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Canastra is a local shop of regional products with cane basketry, handmade serving boards in local wood and with a wide range of food products made from the most important fruits of Algarve: Figs, Almonds and Carobs. We also have products with...more
We stumbled across this little shop & were introduced to the local products (carob, figs, etc) by the very knowledgeable owner who spoke excellent English. He explained not only the uses for each of the products but also the history & economic importance.
Proprietor is so passionate about local produce and crafts. Produces some stunning wooden boards in his workshop below the shop as well as selling locally made baskets. Great local products mainly fig, carob and almond based - all presented beautifully. We bought some wine and...More
We came across this shop purely by chance and glad we did. The owner was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his produce without being overbearing; I learnt so much about carrobs in 10 minutes than I thought was possible!
There is also an excellent...More
Found ourselves in estoi , came across this wonderful shop full of local produce, Baskets and wooden serving boards all beautifully crafted.
The owner was so enthusiastic about his products, showing us the workroom where he makes his boards. Left with some lovely products, and...More
Date of experience: March 2018
infocanastra, Proprietário at Canastra, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018
Thanks for sharing your excellent review with our customers on Tripadvisor! We hope to see you again at Canastra shop in Estoi and we will welcome you with the same enthusiasm!
Wondered past this place by accident but glad that we did. The owner is very warm and willing to talk about his wares. Picked up some really great ingredients here and learnt a little about the local area. Thanks once again!
Date of experience: June 2017
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infocanastra, Proprietário at Canastra, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017
Thanks Timmy for you nice review on Tripadvisor. Your feed back is very important for us!
So pleased we ventured into Estoi and visited this shop.
The owner is so nice and very passionate about his products. He is very talented and makes wooden items out of locally sourced wood.
We purchased some serving boards made out of the local carob...More
Date of experience: August 2017
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infocanastra, Owner at Canastra, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017
Thanks for your very kind review dear customers! To produce a carob cutting board for you was a pleasure! Thanks for letting me know that nice location merged into carob orchards, was beautiful! Hope to see you again at Canastra!
Owner is very friendly and welcoming He is very knowledgeable about the products and the local producers and was able to tell us a little story about each product. He is clearly very passionate about what he does while at the same time not making...More
Date of experience: July 2017
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infocanastra, Proprietário at Canastra, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017
Thanks Peter for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We try to transmit the sane passion to our kind customers and is really rewarding to read your excellent feed back! You are always welcome!
We were in luck, as the owner saw us standing in front of the shop and opened just for us. He's a great guy and told us a lot about all the regional products (food, oil, wine. baskets, lots of different food) and how it...More
Date of experience: May 2017
infocanastra, Proprietário at Canastra, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017
Thanks Paul for taking time to write a review on tripadvisor! It is very rewarding to read such opinion on our shop! We hope to see you again at Canastra.