Thu. Jul 18th, 2024


Planning a Lisbon trip? Embark on these Lisbon food tours to discover authentic Portuguese food and wine

Lisbon is a vibrant city full of adventures for nature lovers, abundant knowledge for history buffs, and breathtaking views for those who want to catch the sunset in Portugal. This capital city is popular for its warm climate, vibrant nightlife, colorful buildings, and well-preserved culture. It is also known for its thriving foods and drink scene, which includes flavorful seafood recipes.

Perched on the Atlantic shoreline, the city’s proximity to the water gives access to a variety of seafood, including prawns and fish, which are a staple in every non-vegan eatery in the area.

While there are several ways to appreciate Lisbon’s cultural heritage, sampling the city’s traditional meals is perhaps the most exciting. And, when it comes to sampling authentic Portuguese meals, these 10 food tours are worth every cent.

10. Lisbon Roots, Food & Cultural Walk

This is perhaps the most popular food tour in Lisbon. This three-in-one tour immerses tourists in the Lisbon culinary culture by exploring the link between authentic Lisbon cuisine, cultural heritage, and historical significance. First-time visitors get to sample more than 16 delectable Portuguese foods and drinks, most of which would be difficult to discover individually. Restricted to a small group, the tour treats each tourist to a personalized experience, allowing them to enjoy better access with their guides while exploring a serene neighborhood in the world’s friendliest country.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Capacity: 2-12 guests
  • Cost: From $137.80 per adult

9. Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour

This tour takes tourists through historic neighborhoods such as Alfama, Mouraria, and Baixa. Over the course of three and a half hours, tourists will taste the rich flavor of over 17 Portuguese delicacies, including up to 14 local foods and up to 5 wine tastings. Each food and drink tells the story of its rich history, allowing tourists to connect with Lisbon as they learn more about the city’s culinary culture. With several gastronomic stops, tastings, and miles to cover, the 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour strikes a balance between resting and eating.

  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Cost: From $93.70 per adult

8. Lisbon Secret Food Tour

A secret food tour is a unique and memorable way to explore the gastronomy of Lisbon in the most authentic way. Lisbon Secret Food Tour takes tourists around the historic cobblestone streets of Lisbon and affords them a close view of the historic Castelo de S. Jorge in Santa Maria Maior. Not only is this secret tour full of tastings, but it is also loaded with information about the history of Lisbon. Tastings include delectable Portuguese cheeses, pork sandwiches, and a delicious secret dish waiting to be savored.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: From $190.68 per adult

7. Vegan Food Lisbon Tour

When tourists taste the finest of Lisbon fare, vegans aren’t left out. As the name suggests, Vegan Food Lisbon Tour takes vegans around the streets of Lisbon, teasing their taste buds with the city’s most delicious plant-based dishes. Made for vegans and by vegans, this tour showcases the best of Lisbon cuisine while simultaneously demonstrating just how fulfilling a plant-based diet can be. Vegan Food Lisbon Tour takes tourists through four of the best Lisbon restaurants to satiate every palate.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Cost: From $64 per adult

6. Tastes & Traditions Of Lisbon Food Tour

A culinary adventure is one of the things to do in Portugal, and Devour Lisbon Food Tours makes this possible with the top-rated Tastes and Traditions of Lisbon Food Tour. Strolling through well-maintained cobblestone streets of historic neighborhoods with a knowledgeable guide allows tourists to see Lisbon from a brand-new perspective that could otherwise have remained unexplored. This food tour is an excellent blend of the cultural heritage and culinary traditions of Lisbon, so tourists can learn about the city’s history while savoring the various flavors of succulent pork sandwiches and the famous custard tarts, among other delicious treats.

  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Cost: From $87.09 per adult

5. Drinks & Bites In Lisbon Private Tour

The Drinks & Bites in Lisbon Private Tour allows tourists to sample authentic Portuguese dishes, including the tasty pastel de nata, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. This tour caters to every food lover, as there are also vegetarian alternatives to dig into. This private tour provides insider knowledge about the city’s culinary culture and also allows tourists to connect with Lisbon locals who share their passion for food and drink. A one-on-one tour offers a personalized experience, so tourists can tailor the itinerary to their unique needs.

  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Cost: From $90.50 per adult

4. Treasures Of Lisbon Food Tour

The Treasures of Lisbon Food Tour is a unique group tour that takes tourists through the narrow streets of Alfama, which holds great historical significance as the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon. With 18 tastings and a scenic view of historical landmarks such as the King’s Fountain and the Chafariz d’El Rei monument, this small-group tour is a great sightseeing spot for a one-day getaway in Lisbon. While this food tour is one of Lisbon’s most popular, it is most suitable for pescatarians, as almost every bite has a savory seafood flavor.

  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Cost: From $98.11 per adult

3. 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

With a blend of history and Portuguese delicacies, a food tour of the Mouraria district is a snapshot of the everyday life of Lisbon locals. In a small group of no more than 12 food enthusiasts, tourists explore the Mouraria neighborhood to savor flavorful dishes such as sardine and custard tart and even sip local liqueur such as the sweet, red fortified Port Wine, as well as local ginjinha made from sour cherries. One thing to love about the 3-hour Secret Food Tour is that every tourist is in for a delicious surprise treat before the tour ends.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Cost: From $75.51 per adult

2. The 10 Tastings Of Lisbon With Locals: Private Food Tour

This private food tour is led by a local gastronomy guide, allowing tourists to sample the best of Portuguese cuisine, from pastel de backhaul (cod croquettes) to ginjinha (locally produced sweet cherry liqueur) and everything in between. This tour takes tourists to popular traditional eateries in the area, as well as hidden gems of Lisbon that are worth a visit. A walk through the historic neighborhood showcases the finest of Lisbon’s street art, which presents a unique opportunity to delve into the city’s rich history.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: From $131.18 per adult

1. Local Market, Food, & Culture Walking Tour

A stroll through downtown Lisbon exposes tourists to the everyday life of Lisbon locals as they sample varieties of local Portuguese delicacies. This four-hour tour offers an explosive range of traditional dishes and Portuguese-style breakfast while tourists learn about the town’s significant history. While the majority of this tour requires walking on foot, with the Time Out Market as a starting point, visitors will have to paddle across the river to Restaurante Margem Sul, where a flavorful array of prawn dishes awaits.

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Cost: From $59.87 per adult




By Lala