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When is the best time to visit Lisbon?

  When planning a trip to a new destination, we often wonder when is the best time to visit. In fact, marketing efforts will attract our attention to specific times of the year that are supposedly great because of a confluence of favorable factors: when most people have vacation time, a set idea of what…

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January 1, 2022

The 10 best wine bars in Lisbon

  Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said that “wine is bottled poetry” and it just so happens that our country is full of lyricists! No matter if it’s rhymed poetry or free verse, the Portuguese have historically been very keen on wine production and consumption. When you visit Portugal, we’d always recommend visiting at…

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December 24, 2021

The most iconic traditional grocery stores in Lisbon

  Christmas is around the corner and while Santa may have something different in mind for everyone, we’re the kind of people who’d always hope for edible gifts! We have a feeling we’re not the only ones… Whether you’re shopping for someone special or, very rightfully so, browsing for your own delight, we’d love to…

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December 6, 2021

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 cosmopolitans 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 environment, for…

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October 29, 2021

What to know before you arrive: practical tips and useful information for your trip to Lisbon

Usually, before arriving in a new city, you want to learn more about its traditions, history, language or culture. However, sometimes what you really need is simple but essential practical information and tips. What time do restaurants usually serve food? What’s the cheapest way to arrive from the airport? What scams should I look out…

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August 9, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The UK

  The beginning of the migration of Portuguese people to the UK dates back to the 15th century, when the Jews who were being persecuted in the Portuguese territory found a safer home in Britain. Yet, if we can count up to 400,000 Portuguese people in the UK these days, it’s mainly because of the…

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June 24, 2021

Pastel de nata: where to eat the best Portuguese custard tarts in Lisbon

  Buttery. Flaky. Smooth. Velvety. Rich. Enticing. Decadent. Irresistible… we could be here all day mentioning adjectives that could best describe pastel de nata, but only once you have tried a freshly baked Portuguese custard tart you’d truly know what we’re talking about! Portugal’s most famous pastry is a true staple for many locals and,…

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June 5, 2021

How to be a sustainable and considerate traveler in Lisbon

  We see them all over the world. Marching in groups, camera in hand, dropping in and out of cities at lightning speed, spending a lot, learning very little. Entitled, oblivious, obnoxious. We like to think that we are different.  Yet, as we sweat going up a narrow Lisbon street, we find yourselves thinking: “Are…

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May 22, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in The Netherlands

  At Taste of Lisboa we’re committed to bringing you the best flavors of Portugal no matter where in the world you are! Ideally, we look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon for one of our food & cultural walks. Roaming up and down the city of the seven hills, exploring small local businesses, stopping…

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May 13, 2021

Where to find Portuguese food and wine in Germany

  Traveling broadens the mind and so does tasting foreign cuisines around the world. There’s nothing like visiting a given place and taking your time to explore the local dishes, drinks and customs to start understanding the local way of life.  But what happens when you do miss those holidays in Portugal, you’re craving for…

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April 8, 2021

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