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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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 “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 Spelmanu tavern with Suiti foods

This tavern is in the centre of Alsunga, which is the capital of the Suiti people.  The Suiti have always known how to work hard, sing well and eat tasty foods.  The tavern offers for tour groups to taste a delicious Suiti meal made from ancient recipes, after which participants can learn how to cook those foods – carrot buns, soured porridge and other masterful dishes from this part of Latvia.  A very effective performance by  Women of Suiti will make the meal truly unforgettable.  You’ll also be able to purchase carrot buns and sourdough bread that is baked only here.

Latvian cuisine: Sourdough bread, dumplings, dried ribs.

Special foods: Homemade carrot buns.

Distance from countries capital city195   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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The “Bangerts” restaurant

The restaurant is in the old part of Kuldīga alongside the old brick bridge. It is named after Captain Bangerts, who built a house from Paris for his bride. The antique interior is cosy. The restaurant has three summer terraces with an outstanding view of the restored City Garden (and open-air cinema there), as well as the Venta waterfall.

Latvian cuisine: Baked Latvian cheeses with grain bread and rhubarb jam.

Special foods: Smoked salmon in rye bread crumbs with cucumber roe and marinated onions.

Distance from countries capital city156   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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A banquet on the farm, restaurant "Otra puse"

The “Banquet With Fishermen” event in Roja allows guests to examine the work of fishermen and to enjoy the seafood which they produce. Guests will ride out into the sea in fishing boats and then dine together with the fishermen (fish soup cooked on a campfire, rye bread, butter, smoked fish, beer or kvass, and pastries). The fishermen will teach guests local songs and dances, as well as games related to strength and cleverness. The “Otra Puse” restaurant offers meals.

Latvian cuisine: Fresh fish (“The Morning Catch”), Latvian onion soup, porridge, grit sausage, smoked fish, potato pancakes, rye bread dessert, beer, the “Dzimtenīte” beverage, herbal tea, birch juice, apple cider. 

Special foods: “Made in Roja” – fish from the region, “mackerel in in grass,” “cottage cheese tower with fresh strawberry sauce”.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city120   Season5-10   Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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The “Dzirnavinas” café

The "Dzirnavinas" café is along the Rīga-Liepāja highway (A9) at the 67th km road marker. Travellers love to stop here for lunch.

Latvian cuisine: Sorrel soup, marinated herring with cottage cheese, “Countryside Feast” (potatoes, eggs, smoked meat, marinated pickles), pork steak haché, Kurzeme stroganoff, sautéed sauerkraut with hunter’s sausages, barley porridge with meat, rye bread cream, bread soup with whipped cream.

Distance from countries capital city67   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Internet access Accommodation available
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The “Celavejs” café

The cafe is situated in Jekabpils, at the edge of the Jēkabpils ring road (A6), on the right bank of Daugava river. You can have breakfast, dinner and supper in here.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, homemade steak haché, crepes.

Distance from countries capital city142   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Picerija "Elvi"

The cafe Picerija is situated in Lielvarde alongside Riga-Daugavpils highway.

Distance from countries capital city54   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Pie dzirnakmena

Kafejnīcai "Pie dzirnakmeņa" atrodas 1 km attālumā no Cecīļu dabas takas, Vidzemes šosejas 72. km no Rīgas. Kafejnīcai ir tradicionāla ēdienkarte, kā arī tajā pašā ēkā atrodas konditoreja. Ērta vieta apmeklētājiem, jo laika gaitā vieta ir izveidojusies kā komplekss, kur pieejamas divas dabas takas, tūrisma informācija, ēdināšana, konditoreja utt.

Distance from countries capital city72   Optional meals This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The “Berzkrogs” bistro

The bistro is 130 m from the Bērzkrogs crossing (opposite the Statoil petrol station). It works with local producers of ingredients that can be tasted or bought at the bistro. Souvenirs are also available.

Latvian cuisine: Grey peas with bacon, grit porridge.

Distance from countries capital city95   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers