Must Eat Food in Lisbon, Portugal

Currently planning a trip to Portugal? Many people are planning their vacations right now, as they have plenty of time to do so due to the current quarantine. One of the more popular destinations people are choosing is Portugal, as this Southwestern European vacation destination is one that is well known for its beaches, dessert wines, and delicious food choices.

Lisbon, Portugal

Many vacationers are choosing to visit Portugal because it is a country that includes a lot of history. Many vacationers are choosing to visit Lisbon because this capital city of Portugal is one that is very unique in its offerings, with much of the city divided into different districts and neighborhoods to explore. Some of more famous sites to see include the Commerce Square, Rossio Square, the Tower of Belem, the Lisbon Cathedral, and the National Pantheon. Visiting Lisbon beaches is a must, with Costa da Caparica, and Fonte da Telha being two must-see beaches.

Must Eat Foods

Exploring all of the various types of cuisine Lisbon has to offer is another reason why vacationers are choosing to visit. Food tours are available for those who want to focus on learning about, as well as enjoying, all of the must-try foods in that Lisbon has to offer.


Below is a shortlist of the foods that must be eaten when traveling to the beautiful city of Lisbon.


  • Pastel de Nata. This food choices one that dates back to the 1800s, as monasteries would make them whenever they ended up with too many extra egg yolks. These famous custard tarts are offered in most local cafes, and are one of the most enjoyed treats by both locals and visitors.


  • This Portuguese sausage dish is one that keeps the sausage whole, with a taste that is both vinegary and smoky. There’s no pork in this dish, and instead the sausage is made from chicken or local game. This dish comes with a side of chips, and a fried egg on top.


  • Meat Sandwiches. While these sandwiches may be simple, they are absolutely delicious! An example of one of its more famous meat sandwich include the Prego, which is a beef steak sandwich served inside bread baked with sweet potatoes.


  • This bean stew includes beans, pork, sausage, vegetables, and rice. The dish offers a deep, smoky flavor, and because it is quite filling, if eaten for lunch, it’s a good idea to take a long walk afterwards. If eaten for dinner, plan on relaxing for the rest of the evening.

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