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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Latvia

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 Klajumi horse farm

The farm features twelve friendly horses from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, as well as three eager dogs of various species, along with rabbits, chickens, cows and cats. Here you will feel the true country spirit in four adjoining farms – Klajumi, Ganiņi, Ķemeri and Krasti. The location is near the “Rings of the Daugava” Nature Park, and you can go horseback riding along the border between Latvia and Belarus.

Latvian cuisine: Schnitzel of mushrooms, potato dumplings with dried mushrooms or meat, cream sauce and onions, baked chanterelles with new potatoes, sautéed vegetables and mushrooms, strawberries with ice cream, moonshine liquor.

Special foods: Cranberry fool a la Klajumi

For children and teenagers   Active leisure   Horseback riding   Beautiful sights   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Pilskrogs

Pilskrogs atrodas Ēdoles pilī, kurai ir sena un bagāta vēsture. Pils ir unikāla, vēsturiska celtne - vienīgā Kurzemes bīskapijas pils, kas joprojām ir apdzīvota. Pils vilina gan ar tās bagāto mantojumu, gan ar teiksmām un mītiem.
Klientiem pieejami ne tikai ēdināšanas pakalpojumi, bet arī naktsmītne un aizraujoša ekskursija pa pils viduslaiku muzeju. Pilskrogs atrodas pils tornī un no tā paveras skaista apkārtnes ainava. Krogs piedāvā augstas kvalitātes ēdienus, izmantojot kvalitatīvas izejvielas, ko pamatā iepērk no vietējiem uzņēmumiem, zemniekiem, sēņu un ogu lasītājiem sezonas laikā. Apkalpo svinības, banketus un ir īpaši piedāvājumi tūristu grupām.

Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

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.

Agri 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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Baking carrot buns, "Usi"

The owner of the farm demonstrates the way in which the traditional Northern Kurzeme dessert that is a carrot bun and is known as a "sklandrausis" is prepared. Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

Latvian cuisine: Porridge with fried onions and meat, kefir, herbal teas.

Special foods: Carrot buns.

By the sea   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city160   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Optional meals Must register in advance Pre-order required
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The Dzirnavu saloon of the Birini Castle

The saloon is in the park of the Bīriņi Castle alongside a lake. It offers a lovely view from the summer terrace. The saloon is in the old windmill building, with antique objects preserved in the interior.

Latvian cuisine: Grey peas with bacon, herring with potatoes, sautéed chicken and potatoes, chanterelle sauce, sautéed cabbage with hunter’s sausages, apple tart.

Distance from countries capital city55   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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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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Latvia

Cafe Liepas

The cafe- guest house Liepas is situated in Akniste. Guests are offered to try a tasty meal prepared from the owners’ and nearby farmsteads’ biologically grown vegetables, lamb and dairy products. Guests are offered to see, and feed the animals living in the biological farmstead of Liepas as well as get advices on sheep breeding, dairy production and agriculture.

Distance from countries capital city150   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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The “Meza Salas” tourism and leisure facility

The venue is located in the forest, with a set of ponds that very much bring the landscape back to life. It offers Latvian dishes and culinary seminars for those who are interested. Some dishes are cooked on large pans on a campfire or smoked or grilled.

Latvian cuisine: Hot or cold tomato soup, salmon in a honey marinade, honey buns (baked on a campfire), various pancakes, country torte from biological and local ingredients.

Special foods: Whipped rye flour dessert.

Distance from countries capital city86   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Dikli Castle

Located in the centre of Dikļi, the 1896 castle was renovated into a four-star hotel in 2003. The castle offers a look at antique furnishings, fireplaces and ovens, as well as paintings by Latvian artists. Two restaurants (summer and winter) offer fine dining and an individualised approach. The castle works with local farms.

Latvian cuisine: Beefsteak, grilled trout, smoked wild board bacon, filet of pike from Lake Burtnieki, seasonal mushrooms and berries.

Special foods: Venison chop, candied fruit in syrup, onion marmalade.

Distance from countries capital city100   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups