Sweetest snacks in Lisbon Pt.2

Sweetest snacks in Lisbon Pt.2

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Sorry I was gone for a short while, but I’m back and with an encore! This article is the follow up of a previous one I wrote some time back, in which I select some of my favorite places around Lisbon to have a snack, and that snack has to be really sweet! So here are some more tasty suggestions for you. I’ll follow the same structure as in the previous article, dividing the places by categories depending on the types of sweets you can find. Though, for this new one, I tried to expand more on different places around Lisbon to avoid repetition.

Crepes, Pancakes and Waffles

A go-to choice for a snacks, and very sweet ones at that, are the classic crepes, pancakes and waffles. These can be found in a big variety of places, and I do enjoy the country wide franchise of Nutella laced crepes from the Nut’ shops. But, close to Arroios, there’s BENI’s, the right place to go for some very eye catching pancakes, crepes or waffles, with a myriad of toppings.

BENI's Gelato & Friends
BENI's Gelato & Friends
R. José Ricardo 15, 1900-286 Lisboa, Portugal
Nut' (Chiado)
Nut' (Chiado)
Calçada do Sacramento 20, 1200-022 Lisboa, Portugal
Picture © BENI's Gelato & Friends
Picture © BENI's Gelato & Friends

Old-Timey Pastries

For a bit of history and a sweet taste of the north of Portugal in the heart of Lisbon, a unmissable place is Leitaria da Quinta do Paço. Famous for its delicious éclairs that come in a great variety of flavors and where you can also find season themed ones, like for Easter, Christmas or Saint Valentine’s Day.

Leitaria da Quinta do Paço
Leitaria da Quinta do Paço
Av. João XXI 53, 1000-299 Lisboa, Portugal
Picture @ Leitaria da Quinta do Paço
Picture @ Leitaria da Quinta do Paço

Newer Pastries

A big selection of pastries and cafés has opened in Lisbon recently, and shops focused on a specific sweet have been quite common to find nowadays. Some of these newer ones include the pretty (delicious) donuts from Crush Doughnuts in São Sebastião, the cheesecakes of Lxeesecake next to the hip LX Factory and the delicate macarons (with tea) from Ladurée Lisbonne, which is admittedly not very portuguese (and bit on the expensive side) but it’s a damn good snack! And it’s found in Avenida da Liberdade, the quintessential center of the capital!

Crush Doughnuts
Crush Doughnuts
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 148a, 1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Lxeesecake
Lxeesecake
R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal
Ladureé Lisbonne
Ladureé Lisbonne
Av. da Liberdade 180, 1250-146 Lisboa, Portugal
Picture © Crush Doughnuts
Picture © Crush Doughnuts

Icy Flavors

In my last article I choose Nanarella as the best ice cream shop in Lisbon, and, while for me that honorable title persists, there’s also a great variety of other places where you can find delicious and different ice creams. Two of those are Davvero, in Santos, a similar concept to Nanarella, with italian-like ice cream and whipped cream, and Paletaria, a lighter/healthier choice, providing popsicles of many fruity flavors!

Gelato Davvero
Gelato Davvero
Av. Dom Carlos i 39, 1200-808 Lisboa, Portugal
Paletaria
Paletaria
R. Saraiva de Carvalho 120a, 1250-245 Lisboa, Portugal
Picture © Paletaria
Picture © Paletaria

Cover picture © Henrique Peron

The author

André Jesus

André Jesus

I am André, from Portugal. I grew up in the south, but I live in Lisbon. Whenever I can, I go out and experience whatever Portugal has to offer. And I'm here to share those experiences!

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