Sometimes it’s really hard to find “original non-touristy souvenirs“, especially if you want them to survive the trip back home. Well, in “La Conservera by Frinsa” you can buy quite good Spanish souvenirs: gourmet canned seafood and fish.
Located at “Barrio Salamanca”, a wealthy neighbourhood in central Madrid, and surrounded by some of the most exclusive boutiques in town. The best seafood from “Las Rías Gallegas” are sold in tins in the best decorated deli store I’ve ever seen.
They are perfect gifts if you choose the special, personalized boxes, they are beautifully presented and there is one that includes a recipe book by Galician chef Pepe Solla. Because tin cans could be much more elegant and of better quality than the crappy ones from the supermarket.
Besides, “La Conservera” isn’t just a store, they also organize activities in the basement like tastings, cooking shows and special events.
If you are a seafood lover or you know someone that is, pay a visit to this delicatessen. If you are not familiar with canned Spanish seafood from Galicia, the main ones are mussels, cockles, octopus and clams. They are usually served alone as appetizer or “tapas”, or included in a main dish. I prefer them as appetizer because you can better appreciate their unique flavour. They are perfect for a classy dinner with friends, or for a special occasion.