Gastronomy: Lisbon, a Great Destination for Foodies

Portugal is unanimously considered a country of a good and varied gastronomy. From North to South, we can find different culinary traditions that, in common, share the creativity and the richness of flavours.

Gastronomy: Lisbon, a Great Destination for Foodies

Lisbon is no exception!

We can safely say that in every corner of Lisbon, you can enjoy a quality meal. Today, restaurants offer variety and fit all kinds of tastes and budgets, from a quick meal to a traditional restaurant or to the most exquisite gourmet. To go with it, we suggest a good Portuguese wine or an imperial (designation of draught beer commonly used in Lisbon) ice cold.

When speaking of Portuguese gastronomy, we cannot forget its confectionery and its savoury appetizers. We are fortunate that Lisbon is abundant in traditional and secular sweets that awaken our senses. And also in the various and delicious savoury appetizers that make our mouth water, especially when we’re craving a snack during a walk or visit.

But the real question is: what are the actual gastronomic protagonists of the city?

Our aim is to find the answer to this questions, highlighting the truly traditional flavours and aromas.

We cannot forget that Lisbon is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, making it inevitable to find the best of international cuisine.

Come discover this gastronomic Lisbon here in getLISBON.

November 21, 2018 getLISBON

When the weather is colder, we naturally feel like drinking a warm and comforting drink during breakfast or lunch. We’ve decided to bring you today three curious styles of coffee with milk from Portugal: galão, meia-de-leite and garoto, three varieties that warm our soul and heart. In the current touristic and global Lisbon, the Italian expressions such as cappuccino, latte or caffè machiatto already exist in the menus of modern cafés. But in the most traditional ones the 3 styles of coffee with milk from Portugal still remain as the usual way of the locals enjoying and ordering coffee with…

July 4, 2018 getLISBON

The heat is here! Refresh yourself with the delicious ice creams from the 5 Classic Ice Cream Shops in Avenidas Novas. The historic centre of Lisbon is full of modern ice cream shops, of national and foreign brands. They serve ice creams in which the variety of flavours, shapes and concepts surpasses the limits of the imagination. But we’re not telling you about the flavours and shapes, nor about the ice cream shops of the touristic areas of Lisbon. We’ve thought of a different approach. Did you know that ice cream shops were in vogue in the 1970’s and 1980’s…

May 23, 2018 getLISBON

Every year with summer right around the corner, nets with gastropod molluscs appear hanging by some restaurants’ doors. These announce the return of one of the most appreciated appetisers by the Portuguese, the snails and the caracoletas (big snails). That’s why we have prepared 5 suggestions where to eat snails to present to our readers. This delicacy emerges with the warm season of the year and, it is at the end of it that, unfortunately, it disappears. One of the combinations that the people of Lisbon love the most is, without a doubt, eating a plate of snails accompanied by…

May 2, 2018 getLISBON

Congratulations to the Pastelaria Benard that is turning 150 years this year. But this space doesn’t need any introductions. In the heart of Chiado, it has delighted the people of Lisbon and tourists for decades. Its privileged location, a touch of finesse and the spacious terrace contribute to success, but the quality of the confection of their pastries and savoury snacks contributes equally to its popularity. We can highlight the famous croissants, plain or filled with chocolate, sweet egg cream or strawberry, and the pastéis de nata (egg custard tart). But the pastries with whipped cream, colourful macarons, petit fours,…

February 28, 2018 getLISBON

According with what the great realist writer Eça de Queiroz tells us in the Cozinha Arqueológica, let’s find out the DNA of the traditional flavours of Lisbon and its day-to-day dishes. Lisbon’s gastronomic offer is particularly rich. The options vary from all kinds of spaces and flavours, from traditional food to signature cuisine. You can also savour the most diverse of the international gastronomy. Mix of Influences and Tradition The food habits and the traditional flavours of Lisbon fit in the Mediterranean gastronomy. Throughout the times, Lisbon was target of many and diverse influences that were wisely absorbed by the…