Fish and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce

20+ Foods That British Expats Living in Portugal Often Miss

You might think you won’t miss British food while living in Portugal, but every now and then you’ll get a craving for a taste of home. It could be something as simple as a bar of a cup of tea and toast (easy to replicate) or something more complicated like a pint of ale in a cozy pub.  Thankfully, there are a large number of British people living in Portugal and because of this, there

Stack of American-style pancakes with an American flag in the top

20+ Foods That American Expats Living in Portugal Sometimes Miss

Portugal has some fantastic food (pastéis de nata at the top of that list) but there are always some home comforts that you’re going to miss, regardless of where you’re from. Thankfully, you’ll be able to find a lot of these products in Portugal, particularly long-life products. However, some products (like dairy products) are harder to find, due to the distance, and some items are more related to American culture rather than a certain food

Alternative meats such as Impossible Burger at a supermarket

Where to Buy Alternative Meats & Other Vegan Products in Portugal

If you cook at home, being vegan or vegetarian in Portugal isn’t particularly difficult (going to cafés and restaurants outside of the big cities is another story). Here in Portugal, you have access to affordable and good quality fruit and vegetables and of course other essentials like rice, beans, and pasta.  But what if you want a burger made from alternative meats or non-dairy chocolate? Are those types of products easy to find in Portugal?

a supermarket in Madeira

How Much Do Groceries Cost in Portugal?

Groceries are one of the biggest day-to-day costs that most people have and so you may be wondering how much it’ll cost you to do your weekly shopping in Portugal. Most people assume it’ll be cheaper – after all, wages are lower in Portugal – but that often depends on where you’re coming from and where you shop. Groceries are cheaper when compared to the US and Canada, but that’s not necessarily the case when

Tripas a mode do Porto-min

Food Tours & Other Foodie Experiences in Porto

Porto is home to some of the best food in Portugal and if you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to sample as many of its culinary creations before you leave. There’s so much to try! There’s the francesinha, the Porto bifana, the eclair, and Porto’s traditional dish: tripe (this isn’t for everyone!).  What’s the best way to experience Porto’s cuisine? That’s up to you. From food tours to cooking classes, we list the most interesting

What to Eat in Coimbra

If you’re visiting Coimbra, or lucky enough to live there, the big question you’ll be asking yourself is: what should I eat? You’ll find all the most common Portuguese dishes in Portugal, for example, caldo verde soup, bacalhau dishes like bacalhau com natas and bacalhau à bras, and grilled fish. But those are dishes that you’ll find all over Portugal and you may have tried them plenty of times before. So, instead, look out for

Bacalhau à lagareiro

Bacalhau à lagareiro

The Gluten-Free Gourmet’s Guide to Portugal

Being gluten free is never easy, but the good news is that being gluten free in Portugal is very doable —  and it’s probably much easier than being vegetarian or vegan. However, if you’re vegetarian or vegan and gluten free, finding suitable traditional Portuguese food options is going to be a little more challenging. Good luck!  Thankfully, those that are solely gluten free don’t need to face traditional Portuguese restaurants with the same fear that

Bacalhau à Braga

Braga Food: Six Regional Dishes to Try in Braga

From Bom Jesus do Monte to Braga Cathedral, there’s plenty to see and do in Braga. But for foodies, a more important question is: what’s there to eat? The following are five of the most popular regional dishes that you should try in Braga. Bacalhau à Braga Portugal has lots of different recipes for its national dish. Some say there are more than 365, while others say that there are more than 1,000. Either way,

Queijo Serra da Estrela

The Seven Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy

You’re probably wondering what the best food in Portugal is, and which dishes you absolutely must try. But the question is, how do you define best? For one person, it might be a fish-based dish like Bacalhau à Braga (a bacalhau dish with slices of potatoes, onions, and red pepper). For another, it might be something made with meat, like Pernil (pork leg).  Neither of those dishes is the best Portugal has to offer. In

glass white wine portugal

Portuguese Wine For Beginners

For most people, even for many wine experts, Portuguese wine is uncharted territory. Aside from Port, the occasional bottle of Vinho Verde, or even Mateus Rosé, it’s rare to stumble upon Portuguese wine outside of a specialist shop. Even then you’re only really likely to find a few bottles of Portuguese wine and, so few that Portugal is rarely even given it’s own section: normally they’re lumped in the Spanish section. Portuguese wine is definitely