Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Seven Foodie Treats to Try in Lisbon

Seven Foodie Treats to Try in Lisbon
For me, trying lots of different foods and flavours is one of the joys of travel. Lisbon’s a great city for foodies of all ages whether you’re interested in wandering around the food markets, eating lots of cake and ice-cream (always a hit with my boys) or trying the local fish dishes. Here are seven of the best things to look out for when you’re in the city.

Eat bacalhau in a local restaurant

Bacalhau is the Portuguese word for cod, and salted or dried cod dishes are so popular that they’re the traditional Christmas dinner in some parts of the country. There are said to be over 1,000 recipes in Portugal alone.

One of the best places to try it is at a small, local restaurant like A Primavera do Jerónimo, which is hidden down one of the narrow streets of the Bairro Alto. You’ll find plenty of bacalhau dishes here alongside clams, squid, swordfish, ray, pork tenderloin and the wonderfully named ‘grilled secret black pig’.

The food isn’t fancy but good, traditional Portuguese fare. Service is very welcoming, especially to children and the setting is relaxed and low-key – there’s only room for a few tables and the tiles on the wall are decorated with Portuguese proverbs.

A Primavera do Jerónimo, Travessa da Espera 34.

Taste gourmet treats at the Mercado da Ribeira

The Time Out Mercado da Ribeira is the place to go if you want to try a selection of different foods from some of Lisbon’s top chefs. The gourmet food hall has only been ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Seven Foodie Treats to Try in Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: A Primavera do Jerónimo   Mercado da Ribeira   Solar do Vinho do Porto   Santini’s   Campo de Ourique   Jardim da Estrela   Antiga Confeitaria de Belém   O Prego da Peixaria  
Author: Clare Thomson
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