A Merendeira – the best pão com Chouriço

Bakery A Merendeira has one of the tastiest pão com chouriço you can find in Lisbon. You can buy single rolls here, but you might be tempted to get a menu.

Bakkerij A Merendeira, Lissabon

Pão com Chouriço

Chouriço is a sausage that contains a lot of garlic and is made with paprika. There are many types of chouriço, from very spicy to nice mild. In Portugal, it is pretty common to enjoy chouriço as a snack. In that case the sausage is placed on a grid for grilling. There is a special kind of pottery available, in which the sausage is grilled from lit alcohol.

But back to the sandwiches.

If you have a big appetite, try the delicious pão com chouriço. Pão com chouriço is a traditional bread dish. Chouriço is a Portuguese sausage made from pork and is very similar to the Spanish chorizo. You buy the sandwiches hot and you eat it right away. It is a popular dish both during the day and in the early hours, especially if you have been out all night in Bairro Alto.

Traditional food

A Merendeira serves traditional food, besides pão com chouriço you can also order traditional caldo verde (green soup). This is a soup made from potatoes and green cabbage. A complete menu with caldo verde, pão com chouriço, soft drinks and a dessert of your choice won’t set you back more than 6 euros.

How do you get to a Merendeira?

A Merendeira has several locations in Portugal. In the centre of Lisbon you’ll find A Merendeira near the station
Cais do Sodré.
Adress: Avenida 24 Junho 54, Cais do Sodré
Opening hours: Monday through Friday 11 – 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 – 8 a.m.

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