Type: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Food / Gourmet Stores, Local Picks, Specialty Shops
The astonishing variety of traditional goodies stocked in this gem of a shop lures foodies far and wide, such is the quality of the goods. One of Lisbon's oldest stores, dating to 1860, this... Read More
The astonishing variety of traditional goodies stocked in this gem of a shop lures foodies far and wide, such is the quality of the goods. One of Lisbon's oldest stores, dating to 1860, this wood-fronted emporium is especially vibrant during the festive season. This is when shoppers can seek out stocking fillers such as mini bottled wine sets and chocolate snowmen. Elsewhere, the store heaves with meats, cheeses, spicy sausages, pata negra (smoked ham) and pickles, along with homemade jams, dried fruits and nuts such as almond and cashew. Canned fish and seafood, virgin olive oils, retro wrapped sweets and an assortment of herbs and spices supplement the Xmas shopping list. Stacked floor to ceiling on groaning shelves is a fabulous collection of Portuguese wines, liquors and brandies from all corners of the country. The port-wine choice is particularly alluring with several vintages dating back a full century. Wine tasting is available here, so it's possible to sample selected labels before purchasing.
Rua da Betesga 1A-B
- Christmas Shopping: "Overseas shipping can be arranged for most items."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: One of the city's premier delicatessens, with a wine choice and plenty of history, Manuel Tavares is crammed full of yuletide gift options.