Lisbon Food Tours: Top 5

Things to do in Portugal Tips from locals

If you are looking for unique Lisbon Food Tours, know that the best way to explore Lisbon is through its gastronomic paradise. It’s not by chance that we were was considered one of the top European foodie destinations.

Delicious “petiscos” are often easy to be found at local restaurants, but do you really know what and where to eat authentic local food?

If you’re looking for different and amazing experiences in Lisbon, check out these top 5 Lisbon Tours, all hosted by local foodies:

1. Alfama on a Food Walk

If you’re visiting Lisbon, you can’t skip Alfama. This is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods where you can find the most authentic “tasquinhas” (small restaurants with local snacks).
Join Ruthy and Márcio on a food walk through the streets of Alfama, to enjoy 14 gastronomic tastings in the heart of the neighborhood known as the historic birthplace of Lisbon and Fado (a musical genre classified as Unesco Intangible Heritage).

In addition to maintaining its original charm, Alfama combines the cuisine of the land and the sea, being one of the best areas to taste traditional food in genuine and unique places.

Vegetarian options available

2. Gourmet Lisbon

This walking tour is perfect for food lovers who enjoy exquisite food.

Filomena and Duarte will take on a food walk to discover the Portuguese gourmet cuisine. This walk starts on Lisbon’s riverside area, where you’ll be able to taste some Portuguese gastronomic specialties, combined with a more sophisticated cuisine, as well as some of the best (and well known) Portuguese wines.

On this food tour you can visit some of the most beautiful streets and squares of Chiado and taste traditional Portuguese food, such as prawns, cod cakes, as well as other local “petiscos”, in well-known places of “alfacinhas” (locals which families are living in Lisbon for many generations).

And to finish the experience – in the good Portuguese way – you’ll enjoy a “pastel de nata” (Portuguese egg tart pastry) and a “bica” (coffee)!

This tour is a real search for most authentic gourmet flavors of the Portuguese capital.

3. Lisbon's African Roots

You will be amazed by the African history hidden in the streets of Lisbon!

This mind blowing historic tour is guided by Naky, a history enthusiast, who loves to explain and discuss the influence that the Portuguese

Discoveries had in the history of Africa, and in Europe. You must experience the inheritance that remains in Portuguese lifestyle and in its gastronomy.

All you need is a good camera and appetite for traditional African cuisine.

Vegetarian options available

4. Wine Tasting Day Trip

Even if you’re just visiting Lisbon for a few days, it’s worth to explore its surroundings, especially to discover the wine regions (spoiler alert: the views are breathtaking!).

So, join Filomena & Duarte on a day trip to Azeitão (in Setúbal Peninsula), a village known for its gastronomic variety and for being one of the most beautiful wine regions of Portugal. Besides excellent wines, this is the village where the famous Setúbal

Moscatel Wine is produced as well as the traditional creamy and tasty cheese (made from sheep’s milk).

There’s a visit to a craft factory included so you will discover the secrets behind Lisbon’s most traditional buildings: the tile. Here, local artists manufacture and paint Portuguese tiles according to the heritage of their ancestors, using ancient techniques.

5. Lisbon Secret Food Tour

Saving the best for last: this walking tour is all about Lisbon’s hidden gems.

Explore Campo de Ourique, considered Lisbon’s coolest neighborhood, to taste gourmet cuisine combined with traditional local dishes. This experience includes a visit to a local market, historic places, +10 food & wine tastings and a promise to be in touch with the locals. Get ready to be amazed by one of the secret neighborhoods in Lisbon!

Vegetarian and gluten-free options on request.

So if you’re looking to make the most of your holidays in Lisbon, make sure you’re exploring the city the best way: like a local!

If you enjoy Portuguese gastronomy, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to keep in touch with the locals when visiting Lisbon, join our facebook groups: Lisbon Food Network and Lisbon Vegan & Vegetarian Foodies

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I’m fascinated by the unique cultures of the world and I love to explore new places through local gastronomy. My passion for food lead me on my biggest adventure: build my own startup. So, 10kg later, FoodieBookings was born to provide the best (and most authentic) Portuguese food experiences 🙂

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