Best Madrid blogs for 2023 and beyond
Looking for a list of the best Madrid blogs?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Although, I must say… it’s my somewhat biased opinion that you’re already on the best blog about expat life in Madrid – bar none.
At this point, the Chorizo Chronicles has been here for more than 12 years, and I’ve spent most of that time blogging about everything that’s going on in the beautiful city of Madrid and the beautiful nation of Spain.
Or almost everything.
(Update: Madrid, and more recently, Barcelona.)
Anyway, I’ve got some highly useful (and occasionally humorous) articles about Madrid and Spain on here like these:
- 32 reasons why I love Spain – my first viral article in English.
- Dating a Spanish girl: 7 things you should know – what I’ve learned through years of love and heartbreak with feisty españolas.
- The 10 best Spanish foods – just my opinion about the best foods. I might be wrong.
- Cultural Differences between Spain and the US – a look at the differences I’ve noticed in more than a decade living abroad.
- A bunch of stuff about the Catalan issue.
- Lots of fun with sex in Spain. Everyone’s doing it!
- Finally! The definitive article comparing Spain’s two biggest cities. Ready for it? Here’s Madrid vs Barcelona.
- Etc etc etc.
And much much more (as if those three etc up there didn’t already insinuate that fact).
Strangely, I’ve even got some semi-serious stuff about Spanish politics. And some of what I do is just writing practice (but fun anyway).
Anyway, I’ve also got some friends in the blogosphere you might want to know about. People I know, people I like, talented writers with something to say.
So without further ado, these are my favorite blogs about Madrid and Spain.
The best Madrid blogs for 2023 – and, of course, beyond
In no particular order, here are my favorite blogs these days. Feel free to let me know if you think there’s something I’m missing…
Kusina Madrid – cuisine across cultures
Natalia’s blog is still pretty new, but she’s coming on strong with food and cross-cultural stories.
Originally a journalist from the Philippines, she’s the mastermind behind the Chefugee pop-up dinner movement and has been instrumental to the success of local celebrity chef Stefane Shoji of L’Artisan Furansu Kitchen.
She’s also a good friend, and knows a whole lot about restaurants in Madrid.
Check her out at kusinamadrid.com
Spanish Sabores food blog
Lauren married her language exchange partner down in Andalucía and now lives in Madrid and is a total badass entrepreneur with Devour Madrid food tours. I wanna be just like her when I grow up.
Her original blog is about Spanish cuisine and travel, falling in love, and all that fun stuff…
Check it out: spanishsabores.com
And if you’re in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Málaga, or one of several other cities around Spain and Europe, go take one of their food tours. Highly recommended!
The Making of Madrid
A bit of history on this one.
Felicity does a lot of research into the history of Madrid and different places around the city.
She’s even started doing thematic tours.
I enjoy her articles a lot because most of them talk about things I had no idea about – despite living in Madrid for more than a decade.
And she even did a guest post here on the blog about the Usera neighborhood.
You can read the blog right here: The Making of Madrid.
Here’s another good one, while we’re here…
Wanderlicious plant based lifestyles with Cepee
I’m an omnivore. I will eat literally almost anything. But for you plant-based types, you should check out Cepee (it rhymes with “peppy”) at her blog. She talks about food, principally vegetarian and vegan. Here’s the link: wanderlicious.es.
Cepee is also the founder of Madrid Blogger Network – if you’re in town and want to stop by for a meeting sometime, there’s usually one every month.
Look for us on Facebook. The get-togethers are a lot of fun.
Alternative Travelers – Spain and International travel blog
Okay, okay. Y’all already know how much I love protein and cholesterol… if possible, together in the form of pork products (or steak). But I appreciate that not everyone is down for the chorizo.
If you’re looking for vegan options, hey, that’s on you.
And I’m here to help… here’s Sam’s Ultimate Vegan Guide to Madrid. Sam and Veren are a couple and they talk about veganism, but also sustainability, housesitting and budget travel in general.
“When in Spain” podcast, Lonely Planet articles and more
It’s not really a blog, but you could also check out Paul Burge’s When In Spain podcast. I’ve been interviewed there.
You can find Paul on Apple Podcast and more.
And I guess I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I’ve now written a few articles on Lonely Planet about the best places in Madrid.
Here’s my article about living in Madrid and Barcelona. And I’ve also got one about the 10 best old-school Spanish restaurants in Madrid.
Check ’em out, and have fun!
More of the best Madrid and Spain blogs?
Well, that’s that.
Is there anything else you think deserves to be included in the list of best Madrid blogs? Anything big topics I’m missing?
Hit me up, right here on the contact form.
And have fun out there, kids.
P.S. I also make videos about Madrid and about people I know. You know, in my other job a a YouTuber. Here’s Dating Spanish Men with Nina from Brooklyn, and Welcome to Tetuán, a vlog about my exciting neighborhood here in the north of Madrid. Mostly, I make them for the benefit of my online English students so if you’re wondering: No, I don’t talk that slowly in “real life”. But you can have a look if you’d like. You might learn something too. Thanks!