Gomes Delicatessen Comporta
Rua do Comércio, 2, Comporta Village
Phone: +351 265 497 177
Mercearia Gomes, at the centre of Comporta, is the living proof that size doesn’t matter and quality is, by far, much more important.
The title Harrods of Comporta, as it is usually known, says a lot about this gourmet grocery store, runned by Gomes family for decades.
In Summer and weekends this is one of the busiest places in village. Local customers share their day to day minimarket with people coming from all over the world, a bit like the products that fill the shelfs.
Beyond the wood saloon doors of Mercearia Gomes there’s a all range of food specialties. Homemade pies, various kinds of bread (the corn ‘broa’ is to die for), fresh vegetables and fruits, fruit jams, traditional cakes and cookies, marvellous cheese of all types and top quality sausages on one hand, and foie gras, truffles, spices and bottled sauces from famous international brands on the other.
It seems enough, but there’s much more. Even the ceiling is used to display vintage handcraft baskets for sale. Blankets from inner Alentejo, Castelbel soaps from Oporto and yet shoes and artisanal steel knives.
Full of top national references as well as the finest champagne brands, the wine cellar of this tiny space in Comporta rivals only with the most reputed wine stores.
And, if you don’t find at the store a product you are looking for, the owner Carlos Gomes promises to do his best to try to bring it to you, even if it takes a while.
Recently the family opened a new space, Gomes Casa de Vinhos & Petiscos, a restaurant. Most of the delicacies served there are supplied by the grocery.
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.