As a Sommelier Living in Portugal, Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Food and Drink in Porto

One of the most comprehensive articles I’ve ever written

Charlie Brown
Rooted

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There are a lot of food and drink articles out there about Porto, my adopted home town. Its tourism has exploded in recent years and with it, every SEO-hungry travel blogger is either writing about it or YouTubing it.

But the information is patchy. You could come here expecting that every street corner has an amazing eatery or bar when, in fact, Porto is still very much an up-and-coming sort of town.

It’s getting there — we have some incredible food and drink here. And I want to give my two cents as a food and wine writer living in the heart of the city.

So here it is. A bumper-sized guide to my adopted home town Porto, Portugal.

I do not call my guide the “definitive.” There is no such thing because every writer has their own agenda, opinions and motives for writing. But what it is, is my definitive guide. My personal favourite places.

Places that, as one of my followers once found out, if you ever find yourself here, you’ll probably find me in hanging out somewhere on this list.

A note on Portuense gastronomy

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Charlie Brown
Rooted
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Writer of opinions. Wine & food pro. Editor of Rooted, a boostable Medium food & drink pub. Niche-avoidant. Also at thesaucemag.substack.com