Latvian Food Tasting Tour
Would you like to learn and taste wide variety of typical Latvian food eaten in Latvian families… and visit largest Central market in Europe together with LOCAL EXPERT in food? Then RigaTrips Latvian Food Tasting Tour is best choice for you!
EVERY DAY at 12.30 we depart from our Rigatrips meeting point – Mencendorfa nams in Old Town Riga with a small group at maximum 15 people to enjoy local taste experience in the largest open air market area in Europe!
Tour will take you through Riga Central Markets’ (UNESCO herritage) 5 Zeppelin hangars into enjoyable local food journey. Knowledgabe local tour guide will lead you into experience with Latvian food and share origins of local food traditions. During this tour you will also recieve wide range of local specialities:
- Local bread
- Several cheeses
- Freshly smoked meat
- Several fish types
- Non-alchocolic drink
- Delicious local sweets
Tasting amount will be sufficient for you to feel as is if you have had a light lunch. We believe that it can also help you to get through till the dinner.
It is safe option for you to try local food delicacies along with interesting and entertaining stories about Riga Central market itself.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE BOOK this TOUR IN ADVANCE – till 18.00 on prior day to your tour day (only then we can make sure, that you will have all tasting products available for you)
SPECIAL OFFER for FAMILIES – children can join FREE, if you are ready to share your tasting amount with them!
When you have booked Latvian Food Tasting Tour, come to RigaTrips meeting point with booking confirmation and we will wait for you there dressed in green T-shirt with RigaTrips sign in our hands!
Payment for the tour is done on the meeting spot in cash for an exchange of RigaTrips Tour Ticket!
N.B. We will provide you with booking confirmation for your selected tour at your selected time on email. There is no payment requested when you book this tour.
- Departure Riga Trips Meeting Point | Entrance to Museum - Mencendorfa nams | Grecinieku street 18
- Departure Time Every day at 12:30 PM
- Return Time After 2 hours | At 14.30 AM
- Dress Code Casual and vacational | Warm and comfortable clothing | Umbrella will be useful on a rainy day
- Included Food samples of traditional Latvian food – cheese, meat, bread, fish, meat and more.Knowledgable and passionate local tour guide
- Not Included Best photo spots adviceEntrance to hallway where other groups cannot accessFREE tasting of Latvian traditional dark chocolate LAIMAFREE tasting of Riga Black Balsam
This tour meeting point is Museum of Mencendorfa nams, Grecinieku street 18.
RigaTrips MEETING POINTS
Latvian Food Tasting tour at 12.30 PM
Free Tour Old Town Riga at 10.30 AM
meeting point is Museum of Mencendorfa nams, Grecinieku street 18
We will wait you in our meeting points dressed in RigaTrips green T-shirt or jacket.
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Tour will be lead with true locals living in the country and growing up with local food traditions. They will share stories on how they were raised about food culture and what are Latvian traditions with food during local celebrations and every day meals in families.
Where else could you find out about local Latvian family experience with food, get inspired and take home ideas what to put on your families table to refresh the food offer and provide joy to your closest people while sharing memories from your trip to Riga!
Come to Latvian Food Tasting Tour organised by Rigatrips and get greeted with Latvian hospitality, immerse in tastes and smells of Riga Central market and enjoy new food tastes, that will help you to choose what food samples to bring home as at the end of the tour we will also suggest what and where to buy.
Riga Central market
Riga Central Market was opened in 1930 and was recognized not only as the largest but also the best and most modern market in Europe at that time. Since then, Riga Central Market has consistently been in the heart of Riga, providing diverse shopping, personal attitudes, lively conversations, gorgeous stories and fun bargains for market visitors.
You will not experience such a walk anywhere else in Europe!
Riga Central Market is located in the very heart of Riga, a few meters from the Old Town on the banks of the Daugava River, next to Riga International Bus Station and Central Railway Station. Not only is it one of the largest in terms of area in Eastern Europe, but also one of the most visited markets - it is visited by 80,000 to 100,000 people every day.
A striking symbol of the Central Market is the architecturally expressive pavilions built in the 1920s. It turns out that they were originally built as airship hangars for military purposes and later decided to use them as market pavilions. Thanks to pavilions and its size, in 1998, the Riga Central Market was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Every day, Riga Central Market offers both Latvian-grown and own-farmed products and exotic fruits, spices and industrial goods. There are five pavilions on the market - vegetables, dairy, meat, fish and gastronomy, as well as open market with industrial goods and crafts, Night Market and Farmers' Day Market.
However, the bustle of the market also attracts fraudsters and pickpockets. So be careful!