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Open Kitchen on a Platter – The Gourmet Ljubljana Tasting Menus

Are you up for a gourmet adventure? Wondering about the easiest and fastest way to sample as much tasty and typical food as possible from popular chefs and restaurants in Ljubljana and the area around it, as well as from other parts of Slovenia? The answer is simple: visit the ultra-popular Open Kitchen Friday food market and order one of the special Gourmet Ljubljana Tasting Menus!

The Gourmet Ljubljana Tasting Menus feature a large variety of dishes to suit all tastes and preferences. There is something for everyone – meat eaters, vegetarians, and children alike.

It’s also a great way to avoid the crowds (since the Open Kitchen is extremely popular both with locals and visitors to Ljubljana), as the food and drink you order will be served to you at a private table booked for gourmet adventurers. You will also get to meet the team behind this unique food market.

The Open Kitchen has been an indispensable part of life at Ljubljana’s Central Market for over a decade. Open every Friday from spring to autumn (weather permitting), it appeals to fans of good food from all over the world looking to explore Slovenia’s vibrant and highly diverse culinary landscape. The food market features over fifty outstanding vendors from Ljubljana and other parts of the country mixing with visitors and creating a pleasant bustle that will quickly draw you in.

Enjoy a gourmet adventure at the most popular food market in Slovenia!

The price includes

  • Gourmet Ljubljana Tasting Menu of choice
  • Private table at Open Kitchen (with a view of the bustling food market)
  • Privately served food and drink


Fridays at 12.00 and 17.00 by prior arrangement.


2 hours


  • Menu 1: Urban Ljubljana 33,00 €
  • Menu 2: Tasty Slovenia 37,00 €
  • Menu 3: Vegetarian Slovenia 31,00 €
  • Menu 4: Kids Love Slovenia Menus 16,00 €

Diverse beverage selection

You can accompany your selected menu with your favourite drinks from Slovenian providers.

  • Wine Pairing: Two glasses of wine from renowned Slovenian winemakers 15,00 €
  • Beer Pairing: Maister Gasllus, Lager and Tektonik NorMal, Pale Ale 13,50 €
  • Cocktail Pairing: Two glasses of signature cocktails from the Brina stand 22,00 €
  • Non-alcoholic Pairing: Kombucha 5,00 €

Open Kitchen tasting menus will be available only by prior order at the Tourist Information Center Ljubljana on Adamič-Lundrov embankment 2 or via the form on the website www.visitljubljana.si. You can choose from four different tasting menus and (optionally) add one of four beverage pairings. Orders can be placed until Friday, 9:30 a.m.

If any of the selected eateries are absent on the day or their offer is unavailable, we will replace the dish or drink and notify you accordingly.

Number of participants

Minimum 2 participants, maximum 15 participants.

Starting point

Pogačarjev trg, Odprta kuhna


Slovenian and English

Additional information

If you don’t book the tour here, you can purchase tickets for it at TIC Ljubljana (Adamič Lundrovo nabrežje).


Designed to give a quick overview of the best flavours in Ljubljana and Slovenia, the tasting menus have been carefully selected by Ljubljana Tourism in collaboration with Open Kitchen under the Gourmet Ljubljana brand. The menus are intended increase the visibility of local cuisine, support the local food scene, and educate visitors about our exceptional cultural heritage.