Portugal’s best local desserts

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One of the best parts about traveling is the food, and for those of us with a sweet tooth, the round of sweets after dinner (or lunch… or breakfast…) is the best part of the dining experience.

Take a look at three of the top local desserts and pastries that keep the sweet tooths of the Portuguese smiling and wanting more. We bet the photos and descriptions will make your mouth water, so much so that you’ll be booking your flight to Lisbon in no time!

Pastel de Nata

A small custard tart in filo dough (Lisbon).

Where to find it: Fábrica de Pastéis de Belém


Bolo Rei (“King’s Cake”)

A cake with a round hole in the center, sprinkled with sugared fruit (Lisbon).

Where to find it: Confeitaria Nacional at Christmas


Egg and fresh cheese pastry (Sintra).

Where to find it: Queijadas de Oeiras