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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]