Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Podgorica is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Podgorica to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Krumpiruša: pies with potatoes.
- Pohovani Kačkavalj: fried cheese.
- Popara: is a meal made with left over or fresh bread.
- Sirnica: cheese pie.
- Tartar biftek: beefsteak with various spices, toast, butter.
- Zeljanica: spinach pie.
- Ajvar: made principally from red bell peppers, with eggplant, garlic and chili pepper.
- Paradajz salata: fresh tomato, onion, olives.
- Salata od hobotnice: octopus salad.
- Sauerkraut: finely shredded cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria.
- Zelena Salata: green salad.
- Bela vešalica: white hat.
- Čorbast Pasulj: bean stew with smoked ribs and various types of salami and sausages.
- Đuveč: made with beef, olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, rice, onions, herbs, and spices.
- Goulash: is a stew of meat and vegetables (especially onion), seasoned with paprika and other spices.
- Japraci: rastan, beef meat, onion, rice, spices, herbs, dry meat.
- Kačamak: is made of cornmeal. Potato, feta cheese or Kaymak are sometimes added.
- Lignje na žaru: fried calamari.
- Pašticada: is a stewed beef dish cooked in special sauce.
- Paštrovski makaruli: buckwheat pasta.
- Prsuta: a dry-cured ham, served uncooked.
- Punjene paprike: stuffed peppers.
- Sataraš: made with bell peppers.
- Svinjski vrat: pork ham.
- Bajadera: chocolate cake.
- Čokoladni rolat: chocolate rolls.
- Keks Torta: biscuit cake.
- Krempita: made with puff pastry and a rich custard filling.
- Krofne: are desserts similar to doughnuts (but without holes).
- Lenja Pita: lazy pie.
- Orasnice: walnut tea cookies.
- Šampita: cream pie.
- Španski Vjetar: Spanish wind cake.
- Voćna salata: fruit salad.
- Ćevapi (Ćevapčići): is a Balkan dish of grilled minced meat.
- Pljeskavica: made from mixture of ground meats.
- Boza: is a malt drink, made from maize (corn) and wheat.
- Sok od Grožđa: grape syrup.
- Sok od Šipka: pomegranate syrup.
- Krstač: the wine may be rich, of harmonious bouquet and of light yellow color with 12.5% alcohol.
- Lozova rakija: grape brandy.
- Nik Gold beer: a Pale Lager beer by Trebjesa.
- Nikšičko beer: only sold in the bottles and or in the tins, there is no Draught beer at all.
- Nikšićko tamno: a Schwarzbier beer by Trebjesa.
- Rakia: is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by distillation of fermented fruit.
- Sljivovica: distilled beverage made from Damson plums.
- Vranac wine: or Vranec, have a bright purple hue and a nose full of red berries and fruit jams.