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 […]

Behind the Bite: Bifana

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Garlic-flavored pork with hints of spice and rustic bread in each bite make the bifana our go-to snack in Lisbon. When thinking about eating in Lisbon, images of bacalhau (codfish) and seafood usually come […]

Behind the Bite: Salt Cod

Tascantiga is one of the best restaurants in Sintra for fabulous petiscos.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Portugal may be known for delicacies that come straight from the sea, but its most famous seafood is far from fresh. If you’ve spent any time in Lisbon, you’ve probably encountered a common menu […]

Behind the Bite: Pastéis de Nata

Discovering the many different places to eat pastéis de nata is a must-do in Lisbon!

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. If you really want to get under the skin of Lisbon, head to a pastelaria. In every neighborhood of the city, old ladies brush shoulders with hipsters, inspecting the mind-boggling array of pastries laid out […]