Inside a Canning Factory

A canning factory in Portugal also is responsible for designing and marketing the final product—not just putting the fish in the tins.

Tinned fish isn’t only a delicacy in Portugal. It’s also a traditional way of life that’s adapting to the times. Whenever friends visit us in Portugal, we suggest canned fish as the perfect souvenir to take back to their family and friends. Not only is it completely delicious (way better than canned tuna at home) […]

Michelin Star Restaurants in Lisbon: To Go or Not to Go

Japanese and Portuguese flavors come together elegantly at Midori, one of our absolute favorite Michelin star restaurants in Lisbon.

Our answer is, yes, go for it! Fine dining at one of Lisbon’s Michelin-starred restaurants is a great way to experience a different side of the city’s food scene. Grazing or feasting on street food will always be a great way to get to know a city. But in Lisbon, the high-end restaurants that have […]

Top 10 Lisbon Restaurants with a View

When it comes to Lisbon restaurants with a view, you can't get much better than Lumi, both as far as food and views go.

With its golden sunlight, sparkling river and many hilltops, Lisbon is full of beautiful views. Here’s where to enjoy them along with top-notch food. Portugal’s capital is almost achingly lovely. After years of living here, we still find our breath taken away when we turn certain corners or come upon certain views. And the city’s […]

Vegan Food in Lisbon: Our Ultimate Guide

With bright, beautiful dishes and a commitment to helping guests eat well, Eight is easily one of our top spots for vegetarian food in LIsbon.

Veganism arrived in Lisbon only a short while ago. But when it landed on the dining scene, it did so in a big way. Portugal is known for its fish, seafood, pork, and cheese. But vegetables? Not so much. Until a couple of years ago, your best hope of finding a vegetable was to order […]

Vegetarian Food in Lisbon: Our Ultimate Guide

Cafe Janis is one of our favorite spots for vegetarian food in Lisbon, with plenty of veggie-friendly dishes available on the menu.

Portugal is known for its seafood and black pork, but Lisbon’s vegetarian scene is rapidly picking up steam. Truth be told, Portugal has never been known as a vegetarian paradise, and it probably never will be. The coastline is too rich in fish, and the interior is rich in beef. But in cosmopolitan Lisbon, there’s […]

Behind the Bite: Sardines

There's nothing we love more than digging into a plate of tasty, healthy sardines!

The oily, spiny fish are a surprise favorite of the Portuguese throughout the year—but never more so than in June. Portuguese seafood is ridiculously good. It’s no wonder that Lisboetas love everything that comes from the ocean. And Portugal is still a place where people eat seasonally, so there’s a respect for the rhythms of […]

The Top 8 Seafood Restaurants in Lisbon (for Every Price Range!)

The seafood counter at Páteo do Avillez

From holes in the wall to Michelin-caliber cuisine, these are the Lisbon’s best restaurants for seafood and fish. Few things are better than a feast plucked straight from the sea. Any guidebook (and a vintage Parts Unknown) will point you toward Cervejaria Ramiro. It’s worth the hype—and the inevitable line of tourists waiting to get in […]

The Best Seafood in Lisbon: The 8 Dishes You HAVE To Try

Garlic shrimp, a Lisbon seafood dish.

Portugal’s capital is one of the best cities on earth for fish and other delicacies from the sea. Don’t leave Lisbon without sampling some of the specialties. Portugal has a long coastline and a long history being seafarers. It’s no surprise that the Portuguese know all the best ways to cook fish and seafood. The […]