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.

June 16, 2021 getLISBON

Tendinha Tavern must be the only commercial establishment that claims to be younger than it actually is. Why they do this we don’t know but we’ll reveal many other curious facts that you’ll enjoy reading about! Tendinha Tavern Located in the heart of Rossio, next to Arco do Bandeira, like the song Velha Tendinha (Old Tendinha) says, it is one of the oldest shops of Lisbon. Above the door, where there used to be a window, a panel of coloured tiles announces the foundation date, 1840. Inside, more blue and white tiles reinforce this information… but it’s actually not quite…

May 19, 2021 getLISBON

In the months of May and June, the season of cherries and their sour relatives, ginjas, we had to tell you about the Ginjinha Liqueur, the typical drink of Lisbon. In Lisbon there are establishments specialised in the production and commercialisation of this appreciated liqueur, the oldest having close to 180 years of history. This tradition is far from having its days numbered and has been increasingly valued. Thus, we’ll immerse in this sweet drink of attractive labels that inebriates the city centre in peculiar shops with history. Let’s go for a Ginjinha? The Ginjinha Liqueur Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic…

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

The snails show up with the arrival of Summer. In May or June we can find nets with gastropod molluscs hanging by some restaurants’ doors. These announce the return of one of the most appreciated appetisers and of the Festivities of Lisbon. This delicacy emerges with the warm season of the year and, it is at the end of it that, unfortunately, it disappears. So make sure you enjoy the good weather and this tasty delicacy. About this Mollusc Delicious snails It is known that since the time of the Roman Empire that snails were consumed, with more emphasis on…