Lisbon’s Timeout Market (Mercado da Ribeira) is located in Cais do Sodré and opened at the end of the 19th century. While it was always somewhat popular among locals, recently it has become a huge destination both for locals and for tourists alike. Timeout Market is always preferred as a place to hang out and have nice meals in its many quality food stalls.
Balcao da Esquina
One of the most popular stalls or restaurants in Mercado da Ribeira is the Balcao da Esquina. This particular shop is opened in 2016, and since its opening, it boasts many local and universal delicious dishes –mostly snacks-. Its roast pork sandwich is especially popular. The sandwich’s ingredients are pork, tomato, onions, mustard and arugula.
One of the most popular stalls or restaurants in Mercado da Ribeira is the Balcao da Esquina.
Créme de la Créme
Sopa da pedra (stone soup) is a famous dish from the town of Almeirim, but thanks to Créme de la Créme chefs in the Timeout Market, it is also served in central Lisbon. Ingredients of the soup are sausages, beef, beans, cabbage and carrots.
Santini is an ice cream shop in the Timeout Market and it has many popular flavours like strawberry, vanilla, melon, nuts, chocolate and more. However, the shop is especially famous for its coconut ice cream which is very rich with its aroma. It is definitely to be tried after a nice meal in the market.
Pap’Açorda is one of the older shops in the market which introduced its famous lamb chops to its menu more than 35 years ago. It is served either breaded or grilled. It has several side dishes like purée or fries. The seasoning of the chops involves lemon, garlic, salt, and crumbs.
Nos é Mais Bolos
This one is ran by a Cuban woman who provides her visitors with a cake named chocolate bomb which is almost entirely chocolate as its name suggests. The dough of the cake is mostly chocolate biscuit, the filling is Callebaut chocolate mousse, the icing is again Callebaut chocolate and, on top of it all, it has chocolate or cookie bits.
This one is ran by a Cuban woman who provides her visitors with a cake named chocolate bomb which is almost entirely chocolate as its name suggests.
Croquets are very popular in Lisbon, and the Mercado da Ribeira has several shops that serve them. Traditional meat croquette of the Croqueteria is the most popular among all different kinds of croquettes. Visitors might choose other options like sausage, chicken, or fish croquette, but the traditional option is usually regarded as the best. It is filled with onions, garlic, bay leaf, celery and chorizo and served with mustard.