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 "Adzelviesi" hemp farm

The farm produces hemp from which it produces hemp butter, roughly ground seeds, as well as hemp oil. The granary, which is 101 years old, features antique instruments once used to process hemp fibres. Visitors can taste and purchase delicious products and take an exciting tour which speaks to the history of hemp farming.

Latvian cuisine: Rough and fine hemp spread, hemp sandwiches, pressed and toasted hemp crumbs, hemp oil.

 

Distance from countries capital city150   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Pre-order required
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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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Latvia

The Laci bakery

Lāči brand bread is popular in Latvia and abroad, because the bakery uses ancient mastery and skills. You can take a tour of the bakery, knead and bake your own little loaf of bread, have lunch at a cosy saloon and purchase the bakery’s products. Lāči uses its own ingredients for its dishes, combining them with seasonal products from local farms.

Latvian cuisine: Cream of mushroom soup, various hot potted dishes, bread soup, baker’s dessert.

For parties   For children and teenagers   Seminars   Distance from countries capital city40   Season1-12   Disable Access Optional meals Must register in advance Internet access This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The „Valguma pasaule” restaurant

The restaurant is on the banks of Lake Valgums and at an historical location where the Soviet Union had a base for government leaders. Today this is a lovely place for active or calm recreation. Elegant dishes are offered in the glass room, and soup is cooked on a campfire.

Latvian cuisine: Wild mushroom soup, filet of plaice in a mushroom sauce with celery mash, cheese fried in a bread crumb and hemp crust with strawberry sauce, pork filet served on pumpernickel bread, locally caught pike-perch with green pea mash, roasted beet salad with goat’s cheese and chestnuts, strawberry soup, homemade ice cream.

Special foods: Cream of nettle and sorrel soup, pork chop steak with chocolate sauce, eggplant mash and hot pepper ice cream.

Distance from countries capital city60   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

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   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The “Lantus” farm

A Latvian farm merging the historical and the modern. Local dishes are prepared, and weddings in the spirit of old traditions are organised. The farm works with local farmers and manufacturers.

Latvian cuisine: Cream of vegetable soup with greens and croutons, oven-roasted pike with cheese and seasonal vegetables, cottage cheese crème with berry sauce.

Distance from countries capital city115   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers 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   Agri 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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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 “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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The Dieninas fisherman’s farm

The owners are third-generation fishers, and they will be happy to sell you some smoked local fish. Tour groups can take part in active leisure related to cultural aspects of smoking tasty fish (tossing a boot into the sea, stories from fishermen’s wives, a theatrical performance, and the smoking and tasting of fish).

Latvian cuisine: Smoked and dried plaice, hot-smoked eelpout and other fish prepared on the basis of ancient local recipes.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city82   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance