Casa Godinho

O famoso bacalhau do empório. (Foto retirada do site oficial da Casa Godinho.)

The emporium’s famous codfish. (Picture taken from Casa Godinho’s official website.)

This traditional emporium founded in São Paulo in the year 1888 is famous for its Norwegian codfish. On the antique wooden shelves and counters you will also find cold cuts, cereals, spices sold in bulk, olive oil, bread, wine and other grocery products. They also have sweet and salty pastries made daily.

In a recent contest sponsored by Veja São Paulo magazine, Casa Godinho’s empada (a Brazilian traditional small salty pie) was considered the best in the the city. They have eight different kinds of filling, covered in creamy béchamel sauce.
In 2013, the emporium’s service was officially listed as Cultural Heritage by the Municipal Historic Preservation Council (Conpresp). It considered that the personalized and attentive service at the emporium should be preserved, for it is part of the affective memory of the citizens of São Paulo.


  • Address Rua Libero Badaró, 340, Centro.
  • Hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Phone numbers (11) 3105-1625 and (11) 3104-1520
  • Official website

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