Planning a city trip to oh-so-lovely Lisbon in the near future? You’re so lucky! This beautiful, old city is a real pearl and is the perfect place to relax for a few days and enjoy delicious food and drinks. While traditional Portuguese cuisine is sacrosanct to some, every month new places open up that feature dishes from other cuisines on the menu. Below is a list of great places to check out, for every moment of the day, that are all consistent with the powerfood lifestyle. Yay! Did I miss one of your faves? Let me know in the comments. Have fun in Lisbon!
BREAKFAST & COFFEE
Are you like me and in love with fresh smoothie bowls? Then this choice is an easy one: have breakfast at Bowl Lisboa. This small, super cute restaurant has the best bowls in the city – in all sorts of colors and with the most delicious toppings. They also serve almond lattes, matcha lattes and freshly made juices. Yum!
Address | Rua Nova do Carvalho, 72 – Cais do Sodré, 1200 371 Lisbon
Website | www.facebook/bowl.lisboa
The best coffee in town! The Mill is a café that serves good breakfasts, coffee, smoothies and cakes all week long. And everything is homemade! Our favorites: the smashed avo toast and… the coffee smoothie! It’s served in a big glass and is made from a shot of espresso, cacao powder, banana, dates, almonds and oats. So good! Are you already a fan of this spot? Come back in the evening… At night, it turns into a wine bar with the most delicious Portuguese wines on offer.
Address | R. do Poço dos Negros 1, 1200-335 Lisboa
Website | www.themill.pt
Vegan hotspot! This restaurant focuses on three things: food, yoga and education. Food for thought, food for the soul and making people more aware of the advantages of vegan food. They make great iced chocolate milk, fruit smoothies, veggie pancakes, quinoa cakes and vegan burgers. A must-go for every vegan (and non-vegan, of course ; )).
Address | R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 82A, 1250-193 Lisboa
Website | www.foodprintzcafe.com
Fabrica Coffee Roasters
If you’re looking for a place to get a good (iced) coffee and to sit and read a book, Fabrica Coffee Roasters in the place to be. This relaxed coffee house has two locations in the center of the city. They have a variety of fresh, cold-brew coffees on offer and super friendly service.
Address | Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 136 1150-269 Lisboa
Website | www.fabricacoffeeroasters.com
LUNCH & DINNER
Mercado da Ribeira
This market is a true Portuguese food Valhalla! There are more than 40 different kiosks offering fresh, local dishes and drinks made right in front of you. A little bit touristy, but still definitely worth a visit.
Address | Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-109 Lisboa
Website | www.timeoutmarket.com
One place that definitely cannot be left off this list is LX Factory, an old industrial area that has been transformed into a fantastic place where local entrepreneurs sell their products. You’ll find everything from organic body care, vintage interior design stores and sustainable fashion shops to cute lunch and drink spots. Check out Chef Nino for lunch and Wish Slow Coffee House for a cup of coffee.
Address | Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103 1300 Lisboa
Website | www.lxfactory.com
Located very centrally, close to a big shopping street, you’ll find what might be the most colorful hot spot in Lisbon: Nicolau Lisboa. This up-and-coming brunch and lunch spot boasts a big menu full of powerfood. Order the açai bowl with fresh seasonal fruit or whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana. So delicious. Or go for one of the tasty green salads. If you can, try to get a green table outside on the patio. It’s a great place to sit and enjoy the lively streets of Lisbon.
Address | Rua de São Nicolau 17 1100-547 Lisbon
Website | www.facebook.com/nicolaucafe
Attention Mexican-food lovers! This restaurant, located on the idyllic ‘Praça São Paulo’, is the place to be – it’s inexpensive and delicious. They offer meat-based dishes as well as vegetarian and even vegan ones. There’s something for everyone. Tip: Go for the homemade lemonade and the black bean salad with avocado. So tasty!
Address | Rua dos Remolares, 34 1200-371 Lisboa
Website | www.lasficheras.com
This Tibetan restaurant with great ambiance is the first vegetarian restaurant established in the city. Woohoo! One look at the menu and you’ll be transported to veggie heaven. It’s exactly what you want after a long day walking through the city. Want to go with a group? Make sure you reserve. This spot is hot and happening! ; )
Address | Rua do Salitre 117 1250-198 Lisbon
Website | www.tibetanos.com
In Bocca Al Lupo
Craving a powerfood pizza? Get yourself to Lisbon’s first organic pizzeria. ‘In Bocca al Lupo’ is the place to be for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian pizzas. What more do you want in life? Haha! Tip: Try the pesto pizza and order the vegan chocolate mousse for dessert. Yum!
Address | Rua Manuel Bernardes nº5 A 1200-250 Lisboa
Website | www.inboccaallupo.pt