At first sight Lisbon doesn’t yet offer the enormous variety of food vans, trucks, parties and festivals that most other European Cities have.
But according to José Borralho, vice- president of Street Food Portugal (yes, that’s a real organisation) there are at least 250 street food concepts in the country where 60 per cent of them are found in Lisbon (we have 2 in Graca – on Miradouro da Senhora do Monte).
Since April 2015, Borralho has held two successful European Street Food Festivals just outside the capital, and he says the market has grown exponentially.
Lisbon: where to get the ultimate street food experience in Portugal’s capital
Portugal’s capital city is pulsing with the life of a new street-food scene. The Evening Standard’s Victoria Stewart digs into fritters, fresh fish and pastries
Hopping across the puddles on Rossio Square, Lisbon, my tour guide turns to me with a troubled expression.
I’ve come to Portugal’s capital city on a street food mission, but given the miserable weather she’s worried today might not be the best for alfresco eating.
Read Victoria Stewart’s Street Food story in The Evening Standard