Behind the Bite: Sardines

There's nothing we love more than digging into a plate of tasty, healthy sardines!

The oily, spiny fish are a surprise favorite of the Portuguese throughout the year—but never more so than in June. Portuguese seafood is ridiculously good. It’s no wonder that Lisboetas love everything that comes from the ocean. And Portugal is still a place where people eat seasonally, so there’s a respect for the rhythms of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Sardines in Lisbon

If you want to try sardines in Lisbon, you should visit in the summer when everyone grills sardines, pictured here, out on the street.

Tossed on the grill or straight from a can, everyone loves sardines in Lisbon! Tied to the Atlantic, the Portuguese have always turned to the water to feed our nation. In Lisbon, there’s grilled fish in pretty much every restaurant and a one-month festival dedicated to a single fish: the sardine. We’re sharing everything you […]