If food is one of your reasons for picking a destination, this is the right place. The food in Faial is the key to complete your holidays with nature, good stories, and flavours!
Food lovers can find a variety of typical dishes in Faial, such as the sopas do Espírito Santo (bread, meat and vegetables served in broth), torresmos de pele (crackling), torresmos de vinha d’alhos (pork marinated in wine and garlic), linguiça (smoked meat sausage) with yams, morcela de sangue (blood sausage), and molha de carne (meat stew). Try also the caldeirada de peixe (fish stew), lapas grelhadas (grilled limpets), lapas com molho Afonso (limpets in Afonso sauce), or the polvo guisado com vinho tinto (stewed octopus with red wine).
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The most typical pastries from Faial are the fofas (pastry with curd). Try the equally tempting fatias douradas (French toast), coscorões (fried pastry), filós, massa sovada (sweet bread) and bolo torrado. Don’t miss out on the flemish cheese, the island’s cheese or the homemade liqueurs, worthy of special mention. Horta provides a great variety of restaurants where you can try Faial’s local cuisine.