The delights of Lisbon: discovering the flavors of snacks in Lisbon
The delights of Lisbon: discovering the flavors of snacks in Lisbon
Explore the irresistible flavors of snacks in Lisbon and discover where to enjoy these authentic delicacies, immersing yourself in the rich gastronomy of the Portuguese capital. From sweet to savory, you'll have it all here.
The city of Lisbon, known for its rich history, stunning architecture and vibrant culture, is also a food lover's paradise. One of the best ways to explore this culinary wealth is through local snacks, which offer a unique insight into Portuguese cuisine. In this blog post we'll take you on a journey through the irresistible flavors of Lisbon snacks, while discovering the secrets of the food that makes the city shine.

Octopus Salad: The taste of the sea in every bite
One of Lisbon's most emblematic delicacies is the Octopus Salad, a starter that captures the essence of the Atlantic Ocean. This salad is prepared with cooked octopus, usually cut into small pieces, and dressed with olive oil, minced garlic and fresh cilantro. The result is a perfect combination of flavors from the sea and the land, contrasting the tender texture of the octopus with the freshness of the cilantro.

To try an authentic and delicious Octopus Salad, we suggest you visit the restaurant "Sem Palavras", located in the Alvalade Market. This restaurant is known for its quality cuisine and cozy atmosphere. They prepare the Octopus Salad with mastery, ensuring that the flavors of the sea stand out and satisfy the customers' palates.

Bacalhau à Brás: a symphony of Portuguese flavors
Cod is an undisputed star of Portuguese cuisine and Bacalhau à Brás is a unique creation. This dish is prepared with shredded cod, scrambled eggs and straw potatoes, resulting in a harmonious combination of textures and flavors. Cod is a versatile fish and, at Bacalhau à Brás, it is broken into small pieces, mixing perfectly with the eggs and crispy potatoes.

To enjoy an authentic and delicious Bacalhau à Brás, we recommend the restaurant "A casa do Bacalhau". This restaurant is especially known for its ability to prepare cod dishes in an exceptional way. Located in an old mansion, the setting adds a charming and historical touch to your dining experience.

Lupines: The perfect accompaniment to a cold beer
Lupines are simple but addictive snacks, ideal to accompany a cold beer in Lisbon. They are made with lupins in brine, which are softened during the preparation process and then salted just right. Lupins are popular in the city's bars and terraces, and are a perfect option for snacking while socializing with friends or family.

For lupins and other authentic snacks, stop at "Tasca do Chico", a charming fado bar located in the historic Alfama neighborhood. In addition to lupins, this place offers a variety of traditional tapas and is known for its cozy atmosphere and live music.

Elvas plums: An irresistible sweetness
Elvas Plums are a sweet and irresistible snack that represents the traditional sweets of Lisbon. They are made from dried plums stuffed with almonds and often covered in powdered sugar. The result is an explosion of flavors, where the sweetness of the almonds combines perfectly with the soft texture of the plums.

Goat Cheese with Honey: A divine combination
Goat cheese with honey is a divine combination of sweet and savory flavors that is a hit in Lisbon. This snack includes warm or grilled goat cheese, usually served with a drizzle of honey on top. The melted creamy cheese contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of the honey, creating a mouth-watering flavor experience.

Where to stay?
After a day eating Lisbon snacks, there is nothing better than returning to a comfortable place to rest and relax. Rossio Apartments offers ideal accommodation in the heart of Lisbon, making it the perfect place to enjoy your rest and savor the memories of your trip. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can also take your snacks home and enjoy them in the silence of your apartment.

Book your stay now and come discover the charms of the city. You will not regret it.