My lunch routine here in Madrid varies depending on the day (I cherish days when I have longer lunches and can grab a coffee and go to the park), but I usually eat something homemade. Occasionally, I’ll go out for lunch, and I love taking advantage of something called menús del día here. It’s a fixed menu of the day that usually includes a first course, main course, and either coffee or dessert for a special price.

When I lived in Chicago, I ate at my desk almost every day, and when I wasn’t eating at my desk, I was eating in a conference room during a meeting. It was so different from the more laidback lunch routine in Spain!

Expand full comment