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Oh! My Cod

ethnographic food tours | culinary trips | food research lab

immersive, meaningful & fun experiences through food, culture & people.

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The first way to get to know our country is through its food. The second, is to join us!

I was inspired to merge my academic in Transcultural Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, my love for Portugal & food with a conscious travel mindset, to create impactful & meaningful experiences. Since 2016, we support local communities and connect travelers with social & cultural subjects, in a fun, ‘foodie’, & informative way.

Delicious food with locals, it’s the best medium to discover a country, go deep into contemporary culture and cross several layers of history.

Our model of Slow Food Travel and food experiences is made up of meetings and exchanges in small-group food and cultural experiences. Food tours, meetings with farmers, winegrowers, or cheesemakers, cooking classes, food trips, you choose!


Experience options suitable for vegetarians, gluten-free foodies, pescatarians, lactose intolerant, and keto diet travelers.

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Experiences grounded on notions of transcultural cuisine and glocal, supported by critical thinking which we apply to our personal experiences but also to history and culture.


Food, as the gateway to local and global history, as the way to express counter narratives, power relations, social changes, migrations and even gender roles.



Who said a big group can’t have an intimate, fun, authentic, and immersive food and cultural experience? With us, they now can!

Our secret relies on how carefully these experiences are curated, the quality and dedication of each service and partners (cooks, wine experts, boat service, professional fado singers, the Oh! My Cod Food & Cultural hosts).

All these factors allow that any detail counts – even the smaller ones – and that every person is seen, listened to, guided and truly hosted by each of the Oh! My Cod Food and Cultural local experts.


All our food, walking, and sightseeing tours were granted the Clean & Safe certification by Turismo de Portugal (Portuguese Tourism Board). This label declares that we abide by all the requirements defined by our national tourism board, following the guidelines of the World Health Organization regarding prevention and control related to COVID-19.


Cannot miss

Absolutely amazing time. Would recommend to anyone. The trip was very relaxed, with some great company who we met on the day. Our host (Silvia) was extremely welcoming and friendly (as was everyone on the boat). The boat itself was fantastic, as were the route and views. The swim partway through was also very enjoyable, maybe my favourite part! Before we finished we had a few tastings coupled with some wine, but I won’t give too much away as part of the fun is tasting & guessing. Can’t recommend it enough.

– Sam W.
Sail Boat Experience in Tagus Harbour Lisbon

A Magical experience ....Great food, wine and people!! Sylvia is warm, bubbly and makes sure everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves. She personalises the places we pass on the boat. Then there is Miguel a chef and Natacha the skipper who make it feel like one big family. I loved our serene swim towed behind the boat on a rope under the bridge and even saw Dolphins playing. I recommend this experience to all ages , whether you’re solo.a couple or a family you’ll have the time of your life. ... 100/100 points.

– Stephanie R.
An Anthony Bourdain-esque experience!

Silvia is truly an expert on all things Lisboa! She is so fun and personable and not only knows Lisboa gastronomy but city history as well. This is a food AND history tour. She shows the best spots in the city which I wouldn’t have ever found on my own. If you’re looking for an Anthony Bourdain-esque experience, THIS IS IT!

– Kyle Ferguson, New Jersey, USA
Best experience in Lisbon!

Unmissable experience! My fiancé and I had the pleasure of spending the evening sharing, talking, drinking and eating our way through Sílvia’s Lisbon. The food and drink was absolutely amazing and the knowledge and conversation at each stop made us fall in love with Lisbon more and more each time! You will definitely go home with a full stomach and will leave satisfied and with a new friendship in Sílvia! Thank you for sharing some of your passion with us and we hope to see you next time we visit!

– Taylor C.
Perfect way to explore Lisbon

We had the best afternoon with Silvie! She is so personable and warm and full of stories / memories from her life in Lisbon. Everywhere we went we could feel the mutual respect between her and the shop owners, restauranteurs, and merchants. We really felt like we were in the hands of a food & history expert! Each stop was she showed us was more delicious than the next, and we learned so much thanks to her wealth of knowledge as we meandered through the streets together. Thank you so much Silvia for all of your travel advice and for showing us around to your favorite spots!

– Natalie Gowler
A must- do in lisbon

AMAZING tour! Sylvia is super knowledgeable about Portuguese history and food and was so much fun to spend some time with. I got to try all sorts of food I wouldn't have known to try and also got a great tour of Lisbon. Cannot recommend this tour highly enough, a must do if in Lisbon.

– Emma D., TripAdvisor.