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Pastéis de Nata at Gilda

It’s not your imagination; a quarter of the people on your timeline are traipsing around Lisbon right now. Whether you can join them doesn’t matter — get a taste of Portugal’s de facto national sweet right here in Fishtown. Gilda’s pastéis de nata are platonically perfect, with lush, cinnamon-infused egg custard brimming from a crust so crisp and delicate, it’ll shatter at first bite. And you know what you (probably) can’t get in Lisbon? Specials from owners Brian Oliveira and Brian Mattera in flavors like coconut almond and lemon raspberry.

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