Traditional Zagreb Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Zagreb is complete without tasting the traditional Zagreb food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Zagreb to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Börek: a thin flaky dough, filled with cheese, minced meat, or vegetables.
- Kulen: a type of flavoured sausage made of minced pork.
- Pancetta: salt dried pork belly, typically seasoned with nutmeg, pepper, fennel, dried ground hot peppers and garlic.
- Paprenjak: traditional Croatian biscuit, contains a unique mix of honey and black pepper.
- Paški Sir: distinctively flavoured sheep milk cheese.
- Štrukli: rolled pastry filled with cottage cheese, eggs and sour cream.
- Croatian Dill Soup: cream-soup with dill and onions.
- Grah: bean soup.
- Janjeca Juha: lamb soup.
- Maneštra: vegetable stew made with spring corn.
- Vipava Soup: made with beans, sauerkraut, potatoes and pork meat.
- Zagorska Juha od Krumpira: potato soup.
- Bakalar na Bijelo: cod fish with potatoes.
- Blitva: made with Swiss chard and potatoes.
- Ćevapi (Ćevapčići): they are made from two types of minced beef meat, hand mixed and formed with a funnel.
- Čvarci: deep-fat frying of bacon.
- Fritaja with Asparagus: asparagus fried with onions, stirred eggs and various other ingredients.
- Gnocchi: various thick, soft dumplings.
- Gulaš: soup or stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.
- Gyuvetch: beef and vegetable stew.
- Kotlovina: pork chops and sausages are first fried and then stewed in wine and spices.
- Krpice sa Zeljem: pasta with roasted cabbage.
- Mlinci: thin dried flatbread.
- Odojak: roast pork.
- Pašticada: stewed beef dish cooked in special sauce.
- Riblji Paprikaš: spicy Croatian fish stew.
- Sarma: grape, cabbage or chard leaves rolled around a filling usually based on minced meat.
- Sataras: vegetable stew.
- Šporki Makaruli: pasta mixed with meat sauce.
- Stuffed Peppers: bell peppers (or a similar species) stuffed with pork, rice, onion, carrot and spices.
- Zagrebački Odrezak (Zagreb Steak): veal steak stuffed with ham and cheese and grilled with breadcrumbs.
- Žganci: dish made from maize, wheat or buckwheat flour, water, cooking oil and salt.
- Apple Strudel: strudel with apple or curd cheese fillings.
- Baklava: rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
- Fritule: festive Croatian pastry resembling little donuts.
- Gugelhupf: consists of soft yeast dough which contains raisins, almonds and Kirschwasser cherry brandy.
- Kremna Rezina (Kremšnita): vanilla and custard cream cake dessert.
- Krofne: sweet and airy doughnuts.
- Medvedie labky: sugar cookies.
- Orechovník and Makovník: nut roll.
- Palatschinke (Palacinke): thin, crêpe-like variety of pancake.
- Rapska Torta (Rab cake): traditional Croatian cake made with almonds and Maraschino liqueur.
- Rozata: Croatian custard pudding.
- Uštipci: doughnut-like balls.
- Kebab: meat dish, served on the skewer or wrapped in bread with a salad and a dressing.
- Pizza: an oven-baked, flat, disc-shaped bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese (usually mozzarella) and various toppings.
- Grilled Sweet Corn: sweet corn, butter and salt.
- Caffè Lungo: coffee beverage made by using an espresso with much more water, resulting in a stretched espresso.
- Sok Od Bazge: elderberry juice.
- Kruškovac: liquor made by distilling fermented pears.
- Maraschino: bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries.
- Mead (Honey Wine): honey wine.
- Ožujsko: Croatian marzen lager beer.
- Pelinkovac: bitter liqueur based on wormwood.
- Tomislav: black beer from Zagreb.
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