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[{"address":"CURB","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.15248506387891,"longitude":-8.619974600000013},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **CURB, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=ae368d25-ebe4-452f-b4dc-cf4522129050"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to CURB! Are you ready to explore one of the hidden gems of Porto's food scene? As a culinary adventurer myself, I can't wait to share with you the unique delights this stop has to offer.\n\nDid you know that CURB is not just any street corner? It's a place where history and culinary art meet. This corner has seen it all: from locals gathering for an afternoon coffee, to fervent political discussions during the dictatorship.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=76e3cb47-41ba-4843-9790-75d259f96ecd"},{"type":"text","content":"As a famous Portuguese poet once wrote,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The corner is the meeting place of emotion and geometry\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"This is still true today, as CURB is where you'll find some of Porto's best street food vendors serving up delicious sandwiches and local snacks. I highly recommend trying the Francesinha, Porto's most famous sandwich.\n\nTake a moment to breathe in the aromas of the street food and the bustling surroundings. Why not ask the vendors about their stories? They have been part of Porto's culinary heritage for generations.\n\nTake your time here at CURB. Explore the local area, meet the vendors, and immerse yourself in Porto's fascinating culinary culture. When you're ready, we'll move on to the next stop on our tour.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=68cc057f-9be1-45a2-9ac1-cecc70d9c4ba"},{"type":"text","content":"Remember, on this tour, we're not just exploring the sights, sounds, and flavors of Porto's culinary scene – we're also discovering the hidden gems and local secrets that make Porto such a unique and exciting city. So, let's move on and keep exploring!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nThursday 12–10 pm\nFriday 12–10 pm\nSaturday 12–10 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 12–10 pm\nWednesday 12–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://curb.pt/"}]},{"address":"Frankie Hot Dogs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10572250969223604,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.14889261387714,"longitude":-8.61216429999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Frankie Hot Dogs, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=4a60d57b-f23e-4e89-b0f7-78447f8dbec1"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the charming city of Porto, Portugal, and to one of my absolute favourite stops on our culinary adventure. Are you ready to discover one of the most delicious and popular street foods in the city? We have arrived at Frankie Hot Dogs where you'll savor some of the tastiest hot dogs in all of Porto.\n\nAs the famous food critic once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Hot dogs are the ultimate American comfort food.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"But did you know that the origin of hot dogs can be traced back to Germany? It's true! Bringing the traditional German hot dog to Porto, Frankie Hot Dogs has evolved into a must-visit spot for locals and tourists alike."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=5395400c-5e76-408c-9b43-fa80b8d43fe6"},{"type":"text","content":"Today, you get the chance to indulge in your favorite toppings, including spicy chorizo and melting cheese or traditional goulash, sauerkraut, and mustard. Whether you are craving a classic or something unique, Frankie Hot Dogs has you covered. Make sure to snap a photo of your delicious hot dog or sandwich before you take a bite!\n\nI would like to suggest that you take the time to walk around the beautiful streets of Porto's historic center while munching on your hot dog. Check out the stunning buildings, feel the energy of the city, and take in the sights and sounds around you.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=b4ec3321-2e25-4349-b58f-9f97405a0ea0"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're ready to move on to our next stop on the tour, then let's go! But before that, don't forget to grab your next bottle of water and take a souvenir photo with Frankie Hot Dogs' traditional red and white paper hat. Bon Appetit!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Time:\nSunday 12–10:30 pm\nMonday 12–10:30 pm\nTuesday 12–10:30 pm\nWednesday 12–10:30 pm\nThursday 12–10:30 pm\nFriday 12–11 pm\nSaturday 12–11 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.frankiehotdogs.pt/"}]},{"address":"Look.Sharp Retail Cafe","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10572250969223604,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.144580163875034,"longitude":-8.608656750000002},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Look.Sharp Retail Café, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=28fd4f70-29b2-4cd6-b2df-467322d1c5ff"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Look.Sharp Retail Cafe! Can you believe that right in front of us is a hidden gem that only locals know about? As a local tour guide, I'm excited to show you this stop on our culinary adventure through Porto, Portugal.\n\nThe Look.Sharp Retail Cafe has an interesting history. Did you know that it used to be the site of an old textile factory? Now it's been converted into a unique cafe that combines delicious coffee and tasty snacks with a unique retail experience. As a lover of shopping myself, I love coming here for a coffee break and browsing the trendy clothes and gifts.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=9db8a914-ecae-455f-9180-aaff3abd8774"},{"type":"text","content":"As a self-guided walking tour, I encourage you to take your time and look around to fully absorb the ambiance of this place. Maybe you'll even find a hidden gem to take home with you as a souvenir!\n\nBefore we move on to our next stop, I have a challenge for you. Can you find the mural on the wall that reflects the history of this building? It's like a treasure hunt that will help you learn even more about the story of this stop.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=b403936b-f85a-466e-88bd-21a155d43ce3"},{"type":"text","content":"Ok, on to the next stop! But if you're not ready to leave just yet, feel free to take your time and enjoy the atmosphere here at Look.Sharp Retail Cafe."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nSunday 8 am–10:30 pm\nMonday 9 am–4 pm\nTuesday Closed\nWednesday Closed\nThursday 8 am–11 pm\nFriday 8 am–12 am\nSaturday 8 am–12 am"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website ","content":"https://www.look-sharp.net/"}]},{"address":"NATAS D'Ouro, Porto Baixa - Café, Vinho Do Porto","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.14707816387625,"longitude":-8.608928950000001},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **NATAS D'Ouro, Porto Baixa - Café, Vinho Do Porto, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=0dabbd64-7da6-4748-ac62-db667997d834"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to NATAS D'Ouro, Porto Baixa - Café, Vinho Do Porto! I'm excited to show you one of my favorite spots on this culinary tour of Porto. Did you know that this café is over 100 years old? It has been serving delicious coffee and port wine for generations of locals and visitors alike.\n\nAs Anthony Bourdain once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And here at NATAS D'Ouro, you can feel the history, the nationalism, and the culture of Porto with every sip of coffee or port wine."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=43795992-f85d-4403-8f1d-a38450c01d6e"},{"type":"text","content":"I remember coming to this café as a child with my grandparents and hearing stories of the city and the culture. It's amazing how different generations can come together in a space like this and enjoy the same flavors and traditions.\n\nMake sure to take a moment to really take in the atmosphere of this café. The smells of fresh brewed coffee and sweet pastries, the clinking of glasses, and the sound of lively conversation are all part of what make this café so special. If you're feeling adventurous, try one of the café's famous pastries, called natas, or a glass of port wine. You won't regret it!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F444.jpeg?alt=media&token=38302b79-d1bb-4884-87b5-6360acc52bc9"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time exploring NATAS D'Ouro and when you're ready, we can move on to the next stop on our culinary tour of Porto."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nThursday 8:30 am–10 pm\nFriday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSaturday 8:30 am–10 pm\nSunday 8:30 am–10 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 8:30 am–10 pm Wednesday 8:30 am–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://natasdouro.pt/"}]},{"address":"Mercado do Bolhão","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.148723213877055,"longitude":-8.607391000000009},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=53542c0d-1c7e-42e1-8129-28f954e0f9e4"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Mercado do Bolhão! I bet you didn't know that this market has been a Porto institution for over a century and a half. That's right; it's been around since 1850! If you're a foodie like me, you're in for a real treat because this market is one of the best places in the city to sample some authentic Porto cuisine.\n\nAs a famous chef once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The market is where we buy our food; the soul of the kitchen.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's precisely what the Mercado do Bolhão is—the soul of Porto's culinary scene. Here, you'll find everything from fresh fish and meat to vibrant fruits and vegetables that have been sourced from local farmers."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=d8579afb-ada5-481d-af10-9410a4a8409b"},{"type":"text","content":"As we walk around, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the more unique items on sale, such as the traditional cured sausages or the famous Portuguese chouriço. Trust me; you won't want to leave empty-handed!\n\nI have to admit, one of my fondest memories of visiting this market was the time I took part in a cooking class here. The chef taught us how to make a delicious bacalhau à brás, a classic Portuguese dish made with salted cod, onions, and potatoes. It was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to take their culinary skills to the next level.\n\nTake your time and explore this bustling marketplace. There's nothing quite like the sounds and smells of a busy market to get your senses buzzing. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try some of the local delicacies? The food here is both fresh and affordable, making it an excellent opportunity to taste some of the Porto's best offerings.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=2935f320-033a-4114-87bf-6c1914fbb540"},{"type":"text","content":"Okay, if you're done here, let's move on to our next stop. Don't forget to grab a snack for the road and take in the sights and sounds of the market as we depart."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nThursday Closed\nFriday 8 am–8 pm\nSaturday Closed\nSunday Closed\nMonday 8 am–8 pm\nTuesday 8 am–8 pm\nWednesday 8 am–8 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://mercadobolhao.pt/"}]},{"address":"Aquele Tasco","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.14947781387744,"longitude":-8.604132900000016},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Aquele Tasco, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=139714b2-3ba5-48e7-948c-38052b029e2b"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Aquele Tasco, one of the hidden gems of Porto's culinary scene. As someone who loves discovering new flavours and unique dishes, this stop is one of my personal favourites on this tour. Did you know that Aquele Tasco has been a local favourite for over 50 years? That's right, the locals have been enjoying their famous francesinha for longer than I've been alive!\n\nAs a wise person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Food is not just fuel, it's information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"So while you're here, make sure to indulge in the delicious francesinha sandwich, a true Porto classic that is sure to leave your taste buds wanting more."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=69b86118-7b58-4cc8-be1a-f82b0fdba91c"},{"type":"text","content":"In front of us, we have the quaint and charming entrance to Aquele Tasco. As you enter, you'll immediately be welcomed by the friendly staff and incredible aromas of traditional Portuguese cuisine. Don't be afraid to ask for recommendations - the locals are always happy to share their favourite dishes.\n\nAquele Tasco may not be a five-star restaurant, but it's the authentic experience that truly sets it apart. The jovial atmosphere and lively conversations make this stop a must-visit on any trip to Porto.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=7ab88b64-e549-4097-bd23-784f653f0879"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let's take a moment to truly appreciate this hidden gem before we continue on our culinary adventure. And when you're ready, let's move on to the next stop. There's still so much to see and taste in this beautiful city!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nThursday 11 am–10 pm\nFriday 11 am–10 pm\nSaturday 11 am–10 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday 11 am–4 pm, 6–10 pm Tuesday 11 am–10 pm\nWednesday 11 am–10 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://aqueletasco.pt/"}]},{"address":"Elee's Porto","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10572250969223604,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.15101336387817,"longitude":-8.605417449999985},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Elee's Porto, Porto, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=ef64213f-070f-44f3-a4d3-3b096d15ba13"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Elee's Porto, I'm so glad you decided to stop here because this is one of my favorite spots in Porto! Did you know that this restaurant has been serving some of the city's best traditional cuisine for over 90 years? That's right, Elee's Porto has been a staple of Porto's food scene for almost a century.\n\nAs Anthony Bourdain once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree with him more. Elee's Porto is not just a restaurant, it's a representation of the rich cultural heritage of Porto."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=4474b7a6-d3b3-4696-945e-7ee060c1a6f2"},{"type":"text","content":"But enough about its history, let's move on to what matters most: the food! My favorite dish here is the Francesinha, a traditional Portuguese sandwich that is so filling and delicious, it's like a hug in sandwich form. Trust me, you won't regret trying it.\n\nIf the Francesinha isn't your thing, that's ok because Elee's Porto has plenty of other delicious options to choose from. Perhaps you'd like to try some of the fresh seafood that Porto is famous for, or maybe you'd like to indulge in one of their sweet pastries. Whatever you choose, I promise your taste buds will thank you.\n\nBefore we move on to the next stop, I want to make sure you take a moment to soak in the atmosphere of Elee's Porto. Look around at the vibrant decor, listen to the buzz of conversation around you, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the staff. This is what makes Elee's Porto such a special place.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FAVl41UI5e6nolAmjlyCf%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=9f764688-c215-4862-b11b-dc5f11fc09c3"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're done here, let's move on to the next stop on our culinary adventure. But if you're not ready to leave just yet, take your time and savor every bite. I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to continue our journey through Porto's delicious cuisine."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nSunday 1–10:30 pm\nMonday 4–10 pm\nTuesday 1–10:30 pm\nWednesday 1–10:30 pm\nThursday 1–10:30 pm\nFriday 1–10:30 pm\nSaturday 1–10:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/W2iGtqgKKEcALqyk8"}]}]
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