Pastel de nata is a typical Portuguese egg tarte pastry and it is a must try during your Lisbon stag and hen weekend in Lisbon.
The Pastel de nata were created in the 18th century in a lovely neighbourhood of Lisbon – Belem, by monks at the Jeronimos Monastery. The monks started to sell them at a nearby sugar refinery to bring in some extra revenue. Soon after that the monastery was closed and the special recipe was sold to the sugar refinery that has been baking these delicious tarts since 1837!
Here, the Portuguese eggs tarts go by the name of Pasteis de Belem. These were long known as the best egg tarts around. But in recent years, a good competitor has emerged on the scene. The smell of freshly baked Pasteis de Nata coming from the bakeries of Manteigaria, located in Chiado and in the Time Out Market, has been attracting more and more sweet tooth visitors. Our suggestion? Visit both! We love them all!
And do not forget to let us know which one is your favorite. Enjoy!