Catering

Saloons, cafes and other places in small towns and the countryside which offer tasty dishes made of local products and on the basis of traditional Latvian recipes – ones which differ from region to region.

  • Special programmes are offered to visitors, with meals, stories about holiday and everyday traditions, and songs. Sometimes visitors are involved in preparing the food.
  • Menus use local names for dishes along with explanations and a discussion of the local dialect.
  • Providers of Latvian foods also use ethnographic styles for interior design, as well as dishes, furniture, textiles, etc., from local craftspeople.
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The “Zemnieka cienasts” café

The café is on the Jelgava ring road between Lielupe and Vircava, offering meat and dairy products from Zemgale, as well as locally grown vegetables. The café has a partnership with the “Rudiņi” deer garden.

Latvian cuisine: Bacon-wrapped medallions of pork with onion marmalade, wild board ham with onions and sweet cream, sautéed venison with potato and cauliflower mash, potato pancakes and salmon with sweet cream.

Special foods: Apple baked in pastry, berry sheet cake.

Distance from countries capital city44   Season1-12   Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Electric vehicle charging available
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The Laumu Nature Park

The Laumas farm offers you a chance to be a beekeeper, watching the lives of bees in hives (while wearing a beekeeper’s suit), touring a bee trail and climbing a tree with the help of a truss. You can make wax candles and purchase beekeeping products such as honey, bee pollen, etc. A café is open during the summer, and there are areas of picnics.

Latvian cuisine: Bean and dumpling soup, pancakes with jam, homemade lemonade, herbal teas.

Special foods: Porridge a la Fairies.

Seminars   Skiing   For parties   Horseback riding   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city130   Season1-12   Internet access Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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The “Aizupmajas” country house

The house is on the banks of the Pilda River. It is a biological farm with fruits, berries, vegetables and honey prepared and served in honour of Lettigalian traditions. "Aizupmajas" offers a traditional Lettigalian black sauna with linden or oak branch switches and herbal teas. You can also take part in farm work or spend the night in the restored granary.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, Lettigalian sauerkraut soup, crepes, oven-baked potatoes, sautéed pike, homemade steak haché, whipped rhubarb dessert, birch juice, herbal teas.

Special foods: Roughly grated potato pancakes with cream and lingonberry jam.

Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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The Donas country home

Bread at Donas is baked according to ancient traditions. The dough is scalded in a trough, kneaded by hand and then lovingly shaped into loaves that are baked in a real wood stove on maple leaves. You can prepare your own loaf and take it home with you. Nothing is tastier than a warm slice of bread with milk and honey. You will also enjoy other Latvian country treats such as dried meat patties and sausages made of grits. There are also 17 different types of cheeses.

Latvian cuisine: Grit porridge, sauerkraut, country steak haché, 21 kinds of cheeses, milk, honey, herbal teas, country bread.

Special foods: Donas sourdough bread.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city120   Season1-12   Must register in advance Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Valmiermuiza Beer

Tourists can learn about the history of the estate and the brewing of beer, beginning with raw materials and ending with finished products. The visit is enriched by tastings of live beer and stories about Latvia’s traditional holiday beverage. Alongside the brewery is a store which sells live beer, homemade goodies and selected souvenirs.

The “Valmiermuižas alus virtuve” saloon popularises Latvian beers and uses beer in various dishes. A modern approach to homemade products is used to prepare foods and beer-based snacks. There is a beer garden during the summer, and the saloon merges traditional things with modern ones.

Latvian cuisine: Smoked pork, filet of pike from Lake Burtnieks, green pea mash, with loganberries, quince, pumpkin birch juice and mushroom sauce as accompaniments.

Special foods: Slice of pork marinated in unfiltered winter beer.

For parties   Seminars   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city109   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The “Karlamuiza” guesthouse

Located in Kārļi, the guesthouse is in a building that used to serve as the servant’s home for the former noble estate. It mostly uses local ingredients and only prepares meals on the basis of individual orders that are filed in advance.

Latvian cuisine: Roast meats, apple bread, homemade ice cream, bread soup, cranberry fool, wild mushroom sauce, homemade wine.

Special foods: Trout from the Kārļi stream.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The “Mikelis” café

The café is at the “Miķelis” leisure venue on the banks of the Mūsa River. Visitors can tour a typical farm from the 19th and 20th century, as well as the Machinery Museum. 

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, Valmiera salad, roast Baltic plaice, potato pancakes, stawberry soup with ice cream.

Special foods: "Special Bauska foods," "Miķelis" pork chop.

Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available
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The Odziena saloon house

The saloon is in a restored building in the centre of Odziena – one that used to belong to the Beņķi dynasty. It is only open when reserved in advance.

Latvian cuisine: Fresh bean soup with barley grits and brewery-based pierogi, crispy chicken breast in a sauce of onions and cream, crumb bread with berries and homemade beer ice cream.

Special foods: Special Odziena beer.

Distance from countries capital city132   Season5-9   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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The Vaidelotes farm

This is a farm which popularises Latvian lives, organises traditional rituals, and provides guests with tasty country foods such as porridge, dumplings, pierogi and pastries made of grain and roughly ground flour that are produced at the farm itself. You can purchase teas, herbs and country goodies.

Latvian cuisine: Soups, porridges, desserts, pierogi, sheet cakes and country tortes.

Special foods: Dumplings made of roughly ground whole wheat flour with cottage cheese and bacon.

Agriculture   For parties   Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The “Putelkrogs” café

This family-run café is on the edge of the Jelgava-Tērvete road, at the historic Pūteļi dairy processing plant.

Latvian cuisine: Goat’s cheese, cold beet soup, grey peas with bacon, herring with potatoes and cottage cheese, roast pork, veal with wild mushroom sauce, pork roast in heather honey, crepes with heather honey, rye bread, birch juice, cranberry beverage, vodka, local beers.

Special foods: Zeppelins a la Pūteļkrogs, served with wild mushroom sauce, chicken filet stuffed with tomatoes, goat’s cheese and dried tomatoes.

Distance from countries capital city65   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available