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 Laumu Nature Park

The Laumas farm offers you a chance to be a beekeeper, watching the lives of bees in hives (while wearing a beekeeper’s suit), touring a bee trail and climbing a tree with the help of a truss. You can make wax candles and purchase beekeeping products such as honey, bee pollen, etc. A café is open during the summer, and there are areas of picnics.

Latvian cuisine: Bean and dumpling soup, pancakes with jam, homemade lemonade, herbal teas.

Special foods: Porridge a la Fairies.

Seminars   Skiing   For parties   Horseback riding   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city130   Season1-12   Internet access Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance 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 “Laucu akmens” restaurant

The restaurant is situated in Skulte district – 8 km away from Saulkrasti, in the direction of Minhauzen Museum. It is on a steep cliff alongside the sea, with a lovely view of the sea from the summer terrace during sunsets. The restaurant works with local fishermen, and the restaurant’s menu consists mostly of high quality local Baltic sea fish.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, fish soup, porridge, grey peas with bacon and onions, herring with potatoes and cottage cheese, stacked rye bread, crepes with jam, rhubarb or sea buckthorn sorbet.

Special foods: Various fish dishes – bream, pike-perch, perch, plaice, salmon and herring.

By the sea   Distance from countries capital city61   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The “Kuksu muiza” restaurant

The restaurant offers local cuisine from fresh and seasonal ingredients. Dishes are prepared on order and individually or to guests at the local estate. A global approach to cuisine.

Distance from countries capital city95   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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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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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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The “Aizupmajas” country house

The house is on the banks of the Pilda River. It is a biological farm with fruits, berries, vegetables and honey prepared and served in honour of Lettigalian traditions. "Aizupmajas" offers a traditional Lettigalian black sauna with linden or oak branch switches and herbal teas. You can also take part in farm work or spend the night in the restored granary.

Latvian cuisine: Cold soup, Lettigalian sauerkraut soup, crepes, oven-baked potatoes, sautéed pike, homemade steak haché, whipped rhubarb dessert, birch juice, herbal teas.

Special foods: Roughly grated potato pancakes with cream and lingonberry jam.

Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Kalnmuizas restorans

Kalnmuižas restorāns atrodas gandrīz pusceļā no Sabiles un Kandavas, Kalnmuižas pilī. Kalnmuižas restorāna ēdienkartes lepnums ir muižas dārzos augušie zaļumi, augļi un dārzeņi, medījumi un sēnes no Kurzemes mežiem, gaļa, vēži, foreles un kazas siers no novada saimniecībām un restorāna virtuves krāsnīs ceptā maize. Ēdienkarte atkarīga no gadalaika, piedāvā sezonai raksturīgus ēdienus.

Castles and manors   Distance from countries capital city105   Season1-12   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 “Karlamuiza” guesthouse

Located in Kārļi, the guesthouse is in a building that used to serve as the servant’s home for the former noble estate. It mostly uses local ingredients and only prepares meals on the basis of individual orders that are filed in advance.

Latvian cuisine: Roast meats, apple bread, homemade ice cream, bread soup, cranberry fool, wild mushroom sauce, homemade wine.

Special foods: Trout from the Kārļi stream.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accommodation available 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.

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