Taste Riga - Private Tour of Latvian Flavour
A private tour through the tastes and flavours of people of Latvia. Through centuries Latvians have absorbed traditions and cuisines from all the cultures that has ruled in these lands - Germans, Swedes, Russians - and after all, even Soviet Union had it's own way of doing kitchen stuff. Maybe because of taste, but probably because of necessity latvians have acquired their own distinct taste for stuff and this tour is all about that.
First we'll wander through the central market and have a taste of whatever seasonal products are available (around 10 different types of foods/drinks), then move on to an authentic soviet style "cafeteria" and try some more there. And for the finale - a proper meal of Latvian traditional foods. So if you choose to book this tour please come hungry:)
Keep in mind - we mostly eat seasonal stuff, therefore the foods can vary greatly from tour to tour, so the attached pictures are just an example.
per adult from
4 to 5 hours
What's included :
- Everything except alcoholic beverages
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Central Market (Centraltirgus), Negu iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia
This is one of the very few main bazaars of European towns that still functions as an actual grocery market instead of being converted to a tourist trap selling souvenirs. Here you can have a peek in what local people actually shop for. You'll explore the world of Latvian cuisine by tasting a few traditional things depending on the season and - if you like them - shop for items to bring back home with you. You'll hear the stories of how and why the largest market of Europe at the time (and still) was built, and how it has managed to survive the otherwise victorious march of supermarket chains.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Prāgas iela, Latgale Suburb, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Departure Time :11:00 AM
Return Detail :Elizabetes iela 65, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.