Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop ‘Meio da Praça’ Lisbon: olive oil, good wines & more than funny souvenirs
Quality food and great wine are a passion for Portuguese people. In case you also fall in love with it, visit ‘Meio da Praça’ . This shop just moved to Rua da Prata, nº 78, Lisbon. You can pull a chair and take your time to discover old Lusitânia products at reasonable prices like the finest tinned foods, wines, olive oils, biscuits, desserts and even fresh bread.
In case you want to take more than funny souvenirs from Lisbon, this shop is absolutely worth a visit. Cláudio Silva created this new deli, selling all type of products that you can’t wait to try or to give to somebody.
Cláudio Silva: “I worked 14 years as a sales representative for a multinational, but I always dreamed that one day I would open a shop like this. The selection of products is sometimes based on memory. Happily young Portuguese people who start their own business nowadays are proud of traditional Portuguese products, but with a new, natural approach”.
All products are translated in English.
Cláudio Silva: “This olive oil (Herdade da Calada) from Alentejo is really good, first cold press, price € 6,50. The most expensive ones are not always the best! Besides, ‘Herdade da Calada’ are very good and cheap wine producers: from € 6 to € 30″.
While we’re talking two eldery people enter the shop to buy dr. Bayard cough candies (since 1949, the tradition remains the same, generation after generation).
Rebuçados de ovo de Portalegre (candied egg yolks). This typical Portugese candy was disappearing, but due to a new procedure you can keep them for one month instead of 3 or 4 days.
T-shirts, an example ’Portugal regrets inventing fado’
Cláudio Silva “ I’m very happy with my new shop in this area’, close to the most beautiful square of Lisbon: Praça do Comércio.
‘Meio da Praça’, (‘Halfway the Square’). This shop just moved to Rua da Prata, nº 78,’ From Monday to Saturday, 11am to 20pm. Phone 00351 21347 6013.
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