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Alice, the vegan guru who wants to change the menus of Portuguese traditional restaurants

Some argue that vegetarian restaurants will never be very popular in Lisbon, but Alice, 32, has managed to do precisely the opposite: her restaurant, The Food Temple is a 5 star rated by Happy Cow – TripAdvisor of healthy restaurants. Lisboners and travelers all around the world get lost in Mouraria to be able to…

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May 15, 2015

Do you want to taste the gastronomic creations of one of Lisbon favorite chefs? Our food tour takes you to Leopold

Since it opened doors, at Rua de S. Cristóvão, in Mouraria, that Leopold caught the eye by its minimalist décor or the inventions of Tiago Feio. The chef who has no stove and prefers to cook with steam manages to surprise with its gastronomic creations, turning each dish into a true work of art. Recently,…

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January 27, 2015

Ali – A Pakistani who enjoys Portuguese food

It was in Portugal, where he lives for 15 years, that Ali discovered his talent for cooking. He worked at a restaurant on Av. da Liberdade and ensures that his vegetable quiche was a success. Now he works at Ali grocery store, near Church of St. Christopher, and when we asked ‘What do you like…

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January 23, 2015

Fatinha and Alexandre – Nabantinos* boosts Mouraria

They left Tomar, moved to Mouraria and together develop various activities in the neighborhood, where they chose to live. She has an origami shop, Mãos à Dobra, at Largo dos Trigueiros and discovered her passion for fado. He loves board games and found his associative side. Those who visit Mouraria and enters through Escadinhas S….

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December 3, 2014

Karolyn: From Tehran to Mouraria

She lived in 3 continents, 3 different cities, but sufficed three days in Lisbon to get in love with the city. Born in Iran, Karolyn was delighted with the light and calm of Lisbon, moved form Chiado to Mouraria and loves a Carioca (coffee) with a drop of milk in the morning. “If I do…

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October 20, 2014

The old among the new

He gets up every day at 6:30 am to pick the fruit he sells at the Campo de Ourique Market, near his childhood home and where he has been working for 63 years. He began selling bananas but today he has a varied but poor filled stall. After all, “the business goes weak.” Mr. João…

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August 30, 2014

The Tellier affair – Love at first sight

What makes a French couple with a steady life in Paris to sell everything and to settle in Lisbon and choose Mouraria neighborhood to live in? A consuming passion for the country they chose to live with little Marceau. It was during the first visit to Lisbon, five years ago, that Anne-Sophie and Maxime Tellier…

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August 28, 2014

André Rodrigues Lopes – New blood in Mouraria

The pleasure of being at the table with friends led him to create Table & Friends – themed dinners with opinion leaders and foodies with a particular interest for knowing new people. Success ensued and Andre Rodrigues Lopes eventually sold his stake in Table & Friends, moved to Mouraria and is working on a wholly…

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July 7, 2014

Nuno Franco, Mouraria´s Community Mediator

Living in Mouraria for 35 years, nobody knows the neighborhood better than him and he is dedicated to help those in need. Among the guided tours to tourists and locals, we wanted to hear the story of someone who talks a lot, but also learned to listen. How are you connected to Mouraria? My father…

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June 4, 2014

Camilla Watson and D. Quixote – The stars of Largo dos Trigueiros

Camilla Watson arrived in Mouraria in 2007 and become famous thanks to an unusual photographic technique: images of older residents of the neighbourhood printed on the walls of buildings. Fan of traditional Portuguese food, she love sardines, beans with chorizo ​​and snails with beer at the end of the day! With her is the not less…

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June 4, 2014

Mr. António, the Scissorhands

The sound of the harmonica is unmistakable and announces the arrival of Mr. António, the amola-tesouras (a typical Portuguese name for professionals that repair umbrellas, scissors or knifes) to Mouraria. Every month he goes around the neighbourhood looking for any umbrella in need of repair, or scissors or knives in need of a new life….

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May 19, 2014

Gabrielle de Saint Venant – From the world into A Loja in Mouraria

What drives a French photographer fall in love with Mouraria and open a store with traditional Portuguese craft? The light, the people and what Gabrielle called an “international village”. When did you arrive in Lisbon and why? I arrive in 2009 to do a photo-shoot of a house in Comporta for an Italian magazine. At…

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May 14, 2014

Leopold – Experimental kitchen in the heart of Mouraria

The old bakery in Rua de S. Cristóvão, Mouraria, has been closed for many years. The first signs that something was changing began to emerge in the window, were it was strategically placed large green lanterns. It was the start of Leopold, an intimate restaurant where experimentation is the key ingredient. Tiago Feio, former souschef…

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May 8, 2014

Filipa, the brave soul of Taste of Lisboa Food Tours

She could have a 9 to 6 job, but instead Filipa Valente prefers to wander through the narrow streets of Lisbon neighborhoods searching for gastronomical traditions and lifestyle. The foodie travellers, who join her, are delighted with the true Portuguese food culture. Who is Filipa? I am a curious person with a avid and…

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March 1, 2014