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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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
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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
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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
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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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SPELMANU TAVERN

This tavern is in the centre of Alsunga, which is the capital of the Suiti people.  The Suiti have always known how to work hard, sing well and eat tasty foods.  The tavern offers for tour groups to taste a delicious Suiti meal made from ancient recipes, after which participants can learn how to cook those foods – carrot buns, soured porridge and other masterful dishes from this part of Latvia.  A very effective performance by  Women of Suiti will make the meal truly unforgettable.  You’ll also be able to purchase carrot buns and sourdough bread that is baked only here.

Latvian cuisine: Sourdough bread, dumplings, dried ribs.

Special foods: Homemade carrot buns.

Distance from countries capital city195 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accommodation 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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Cafe Liepas

The cafe- guest house Liepas is situated in Akniste. Guests are offered to try a tasty meal prepared from the owners’ and nearby farmsteads’ biologically grown vegetables, lamb and dairy products. Guests are offered to see, and feed the animals living in the biological farmstead of Liepas as well as get advices on sheep breeding, dairy production and agriculture.

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
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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 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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The “Kucuru dzirnavas” guesthouse

The windmill building (1875) is now a museum and offers well known wedding traditions. Guests can catch fish in the local pond and then cook them.
Latvian cuisine: Sautéed cabbage, pork ribs, homemade steak haché, onion rings, Kučuri tortes, natural juices, berry beverages.
Special foods: “Kučuri rescue soup” – solyanka for hangovers.

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available
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PILSKROGS

Ēdole Castle is a unique historical building, as it is the only castle of the Bishopric of Courland that is still inhabited. The “Pilskrogs” café of Ēdole Castle offers a variety of original dishes, giving preference to ingredients purchased from local farmers and producers, as well as mushroom and berry pickers during the season. 

Distance from countries capital city160 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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