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 Usma SPA restaurant

This restaurant is located in a lovely place on the north bank of Lake Usma, which is the fifth largest lake in Latvia.

Latvian cuisine: Cod or pike-perch filet, potted vegetables and mushrooms, potato pancakes with smoked ham, crepes with jam or honey.

Special foods: Mutton soup with vegetables.

Distance from countries capital city142 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available
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Café REDERI

The saloon is in the Rēderi Hotel in Kaltene. The buildings merge modern architecture and ancient shoreline elements of buildings.

Latvian cuisine: Chilled soup, herring with potatoes, Courlandian grey peas with breast of pork, mushroom sauce with potatoes, potato pancakes with jam or cream, strawberry soup.

Special foods: The Kaltene wizard’s pot with pork and mushrooms.

For parties Distance from countries capital city110 Active season months5-9 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Winery LIGATNE WINERY

Līgatne wines and ciders are made from fruits, berries, plants and flowers grown in the territory of Gauja National Park. The hosts offer a romantic candlelit tasting of cider and other drinks in the sandstone caves of Līgatne (approx. 30 minutes). You can also snack on cheese made of cow milk and purchase homemade wine and other beverages.

Distance from countries capital city60 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Baking carrot buns "Usi"

The farm is located in the north-west of Latvia, which was historically inhabited by Livonians and, nowadays, is often called the Livonian coast.  Farm is one of the first homes in Kolka, 1.2 km from Kolkasrags, the furthest northern point of Courland separating the Baltic Sea from the Gulf of Riga.

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. Sklandrausis is registered in the EU food quality scheme as a product with traditional speciality guaranteed. 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 Active season months4-10 Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Optional meals Must register in advance Pre-order required
Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick area Nearest bus stop0.5kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The “Klidzina” restaurant

The restaurant at the 77th kilometre of the Rīga-Daugavpils highway, on the banks of the Daugava River with a lovely view of the river valley from a summer terrace. This is a popular dining venue with a modern and attractive interior made of wood, stone and red bricks. It offers musical evenings with musicians from various genres. A shop is alongside the restaurant.

Latvian cuisine: Lettigalian sauerkraut soup, cream of wild mushroom or pumpkin soup, trout from a local stream, grilled pork, pork ribs, potato pancakes, strawberry soup with vanilla ice cream, bread soup.

For parties Distance from countries capital city77 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Electric vehicle charging available4items Accepts tourist groups
Rooms for  festivities120pers.Rooms for seminars Facilities  appropriate for children
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The “Rozu krodzins” saloon of the Piena Estate

The saloon is in the restored mansion of the Sieksāte (Berghof) Estate, and there is a milk museum in the granary and the cheese-making building. Guests can try their hand at milking cows and at churning and tasting fresh butter.

Latvian cuisine: Rye bread, herring with cottage cheese, milk soup, boiled potatoes a la countryside with chives, sliced venison, pike-perch in cream, plaice with peas, potato pancakes with lingonberry jam.

Special foods: Piena Estate cheesecake, homemade egg liqueur.

Distance from countries capital city156 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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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 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
FireplaceSteam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomNo smokingLiving room available to guests TV Video FishingSwimmingHorseback ridingHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgeFootball fieldFacilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingTour guide servicesBicycle trailIce skatingNature trailNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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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 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Electric vehicle charging available
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KALNMUIZAS restaurant

Located in Kalnmuižas Castle. The pride of the restaurant's menu are the greens, fruits and vegetables from the ancient valley of the River Abava, wild game and mushrooms from Kurzeme forests, meat, crayfish, trout, goat’s cheese and home-made bread from the district’s farms. The menu depends on the season. Offer includes seasonal specialities.

Castles and manors Distance from countries capital city105 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The Marcienas muiza restaurant

1.5 km from the centre of Mārciena, the restaurant offers “old world,” Latvian and Baltic German dishes in a modern way.  Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish come from the estate’s gardens and fro local farmers.
Latvian cuisine: Roast pork with sauerkraut, new potatoes with chanterelles sauce, sautéed rabbit leg with pearl barley risotto.

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available
Facilities  appropriate for children