every day if it were my call. It seems to be very new, as customers all get the explanation on how to eat here.
There is a very long cold salad bar, 95% veggie-friendly (I only found so far the dreaded bits of chicken for good taste on one of the salads). The hot food bar is much smaller, and it has pizza, spaghetti, potatos and grilled chicken. There is free refill of Pepsi products, and a small dessert section that is frankly not of much interest to me. Oh! And there is free wifi, so I expect to stay here for at least 1hr. Lets see if it is good enough for some VoIP phone calls I must make.
There are five such restaurants:
- Ctro. Comercial Parque Sur
Avda. Gran Bretaña S/N
- Ctro. Comercial Isla Azuul
- Ctro. Comercial La Vaguada
Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 36
- Ctro. Comercial Cuadernillos
Carretera Madrid-Barcelona (N-II) KM 34
28802 Alcalá de Henares
- Calle Preciados 36
Just by Plaza Callao, ~300m from Plaza del Sol
So, I paid €7.95 (or was it 8.95? Can't recall). They have another promotion: Until September 17, Sunday through Thursday starting 18:00 they work at 2x1.
So, if you are at Madrid or around it... Take a look at this place.
No, they didn't pay me for the publicity. They only fed me and kept me happy. Very happy!