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The 3 iconic Portuguese meat sandwiches: bifana, prego and leitão

  In the world of gastronomy, the humble sandwich has transcended its simple origins to become a canvas for culinary creativity and cultural expression. In virtually every culture, sandwiches have unique interpretations. Here in Portugal, they are not merely quick bites but reflections of our rich culinary traditions. Feat photo by whatforbreakfast In Portugal, the…

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February 15, 2024

Montijo travel guide for food lovers

  Known as Aldeia Galega until 1930, Montijo is a town that belongs to the municipality of Setúbal, just across the Tagus River from Lisbon. If you come to Lisbon during June, the month during which our city is on party mode while celebrating the festival of St. Anthony (also unofficially known as the “sardine…

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January 30, 2024

Where to eat the Portuguese national dish – cozido à portuguesa – in Lisbon

  Most people would agree that food can be a straightforward way of comforting us on any given day. Portuguese comfort food comes in many shapes and forms, savory and sweet. But if we had to choose just one dish to hit the spot, both in terms of flavor and solace to the soul, it…

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January 21, 2024

Best restaurants to eat contemporary Portuguese food in Lisbon

  Lisbon is famous for its history, unique architecture, incredible light and a rich gastronomic and wine scene.  Think about Portuguese food and chances are dishes like salted cod, grilled sardines, meats stew or pastel de nata come to mind. These are indeed some of the most iconic recipes you can taste in Lisbon, but…

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January 10, 2024

Barreiro travel guide for food lovers

  We’ve said it before and we will say it again: if you’d like to marvel at some truly stunning views of Lisbon’s cityscape, your best bet is to travel to the south bank of the Tagus River. Amongst other places, this applies to Cacilhas, in Almada, which we have invited you to come to…

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January 1, 2024

The best Portuguese vegan food and wine in Lisbon

  Traditional Portuguese cuisine is notoriously not the most accessible option for those who choose to eat a plant based diet. But at least in Lisbon, just like in most major cities around the world, the number of vegan restaurants offering vegetable based dishes has been increasing in recent years.  Whether it’s done for the…

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December 29, 2023

How to celebrate Christmas like a Portuguese

  In Portugal, Christmas means two things: family and food. And when it comes to family, the more, the merrier. Grandparents tend to be the center of the celebrations and, usually, it is at the grandparents’ house that the family gathers to celebrate. The food is what is on everyone’s mind. It should be enough…

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December 20, 2023

The best family-friendly Portuguese restaurants in Lisbon

  Generally speaking, here in Portugal, the vast majority of restaurants welcome children and are family-friendly. By default, we don’t make this distinction, even though we recognize that some establishments may be more suitable for welcoming families with their children, whether it is from a space and logistics point of view, or even when it…

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December 14, 2023

Amadora travel guide for food lovers

  We are very well aware that Amadora, a city nearby Lisbon, doesn’t always enjoy the best reputation. Amadora is a part of Greater Lisbon and it’s mostly a residential area. Even though it has a personality of its own and plenty of local life, the truth is that many people who reside in Amadora…

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November 25, 2023

The oldest restaurants and cafes in Lisbon

  Some of the most iconic and long lasting businesses in Lisbon are food and drink related. There is no doubt that the people of our city love to go out to eat, drink and hang out with friends, and it seems that it has been that way for at least a couple of centuries…

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November 14, 2023

Iconic foods and places Lisbon locals love

  Much could be written about Lisbon’s most iconic foods. We could praise the uber popular Portuguese custard tarts, or talk about the historical importance of salt cod in our national cuisine. We could point you towards where Lisbon’s residents like to go out to drink, or get your cravings going by listing the top…

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November 2, 2023

Campolide travel guide for food lovers

  Campolide is certainly not the most touristic of Lisbon’s neighborhoods. In fact, we suspect not many travelers end up making it to this part of Lisbon, unless they are going to browse stores at Amoreiras Shopping Center (Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 48) or, at the most, interested in visiting Aqueduto das Águas Livres, the…

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October 26, 2023