As I mentioned in My Lisbon Top 10 post my mom and I both really enjoyed our food tour of the Portuguese capital. A few weeks before we visited my brother had bene in Portugal and chatted my Mom and I raving about a food tour. This coming from a 25 year old guy who only has beer in his fridge? We were a bit dubious but booked it anyway and I am so pleased that we did! After going through the Lazy Flavors website we settled on the Old Town and Graça tour because of the beautiful neighborhood and the assortment of traditional Portuguese foods we would get to taste.
After exploring beautiful tiled covered neighborhoods we started off with Traditional pastry + coffee at the Pastelaria.
Next up it was a cured meat and cheese platter + glass of wine.
This was followed by a Bifana – a traditional pork sandwich – and while we had the choice of draft beer or lightly sparkling white wine my mom and I both went for the bubbly. I was not expecting to like this sandwich but with a bit of mustard it was quite good and I can see why it is so popular with the locals – in fact the shop we went to did not even have seats, you stood and ate at the counter.
Our next stop was in the downtown where we tried a classic Codfish fritter and actually skipped the drink on this stop in favor of some sparkling water. I tried to get a good photo but unfortunately while tasty none of the photos made it look very appealing so I will spare you the photo and we can move on to our next Portuguese delicacy. Our last stop was to try perhaps the second most famous Portuguese alcohol, a Glass of Ginjinha (Sour cherry liqueur)
In the tour, along with eating a ton we visited Largo da Graça, Miradouro da Graça (Belvedere), Senhora do Monte (Belvedere), Villa Berta, Bairro Estrella D’Ouro, Graça Belvedere, Sé de Lisboa (Cathedral), Old Town (Baixa), Rossio, and Portas do Sol so the pictures interpreted with the food are from these as well!