Pastéis de Nata: Authentic Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

Portuguese custard tarts

Few pastries have won over as many hearts (and tastebuds) as Portuguese custard tarts. Visitors line up outside popular bakeries for them. Locals have strong opinions about which places make the best. The treats in question are Portuguese custard tarts, or pastéis de nata. What came about as a result of some 18th-century monks doing […]

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 […]

What to Buy in Lisbon, Portugal: 5 Perfect Souvenirs

If you're wondering what to buy in Lisbon, Portugal, cork-based design is a great option!

Souvenirs don’t need to be just fridge magnets and t-shirts. Find something special to take home to remember Lisbon. You don’t need our advice on where to pick up typical souvenirs in Lisbon. Take a walk through the Baixa and you’ll find dozens of shops selling the usual suspects. And don’t get us wrong: we […]

The 4 Best Places To Try Custard Tarts in Lisbon

Pastéis de nata, Portuguese custard tarts, in Lisbon.

Calling all adventurous foodies with a sweet tooth: if you haven’t tried the local custard tarts in Lisbon, book a trip right away. It won’t take long after arriving in Lisbon to notice Portugal’s affinity for sugar. Cafés showcase long, glass counters filled with everything sweet from cookies and cakes to a variety of tarts. And […]