In our latest episode, we chat with Michael Benevides of Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River, MA. Maria frequently shops here but we’re working on bringing Angela to the East Coast to check it out. Michael talks about the business’s humble beginnings in a garage, selling Nescafé & bacalhau to the opening of this Portuguese food (and more!) mecca in 2015. Some of the store’s highlights include the bacalhau room, prepared foods section, and beer & wine department. Check out the store’s e-commerce site to get your Portuguese food fix if you’re feeling homesick: www.portugaliamarketplace.com.
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The store also does wine and olive oil tastings on a frequent basis. Check their Facebook: www.facebook.com/portugaliamarketplace and Instagram page for more info: www.instagram.com/portugalia_marketplace. The store, housed in a former textile mill, has caught the attention of regional media – The Boston Globe & Providence Journal as well as national media, like Yankee Magazine. The Portuguese tourism boom has also brought in non-Portuguese people to stock up on the conservas (tinned fish) and natas they loved in Lisbon. We could just talk on and on about how much we love it but see for yourself!
Portugalia's owner, Michael Benavides, and his beautiful family!