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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Latvia

Bistro - kafejnica "Hanivija"

The fast-food place of a bistro type  in Gulbene with a tasty lunch menu for very reasonable prices. It is also possible to try dishes typical for Gulbene district here.

Working hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00 - 18:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00

Distance from countries capital city185   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

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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Latvia

The Araisi windmill

The windmill is on a hill and offers a lovely view. This is one of the few Dutch-type windmills (built in 1852) to still be in operational order, and guests can help to grind grain. On the last Sunday of every July, the windmill organises a celebration in honour of St Jacob and of bread baked from freshly harvested rye.

Latvian cuisine: Miller’s lunch – wheat flour porridge with meat sauce, crepes, kefir, herbal teas.

Distance from countries capital city83   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups
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Lithuania

Old Kybyn Inn

Old Kybyn Inn in Trakai serves traditional Lithuanian food like their Karaite meat pasty – the Kybyn as well as other sorts of food.

Distance from countries capital city34  
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Latvia

Kafejnica - picerija "Rodi"

The spacious cafe in Gulbene with comfortable chairs and a tasty meal of the day menu. It is also possible to taste various types of pizza and dishes typical for the Gulbene district.

Working hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00, Friday-Saturday10:00 - 03:00, Sunday 11:00 - 22:00

Distance from countries capital city185   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The “Kalnaruski” guesthouse

Located at the edge of the Vidzeme Highway (A2) between Ape and Jaunlaiceni, the guesthouse is a lovely location and features a viewing tower.
Latvian cuisine: Stock with profiteroles, sautéed sauerkraut with pearl barley and ham, stuffed schnitzel with wild mushrooms, marinated chicken livers in tomato sauce, rolled chops, rhubarb crème with berry sauce.

Distance from countries capital city176   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

The “Raibais asaris” café

The café is on the edge of the Jēkabpils-Rēzekne road (A12) in a lovely location by a pond where guests can fish for perch, pike, tench and carp.  Eastern cuisine and fish dishes are offered.

Distance from countries capital city190   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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Latvia

The “Pavards” café

The café is in the historical centre of Tukums in Brīvības Square.

Latvian cuisine: Porridge.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

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   Season1-12   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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Estonia

Kaval-Ants Tavern

Located in Vihula Manor Country Club&Spa complex, in the historical Ice Cellar, a rustic Estonian countryside tavern, is seating up to 100 guests on 2 floors. The tavern is featuring limestone walls decorated with old farm tools, wooden beams, waitresses in traditional Estonian customs, Estonian folklore music, traditional Estonian countryside cuisine based on natural and ecologically balanced produce and a large selection of beer and ale. The tavern offers traditional Estonian buffet lunch and dinner specifically designed for groups and also the possibility to book a folkloric dance show or traditional Estonian live music.

Distance from countries capital city95