Bakeries & Street Vendors
Opan Bakery, Avenido do Mar
There are a few branches of Opan Bakery to choose from, and our favourite is on the seafront. This is the place to go for Madeiran favourites such as pasteis de natas (creamy egg custard cakes), as well as pizza slices and coffee. Pick up a few pastries and a fresh orange juice to fuel your walks along the harbour.
Avenido do Mar
Speaking of the waterfront, it’s dotted with plenty of street food stalls and vans for when you fancy a cheap and delicious snack. Think bottles of beer, soft serve ice cream, flaky pastries and more.
Coracao Vegano, Rua do Aranhas
If you’re a vegan, head straight for this little bakery on Rua do Aranhas. Expect plant-based dishes based on Japanese and Caribbean cuisines, such as vegan jerk chicken and teriyaki. The interiors are equally eclectic, featuring spray paint art and a jungle of plants.
Snack Bar Bela 5, Rua Bela São Tiago
This spot in the Old Town is an example of a classic Madeiran snack bar, where you’ll eat cheap and delicious food out on a terrace with a newspaper while people-watching. Order nourishing salads, mixed grills and fresh seafood. Perfect if you fancy something quick and tasty in between sightseeing stops.