Sweet tooth people can now rejoice as Glasgow’s first Portuguese-style bakery opened its doors in August. Some delicious Pastel de Nata action will be happening there, with around 1200 being baked daily. Visitors can now have a true taste for this Portuguese favourite baked good at Glasgow’s West End, as the owners claim Pastéis Lisboa is going to be baking the best Portuguese custard tarts beyond London.
The opening of Pastéis Lisboa is a dream come true for entrepreneurs Emma Airley and Sebastian Bacewicz who have ambitions of expanding the bakery to multiple locations. To make things more entertaining, visitors can watch the baking magic happen through a glass window in the shop. It’s like a Pastel de Nata theatre where you will immediately want to get your hands on the marvellous creation.
“While many people will have tried a Pastel de Nata before, they most likely won’t have had a fresh one made with fresh, high-quality ingredients to an authentic, traditional recipe.”, says Emma. This is great news for Glaswegians, as we are known to have a massive sweet tooth: Pastel de Nata lovers have already formed lengthy queues since the shop opened.
Emma also adds: “Pastéis Lisboa will be the only place in the UK where you can try this authentic, artisan recipe. All the products we plan on selling will be unique, with really interesting background stories, and their provenance is incredibly important to us – we know all of our independent suppliers well.” As well as the classic Pastel de Nata recipe, some flavoured variations will be available on the menu, together with an Iberian-style deli where you can grab some cured meats, cheeses, seafood and other delicacies from Portugal and Spain.
The opening of Pastéis Lisboa has been an absolute hit so far, and we cannot wait to feed our inner children with the yummy tarts.