Best local food and drinks to taste in Lithuania
Most of the local food is based on meat and potatoes. We’ve tried to share a shortlist that EVERYONE should try.
There is certainly a lot of choice of beer in Lithuania. Try as many as you can, and don’t bother with any of the multi-national brands you know already. Three of our favourites are:
Svyturis (Extra) the most popular lager
Wolfas Engelmann (Rinktinis) another popular lager
Vilkmerges (Sviesusis) a light coloured ale
Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (Cold Beetroot Soup)
This is great to have in summer as it’s a very fresh dish. Usually served with additional potatoes and a chicken broth.
Kepta Duona (Fried garlic bread)
Great dish as a starter to share. It’s fried garlic bread served with a cheese/mayo dip.
Kibinai (Pastries with filling)
Very typical dish/snack to have in Lithuania. They are small pastries usually filled with pork, mutton, and many other fillings. The best place to have them is in Trakai.
Čeburekas (Deep fried pastry with filling)
This might not be for everyone but it’s usually a nice snack to have. I like the one filled with pork, and the best I’ve had again is in Trakai.
Cepelinai (Zeppelins, potato dumplings)
Grated potato filled with meat or mushrooms. Usually served with sour cream. Beware this is a very filling dish!
Kedainiu blynai (fried potato pancakes)
A bit similar to hash browns in the UK (though better in my opinion!). You can choose ones filled with meat or without.