Lisbon foodie and radiant personality Filipa Valente specialises in neighbourhood-centric food tours in less touristy locales (Campo de Ourique, Mouraria) in addition to more traditional jaunts, but it's the off-the-beaten-path culinary crusades that will leave you feeling more like a traveller than a tourist. There are cooking classes as well.

Why pile into Mercado da Ribeira with the masses when you can savor alheira sausage croquettes with plenty of elbow room at Campo de Ourique's wonderful market?