The best food markets in Lisbon

Lisbon is such a vibrant city and we loved our 4 days exploring it! It has a lot of shops and restaurants. People are very friendly and open-minded. It definitely has a very trendy and cosmopolitan vibe.

The food scene is also incredible, and, with the very good weather, the city is able to offer very various experiences to visitors, some indoor and some outdoor. Today, I am taking you to two places that are a mixture of both – covered food markets.

I will be talking about a very famous market which is in all the guides, and a lot less famous one where locals go to eat. So, ready for some food adventures? Let’s go!

Time Out Market

Time Out Market Lisbon

Time Out Market needs no introductions if you have been to Lisbon or even just read about Lisbon. The giant food market is just next to Cais dos Sodré metro station and a short walk away from Baixa neighbourhood. Inside you will find dozens of food stalls. This place is absolutely huge, I have never seen such a big food market even in London!

Time Out Market Lisbon

I also love the Time Out Market concept. The food vendors have been curated based on Time Out ratings and reviews. One of the chefs even owns a Michelin star restaurant!

Sardine bruschetta Time Out Market Lisbon

The ultimate destination for the foodies. Spy at other people’s plates, walk along the shops to see what’s on offer and enjoy a very tasty meal at a very soft price!

We opted for some octopus (you know me, I never say no to it!) and some risotto.

Octopus Time Out Market LisbonRisotto Time Out Market Lisbon

And for dessert? Make sure to have a pastel de nata at Manteigaria, of course!

Pasteis de nata Manteigaria Time Out Market Lisbon

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

If you want to get away from the touristy crowd of Time Out Market, head to Campo de Ourique, a neighbourhood north west of the city centre. It is only 15 minutes on the bus from Baixa. There you will find the eponymous Mercado de Campo de Ourique. This is where the locals (and a very few tourists) go!

Mercado de Campo de OuriqueMercado de Campo de Ourique

The venue is similar to Time Out Market except much smaller. There are a lot of food stalls with a sitting area in the middle.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Again, walk around the place and pick something you fancy! You will find everything from local charcuterie boards to sushi.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Grab a refreshing bottle of rosé and enjoy a tasty meal while people watching.

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

Two very different food market, two very tasty experiences!

Mercado de Campo de Ourique

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10 thoughts on “The best food markets in Lisbon

  1. Ahhh.. This looks like a tasty place to visit! All those incredible variety in one setting! Definitely a great place to know of local dishes and local favourites. Personally, I think I’ll need a full appetite when I visit especially at the Time Out Market..

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  2. Oooh, I haven’t made it to Lisbon yet but it’s definitely on my list! Great photography styling, I felt as though I were there myself

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  3. Ohhh yes. I wanna make it to Lisbon so badly. And now, I have also seen food markets. It is one of my favorite places to go in every city. Hopefully, I can make it there this spring, before it gets really hot.

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  4. What a concept!!! I absolutely love food markets just for the vibe it usually represents. Time out market definitely sounds interesting on the premise of time out ratings and reviews. Definitely putting on my list of places to check out while in Lisbon!

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  5. Ahh wish I had known about the less touristy market when i was there in December. We went to the Time Out market at found it way too crowded, but it was a fun experience. Thanks for sharing!

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