Forget the fried cuttlefish: the francesinhas will invade Largo José Afonso in August

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The event runs from August 11 to 20 and this year the novelties are the vegan francesinha and the francesinha in a wood oven.

If you are a fan of francesinha or are interested in trying new versions of this typical dish from Porto, get ready and come to the Francesinhas Festival in Setúbal. This gastronomic fair arrives in the city on August 11 and runs until August 20.

There will be five guest restaurants that will always be cooking the best francesinhas to visitors. The adherent spaces of this edition are: Cufra, Alicantina, Alfandega Douro, Taberna Portuense and Santa Francesinha.

According to Francisco Freixinho, organizer of the festival, the novelties this year are the francesinha in a wood oven, which gives a unique touch to the dish, and the vegan francesinha. This last variety of francesinha usually replaces traditional meats with vegetable alternatives, such as tofu, seitan, mushrooms or grilled vegetables. The cheese used is vegan, made from plants, and the sauce is also adapted to contain no animal ingredients. These are two exclusive options presented at the event.

The festival will take place on Avenida Luísa Todi, in Largo José Afonso. The prices of francesinhas vary between 10€ and 13€, depending on the restaurant and location.

The Francesinhas Festival route has already passed through several parts of the country and by the end of the year will be in more cities. Francisco Freixinho confirmed that the event arrives at the Municipal Garden of Oeiras from September 29 to October 8.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi

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