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5 delicacies not to be missed in São Miguel

First of all, Azorean gastronomy is truly something delicious and unforgettable (or, as portuguese people say, “to eat and cry for more”). In fact, the richness of volcanic soils allows f the cultivation and growth of flavorful foods. In addition, in this there is more sea than land, so fresh fish is plentiful! So, here are some of the delicacies not to be missed in São Miguel.

1. Furnas Stew (Cozido das Furnas)

First of all, of course, you have to try the famous Cozido das Furnas. In a nutshell, it’s a Portuguese stew, but made in an unprecedented way: underground.

In short, in the Furnas area, various types of meat and vegetables are placed in large pots. Afterwards, they are placed in holes in the ground for five to six hours, so that the food cooks with the volcanic heat, which gives it a special flavor.

At Into The Wild Azores Tours we have a tour to Furnas with a lunch cooked underground! Learn more here.

2. Regional Beef Steak

Next, beef is also very important in São Miguel. During your visit you will notice that the entire island is populated by cows grazing in green meadows, which gives a higher quality to the meat produced.

So, if you are a meat fan, the famous Regional beef steak with the typical local pepper will leave you delighted! Typically, this steak is fried and accompanied by fries and fried egg. In summary, it is a great option for all types of people and palates!

3. Tuna Steak

In addition to the previous dishes, one of the most appreciated fish dishes in the entire archipelago could not be missing: tuna steak. Whether because of its abundance in the waters that surround the island or because of its fresh flavor, this steak is delicious! In São Miguel you will be able to taste this delicacy, whether grilled or fried, accompanied by sweet or regular potatoes. You certainly won’t regret it!

4. Lêvedo Cake (Bolo Lêvedo)

Then, if you don’t know what it is, “bolo lêvedo” can be described as a perfect mix between cake and bread, originally from Furnas. This Azorean delight is very versatile, as it can be eaten with any meal of the day, whether simple, with jam, honey, butter or even with steaks and hamburgers.

5. Queijadas from Vila Franca do Campo

Finally, to end your gastronomic journey with a sweet tooth, nothing better than a “queijada” from Vila Franca do Campo. Although its recipe is secret, its flavor is unforgettable!

So, is your mouth watering already? Do not hesitate and book your trip to São Miguel now. If you want to be guided by an experienced professional, Into The Wild Azores Tours guarantees visits around the island, so that you can discover the most breathtaking spots safely.