Cascais market, which in 2014 was renamed the Mercado da Vila, was first held in 1952. A few years ago it was completely changed to become a centre for restaurants, bars and temporary markets, the three essential sections of which are:
You can get fish, fruit, vegetables and flowers there every day, but the real market, the one full of vendors with their colourful stalls, takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Portuguese market, which takes place on Wednesday mornings alongside the fresh produce market, is set up in the open-air car park and sells everything from footwear of all sizes to crockery for the kitchen. And you can even haggle.
Cantinho da Luísa, known for its cheeses and sausages, also serves sandwiches, cakes and bread; at HM Caneira you can stock up on roast suckling pig; Lugar dos Frutos Secos sells all the dried fruits you can imagine for making granola. There is also a wine bar and an artisan beer bar.
If you’re looking for pizza and pasta go to Gulli, an Italian restaurant that uses quality ingredients; for Iberian petiscos (tapas) and good meat, there's Rubro; for a real seafood meal, there's nothing like Marisco na Praça; the healthier options are at Local - Your Healthy Kitchen; while Portuguese snacks for sharing around the table can be found at Páteo do Petisco. They all have terraces.