Walking up hills – Don’t like to walk up steep hills? Well too bad, because there’s a million of them and you’re going to be walking up a bunch.
Bifana – Portugal’s most popular sandwich is called the bifana, and it’s porky and delicious. I tried a few of the best and then named my favourite.
Cantina das Freiras – This place is very, very difficult to find, but it’s worth the effort. The food just okay, but the view is spectacular.
Grab & Go Food / Drinks – Most sensible people would avoid a vending machine serving hot sandwiches. I am not a sensible person.
McDonald’s – McDonald’s in Portugal has its own version of a bifana (called the McBifana, of course). It’s not bad, though it’s clearly not as good as an actual bifana.
Mercado da Baixa – I had an absurdly meaty sandwich at this market, and it was as delicious as I had hoped.
Mundo Fantastico da Sardinha Portuguesa – The Portuguese are sardine-obsessed enough that they have a (very touristy) store dedicated to the stuff.
Pastelaria Fidalguinha – I randomly stumbled onto this bakery and had a pastel de nata (a Portuguese egg tart). It was delicious.
Pastelarias Roma – The coconut tart from this bakery was absolutely outstanding.
Time Out Market – Featuring dozens of vendors serving up some seriously tasty-looking dishes, this is definitely a must-visit if you’re into food.