So we went to Lisbon and since we had such a great time we thought we should share our best eat and drinks so you can avoid one week of grilled fish and boiled potatoes with the rest of the tourist of Lisbon the city have so much more to offer!!
HOW TO GET AROUND
Basics first when in Lisbon you should just walk walk and walk there is so many beautiful walls wine bars and cafes. But there is a reason for Lissabon being called little San Francisco so if to hot or to hilly you should also catch one of the trams especially line 28 is a experience in it self because of the deep slopes and really narrow beautiful streets!!
NATIONAL SPECIALITY BACALAO
Portugals most famous local food is the white fish called Bacalao. It is served in all kind of forms for example as a very taste fried appetizer that I really recommend as a afternoon by the ocean or the rocks of Cascais beer snack!!
CAN FOOD AT LOJAS DAS CONSERVAS
Lisbon is the jedi of cans basically you can buy all the seafood you can imagine as long as you buy it in a can. They even have their own restaurant in direct connection to there store only offering canned goods ofc!!
EATING AND DRINKING THE STREETS
There are a lot of good restaurant and bars in Lissabon. However most night time drinking is happening on the streets of Bairro Alto. Except that it is real cheap (like real real cheap in a not good for you kind of a way) it is also a nice way of taking part in the public life. Buy a way to big way to cheap plastic glas with beer, mojito or sangria and some local snacks to enjoy on a doorstep or a stair. Me I always have fried squids with lemon and aioli whenever snack attacking!!
NATAS AT PASTEIS THE BELEM
Lisbons most famous cake is the Portuguese vanilla egg tartes called Natas. The best ones are found outside the city in Belem. Although quite a walk along the coast side and quite a queue to get in to the bakery these gorgeous little ladies are well worth the effort. Warm creamy and powdered with cinnamon and sugar new addiction hello (imported 2 packages to Sweden to be on the safe side!!)
LOCAL FOOD AND WINE AT JOSE AVILLEZ
Visited two Michelin star chef Jose Avillez first restaurant Cantinho da Alvillez. Had one of the signature dishes grilled octopus with cilantro tomatoes and mashed sweet potato with Avillez own white project wine JA and yes died twice!!
ICE CREAM AT NANNARELLA
Walking in 35 degrees demands ice cream and loads of it so we visited the Italian gelateria Nannarella three times and their ice cream was better then in Rome what tiramisu peach salted caramel dark chocolate and a basil flavor that you guys have to try promise tasted just like a dessert mozzarella caprese!!
MIDDLE EASTERN TAPAS AT TANTURA
La Tantura serves the freshest comfy food ever pita falafel, shakshuka and all kinds of tahini hummus. Also the location is so cosy feels like sitting in someone that serves very good mojitos living room went here more than once but thats a secret schhh!!
BREAKFAST AT POP CEREAL CAFE
Pop cereal cafe serves just as fun as crazy bowl of your choice of cereals cookies and candy. Like if that was not enough you can also add your own flavor of milk, whipped cream or ice cream to your insane creation!!
CHOCOLATE CAKE AT LANDEAU
If you want to try Lisbons (or according some even the world best chocolate cake) you should visit Landeau Chocolate. If your a cool kid go to the location at LX Factory so that you can enjoy loads of cool stuff like street art burgers hipster coffee and local crafts at the same time!!
MODERN FINE DINING AT A CEVICHERIA
Famous chef Niko has created a very popular little fine dining restaurant where the giant ceiling octopus is the main star however the sharing concept dishes focusing on seafood, especially ceviche surprise suprise are just as pretty as they are good!! Just remember to be their early or to sign up to the list and wait for your table while enjoying one or two piscos in the window bar!!
TACOS AT PISTOLA Y CORAZON
Everything from the tacos to the drinks and interior at this place breaths of the streets. Our fav was the beer fried fish taco with mango and red cabbage and don´t forget the way to good tequila and mezcal drinks (try the one with green apple and cinnamon wow!!). This is coolest place in Lisbon atm so be there early or prepare to line up (they offer nachos and drinks for free while waiting tough important fact!!) PS. Watch out for the really hot salsas they will tell you they are hot and they mean it!! DS.
Hope that you found the guide helpful and remember to always do your home work before traveling to find out where the best places are its so worth the extra time promise. Also if you want to visit the best places there will be other people there who aslo think or heard that they are the best places so be early or enjoy the queue.
Rule of the foodies: FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!