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julia-2452julia at 17 months –  having her first pastel de nata, at manteigaria in lisbon…she’s usually not a good eater, but seemed to enjoy this portuguese treat with quite an enthusiasm ♡

a weekly portrait of my daughter 

pasteis de belem / lisboa

first thing you should do if you’re visiting lisbon, is emerging in real portuguese culture and head to this spot for your sweet fix!

pasteis de belem was established in 1837 and they sell about 20 000 pasteis de nata – portuguese custard tarts – a day!

this place is always packed, with locals and tourists, but the line is quick and so worth the wait.

you can find them in pastry shops all over the country, but these ones are my favourites – i crave them all the time! some like them with powdered sugar, i like them with cinnamon. and some like them with both.

Pasteis de Belém

Rua de Belem 84

1300 Lisboa