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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Lisbon Restaurants You Need To Try

Lisbon is fortunate. When it comes to food, this city has the best of both worlds: land, and sea. It’s hard to get bored of Portuguese cuisine. Starting with the petiscos. These small dishes cover all types of seafood, like salt cod to clams, and a few meat dishes like the pica-pau. As tourism grows in […]

A Love Letter to Lisbon: City of the Sea

A love letter to Lisbon, city of the sea, where the Praça do Comércio (pictured) sits right at sea level.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. In Lisbon, the sea suffuses every aspect of local life—especially when it comes to cuisine.  When I first caught sight of Lisbon, I could barely keep my eyes open. I was fresh off an overnight transatlantic flight, and […]

Top 7 Restaurants in the Chiado District in Lisbon

Cod (bacalhau) served in a Lisbon restaurant.

Once the meeting point of Portuguese intellectuals, Chiado has become a popular destination for shopping and dining. But where do you eat in the very heart of Lisbon? It’s in Rua Garret that you’ll find most of the cafés and bookshops in Chiado. But if you want to eat a proper meal, you’ll have to […]

Our 8 Favorite Italian Restaurants in Lisbon

best Italian restaurant Lisbon pizza ingredients

Italian food is always a good idea—even in Lisbon. Which is the best Italian restaurant in Lisbon? The good news is that there are many. And while Portuguese food is amazing, no one can be blamed for craving some authentic pizza, pasta or risotto (and more). Ask a local the name of the best Italian […]

Lisbon Then & Now: Tascas

Inside Ze dos Cornos, a typical tasca in Lisbon

When in Lisbon, there’s no better place than a tasca to have lunch while feeling the city’s beating pulse. Lisbon has changed and so have tascas since they opened in the late 19th century. But for someone visiting the city for the first time, these family-owned, tavern-like eateries look frozen in time. And overwhelming. The […]