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Ljubljana is a world in miniature and offers culinary adventures. Whether you are looking for authentic local cooking or haute cuisine, trendy brunches or traditional breakfasts, a romantic corner or a lively dinner with friends, you are in the right place.

Discover its numerous acclaimed restaurants, bars, and nightlife spots, as well as cafes, the finest local vendors, Tourism Ljubljana's culinary projects, and countless culinary events in the city, and find out why they say that love goes through the stomach.

Did you know that Ljubljana's culinary scene is so strong that it even has its own annual magazine for culinary enthusiasts? Oh yes, it's time for you to discover Gourmet Ljubljana magazine as well, and then put theory into practice at one of the many culinary experiences available.

Traditional culinary delights of Ljubljana and the Central Slovenia region.

Just like other cities around the world, Ljubljana also has some special dishes that are characteristic of various periods in its historical development and today represent the foundation of the city's recognizable culinary offerings, appropriately adapted to modern eating habits. You can read more about them here - and if it's worth it, you can take a look at the gallery below.

In the recent years, Slovenian cuisine started shining in the brightest light, and exceptional chefs have ever since been attracting foodies from near and fa...

Live healthy - enjoy local!

Slovenian cuisine has always been strongly defined by homegrown, quality, organically produced ingredients, which both city dwellers and top chefs prefer to seek out at one of Ljubljana's markets.

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A significant number of specialized stores in the city center are dedicated to characteristic, traditional food products such as cured meats, homemade oils, wine, and other delicacies.


To truly experience Ljubljana to the fullest...

...try out our recipes, explore our projects, and marvel at culinary innovations!

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Ljubljana. Can't get enough of it?

Read Gourmet Ljubljana - an annual gastronomic magazine published in Slovenian and English, focusing on culinary stories of Ljubljana.

It's a tribute to tradition with a modern twist, taking the reader into the world of top chefs and local enthusiasts, revealing their secrets and tips for experiencing Ljubljana as a capital with a diverse gastronomic offer.

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Culinary events in Ljubljana

  • 22 Mar - 25 Oct 2024, 10:00-21:00

    Open kitchen

    Odprta kuhna (Open kitchen) is a one of a kind food market and one of the most popular culinary projects in Slovenia that brings food lovers and culinary adventurers to Ljubljana's city centre (Pogačarjev trg) every sunny Friday from March until November. 

For an even longer culinary journey

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    Slovenian cuisine is colourful and diverse. Get to know the typical dishes and restaurants where you can taste them.

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    Visit Open Kitchen (Odprta Kuhna) each Friday at the Ljubljana Central Market and enjoy the diversity of tastes. Typical of Ljubljana's street food scene are also a strong Balkan influence and, of course, the ever present burgers.

  • Slovenian wines photo Matevz Kostanjsek

    Get to know Slovenia’s excellent wines at restaurants and wine tastings in Ljubljana. Then set off from Ljubljana to explore the treasures of wineries across Slovenia.

  • Union pub photo Darko Pavlovic

    Ljubljana has a huge amount to offer beer lovers. Its range of places to eat is complemented by a rich choice of taverns, pubs, and other catering outlets and specialized shops offering beer.

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    Discover the best that Ljubljana has to offer when it comes to cuisine. The top-ranking restaurants selected by experts from prestigious food guide Gault & Millau receive the Ljubljana Quality Mark.