Almazan offers travelers unmatched Mozarabic environment for enjoying more traditional Sorian cuisine. If you want to know what to eat in Almazan, typical dishes include stew in the typical bola with blood sausage, vegetables, and meat; garlic soups; roasted lamb, either in a firewood stove or grilled, as chops or stewed; roasts and stews with in-season game, especially hare, partridge, quail and pigeon, which when pickled are a specialty; grilled or smoked trout. Pork products (with a natural curing process thanks to the climate) like chorizos, blood sausage, ham, torreznos, are ideal to have as tapas after a walk around town.
Another traditional dish is the migas (“bread crumbs”), either with grapes, chocolate, or savory with torreznos and eggs, as well as with mushrooms: níscalos, boletus, setas de cardo, champiñones, truffles (just to name the most well-known).
Every year the town celebrates the Concurso de Tapas de Carnaval (“carnival tapas competition”). In Almazan they also make butter—plain, salted, or sweet—that has D.O.P. Mantequilla de Soria. In terms of dessert, the yemas (yolks) de Almazán, which are similar to the yemas de Santa Teresa de Ávila, but with a coating of sugar that gives them a harder texture. The local hundred-year-old Almarza confectionary, which has made the yemas since 1820, has recently created a new dessert that they named ‘zarrón’, in homage to the popular character that appears in the Fiesta de San Juan Bailón every May 19th. Other local desserts are pastries like sobadillos, mantecadas, and a kind of cookie called paciencias.