A Love Letter to “The Triangle”

Inside Companhia Portugueza do Chá, one of the shops where to buy Lisbon souvenirs

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon.   My relationship with Lisbon over the last 20+ years hasn’t always been undisturbed. I suppose that’s what happens with most long-term relationships. But if there is one thing Lisbon does well, and has done so since the […]

8 Places Where You Can Listen to Free Fado in Lisbon

Tasca do Chico is one of the best places to listen to free fado in Lisbon.

So you want to listen to fado, but all you see are overpriced shows in touristy restaurants? Don’t worry, free fado in Lisbon exists, and you don’t have to look hard to find it! You’ve seen the sights, tried the best pastéis de nata, and even dipped your toe into Portuguese wine, but you’re still […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Portuguese Wine

If you want to experience the best Portuguese wine, you must visit the Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world!

When you think of wine Portugal doesn’t always spring to mind but trust us, this country is a wine lover’s paradise. For a long time, Portugal flew under the radar of tourists, and so did its wine. By now, you’ve probably heard of Port wine, but what about Madeira wine or Moscatel? Are you confused? […]

Grocery Stores in Lisbon: Know Where to Go and What to Buy

Façade of Manteigaria Silva, one of the must-visit grocery stores in Lisbon

If there is one calling card Lisbon is famous for, and effortlessly, is food. Our guide for foodies shows you which grocery stores in Lisbon to go to and why! Walk down any cobblestoned street in the historic center of Lisbon and count how many roasted chestnut vendors (in the winters), salted codfish stands, canned […]

Behind the Bite: Ginja

Fermented cherries, pictured, are commonly served with ginja in Lisbon.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Lisbon’s legendary liqueur is sweet, strong and totally traditional. Learn the story of ginja—and why it’s so much more than a souvenir. It seems that every southern European country has its own iconic liqueur […]

A Guide to Shopping in Lisbon

Feira da Ladra is the oldest flea market in Lisbon and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday. A must for unique shopping in Lisbon!

A luxury boulevard, historic shops, and vintage clothing: you’ll find it all in Lisbon if you know where to look! Like any capital, Lisbon has all the international brands at hand, but why not try something different? After all, you’ve come here to experience the city right? We’ve already covered the best Lisbon souvenirs, but […]

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 […]