· By Herb Lester

Casa Natal, Porto

Extracted from Everybody Loves Porto.

Perhaps there was a time when all shops looked as lovely as this simple grocer. Lit by milk glass globe pendants, with a terrazzo floor and dark wood shelving on which are arranged tins of fish, packets of biscuits, row upon row of wine and port. Nuts, dried fruit and a variety of bacalhau are sold by weight, all displayed with a casual elegance. It’s hard not to think of this shop as just a photo opportunity, but do the decent thing and support it with a purchase.

Casa Natal
Rua do Almada 544, 4050-034
Tel: 351 919 893 040
Tue-Fri: 2pm-6pm; Sat: 11am-1om & 3pm-7pm