Bulgarian food is truly unique, having been influenced by the country’s vibrant history and civilisations, as well as neighbouring nations like Turkey and Greece. It shares many similarities with other Balkan cuisines but retains a distinct identity of its own. One of the most stand-out elements of Bulgarian cuisine is the tradition of serving almost every meal with a rich, tasty side salad; Shopska Salata is one of the most common. Some of the popular Bulgarian food that you must try on your trip includes: banitza (traditional Bulgarian pastry), lukanka (local salami), shkembe (soup made with tripe and spices) and tarator (a cooling cucumber soup).
If your mouth is watering at the mention of Bulgarian food and you’re keen to try it for yourself, it’s time to start planning your holiday. Pop into your nearest SOTC branch and we will help you plan out a trip to remember with exciting Bulgaria packages.
When it comes to fine-dining, this Michelin-starred restaurant serves up some of the best food in Bulgaria. It presents an innovative interpretation on traditional Bulgarian food, with a warm and charming atmosphere to boot, making it one of the must-do Bulgarian restaurants on your trip.
Located in the capital city of Bulgaria, Sofia, Pod Lipita is one of the best restaurants in Bulgaria for authentic food and fare. The eatery is over one hundred years old and all of the dishes are flavourful. If you are visiting during peak season, make a reservation in advance as Pod Lipite fills up very quickly.
For good food on a budget, the Central Sofia Market Hall is the place to go. It has been newly renovated and is home to a wide range of food stalls serving up both international and local dishes at prices that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.