A Conscious City Guide To Lisbon


In a colourful palette and beautiful tiles, Lisbon rolls out its typical streets and endows you with easy enjoyment, letting you wander its beautiful limestone cobbled streets to discover every corner of the city. Effortlessly beautiful and warmly welcoming, Lisbon’s long history and conscious modernizing make it a serene and inspiring European Capital.

We worked out some recommendations with our retailers in Lisbon and came up with the following list of 30 useful and conscious location in the city that would simplify your stay and help you enjoy your visit.

Happy travelling!

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Daniela Doe1) Where I could find a bio market with fresh fruits and veggies? Where can you eat a Bio or Vegetarian-organic breakfast in Lisbon?

 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.

Latino Coelho 89A, 1050-134 Lisboa


Feira de Produtos Biológicos do Príncipe Real 

Is one of the first and most established organic farmers market in Lisbon. It 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 than in a large supermarket. Jardim do Príncipe Real, every Saturday 9am-3pm

Praça do Príncipe Real, 1250-096 Lisboa


2) To move me around the city, what're the best green transports available?

Looking for eco/green way to move around Lisbon? Here is our recommendation for green transport:

Eco Tuk-Tuk Tours Lisbon is the first company to launch the eco-friendly tuk-tuks in Portugal and is the best providing insightful experiences with a green footprint. All powered by the most “fascinating” local guides… Less Carbon, More Fun!

Rua dos Douradores 16, 1100-415 Lisboa

https://ecotuktours.com


Lisbon Sustainable Tourism

A small and independent non-profit organisation, created by WHTT and Joana Jacinto, to give back something to the community and the city of Lisboa. Because sustainability is not only environmental, this project was created because we are losing a very important asset in the city: its people. Politicians and greedy businesses seem not to realize that a city without locals is not a city, it's a theme park, and we are fighting against the "LISBONLANDIA" they want to create.

Book a Responsible Walk Tour here: http://www.lisbonsustainabletourism.com/tour/


3) Looking to do some Conscious Shopping? here is our list of sustainable shops that are worth a visit:

Lupa

Local designers shop managed by BirdWalk, Tânia Gil Jewelry & Dome.

Lupa is a collective shop showcasing the work of Portuguese emerging brands along with some selected ethical brands from around the world who share the same way of making things! Find out there some Elementum pieces.

https://www.facebook.com/lupapopupshop/

Calçada de Santo André 82, 1100-022 Lisboa

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Icon 

The idea behind ICON, since its very early beginning, is to promote Portuguese artists and designers across the world. From jewellery to ceramics, from art to accessories ICON represents more than 30 brands in its Lisbon shop. A dream come true, that is to have the huge talented artists and designers united in one place. Also here, you can find Elementum designs :)

https://www.facebook.com/iconshoplx/

Rua Nova da Trindade 6, 1200-273 Lisboa

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Näz Concept

Näz recently opened a store at LxFactory, in addition to their brand, they sell other Portuguese and European brands, always focused on sustainable fashion and accessories. Here you can find products to help make your everyday life more consciously.

LxFactory, Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, Edificio K - Lisbon 

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Sapato Verde

Is a vegan shopper’s dream! They carry a variety of shoes as well as bags, clothing, accessories, home goods, toiletries, and even have a small vegan grocery store and café at the back. They have an interesting selection of eco-friendly products including a candle brand that uses old cooking oil for their candles and flip flops made of cork.

Rua Chagas 33, 1200-106 Lisboa


Retrosaria Rosa Pomar

For knitting-lovers! This cosy store, located on the second level of an old building above a record shop, carries a selection of hand-dyed, handspun yarns from Portugal, Peru, France, and more. 

Rua do Loreto, 61 - 2nd floor, 1200-241 Lisboa



These Concept Shops and galleries are also worth the visit:

Embaixada 

Is a wonderful venue that combines shopping with comfort. Housed in a beautiful neo-Arabic building from 19th century, located in Principe Real, this conceptual shopping gallery gathers fashion, food and art all in one space.

Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa


The Feeting Room

Is a collaborative project between brands, new designers, plastic artists and anyone who has a unique view. This collaborative DNA also drives us towards making the world a better place. Focused on footwear but our offer includes global fashion accessories, jewellery and clothing. With extra attention to details, our aim is to introduce brands and individuals of excellence and make them accessible to the public.

Calçada do Sacramento 26, 1200-203 Lisboa


Tem-plate

Is a unique multi-brand space in Lisbon, that develops and popularize a new visual language within high-end fashion and luxury. It links technology and alternative thinking, thereby defining contemporary culture.

The space is an Old warehouse in Marvila, just a few metres from the river. It's now a contemporary store designed by AAS Gonzalez Haase, Berlin-based architecture studio.

Rua Projectada à Matinha F, 1950-327 Lisboa


Underdogs Gallery

Underdogs is a cultural platform based in Lisbon, Portugal, that works with artists connected with the new languages of urban-inspired graphics and visual culture, helping establish a close relationship between creators and the city for the enjoyment of all. 

Rua Fernando Palha 56, 1950-132 Lisboa


4) No visit to Lisbon should be complete without checking up these Cultural spots:

Feira da Ladra

Flea Market - Every Tuesday and Saturday Lisbon's famous market, Feira da Ladra, rolls out offering an awesome selection of antiques, secondhand and vintage clothing, handicrafts, and other lovely knick-knacks. You'll also find André Saraivas wall art featuring 50.000+ tiles in colourful arrays and designs.

Campo de Santa Clara, Lisboa

LXFactory 

It’s a district with old brick buildings and warehouses filled with shops, cafés, restaurants, and artist’s studios. There are even a few sustainable/ethical stores and a restaurant with mostly vegan food.

Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisboa

VILLAGE UNDERGROUND 

Is a space for creativity and culture in Alcântara. Focused on equality, diversity, sustainability and the knowledge to think, act and communicate in a creative way. A multicultural events space focused on music & street art that is also a coworking space and a restaurant

https://www.vulisboa.com

 Avenida da Índia, Edifício nº 23, 1300-299 Lisboa

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5) Bio and vegan restaurants

Looking for restaurants with bio or local food production? Or for Fair Trade Menus that both support local supply chains and are environmentally friendly? Here is our list for restaurants in Lisbon:

Juicy 

Is the conscious restaurant you must go! Serving healthy and sustainable food, offering plant-based dishes with gluten-free options. Located in the centre of Lisbon, the restaurant brings together novel & healthy food, delicious juices, and funky music vibes. At Juicy you can have the best and most nutritious taste experience, without compromising on the fun! 

Rua de S. Julião 70, 1100-048 Lisboa

Princesa do Castelo 

Is a small vegan restaurant/cafe in Alfama that also has a changing daily menu. Home-style international dishes with saatvic, gluten-free, kosher options. Sample dishes such as tortilla chips with dips, spaghetti, lentil stew, and in-house baking. Also offers workshops and personal health advice.

Rua do Salvador 64A, 1100-466 Lisboa

Sama Sama 

Bring a concept, not yet so common in the food and beverage market in Portugal.  With fresh, local and organic products, we offer an alternative to conventional fast food, facilitating everyone, whom by lack of time or opportunity, struggle to combine an active lifestyle with good quality nutritional food. 

Travessa Corpo Santo 7, 1200-131 Lisboa


6) Tips for sustainable accommodation lies in the heart of the town  - Eco hotels/ hostels - where I can sleep with a clean conscience?

Looking for sustainable accommodation in the heart of the city? Here are our tips for Eco hotels, hostels, and guesthouses where you can sleep with a clean conscience?

Story Guesthouse

Conveniently located in the centre part of the city, this affordable guesthouse is utterly charming and cosy, with beautifully decorated common rooms and lots of natural light. Their prices include a free all-you-can-eat breakfast served until late in the afternoon and they have invested in a range of environmental practices to reduce their carbon footprint while engaging in philanthropic activities in aid of Lisbon's homeless

Largo São Domingos, 18 Lisboa

WEBSITE: lisbonstoryguesthouse.com

The Dorm

This new age hostel offers an affordable stay with luxury touches that will swiftly replace gap year memories of accommodations sharing the same name. The suite beds are comfortable and cosy,  decorated with curtains for privacy. The dorms are paired with beautifully designed shared bathrooms, sun-filled common spaces, and creative design details which reflect the artsy complex it is housed in.  

Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103

WEBSITE: thedorm.pt

 

7) Where to walk around in Lisbon?

Discover Viewpoints by walking

As Lisbon is a hilly city, there’s no shortage of viewpoints or Miradouros throughout the hills. Try to visit a few in different neighbourhoods if the weather is clear, as they’ll give you a picturesque view of the city and ocean. We visited any that happened to be nearby or on the way, we were heading, and they were all impressive in their own way.



8) Need to do some work during your visit? here is a list of cowork spots or a quiet place with Wi-Fi, where you can catch up on your business: 

Impact Hub 

Is where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community centre, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.

https://lisbon.impacthub.net

Discover Second Home

Are a creative workspace and cultural venue, bringing together diverse industries, disciplines and types of social businesses. In Lisbon is located near to Cais do Sodré, with a really nice workspace atmosphere surrounded by green plants.

https://secondhome.io/lisboa

TODOS

Assumed as a creative hub for the provision of integrated and multidisciplinary communication services. Is a collective of Portuguese companies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, scientists, art directors, artists and professionals.

http://www.todos.pt



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