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13 BEST Food Tours in Lisbon [2024]

Looking for food tours in Lisbon? You’re a clever traveler: Portuguese food is so good! And in this article you’ll find the most delicious opportunities to sample Lisbon delicacies. Check them out!

Step into the vibrant streets of Lisbon to discover the gastronomic delights of Portugal‘s capital city.

Embark on a culinary journey that will awaken your senses and leave you craving for more as you sample the world-renowned Pastéis de Nata, Port wine, traditional meat dishes, and all the delicious pastries you can find.

I personally think that Portuguese cuisine is seriously underrated. Every time I visit Portugal I’m reminded of how tasty and simple the food is, always made with good ingredients.

In this article, we’ll dive into the best food tours in Lisbon. Beyond the obvious culinary aspect, these activities offer a glimpse into Lisbon’s history, culture, and way of life, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of the city as you eat your way through it. 

Indulging in local dishes is one of the best things to do in Lisbon, and what better way to do it than with a foodie expert? Read on!

👉 Why rely on my recommendations for food tours in Lisbon? Well, I first visited Lisbon in 2014 and was among the first bloggers to shine a spotlight on this captivating city. Since then, I’ve returned multiple times, exploring the vibrant culinary scene and seeking out the very best tours and activities. From traditional pastries to contemporary fusion, I’ve curated a list of tours that showcase the rich flavors of Lisbon, all while keeping an eye on value.

I usually use Viator and Get Your Guide to book activities around the world. I especially recommend them for their fantastic cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most tours up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. 

The VERY BEST Food Tours in Lisbon

▶️ With this tantalizing 3-hour Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour you’ll get to discover Lisbon’s culinary gems. Delight in the savory bifana pork sandwich paired with a crisp draft beer, and unearth gastronomic treasures at Manteigaria Silva, a local eatery brimming with specialty fish, hams, and cheeses. 

Food’s not all you’ll get, though. Sip on Port paired with São Jorge cheese and indulge in a glass of Portuguese Cherry Brandy while traversing Lisbon’s historical center, savoring coffee, Portuguese bread, red wines, and chouriço along the way. 

📝 This Lisbon food and wine tour includes: A guide, and all food and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Are you ready for a culinary escapade through Lisbon’s iconic districts? Join this Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour to follow a foodie guide around the neighborhoods of Alfama, Baixa, and Mouraria, uncovering the city’s food scene. 

Explore the historical significance of each area as you indulge in delightful treats including traditional pastries, succulent meats, fresh seafood, and local liqueurs, wines, and juice.  

Plus, this tour immerses you in the heart and soul of Portuguese gastronomy as the stops include authentic family-run restaurants and shops. Brace yourself for 17 mouthwatering tastings as you explore Lisbon’s captivating history. 

Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour

📝 This tour includes: A guide, and all food and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ On this Tastes & Traditions of Lisbon Food Tour, explore the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, and Cais do Sodré while visiting its most authentic eateries and bars. From a century-old bakery to a gourmet store, a family-run liqueur shop, and a tasca, you’ll be visiting the best there is when it comes to Lisbon cuisine. 

Start your day with Portuguese coffee and pastries, taste the acorn-fed Iberian ham, take a sip of the popular sour cherry liqueur, and indulge in a pork sandwich, a codfish dish, and wine and beer to wash it all down. 

Cap off your Lisbon walking food tour with a sweet pastel de nata, possibly the city’s most famous food item. 

Tastes & Traditions of Lisbon Food Tour

📝 This tour includes: A guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Lisbon Food Tour with Time Out Market

Step into the city’s vibrant streets and embark on this delicious Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour. You’ll follow your guide around the Portuguese capital’s downtown area and uncover its fascinating history and traditions as you sample your way through it. From traditional shops to the bustling fish market, you’ll witness the daily life of locals firsthand and try local specialties.  

The famous Pastel de Nata, a glass of Ginjinha liqueur, a delightful seafood soup and shrimp patty, Portuguese coffee, and wines paired with cheese are some of the treats you’ll get to indulge in. 

📝 This tour includes: A guide, and all food and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Lisbon Food and Wine Tour at Night

Discover the vibrant Bairro Alto neighborhood after dusk with this Lisbon at Sunset: Petiscos, Food and Wine Tour. With a foodie guide to take the lead and instruct you on the different dishes and their traditions, you’ll relish delicious petiscos, which are the Portuguese equivalent of tapas, and traditional drinks at different bars and eateries. 

Begin at Faz Frio, an iconic restaurant where revolutionaries plotted in secrecy and where you’ll sample the intriguing “little fish from the garden”. Take in breathtaking views of Lisbon at Cais Gás as you feast on a first course, and step into Grapes & Botes, a magnificent wine bar.  

With over 600 Portuguese wines on offer, you’ll sample the finest along with fire-roasted chouriço and local cheese. You’ll savor home-cooked dishes at a traditional tasca and delight in a custard tart from Manteigaria, a beloved pastry shop. Finally, discover the local divide over rival pastries. 

Lisbon at Sunset: Petiscos, Food & Wine Tour

📝 This tour includes: A guide, and all food and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Food Tour in Lisbon Off The Beaten Path

Embark on this flavorful Undiscovered Lisbon Food Tour with Eating Europe to adventure through the districts of Baixa and Mouraria. Join a small group as you meander through charming backstreets, tantalizing your taste buds with Portuguese delights. You’ll visit several local spots, including a fado house run by a Michelin-starred chef, to savor traditional dishes and learn about their origins and influences. 

Bifanas and Alentejo delicacies, chamuças, ‘’little fish of the garden’’ dish, beer, and wine are a few of the tastings you’ll enjoy. End your day on a very delicious note with a pastel de nata, and get to explore amazing historic landmarks along the way. 

Undiscovered Lisbon Food Tour with Eating Europe

📝 This small-group Portuguese food and wine tour includes: A guide, all food and drink tastings, and a Lisbon food guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Cultural Food Tour in Lisbon

Lisbon Awakens: A Culinary Crossroads, Reborn, with Backstreets is the best Lisbon food tour for a glimpse into the city’s cultural heritage – besides delicious local bites, of course.  

On this small-group walking adventure, uncover the historical spice trade legacy of Lisbon, wander around the district of Campo de Ourique, and sink your teeth in pasteis de nata, local cheese, and hearty dishes, washing it all down with Ginjinha cherry liqueur and coffee.  

You’ll also visit city landmarks like Basilica da Estrela and Igreja do Santo Condestavel, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide. 

Lisbon Awakens: A Culinary Crossroads, Reborn, with Culinary Backstreets Food Tour of Lisbon

📝 This culinary tour in Lisbon includes: A local guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Private Food Tours in Lisbon

▶️ Join this Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Lisbon: 6 or 10 Tastings to delve into Portugal’s cuisine with a local food lover. You’ll be treated to an array of Portuguese delicacies handpicked from the city’s top eateries, getting to sample either 6 or 10 delicious bites (depending on the tour option you choose). 

Bite into the irresistible pastel de bacalhau (cod croquettes), a bifana sandwich, and the famous pastel de nata among other snacks, or go for their vegetarian options which are equally tasty. 

You’ll be exploring the charming Alfama neighborhood as you go, soaking in the stunning city views from Miradouro de Santa Catarina. Discover the historical secrets of Lisbon Cathedral and personalize the itinerary with your dietary preferences. Looking for a vegan tour in Lisbon? Make sure to inform them of your needs ahead of time!

The Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Lisbon: 6 or 10 Tastings

📝 This Alfama food tour includes: A carbon-neutral, private guided tour, all food and drink tastings, and vegetarian alternatives. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore a mix of trendy hip bars and traditional taverns with this Drinks & Bites in Lisbon Private Tour. Listen to soulful Fado melodies and savor Portuguese delicacies while learning about the city’s food scene from your guide. 

Indulge in grilled sardines, fava beans, and tantalizing tapas, and sip on the traditional Ginjinha liqueur served in an edible chocolate glass at a charming boutique shop. 

Pair your drink with a delightful selection of cheese and olives, and conclude the tour at an ambient restaurant for a glass of red wine. You can opt for vegetarian alternatives for the tastings. 

Drinks & Bites in Lisbon Private Tour

📝 This tour includes: Tastings of 3 dishes and 3 drinks, vegetarian alternatives, and a private guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting is a supreme food and wine walking tour. You’ll uncover the captivating stories behind iconic city landmarks with an expert local guide, and wander through the most vibrant districts while indulging in delectable bites. 

With the freedom to dictate your own pace, this half-day tour is perfect for first-time visitors seeking an overview of the city’s highlights. Visit the historic downtown of Baixa, Rossio, and Restauradores, where the main attractions will be the local eateries. 

You’ll sample an artisanal cheese board and a charcuterie spread, taste olive oil and cured ham, and relish five premium port wines. 

Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting

📝 This tapas tour in Lisbon includes: A private guide, a walking tour of Lisbon, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Lisbon Food Tours by Segway, Bike or Tuk Tuk

▶️ On this Segway Food Tour of Alfama and Old Town Lisbon you’ll get to combine sightseeing with mouthwatering delights. Explore the historic charm of Alfama, the city’s oldest district, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Bairro Alto. 

You’ll also get to glide along the picturesque River Tejo, and stop at local bars and cafés along the way for tastings. Degustations of custard tarts, codfish cakes, cheeses, Porto wine, and smoked meats are included, along with a storyteller guide to fill you in all the stories and insights of the city. 

📝 This Lisbon Segway food tour includes: Segway and helmet rental, a briefing before the tour, a guide, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ There isn’t a more exciting way of traversing around Lisbon than with this Food Tasting Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with 4 Stops

Indulge in a symphony of flavors as you make your way through Alfama, Graça, São Vicente, and Baixa, admiring the passing scenery from your open-air vehicle. Listen to local tunes and learn about Lisbon’s rich culture and history from your guide as you make your way to the several spots of the tour, all of which involve traditional delicacies. 

You’ll stop in four different eateries to indulge in red wine, salt cod fritters, pasteis de nata, tapas, Vino Verde and Ginjinha liquor – a real treat for foodies!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, explanations by a local storyteller, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ This Lisbon: E-Bike Food Tour of Alfama and Old Town combines tasting Portuguese delights with exploring the city’s historic districts. You’ll zip through Alfama, Graça, and Mouraria without breaking a sweat, and stop to catch the views at Nossa Senhora do Monte’s viewpoint. 

The highlight of the tour, however, is the tasting experience. You’ll get to savor Portuguese tapas, custard tarts, codfish cakes, bifana, Ginjinha liquor, and Portuguese Green Wine at the city’s charming taverns and cafés. Beautiful views, taste buds satisfied—this tour is a win-win!

📝 This tour includes: E-bike and helmet rental, insurance, a guide, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Lisbon Food Tours FAQs

What are the best food tours in Lisbon, Portugal?

In my opinion, the best Lisbon food tours are these: 
Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour
Portuguese Cuisine: 17 Tastings Lisbon Food Tour
Tastes & Traditions of Lisbon Food Tour

Can I join a Lisbon food tour with a private guide?

Sure thing! There are fantastic private food tours to enjoy in Lisbon. These are, in my opinion, the best options: 
Award-Winning Private Food Tour of Lisbon: 6 or 10 Tastings
Drinks & Bites in Lisbon Private Tour
Private Lisbon Walking Tour with Premium Port Wine and Tapas Tasting

Is there any food tour in Lisbon that visits the Time Out Market?

The Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour includes a visit to the popular Time Out Market, along with tastings in different local eateries. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.