Discovering the history of Vilnius through its culinary heritage is a must. The streets of the UNESCO-listed Old Town are filled with aromas from all over the world, hinting at contemporary flavour combinations and modern food preparation techniques. Locally sourced produce pleases the taste buds with a delicious array of flavours and textures. Let the budding food scene take you on delicious flavour-filled adventures starring seasonal cuisine and unique culinary experiences.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of eating outdoors? Street food! With so many street food options in Vilnius, the hardest part is deciding what to eat. From wraps, burgers and spicy stews to an impressive variety vegan options, get your fix at one of the pop-up food markets or independent food trucks dotted around Vilnius Old Town. Eating your food with a view is a welcome experience after an extended period of sitting at home and making banana bread.
But it’s not only street food that Vilnius can be proud of. The city is home to innovative award-winning restaurants that are ready to delight your taste buds and expand your palate. Plus, you can finally take advantage of the food you can’t really make at home. International cuisine, elaborate culinary experiments, traditional and reimagined Lithuanian food, and tasty vegan dishes – the options are endless. It doesn’t get better than this – open-air restaurant food is an experience you won’t soon forget.
People in Vilnius started drinking coffee in the early to the mid-17th century, though the city has upped its coffee game considerably since then. A growing number of cafés are putting a lot of emphasis on the origin and quality of the beans they use. Now, the smell of fresh coffee coming from the roasteries fills the streets. All you have to do is choose your preferred brewing method and get that perfect caffeine fix. Take your coffee on a walk to combine the flavour profiles with picture perfect views of the city.
Vilnius is a veritable paradise for beer lovers. Local craft beer is everywhere and microbreweries are bringing their brews to the next level to keep up with demands. Beer aside, Vilnius has an extensive selection of cocktail bars, so you’re welcome to do the rounds and find your new favourite cocktail. Professional mixologists promise to impress with classic and more unusual flavour combinations. Here’s to a pleasant evening under the stars.
The most important thing to remember is that you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others, and must always follow the general safety guidelines:
Enjoy your food responsibly and stay safe!