A history of maritime culture, bright and colorful tiles, the passionate sounds of fado…all of the above may come to mind when you think of Portugal. And they’re all great reasons to visit—but so is the food.
Portugal’s rich seafaring history remains alive today with the abundance of salt cod, sardines, and the best canned fish you’ll ever eat. But that’s not all—incredible charcuterie and cheese, spicy piri-piri chicken, and hearty street-food sandwiches like the bifana all deserve a try, too. Just save room for a pastel de nata or two!