New Bedford Food Tours, NB Tourism Department, and Viva Fall River to partner to host the first-ever “Pastel De Nata Throwdown” in February 2023.

Fall River and New Bedford are Southcoast sister cities and like any siblings, there’s bound to be a little rivalry. Both cities have a large Portuguese culture, ranging from the mainland and Azores to Madeira and Cape Verde. And both have a bevy of bakeries that serve up some tasty Portuguese custard tarts. 

This February, it’s time to find out what bakery can claim Nata Fame and be crowned as the maker of the best Pasteis de Nata in the land (well, Fall River and New Bedford.) New Bedford Food Tours, New Bedford.

Are you sure this is a FRIENDLY food fight? 

Absolutely! This is a friendly competition whose main goal is to help spread awareness of ALL the great bakeries, cafes, and markets in both cities! No matter who wins, we ALL win! 

Whose crazy delicious idea is this? 

Viva Fall River, New Bedford Food Tours, and the New Bedford Office of Tourism. Each organization works to promote all the wonderful things about Fall River and New Bedford (respectively)- including its amazing food! 
How it works:
Soon you will be able to pick up a postcard with a list of participating bakeries. Locations and an interactive google map will also be available online through the New Bedford Food Tours website. You will then have the entire month of February to visit as many bakeries as you can to eat pastel de natas. At each bakery, you’ll get your postcard stamped. At the end of the month, there will be voting on the best pastel de nata, and people can mail in their stamped postcards for a chance to win a prize.  
Check here for more details here as they become available.