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 “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 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
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The Dzirnavu saloon of the Igate Castle

The saloon is at the edge of the Murjāņi-Limbaži road (P9) and alongside the Igate Castle. It is built on the foundations of a former windmill, and the wheel of the mill has been preserved. The old watermill is still hard at work and is used to mill grain for traditional porridge and buns. The saloon works with local farmers.

Latvian cuisine: Mushroom soup, barley porridge with meat, barley buns, grit sausage with lingonberry sauce, crepes with jam, potato pancakes, fried plaice or pike, stacked rye bread.

Special foods: Sautéed rabbit, stuffed filet of turkey.

Distance from countries capital city72   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available
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The “Upenite” country house

The house is on the southern shore of Lake Ciritis. This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a proper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters. Master’s classes in the baking of tortes are offered.
Latvian cuisine: Farmer’s soup, potato dumplings, potato sausages (grated green potatoes with dried pork and onions), black currants with whipped cream, caraway seed sticks, herbal teas, cottage cheese with cream, curdled milk pancakes.
Special foods: Oven-baked carp or tench from the local pond.

Horseback riding   For parties   Agri Heritage   Fishing   Distance from countries capital city229   Season1-12   Must register in advance No pets allowed SPA Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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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 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
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Kafejnica "Liepajas virziens"

Kafejnīca "Liepājas virziens" atrodas Liepājas šosejas (A9) 0,5. kilometrā.

Distance from countries capital city18   Season1-12  
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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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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.

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The “Eglieni” saloon

The saloon is on the edge of the Rīga-Liepāja highway (A9) at the Eglieni leisure complex, which merges the Latvian environment with the modern environment. Herbs come from the complex’s own garden.

Latvian cuisine: Cold beet soup, herring with cottage cheese and soured cream, grit sausage with cottage cheese balls, stacked rye bread, cottage cheese dessert with compote, country teas, kvass.

Special foods: Mushroom soup and filet of chicken stuffed with mushrooms.

Distance from countries capital city50   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers