WithLocals: Lisbon 10 Tastings Food Tour

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I love doing food tours whenever I get to a new city. It’s a great way to kick off a trip, walk around to see sights, and learn about the local culture through food. I’ve done them in Barcelona, Osaka, Bangkok, and now Lisbon.

I booked Lisbon’s 10 Tastings food tour through WithLocals for 49€ per person. Looking back at the description, we actually didn’t get two of the tastings (gizzards and sardines). That’s ok, though — gizzards freak me out and I had sardines the evening prior. We were so full by the end, I can’t imagine adding two more food items to the itinerary.

Below is a map of all the places we stopped for food and drink. Our guide also took us to a few sights and miradouros (viewpoints).

1. Frutaria Saldanha Lda (red pin)

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Our first stop included a flaming chorico…

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codfish cake…

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and Jewish “sausage” called “alheira” which is made with break and non-pork meat.

2. O Trevo (orange pin)

Next, we headed to a cafe called O Trevo for a simple but very Portuguese pork sandwich called “bifana.” We also tried Sagres, a Portuguese beer.

3. Manteigaria (yellow pin)

NATA TIME! The famous Portuguese pastry that everyone told me to try. The really famous one is in Belém, a neighborhood in Lisbon. Our guide said, besides the Belém ones, these were the best.

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4. A Ginjinha (green pin)

We headed to the birthplace of Ginjinha, a cherry liquor. We ended up bringing back a few bottles as souvenirs.

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5. Tasca Pomb’alina (blue pin)

We had another codfish and potato cake called Pastel de Bacalhau… which I did not get a picture of. But this was also my least favorite item on the food tour.

6. Queijaria Nacional (purple pin)

Our final stop was a for a cheese plate with pork loin. This was the beginning of my 10-day long indulgence with delicious Portuguese cheese.

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