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DIY Food Tour of the Baltics

Hello RS Community!

I post one of these topics before most of my trips to Europe, and you're always so helpful. I'll be visiting Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius solo this November/December, and would love your food tips. The only caveat is no seafood. :)

I'm looking for recommendations on restaurants (any price range, emphasis on more traditional local cuisine), food-focused shops (bakeries, chocolate, meat, cheese, coffee - anything you can think of), or just interesting local things to pick up at the market. I will be there during the Christmas markets, so suggestions for those are welcome too.

I have about 6 days in each city, so more than enough time to visit many places. The only things on my agenda so far are Farm and Lido in Tallinn, and a walking tour of the central market in Riga. Thank you in advance for any input you have!

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If you haven’t already, take a look at “Amber & Rye, a Baltic Food Journey : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania” by Zuza Zak. It’s a cookbook, but includes a lot of history, culture, information about ingredients, etc. There’s a write up about each of the three cities. Gorgeous photographs. Published in 2021, so fairly up to date.

For anyone interested in Polish cuisine, her first book was “Polska : New Polish Cooking” And her latest, just recently published is “Pierogi”.