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SUNDAY MARKET

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The main street is filled with little stalls that sell a bit of everything. Clothing, accessories, footwear and even works of art or old records. Here, you don’t hear the usual market noise. The environment is quiet and there’s nobody running you over.

But just like any Sunday market, there’s no shortage of food.

In the LX Rural we can find stands full of fruit and vegetables, sweets, bread and even sausages, among other produts.

The curiosity of this small market is that it’s made of producers from the West region of Portugal. All biological and with a guarantee of quality that you can’t always achieve on larger supermarkets.

Let’s say I left there with a bag full of vegetables, “bought from an old man near the city of Bombarral”; bread I’ve never tasted before, made of broccoli, beetroot and brioche; Cheeses from the Óbidos area; Some buckwheat that I tasted baked on the spot; And candied fruit, without added sugar.

And the best thing was to talk to the salesmen, who explained the product, its origin, gave it to taste and advice according to our personal preferences.

And the best of being at the LX Factory? You can end your morning with a beautiful brunch!

Do you guys go to markets over the weekend? What’s your favorite? Share it in the comments box.

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Marlene Marques

Marlene is the creator of Marlene On The Move. A journalist by profession, she created the blog to share her adventures around the world. It is not unusual for her to set off to discover new countries and cultures with a surfboard as luggage.

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19 COMMENTS

  • Nat Deduck

    This looks so yummy! (Especially the cookies!) We love discovering markets on the road! It’s a great way to learn about the culture and the food culture itself!

  • Toccara

    I absolutely LOVE visiting markets when traveling. I think it’s one of the best ways to experience local life and mingle with the locals. Not sure how I missed this market when I was in Lisbon, but I don’t recall being there on the weekend, so that may be why. There’s always next time!

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Absolutely! Lisbon is growing every month and there’s always new things popping up. 😉

  • Ali May

    What a lovely discovery. I hope you loaded up on delicious foods, because your photos really make everything look amazing.

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Absolutely, Ali. The result was a bag full of goodies 😉 The fruits was so tasty!

  • Laura

    I’d go wild here. I loved the food in Portugal, especially the baked goods! Heaven xo

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Hi, Laura. I didn’t show it here, but there was also a divine chocolate stand, I think you would like 😉

  • Drew

    Ive been to Lisbon before (love it!) but never had the chance to check out this market. Looks like the perfect place to stock up on some local fruit/veg and grab a few snacks along the way. Markets are such a great way to learn about a culture or region. Nice that this market had a focus on an area of Portugal. Very cool!

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Thanks, Drew. Lisbon is growing from day to day and there are always new things coming up. That’s why you just keep coming back. 😉

  • Rosemary

    We love market visits.It’s a great way to see the local food culture as well as purchase what is in season. Eating at the markets is one of our favorite activities. Have not been to Portugal, but it is on the travel plans for 2017. Keeping this reference for that visit. Cheers!

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Hi, Rosemary. I’m crazy about markets too. If you visit Lisbon also check the Mercado da Ribeira, also a great place to grab a bite 😉

  • Global Brunch

    I love a good market, especially when there is so much fresh produce on offer and you have the chance to really get a taste for the local delicacies. I’m hoping to make it to Lisbon this year and will definitely be checking this out!

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      Hi! Glad you’ve liked the tip 🙂 If have the chance to visit it, let me know what you think.

  • Bella WW

    I love the design of the market, and the food looks delicious. By the way, your photos are so beautiful and clear. What kind of camera are you using?

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      To be honest, Bella, this time I only used my iPhone 6. It was just one of those visits that wasn’t really planned. But I think that smartphones cameras have really evolved, don’t you think?

  • Jennifer

    I live in Bordeaux and every Sunday I’m at our weekly market buying my produce, butter and even meat from the butcher. Everything is fresh and locally produced.

    • Marlene Marques
      AUTHOR

      I also love fresh products, Jennifer. And that you don’t really get in most supermarkets.

  • I feel like food is the best way to learn about a culture of a country. I really enjoy going to markets. You find the yummiest things there.

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