When booking a holiday to Lisbon, I was aware of the beauty of this city and was very keen to visit Sintra too, but I’d also heard about the amazing vegan options they have. Upon searching through Happy Cow, I came across Scoop ‘n Dough.
Scoop ‘n Dough are based near to Rossio Square, and when looking at the photos online, I had no idea what to expect in regards to location. When arriving, I was pleasantly surprised. On a not so busy side street, Scoop ‘n Dough had a cute outdoor seating area. It looked like the perfect place to sit, basking in the sun scoffing doughnuts and ice cream – and that I did!
This small shop was beautifully decorated to a more minimalist style inside. The menu was lit up in stunning white lights and the ice cream and doughnuts were clearly displayed to all, which I have to admit, is totally dangerous for me – I wanted them all!
When attempting to make a decision of what to eat, it really was a struggle. Amongst the ice creams and doughnuts, Scoop ‘n Dough also serve up coffee, milkshakes and even protein shakes!
After faffing about for a bit, I finally decided on the ice cream to try – Cashew Biscoff. This ice cream was as gorgeous as it sounds – super creamy thanks to the cashews and the perfect amount of sweetness from the Biscoff. Inside the scoop of ice cream there was even a little hidden ice cream cave full of Biscoff pieces. So, I have to ask myself the question, is there better ice cream than this? Probably not!
Now, enough about the Scoop and onto the Dough!
In a cute little box, there was a selection of doughnuts to choose from. The member of staff working was super helpful and explained to me what all of them were. She even told me they had others to choose from, and into the kitchen she went, bringing out many others to choose from.
All neatly lined up, these doughnuts really were pieces of art. Amongst decorating, the baker popped out to say hello too! I can’t express how amazing these people were – so kind putting up with my indecisiveness and obvious over-enthusiasm for food. Honestly, I wish I could have tried one of every doughnut, there wasn’t one that looked anywhere close to average!
After much deliberation, I chose a chocolate-filled doughnut and a glazed one. The glazed one was perfectly fluffy and delicious. My boyfriend really enjoyed this one with his coffee, he hasn’t got a super sweet tooth like me, so this was the perfect amount of sweetness for him!
I absolutely devoured the chocolate filled doughnut and I am making this statement – one of the best doughnuts I’ve ever had… I’d say top 3! The powdered sugar on top was such a good touch for someone with a sweet tooth and the filling was the perfect amount. In my opinion, filled doughnuts never have enough in them, but this was spot on! The richness of the chocolate filling paired with the fluffiness of the doughnut itself was phenomenal.
For someone that isn’t a big fan of baking (hence the blog name), I really wish there was a Scoop ‘n Dough in the UK. For any occasion I could deem as ‘special’, I would have an array of doughnuts – The absolute dream!
Overall, I highly recommend Scoop ‘n Dough if you’re in Lisbon – You can’t go wrong with this place!