Dolac Market Food Tour Zagreb

Dive deep into Croatian cuisine with this foodie tour of Zagreb. Hit the streets of the country's capital, learning about its history and culture through your taste buds. 

Zagreb's food scene is an essential part of its culture. From its lively open-air markets to hidden local favorites, you can learn a lot about the city's essence from its flavors and gastronomic traditions. You'll start with a visit to the famous Dolac Market, locally known as "Plac," right off the main city square of Ban Jelačić. Historically, women and others from the countryside would bring their produce and goods to the market to sell to the city dwellers, often carrying baskets of specialties on their heads. You can find this treasured memory locked in time with a statue of one of these basket-balancing women. 

Today, the market is a vibrant place where locals truly do their shopping. First, enjoy meeting the food producers, learning how to select the finest products as you taste some of the regional specialties, including cheeses, cream, and charcuterie. Then, head downstairs to find some of the city's best herb shops and bakeries, or hang out at the cafes lining the stalls. You can try dishes such as štrukli (small squares of dough layered with soft cheese, boiled and baked simultaneously) as you enjoy the colorful atmosphere.

Polish off your samples with a gemišt, a refreshing Croatian spritzer made with white wine and sparkling water. If you're feeling brave, join the locals for rakija, a potent brandy produced from local fruits and herbs. Croatians claim the drink improves blood circulation and immunity, so, as the locals say, "Uzdravlje!"

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