It is official, the spring is here, the sun is out, and we can finally put the winter jackets away. Hopefully until the next winter. When the weather is so nice and the temperatures actually above zero, what is better than hanging out with friends, enjoying some fresh air, letting the sun touch your cheeks, and delicious food tease your taste buds? What am I talking about? The delicious outdoor food market Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna) that takes place in the center of Ljubljana is officially open and it invites all kind of guests to try out the culinary delights.
Nothing brings people together like good food.
Instead of going to a restaurant for the usual lunch break, many people are enjoying their Friday’s meal at the Open Kitchen food market. In the very center of Ljubljana at the Central Market you can taste a variety of delicious meals and try out some new tastes. The diversity of food is great, from traditional Slovenian food to cuisine from all over the world, you’ll face a difficult decision on what meal to choose, since no two stands serve the same dish. Apart from desired diversity of the offer, the other criteria on what vendors will present their food at Open Kitchen is quality. This is why you won’t be dissapoionted with your experience. Mostly the food is seasonal, but the vendors that offer you that delicious experience might not be there for the whole season, meaning the offer can change on weekly basis. The only advice I can give you is: Make sure to come hungry!
Every now and then Open Kitchen is hosted in other parts of Slovenia as well. You can explore the land and compare the various food colors and flavors that are brought to Celje, Koper, Nova Gorica and Ptuj. And it is not just any kind of food that is served on the streets of these Slovenian cities, the chefs must be creative and able to prepare such delicious meals as a proper street food. This you can take away and continue your walk through the city center or you might rather enjoy the good food in a good company, sit down and get immersed in all the liveliness around you.
At Open Kitchen the innovative chefs and barmen are preparing a variety of exotic tastes as well as some fine traditional dishes, right in front of your eyes. But it’s not only about food, that’s for sure. Here you can taste some fine craft beer, delicious local wines and even cocktails. Whether you are longing for a dessert, just a drink or a proper meal, this is the place to be. Visit the Ljubljana’s food market on any given Friday (if the weather is nice) from end of March to October and grab a meal at Open Kitchen at Pogacar Square.
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