À ANTIGA PORTUGUESA:
This shop, located at the Rua da Saudade, No. 6, in the heart of Cascais sells traditional products from all Portugal. Soaps, wine, olive oil and other items can be found here. Open: 10am to 7pm. Tel: +351-914209944.
MERCEARIA CASA MARIANA GROCERY:
The Casa Mariana Grocery is located in the centre of Cascais and specialises in quality Portuguese only food products and drinks, all of them are from small producers. The shop is run by Pedro Casais who gives you a personalised service, explaining the origins of the products and helps you to choose. Items include olive oils, teas, cheese, wines, liqueurs, smoked sausages, jams and honey from various regions in Portugal. You can also choose products to compose gift baskets. Centro Comercial Cisne, Av. Marginal, 8, 9, just next to the Cascais Post Office. Open: 10am to 7.30pm. Closed Sunday. https://casamariana.pt/
Lisboa has some wonderful little old-fashioned shops, some established in the nineteen hundreds that specialise in items with exclusive productions. They are located in narrow streets, in the older areas of the city. It is fun to browse and maybe pick up a few souvenirs. Here are a few.
CONSERVEIRA DE LISBOA:
Founded in 1930 this small shop sells all types of canned fish, the most famous being sardines. Its fame is that the tins are individually wrapped with its uniquely designed paper. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34. Open: Mon. to Sat.: 9am to 7pm. Tel: +351-218864009. www.conserveiradelisboa.pt
SILVA & FEIJÓO:
Further along from the Conserveira is the little shop Silva & Feijoo, founded in 1919, which started selling ropes and similar products. In 2006 they started selling pates, olive oil, bread, biscuits, chocolates, wines and other items beautifully packaged and from Portuguese producers from all over the country. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 117-119, open 10am to 8pm. Rua de Sao Nicolau, 50-52, open 10am to 8pm. Rua Bartolomeu Gusmao, No. 4, open 9am to 7pm.
NAPOLEÃO WINE SHOPS & GOURMET- WINES & SPIRITS:
This shop specialises in wines, ports, spirits, Portuguese gourmet food such as jams, olive oil, cheese, ham, honey. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 70. Tel: +351-218861108 and Rua Conceição, 16. Also in the Rua Misericordia, 119-123, Chiado. Tel: +351-213427182. www.napoleao.co.pt
LUVARIA ULISSES – EXCLUSIVE LEATHER GLOVES:
In the Chiado district this tiny shop specialises in producing exclusively handmade leather gloves. It was established in 1925. Rua do Carmo, 87A. Tel: +351-213420295. www.luvariaulisses.com
SINTRA – MORANGO SALOIO:
A shop in Sintra that sells Portuguese local and regional handicrafts, ceramics, handwoven clothing and other souveniers. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm. Volta do Duche, No. 2-A, Sintra. Tel: +351-219234103.