Yes, history, architecture, and culture are important, but gastronomy of a place, its quotidian eating and drinking habits and ways, may shed even more light on its true nature. The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, speaks much of its past through its food. Our tour takes you on a Zagreb culinary journey through the colorful stalls of its most famous market Dolac, over tasting typical local specialties to a classic Zagreb home-cooked meal.
Zagreb markets are scattered throughout the town and present an ideal opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the local culture, seeing locals as they interact in this important daily errand. Dolac, the central open-air market right off the main square of Ban Jelačić, is a vivid chance to meet the producers and taste some of the local specialties, such as cheeses, cream, and charcuterie. Along the way, you will also sample other local highlights, such as štrukli, small squares of dough layered with soft cheese, gemišt – a Croatian version of a spritzer, or rakija, a potent brandy produced from different sorts of local fruits and herbs!
All these flavourful roads ultimately lead to an intimate home-cooked lunch in the house of a traditional Zagreb family. Not a restaurant, but a private residence where people come to enjoy hearty food and socialize as if they were in their own homes.
Our culinary walking tour of Zagreb explores both the historic Upper (Old town) and the Lower (downtown) in at least five discovery stops to taste different local foods and drinks. Just like the Stories tours, this one too will also introduce you to the history, architecture, and culture of the place, just from a different, very unique – and tasty - perspective.
Collection from your hotel, villa or private apartment in Zagreb by our English speaking professional guide, tastings per itinerary, classic Zagreb lunch with wine
Morning departures only!
The entire program is approximately 2 hours long + lunch (can be adjusted)
Bring camera, comfortable walking shoes and a good appetite.