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R. Barão de Capanema, 549 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - SP, 01411-001, Brazil
São Paulo’s D.O.M. is currently rated sixth in the World’s 50 Best ranking, but to me it is simply the restaurant where I take every visiting non-Brazilian for a guaranteed reaction: “What just hit us?!” The more confident that chef–owner Alex...
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Praça Benedito Calixto - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
Anyone who has been to Brazil knows that the country has fantastic open-air markets, known as "feiras" in Portuguese. They often feature a combination of handicrafts, antiques, live music, dancing, and street food. The market on Saturdays at Praça...
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Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, 04002-010, Brazil
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx, this expansive park was meant to be an improvement to Central Park in New York City. Home to an impressive amphitheater, museums, water bodies, and lots of paths with some impressive landscaping,...
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R. Fradique Coutinho, 1340 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, 05416-001, Brazil
Isabela Raposeiras knows good coffee. Lucky for us, she's willing to share this wisdom at her incredible café and roastery, Coffee Lab. She sources directly from farmers all over Brazil and roasts the beans to perfection in this Vila Madelena...
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Rua Oscar Freire, 413 - Jardins, São Paulo - SP, 01426-001, Brazil
With its comfortable seating, Parisian-style tables, and hardwood decor, Santo Grão Café on Rua Oscar Freire is the type of café that's impossible to leave. The list of coffee drinks is impressive, and the food delicious. Perfect for a french...
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R. Cantareira, 306 - Centro, São Paulo - SP, 01103-200, Brazil
Go to the Mercado Municipal in Sao Paulo for all your gourmet needs. The market has everything from fresh vegetables to homemade candies. I decided to go for a mortadella sandwich from Bar do Mane. The locals seem to have a soft-spot for the...
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R. Dr. Veiga Filho, 133 - Higienópolis, São Paulo - SP, 01238-000, Brazil
“Built around 15 years ago amidst a lot of opposition, this upscale shopping mall has become a symbol of the neighborhood, giving it new energy and pushing up real estate prices in the environs. Its design respects the historical buildings around...
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Praça Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, 1 - Morumbi, São Paulo - SP, 05653-070, Brazil
If you're going to get to know Brazil, you're going to get to know soccer. I was able to attend the São Paulo state championship match between Santos (former club of Pelé and current club of Brazilian soccer sensation Neymar) and Guaraní. Santos...
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R. Herbart, 47 - Lapa, São Paulo - SP, 05072-030, Brazil
After hearing so much about the huge Municipal Market in downtown Sao Paulo, I was excited to visit a slightly smaller version in Lapa, one of Sao Paulo's central districts. I wanted to see not just the array of food but also Brazilians going...
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R. Maranhão, 220 - Higienópolis, São Paulo - SP, 01240-000, Brazil
“Mere steps away from one of Higienópolis’s most iconic buildings, Edificio Cinderela, [a modernist marble condominium with columns in bright pink tile] this is a regular morning stop for me. I usually order a ham and cheese croissant. It’s one of...
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R. Bela Cintra, 1618 - Consolação, São Paulo - SP, 01415-001, Brazil
Tucked into the trees on the quiet Rua Bela Cintra, PÃO offers a peaceful respite from the traffic on nearby Avenida Paulista. This cozy padaria has homemade breads, sandwiches, granola, and other treats for any traveler in need of a nice meal....
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Av. Brg. Faria Lima, 1814 - Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo - SP, 01451-001, Brazil
It is not very often in São Paulo that you ask the price of a drink and think, "Wow, that is reasonable!" It is even rarer to find such a location outside of a corner boteco. Sofá Café has it all, mandioca chips, inexpensive drinks, and a great,...
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This tiny cafe sits in the bustling neighborhood of Jardins, a short walk from the famous Avenida Paulista. With a chef who crafts the meal in front of you with painstaking detail, you cannot go wrong no matter what you get on the menu. Their...
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Av. Paulista, 1578 - Bela Vista, São Paulo - SP, 01310-200, Brazil
I love to travel, but something I rarely admit is that I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food on the road. I love to try local specialties but don't eat much meat or heavy, fried food. As a result, it took me a while to get into street...
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Cerqueira César, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Saturday is feijoada day - rice, beans, and everything you see here. Bring your appetite - you'll be glad you did.
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Av. Paulista, 1578 - Bela Vista, São Paulo - SP, 01310-200, Brazil
São Paulo is home to many vibrant markets, and the Sunday antiques market on Avenida Paulista is one of them. The market is located under the Museum of Art (MASP)--the museum is built off the ground, leaving a large open space where vendors set up...
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R. Maranhão, 220 - Higienópolis, São Paulo - SP, 01240-000, Brazil
This bakery and deli is the ideal spot for a delicious pastry or a heaping New York style deli sandwich. If you're in need of something sweet, try the pão doce with chocolate and bananas or a decadent chocolate croissant. For something savory,...
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I love exploring the markets in São Paulo. There are many, some big and some small, but my latest discovery is the big one on Sundays in Praça da República in the center of the city, very close to the famous Italian and Copan buildings. This...
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Rua Haddock Lobo, 955 - Jardins, São Paulo - SP, 01414-001, Brazil
Sao Paulo is a foodie's paradise with phenomenal restaurants behind every door, especially in the neighborhood of Jardins. Behind one of the smaller doors on Rua Haddock Lobo and Al. Itu leads to Na Cozinha, a tiny restaurant creating gigantic and...
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Rua Haddock Lobo, 1738 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - SP, 01415-000, Brazil
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Ordering something local, often something you have never heard of or cannot pronounce, is one of the best ways to get to know a new culture. While Sao Paulo doesn't ooze with culture, it does boast an incredible food scene. One of the more notable...
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Av. Paulista, 1499 - Loja 6 - Bela Vista, São Paulo - SP, 01311-200, Brazil
On a weekday evening the tables will fill with Paulistanos and travelers, rubbing elbows, sipping glasses of cold beer, and snacking on tasty food. Watch the world walk by on Avenida Paulista.
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R. Manuel Guedes, 349 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 04536-070, Brazil
Itaim Bibi is a bustling neighborhood in the center of São Paulo, filled with glass office buildings and an impressive array of restaurants. Before heading home, however, make sure to stop by Cuor di Crema. If you're lucky, you can watch the...
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Rua Paulistânia, 450 - Vila Madalena São Paulo - SP, 05440-050 - Vila Madalena, São Paulo - SP, 05440-050, Brazil
Though seating is limited and the shop closes quite early for a weekend (8 pm), Stuzzi is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a weekend gelato. With flavors that change every few days and range from the traditional flavors like...
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Av. São João, 439 - República, São Paulo - SP, 01035-000, Brazil
São Paulo downtown is rich in architectural history and inexpensive shopping, but for a more diverse and alternative shopping experience go to Galeria do Rock where you can get everything from dreadlocks to sneakers. A modern architectural...
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R. Pedroso Alvarenga, 1051 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 04531-012, Brazil
According to a story, two Italians were stranded on the high seas. In the midst of the storm, they vowed to open a restaurant serving the best pizzas and pastas if they survived. They did, and opened Serafina in New York City in 1995. The...
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R. Graúna, 137 - Moema, São Paulo - SP, 04514-000, Brazil
Brazilian beer is, to put it charitably, undistinguished. Which may be why Brazilians are obsessed with the intricacies of properly pouring draft beer. It is served ice cold and with a sizable, perfect head. A draft beer is called a chopp, and a...
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R. Graúna, 125 - Vila Uberabinha, São Paulo - SP, 04514-000, Brazil
Brazilian pizza is like nothing else you have never eaten. It's LOADED with toppings and smothered with cheese (cheese on top of other ingredients). I once had a pizza peddler try to sell me a pizza americana-a pizza with eggs and bacon, since,...