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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

Ericeira travel guide for food lovers

  We sincerely believe that Ericeira is one of the best day trips from Lisbon. You can get to this seaside town in less than one hour’s drive or even by public bus departing from Campo Grande, which is on the green line of the metro. There are plenty of options most of the day,…

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September 24, 2023

Food-related social projects in Lisbon

  “The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” – Norman Borlaug, biologist and humanitarian. We are very fond of projects that combine the world of food with a strong social component. We are firm believers that…

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September 12, 2023

Colares travel guide for food lovers

  Sintra is a world-famous destination and one of the most popular day trips from Lisbon. Even though many travelers do make it to Sintra, at least for the day, not that many make it a point to go beyond the town’s city center. Indeed Sintra has a lot to see, do and eat, but…

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June 24, 2023

Best egg based dishes you must try in Lisbon

  It won’t take you a long time after arriving in Portugal and eating out no matter where in the country you may be, to understand that the Portuguese love eggs. We feature them heavily in our savory dishes, and our repertory of cakes and pastries would certainly suffer from a severe change of identity…

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March 1, 2022

What do the Portuguese eat for breakfast?

  Walking around Lisbon, particularly in the city centre and touristic areas, you’ll see cafés advertising full cooked breakfast options, featuring pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausages and more. While these can indeed be very enjoyable and will pack you with enough calories to go up and down the city of the seven hills, they couldn’t be…

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January 23, 2022

The world of Portuguese conventual sweets

  Once upon a time, there were convents and other religious institutions across Portugal that used to consume lots and lots of eggs. About five to six centuries ago, Portugal was one of Europe’s largest producers of eggs and, traditionally, peasants would donate some of what their chickens would lay to nearby churches and monasteries,…

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January 10, 2022

10 pastries you should eat in Portugal (besides custard tart)

  Creamy and smooth on the inside. With a crunchy exterior of flaky puff pastry to embrace its delicate core. We’re describing pastel de nata, without a doubt, the most popular pastry in Lisbon and all across Portugal. If there is one thing that many visitors look forward to trying when they travel to Portugal,…

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May 7, 2021