Country Holidays

Latvia’s most popular dishes

STARTERS:
  • Garlic toasts
  • Cheese plates
  • Smoked meat
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Smoked fish
  • Dried fruits and berries
SOUPSLatvians eat many seasonal soups.

Spring, summer:

  • Fresh vegetable milk-based soup
  • Fish soup
  • Chilled soup
  • Sorrel, nettle soup

 

Autumn, winter:

  • Sauerkraut soup
  • Bean soup
  • Mutton soup
  • Solyanka
ENTREES:
  • Pork chops
  • Steak haché
  • Kabobs
  • Roast fish
  • Potted dishes
  • Roast pork
  • Roast chicken fillet
  • Hunter’s sausage
  • Stroganoff
SIDE DISHES Potatoes, grits, rice, seasonal vegetables

Spring, summer:

  • Green salad, dills, parsley, green onions
  • Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots

Autumn, winter:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Marinated pickles
  • Marinated beets
  • Marinated pumpkin
BAKED GOODS:
  • Cottage cheese torte
  • Honey cake
  • Apple/rhubarb tarts
  • Carrot buns
  • Pierogi
  • Biscuits
  • Oatmeal cookies
  • Caraway or poppy seed buns
  • Pretzel-shaped birthday pastry
  • Gingerbread
DESSERTS:

Spring, summer:

  • Berry or rhubarb fool
  • Strawberry soup
  • Blackberry dumplings
  • Ice cream with berries
Autumn, winter:
  • Layered rye bread
  • Manna-based desserts
  • Cottage cheese and chocolate creams

BEVERAGES:

  • Coffee
  • Herb teas
  • Fruit juices
  • Birch juice
  • Kefir
  • Kvass
  • Fresh water
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:
  • Beer
  • Home-brewed sweetened beer (“miestiņš”)
  • Vodkas
  • Berry-flavoured vodkas
  • Cider
  • Homemade wine