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What do Portuguese people eat at home?

  Restaurant food doesn’t always fully represent what people eat like at home. This happens in Portugal and in many other parts of the world. If you think about it, it makes sense: when you go out and pay for a dining experience, you expect to enjoy something different than what you already eat at…

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November 27, 2022

Ajuda and Restelo travel guide for food lovers

  Neighboring the popular neighborhood of Belém, famous for its ancient statues and edible monuments such as Pastéis de Belém, we find the areas of Ajuda and Restelo. While technically these are two distinct Lisbon neighborhoods, they’re so close by, that if you are in the area we’d encourage you to check out both of…

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November 15, 2022

Accessible Lisbon: tips for travelers with reduced mobility

Known as “the city of the seven hills”, Lisbon isn’t the most accessible destination for travelers with reduced mobility. The steep roads in the historical neighborhoods (particularly Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon), the cobblestone streets and the narrow sidewalks can make exploring quite difficult for wheelchair users, as well as other travelers with low…

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September 22, 2022

Alcântara travel guide for food lovers

  After virtually traveling with you to Marvila and Alvalade, we continue our mission to explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods of Lisbon which happen to be less known amongst international visitors. Our aim is to unveil some of their secrets from the perspective of food lovers, that is, highlighting the best restaurants, cafés,…

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August 27, 2022

Gluten free guide to Portuguese food

  As Lisbon’s dining scene is rather vast, you will easily come across a lot of gluten-free labeled options in restaurants all over town, and there’s even some fabulous fully gluten-free restaurants.  Most establishments catering to celiacs and those who’d rather follow a diet with low or no gluten consumption end up serving a menu…

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August 19, 2022

Lisbon tips for food loving solo travelers

  Solo travel is ideal for when you want to go with the flow and step outside your comfort zone. When you are taking a trip by yourself there’s more room to improvise and, while you do so, learn about yourself.   Lisbon is a perfect destination for solo trips: it’s safe (Portugal actually ranked 3th…

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August 6, 2022

Alvalade travel guide for food lovers

  The neighborhood of Alvalade offers a lively and genuine Lisbon experience like not many other parts of town do these days. At just about 15 minutes metro ride away from downtown, this can be a very rewarding area to explore if you’re looking to immerse yourself in a very Portuguese ambiance, eat good food…

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July 31, 2022

Best peri-peri chicken restaurants in Lisbon

  The fame of peri-peri chicken is a testament to how Portuguese cuisine is, in many ways, a fusion cuisine. From the 15th century onwards, the Portuguese went on to explore different parts of the world, namely the Americas, Africa and Asia, and thus promoted an exchange between our culture and the traditions of the…

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July 24, 2022

Best seafood restaurants in and around Lisbon

  When Anthony Bourdain traveled to Lisbon back in 2012 to shoot No Reservations, one of the restaurants he visited was Cervejaria Ramiro. This seafood restaurant, affectionately referred to by locals simply as Ramiro, was very popular with Lisbon diners until this time but, after being featured on the much liked travel and food show, its…

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July 18, 2022

Marvila travel guide for food and art lovers

  Craft beer. Restaurants. Urban art. Culture and events. This is what the trendy and up-and-coming Lisbon neighborhood of Marvila is becoming known for.   Marvila is often nicknamed the Brooklyn of Lisbon, in comparison to the borough of New York City, or the London East-End of Lisbon, in reference to the gentrification that’s been…

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June 21, 2022