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Seixal travel guide for food lovers

  Just a stone’s throw from the bustling streets of Lisbon, Seixal on the southbank of the Tagus river, offers a serene escape, making it an ideal day trip from the city, for both locals and travelers alike. Reaching Seixal from downtown Lisbon is quite easy. For those with a car, a mere 20 minute…

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April 12, 2024

Apps for you to travel in Lisbon like a Pro

  In an age where technology permeates every facet of our lives, it’s tempting to rely on it for everything, especially when navigating the unknown streets of a new city. At Taste of Lisboa, while we cherish the serendipity of unplanned adventures and the authentic experiences that come from exploring a city beyond its digital…

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March 28, 2024

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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March 14, 2024

Best late-night restaurants in Lisbon

  As the sun sets over the seven hills of Lisbon, the city doesn’t just sleep: it transforms.  Picture this: It’s late at night in Lisbon. You’ve been wandering through the charming cobblestone streets, maybe you’ve already enjoyed a delightful dinner earlier. Perhaps you danced at a local party, or maybe you’ve been so captivated…

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March 10, 2024

Mafra travel guide for food lovers

  Nestled in the heart of Portugal, Mafra is more than just a picturesque place. As the main city in the Zona Saloia, Mafra embodies the country’s rich agricultural history. This region, historically significant as the primary breadbasket for Lisbon, still resonates with the echoes of its past. Here, agriculture was not just a practice…

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February 29, 2024

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

8 Portuguese Female Chefs You Should Know

When you read about the inspiration of many renowned chefs, they often quote their grandmother’s cooking as a source of inspiration. When you taste someone’s food and you say something along the lines “it tastes just like my mom’s!”, that would generally be a huge compliment. For centuries, women have been in charge of feeding…

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January 7, 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