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Lisbon’s best taverns: the old and contemporary tascas

Portuguese taverns, known in the country as tascas, play a major role in the local culinary and social landscape. For centuries, these establishments have served as places for the masses to enjoy affordable food which is highly representative of Portugal’s way of eating, but also as meeting points for the community. What is a typical…

The best wine bars and stores to discover organic and biodynamic wines in Lisbon

We invite you on a journey across a vast world of organic natural wines at some of the best wine bars in Lisbon, as well as the speciality stores that are at the forefront of this exciting movement. In Lisbon, every meal and glass of wine is an opportunity to celebrate not only food but…

Lisbon food guide for vegetarians and vegans

Our Original Food and Wine tour is 100% suitable for vegetarians In recent years, Lisbon’s food scene has seen traditional Portuguese flavors shaking hands with the veggie and vegan world. There’s no doubt that Lisbon’s food game is leveling up, and it’s not just for the seafood and meat lovers. The city is turning into…

Gluten free Lisbon: a comprehensive guide of Portuguese food for celiacs and gluten-sensitive travelers

Understanding gluten free needs in Lisbon Even if deeply rooted in tradition, Portuguese cuisine often intertwines with the needs of celiac and gluten-sensitive travelers in surprising ways. Guests during our free-gluten Original Food and Wine Experience! When you are traveling around Lisbon, understanding the local context of gluten sensitivity is crucial for a safe and…

Portuguese Vinho Verde: green wine is much more than a sparkling wine

You would have heard of red red wine, just like the song. Some people prefer white wine and, if we’re talking about the rainbow that spans the world of table wines, we can’t help but to mention summery rosés and the eye-catching rarer orange wines too. But then you land in Portugal and easily come…

Port wine: what they do not tell you about this wine

Port wine is, quite possibly, Portugal’s most famous beverage. Even though we produce a myriad of other wines across the country’s distinct 14 wine regions, including 3 other fortified wines, namely Madeira, Moscatel and Carcavelos wine, Port is the sweet nectar connoisseurs associate with Portugal the most. Douro valley vineyards What is Port wine? Port…

From Lisbon to Cascais: what to see, do and eat along the Estoril Coastline

You might have not heard about Estoril yet, but you have certainly heard about Bond… James Bond! The character also known as 007 was created by British writer Ian Fleming, who was a British naval officer serving in Portugal during World War II. As during those hectic times Portugal was one of the very few…

Alternative beaches near Lisbon (and where to eat and drink nearby)

One of the particularities of Lisbon that attracts lots of travelers every year is its proximity to the ocean. Of course it helps that the weather is quite moderate all year long and, while you may not go out for a swim in the Atlantic in November, it’s remarkable how many days of sun a…

Places worth visiting around Setúbal city

Best beaches near Setúbal Let’s not kid ourselves: nature and in particular, the coastline, are one of the biggest selling points of the Setúbal region. Praia de Galapinhos was literally considered the “best beach in Europe ” in 2017 by European Best Destinations. Another beach, Praia da Figueirinha, is one of the most sought after…

Setúbal: a day trip from Lisbon filled with history, sea culture and incredible cuisine

When you travel to Portugal you’ll naturally find that at our capital city you have a very good representation of the distinct regional cuisines from across Portugal. Indeed, during our Original Lisbon & Wine Food Tour we explore the typical bites from Lisbon, but also iconic foods from across the nation, washing it all down…

Specialty coffee and the rise of women coffee roasters

In the next few lines, we throw our attention towards the women who are crucial in turning green coffee berries into roasted beans, namely our partners Brava Coffee Roasters, two women who traveled the world following a passion: to learn how to select, roast and grind the best coffee. The roasters of some exceptional coffees…

Popular cuisines present in Lisbon’s dining scene today

  Just like it happens in most big cities, in Lisbon today you could go out to eat and enjoy a myriad of cuisines – sometimes, even under the same roof! We have Portuguese restaurants, restaurants which were founded by folks coming from Portugal’s ex-colonies (namely in Africa and Brazil), restaurants which appeal to a…