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Hi, lovely people!

I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a good source of Portuguese food goods in/around Zurich or online (reputable)? We would love some sardines, olive oils, and perhaps wines, etc. If anyone knows of a good importer, I would be grateful for the rec.
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Re: Portuguese foods

I buy some wines from this company, but they are trade only. If you see anything in particular you'd like I can add it to my next order. They'll also probably tell you which Portuguese shops they supply. They speak Portuguese and Spanish as well as German.

http://covin.ch/pt/produtos/
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Re: Portuguese foods

Lidl had a Portugese/Spanish week last week and they had tinned, and frozen whole sardines and a few other things including some wines and those tarts - Pastéis de Nata.
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I buy some wines from this company, but they are trade only. If you see anything in particular you'd like I can add it to my next order. They'll also probably tell you which Portuguese shops they supply. They speak Portuguese and Spanish as well as German.

http://covin.ch/pt/produtos/
Oooh, thank you so much! I will get in contact! I appreciate the rec.

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Lidl had a Portugese/Spanish week last week and they had tinned, and frozen whole sardines and a few other things including some wines and those tarts - Pastéis de Nata.
Oooh, okay, I'll keep my eye out. There's not a Lidl close by, but I'll hunt one out.

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Re: Portuguese foods

We got the Lidl pastels de Nata, horrid buttery and nothing like the Portuguese ones.

Denner has a Portuguese section, as does Ottos. Nothing super Portguese though, just same normal stuff but with their brands. What I would do is pop to a Portuguese cafe and ask there. I just googled "portuguese cafe" and a good 6 came up in Zurich. You will find something. St Gallen has 2 shops and its a smaller city than Zurich. Also, the Portuguese don't usually advertise these shops, the ones in St Gallen do not show up on google, but they do on Facebook. From the people I have met its more of a hobby to cater for the community than a money making thing so a website & marketing isn't a priority.

Good luck. Let us know what you find.
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Re: Portuguese foods

I'd like to get some Portuguese sardine and tomato paste. I couldn't get enough of it when I was in Lisbon a couple of years ago and I brought jars of it back with me (I got my bag searched after it was scanned at Lisbon airport )
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Re: Portuguese foods

im searching for the best Pastéis de Nata in the Zurich region. So far the best ones have been from migros bakery. I also tried ones in ikea but they were not good. Denner sells frozen ones that just doesnt look right. None so far are even close to the standards of Belém...
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Re: Portuguese foods

there is a Portuguese shop by Schaffhaussenpltz (tram14) called Rias Baixas

Contact details as per Google:Address:

Riedtlistrasse 1, 8006 Zürich
Phone: 079 689 16 56

I go there sometimes to buy carne de membrillo. The pastel de nata were frozen and they really didn't taste nice after I got them out of the oven. The service is a little special but you just have to ignore it.
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Re: Portuguese foods

Not a shop, but last year a friend suggested this restaurant in Schlieren, apparently Sunday lunch it's packed with Portuguese. There's a couple of other Portuguese places over that way too.

http://www.daolafoes.ch/
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Re: Portuguese foods

Migros has sardines.
https://produkte.migros.ch/sortiment?q=sardin
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