From local shops and chains that also offer meals and snacks down to farmers markets, finding organic food in Lisbon has never been easier.
Here are the best places in Lisbon to buy certified organic products (arranged in alphabetical order).
Use the map below to locate the one which is closest to you.
1. Bio c’ Bon
Bio c’ Bon, which operates organic supermarkets in France, has recently expanded its business to Lisbon. The newest bio store in the heart of the city offers fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, meat, seafood, dairy and plant-based beverages, ready-to-eat dishes, and even non-food items, all organic.
Av. António Augusto Aguiar, 58D (Parque or São Sebastião metro station, near El Corte Inglés), Mon-Sun 9am-8.30pm, www.bio-c-bon.eu/pt-pt
Biomercado is an organic shop that provides everything from groceries, fruit and vegetables and fresh bread down to Portuguese wines and natural cosmetics. It has a 100% organic restaurant where customers can have breakfast, lunch or just a snack, with several vegetarian options.
Avenida Duque de Ávila, 141B (Saldanha metro station), Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm, www.biomercado.com.pt
3. Celeiro Dieta
Celeiro Dieta is a chain of shops that sells a range of natural and wholefoods, cosmetics and food supplements, many of them certified organic. There’s also a particularly good selection of gluten-free items. Some of the stores have a restaurant or take away providing soup, spinach and tuna empanadas, quiches, salads and hot dishes.
Several locations, www.celeiro.pt
4. Feira de Produtos Biológicos do Príncipe Real
One of the first and most established organic farmers market takes place in Príncipe Real every Saturday. Small farmers come and sell their seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables – it’s very much a social gathering. Many people want the farmers’ advice, and prefer to buy here, rather than in a large and more impersonal supermarket.
Jardim do Príncipe Real, every Saturday 9am-3pm
Half grocery store, half cafeteria, Food sells a diverse range of local products including fresh vegetables and fruit, energy bars, honey, wine, beer, and more. The cafeteria serves all-day breakfast and lunch.
Largo do Conde Barão, 15 (Santos), Mon-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm
6. Go Natural
Part of a major supermarket chain in Portugal (Modelo e Continente), Go Natural has a number of branches within the city, and also around Lisbon (Carnaxide and Estoril). This organic supermarket sells fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, dairy products, wine and pretty everything you need for the weekly shop.
The Chiado branch has an adjacent café with a terrace that provides healthy meals and snacks. Not everything is organic in the restaurant (and in the supermarket for that matter), but it offers a range of ever-changing healthy dishes, quiches and salads made daily.
Several locations, www.gonatural.pt
7. Mercado Agrobio de Lisboa
Every Saturday, local suppliers go to several locations in Lisbon to sell their freshest, most seasonal produce. Fruit, vegetables and fresh herbs direct from certified farms are sold by farmers. Look also for natural cosmetics and essential oils.
Several locations: Campo Pequeno, Parque das Nações (Vasco da Gama Tower), São Vicente (next to Lisbon’s Flea Market), every Saturday 9am-2pm
8. Mercado Biológico Alfazema
This shop values locally produced organic food. In addition to a variety of products, you can also enjoy an 100% organic breakfast or lunch at the cafeteria, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options.
Rua Santana-Lapa, 113-A (close to Jardim da Estrela - Estrela Garden), Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, facebook.com/mercadobiologicoalfazema
Miosótis is an organic shop that sells everything for the weekly shop at fair prices: from fresh fruit and vegetables down to freshly baked bread and cookies, yoghurts, teas and coffees and dog food. It has a meat and cheese counter, stuffed with high quality produce from Portuguese suppliers. Fish is delivered daily. There's also a great range of food for vegetarians, vegans and those with allergies, as well as natural cosmetics and household products.
The adjacent restaurant sells snacks and meals (lunch only), including home-made soup and an option of at least two dishes. The place gets crowded between 1pm and 2pm.
Rua Latino Coelho, 89 (São Sebastião metro station, near El Corte Inglés) & Rua Coro Santo Amaro de Oeiras, 8 A/B (Oeiras), Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, facebook.com/biomiosotis