Country Holidays

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 “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 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Hemp farm ADZELVIESI

The farm produces hemp from which it produces hemp butter, roughly ground seeds, as well as hemp oil. The granary, which is 101 years old, features antique instruments once used to process hemp fibres. Visitors can taste and purchase delicious products and take an exciting tour which speaks to the history of hemp farming.

Latvian cuisine: Rough and fine hemp spread, hemp sandwiches, pressed and toasted hemp crumbs, hemp oil.

 

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Optional meals This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Pre-order required
Rooms for seminars Facilities  appropriate for childrenSouvenire shop Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The “Maurini” guesthouse

The guest house is located about 6 km from Sigulda. "Mauriņi" was built in such a way that one of the ancient oak trees is visible from each window. Home cooking, using local farmers' products, berries and mushrooms picked in the area, and home-grown vegetables. Cakes and mini pies with a variety of fillings.

Latvian cuisine: Wild mushroom sauce, pork’s head soup, potato dumpling milk soup, barley soup, wild mushroom soup, fish soup, potato dumplings with bacon and cream, porridge, stuffed rutabaga, sautéed chicken, wild game, stacked rye bread, bread soup, whipped dessert with berry sauce, crepes, pierogi.

Special foods: Mauriņi pastry and more than 80 different types of jam.

 

Seminars For parties Active leisure Distance from countries capital city55 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance
FireplaceSteam bathIndoor pool Facilities  appropriate for children Nearest town
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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 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Kafejnica "Liepajas virziens"

Kafejnīca "Liepājas virziens" atrodas Liepājas šosejas (A9) 0,5. kilometrā. Kafejnīca piedāvā mājīgu atmosfēru, draudzīgas cenas, pieejams ir bērnu laukums, vasaras terase un svinību galdu klāšana. Kopš 1998.gada ģimenes restorāns "Irbēni" aicina pie sevis ieturēt gardu maltīti.

Distance from countries capital city18 Active season months1-12
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The “Zemnieka cienasts” café

The café is on the Jelgava ring road between Lielupe and Vircava, offering meat and dairy products from Zemgale, as well as locally grown vegetables. The café has a partnership with the “Rudiņi” deer garden.

Latvian cuisine: Bacon-wrapped medallions of pork with onion marmalade, wild board ham with onions and sweet cream, sautéed venison with potato and cauliflower mash, potato pancakes and salmon with sweet cream.

Special foods: Apple baked in pastry, berry sheet cake.

Distance from countries capital city44 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Electric vehicle charging available
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Pub MEKE

Opened on June 21, 2011, at the 51st kilometre of the Tallinn-Riga highway, the MEKE KROGS pub is a typical example of the roadside pubs which used to be built along the sides of roads and near homesteads, castles, mills and windmills. This particular one is located into renovated cattle shed that is more than 100 years old – a lovely log building that is named after the former baron of the local estate, von Mecke. Alongside it is the handsome parish building which was erected in 1907 with red bricks from Tūja.

Latvian cuisine: Sorrel stew with grits, cold soup, pounded beef, mutton and vegetable stew, grits with smoked meat and mushrooms, herring with cottage cheese, bread soup.

Special foods: Porridge with bacon bits and Meke spicy sausages.

Distance from countries capital city51 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Internet access
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The “Putelkrogs” café

This family-run café is on the edge of the Jelgava-Tērvete road, at the historic Pūteļi dairy processing plant.

Latvian cuisine: Goat’s cheese, cold beet soup, grey peas with bacon, herring with potatoes and cottage cheese, roast pork, veal with wild mushroom sauce, pork roast in heather honey, crepes with heather honey, rye bread, birch juice, cranberry beverage, vodka, local beers.

Special foods: Zeppelins a la Pūteļkrogs, served with wild mushroom sauce, chicken filet stuffed with tomatoes, goat’s cheese and dried tomatoes.

Distance from countries capital city65 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available
Facilities  appropriate for children
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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
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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 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
Facilities  appropriate for children