The Essential Guide to Lisbon Street Food: What to Eat & Where to Get It

Croquetes are one of the many salgados (savoury treats) that you can try in Lisbon.

This blog post was originally posted on November 7, 2018 and was updated on October 21, 2020.  Lisbon street food doesn’t typically come on wheels from trendy food trucks, but rather in long-standing establishments and revamped indoor markets. When we think of street food, we think of street carts, food trucks, and hot dogs in buns. […]

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 […]

A Guide to Portuguese Christmas Food & Traditions

Sonhos, or "dreams" are small fried donuts and a popular Portuguese Christmas food.

Portugal might not be the most Christmassy country, but what it lacks in wintery weather, it makes up for in colorful street decorations and delicious Christmas food. You know Christmas is around the corner when the local cafés change their sweets display. Suddenly, the whole counter is full of Christmas cakes and fried-dough pastries of […]

Portuguese Cheese Guide: 10 Artisanal Cheeses You Need to Try

We'll never say no to a Portuguese cheese board.

Creamy, dry, strong or mild—whatever you’re into, there’s a cheese in Portugal made for you. Just like Portuguese wine, every region in Portugal has its own cheese. Some even have a protected designation of origin which ensures the cheese is produced in that region alone using traditional methods and ingredients. You don’t need to travel […]

Inside a Canning Factory

A canning factory in Portugal also is responsible for designing and marketing the final product—not just putting the fish in the tins.

Tinned fish isn’t only a delicacy in Portugal. It’s also a traditional way of life that’s adapting to the times. Whenever friends visit us in Portugal, we suggest canned fish as the perfect souvenir to take back to their family and friends. Not only is it completely delicious (way better than canned tuna at home) […]

5 Places to Eat Churros in Lisbon All Year Long

You definitely need to enjoy churros in Lisbon at Guilty by Olivier!

You’re never too old to eat churros in Lisbon. This delicious pastry is usually a summertime treat, but if you’re craving them now, we’ve got you covered! Spanish or Portuguese—the jury is still out on who invented churros. One thing is certain: we both love eating them! In Spain, it’s perfectly acceptable to eat churros […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Portugal Food Facts: 10 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know

Plate with bread, eggs, and cherry tomatoes at Cais na Preguiça, a must visit restaurant in Alfama

Talking about Portuguese food is tricky. Browse a typical restaurant menu, and there’s probably a back story to every single dish. But at Devour Lisbon that’s precisely what makes us tick. Eating and talking about and eating some more Portuguese food is one of the best things to do in Lisbon, hands down. Now, some […]