Unexpectedly Delicious Sandwiches in Lisbon


Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Portuguese typical cuisine is highly inspired on this delicious way of preparing food, making local gastronomy an experience worth having while visiting the country.

Nevertheless, when visiting Lisbon there may be times when an entire meal will be too much. No problem, you can still experience Portuguese special way of preparing and serving food through these unique sandwiches:

Tuna Sandwich @ O Prego da Peixaria
The freshness of Portuguese tuna, the fine taste of Algarve's salt flower inside the delicate "bolo do caco", a special bread from Azores, kneaded with carob flower. You can't get more Portuguese flavours than these in only one sandwich.

Ilhas @ Pois Café
Not far from the city's cathedral in the heart of Alfama, Pois Café defies you to taste two of the most popular Portuguese cheeses - Ilha and Flamengo - in one unforgettable sandwich. The slices of pear give it the perfect amount of freshness and lightness. All wrapped up in a delicious traditional bread.

Vegetais @ Choupana Caffe
Pumpkin, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato and lettuce are a few of the most popular Portuguese vegetables. Choupana tossed them all into a delicious traditional bread and sprinkled it with the finest olive oil. The perfect Portuguese flavoured sandwich for vegetarians.

Bifana @ Casa das Bifanas
Bifana is a very popular Portuguese sandwich made with bread and fried pork. Although it is not unanimous that Casa das Bifanas at Rossio Square is the best place to try them, it is undoubtedly one of the best in town. And since it stands in one of Lisbon's landmark squares, it will be very easy to find, seat and order. Please take into account that if you want to taste your bifana like a local you'll need to order a Portuguese beer to go with it.

Silvia is an awarded writer and a traveller with more than 15 years experience. Although her journeys have been taking her a bit everywhere in the world, Lisbon is her hometown, is the city where she always returns to unveil and write about its never ending wonders.

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