Thinking about visiting Slovenian capital Ljubljana? Great decision. And did you know that Ljubljana is also a culinary capital of this central European country, limited with the Alps in the northwest, Mediterranean Adriatic Sea in the southwest, and Pannonian plain in the east? We invite you to enter into the world of Slovenian culinary delights through local restaurants.
A must-do in Ljubljana
All that sightseeing, authentic experience, meeting new people, and delicious local food is something we all aspire to when visiting a new place. We like to discover new hidden places off the beaten path and find local unspoiled restaurants to dine in. But where to find the right ones? If you are curious how do Slovenian traditional dishes taste like in the city’s best restaurants, you might consider joining a guided walking tour of Ljubljana top restaurants. During the tour, you will discover the best local food, delicious wines from various regions, learn about Slovenian traditions, and explore the city’s rich cultural heritage.
Güjžina – First Prekmurje restaurant in Ljubljana
Güjžina is one of the three restaurants in the old town of Ljubljana you will visit during the Food Tour. It’s the first Prekmurje restaurant in Ljubljana and offers Prekmurje cuisine. Prekmurje is a Slovenian north-eastern region with Hungarian influence including particular traditional gastronomy. It’s important to mention that they also serve vegetarian and vegan options of the dishes*. Among their delicacies you can find:
- A mix of traditional meat on a wooden plate (homemade smoked ham of tunka, salami with pumpkin seeds, dried spicy sausage)
- Prekmurje bograč (a stew of pork, beef, venison, potatoes, onions, and garlic)*
- Bujta repa (hot pot of sour turnip with pork and pickled grated turnip, millet)*
- Tris of dödöli (a potato-based dish with onions and cream, baked dödöli, buckwheat porridge)
- Flambé roasted baby beef liver in cognac
- Gypsy-style cutlet, fried turkey fillet with pumpkin seed, pork with plum brandy and dried plums
- Prekmurska gibanica (a traditional dessert – the dough for strudel with poppy seeds, walnuts, cottage cheese, apples)
- Pumpkin ice cream with pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds and many more
So, if you want to have a great and authentic experience among other food enthusiasts from all over the globe, then do what locals do, and go where locals go. Or even better, let the Food Tour guide take you on a fun-filled adventure. What more could you wish for?