It as been a while since I wrote about Lisbon, and for this article I followed my sweet tooth and, with the help of my girlfriend, made a list of all the places we enjoy in Lisbon for some sweet afternoon snacks! Of course there are many more to choose from, but this is a list of personal tastes, which I hope expand on the future, but as it is now I hope you find something to enjoy!
(due to my work and routine, I cannot manage to cover all of Lisbon, so some locations are repeated due to it being more practical for me)
I divided my list by categories, because, depending on what you prefer or even the time of year, maybe a cake is more alluring than ice cream, or maybe a local pastry is more of your interest?
I myself prefer a slice of cake on the colder months, and my two main places for a good and sweet snack is Bolo da Marta and Landeau, with wildly different types of cake. Both these pastries have shops on LX Factory, near my house in Alcântara, but you can find them around other places like Chiado and São Sebastião. And if i’m talking about cakes then I should also mention TEASE, a cupcake shop with the most creative sweets I’ve seen! My girlfriend’s personal favorite.
For ice cream it was difficult, the discussion on the best ice cream place in Lisbon is a though on, but I went with my gut and chose Nannarella, a small ice cream place in Santos but with the best handmade ice cream I know. I am an ice cream fanatic so believe me: it’s good! Two other places I would like to mention, out of sheer curiosity, is Something N’Ice and Pop Cereal Café, where can eat ice cream with cookies or cereal.
Pastries are important as a symbol of a country, and even though I really enjoy the eclairs at L’Éclair, I have to mention two pastry shops with more typical Portuguese sweets: Alcôa and Manteigaria. One is specialized in egg based sweets but has a lot to offer, the other is more dedicated to one single pastry, the Pastel de Nata, one of Portugal’s most famous snacks. Belém is known to have the best, and I won’t argue that, but the lines are endless and Manteigaria has many shops in Lisbon that sell really good Pasteis de Nata.
Banner Photo: Landeau by Twiggs Photography.
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