Food & Cuisine in Lithuania
Cuisine is the trademark of any nation. If you know the cuisine, you know its people. The popular Lithuanian saying that goes, "He who eats well, works well", reinforces this fact. While partaking of a Lithuanian culinary treat you can look forward to a delicious combination of meat, vegetables, curd sauce and potato. Eating a Lithuanian meal and not tasting the national dish "Zeppelius" is out of the question. This dish comprises a layer of potato dough stuffed with meat or cheese and enclosed with bacon or sauce and makes quite a heavy snack.
A popular Lithuanian saying is ‘he who eats well, works well'.
Our Lithuania Restaurant Guide below will tell you all you need to know about food and cuisine in Lithuania. After an exciting local shopping spree, relax in an authentic Lithuanian restaurant and taste a variety of delicious dishes. Get familiar with the local dining scene in our Lithuanian destinations below:
Food & Cuisine in Lithuania
Vilnius boasts of an innumerable variety of restaurants located in the Old Town area. The most popular cuisine specialist is the Lokys Restaurant, which is one of the oldest medieval restaurants in Vilnius. It is a 15th century merchant house and you can get to re-live the ancient medieval Lithuanian magic in the rich, authentic interiors accompanied by music that warms the atmosphere. Mouth-watering dishes like boar, beaver, venison, beef, and fish are available here. You will find many potato-based dishes as a part of the local menus.
For guests preferring European or Oriental cuisine, many British, French, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Japanese, Thai, Kabuki and Chinese restaurants are there too.
Pizza is one of the favourite foods of the locals. You will find many pizza restaurants located in the city.
Menus are available in English but it is better to check the prices in those in other languages. Occasionally, the price of the same dish, indicated on the non-English menu cards. may be higher.
Spirits are most popular in Lithuania, especially vodka. Lithuanian beer is of good quality too, with Czech-style lagers being the most common. Most Lithuanian bars catering to tourists serve beer from a cask that is a little expensive when compared to the local stuff.
Lithuanian mead made from traditional recipes come in a nice variety of aromas and colours, with pretty pictures of Lithuania. These serve as wonderful presents to take back home. Cheap but fairly good wine is also available, which is imported from the former Soviet Republic of Moldova.
The local beer is strong when compared to others around the world, but since it is of high quality and free from chemicals, you will not suffer from hangovers. Exercise your discretion before experimenting with the stronger varieties. There are a few local vodka distilleries and breweries that produce dark beer.
Visit Lithuania and you are sure to be enthralled by its exotic, funky and fun-loving people and its nightlife. All kinds of bands, playing jazz, rock, vocal, and instrumental music, are there for your recreation. Exciting night shows and strip tease performances take place in bars and nightclubs. The discos are also a popular destination where you can dance the night away. You will also get to meet famous DJs who frequent the place.