Frutos Secos do Mercado
Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds from Trás-os-Montes in north-eastern Portgal, hibiscus flowers, Brazil nuts and pistachios from Iran – this stall has the best selection of nuts in town, the bulk of them grown in Portugal. But there is another reason for its success. This place also boasts the market’s biggest marketing coup: the caramelisation of almonds in full view. The process is simple, but releases a pungent (and delicious) aroma that has everyone in the market sniffing the air.