And Other Food Choices
Ljubljana has become a popular destination for many travelers and is on the bucket list of many more. One of the magnets which pull visitors to our city are excellent Ljubljana restaurants and cool culinary events such as Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna) and the Restaurant Week (Teden restavracij).
The Best of Ljubljana Dining
Our family loves to cook fresh meals at home but we also love eating out. We have eaten at many, if not most, Ljubljana restaurants and plan to visit and try the rest.
But as there are over 500 restaurants and eateries in the city, I only list our favorite places, those we can recommend. To help you choose the right place easier and quicker I grouped them in three price ranges:
- cheap (€),
- mid-priced (€€) and
- high-end (€€€) Ljubljana restaurants.
Dining out in Ljubljana over the years we have soon made two striking discoveries…
#1) The best cheap eateries are often a better choice than most mid-priced restaurants. Similarly, the best mid-priced spots are often a better choice than most expensive restaurants. (Of course, the best high-end restaurants are just that—the best.)
#2) Some less expensive, less-publicized restaurants use fresh, local, high-quality ingredients in their kitchen over imported, cheap, wholesale market foods. We call them “fair trade” restaurants.
To make this Ljubljana food guide complete we also review our favorite cafés, pastry shops and grocery stores. And work on a special review of Ljubljana Food Market, Open Kitchen and other culinary events.
Our Ljubljana Food Guide
Let’s begin our food and culinary tour of the city with Ljubljana restaurants, starting with “haute cuisine” establishments…