Galeria de Arte Lagoa: local art and wine in the Algarve

Arte Algarve (or Galeria de Arte as it's also known) has been on my radar for a while now. The massive factory-esque building on the road through Lagoa is hard to miss, but really...

Does London have the most expensive pasteis de nata in the world?

€1. That's how much a pastel de nata costs at Aloma, one of my favourite pastelarias in Lisbon. It's not as expensive as Pastéis de Belém (€1.05) but it's more expensive than many other...

Review: Restaurante Palladium, Guia

Restaurante Palladium is currently rated as the best restaurant in Guia according to TripAdvisor. It wasn't a restaurant that I'd heard mentioned before, so I was curious to see whether it really was the...

Ask Portugalist: Online Grocery Shopping & Delivery in Portugal

Hi James, I’m visiting Portugal next June, hiring a villa. Is it possible to order an online food shop to be delivered to the villa? If so which supermarket do you recommend? TIA Karen...

Portuguese Subscription Boxes: Products from Portugal to Enjoy at Home

Once upon a time, there were wine clubs. You paid a subscription fee, and every month the wine club sent you a couple of different bottles of wine to drink. These days, there are subscription...

Visiting the Algarve in May

Although May isn't as warm as the peak summer months, it's still warm enough to relax in the sunshine and even get a tan. And with flight prices typically cheaper than during the height...