Cluj-Napoca Food Tour: Food Markets, Regional Dishes and Coffee CultureWith: Adela
What you need to know about the food tour of Cluj-Napoca:
- A culinary experience & short walking tour through the city centre. Duration 3-4 hours, depending on your appetite!
- Included: guidance from a food blogger native of Cluj-Napoca, food & drinks tastings in 4 different locations
- The tour will take you through a farmers' market, 2 restaurants and a coffee shop. Come hungry so you can brave through the mouth-watering feast we will enjoy :)
- I will also share my recommendations for the best restaurants in Cluj and tips on how to enjoy Romanian food!
- My schedule is flexible so we can agree on starting point and time of the tour after your booking is confirmed.
- 70% of the food in this tour will contain products of animal origin (meat, milk and eggs). I can adapt the tour to be more vegetarian-friendly but please let me know in advance
Please wear comfortable shoes.
I recommend you bring a bottle of water, but we can also pick up one along the way.
Moments to expect in the Cluj-Napoca food tour:
Introduction to Romanian cuisine
The best way to understand traditional Romanian food is to visit a local food market to see what locals sell and buy. Your senses will be busy and love it here! We start our first food tasting with traditional Romanian appetizers: various regional cheeses, cured meats and organic, home-grown vegetables from the friendly farmers you will meet!
Romanian 'mici' - a must try!
Our second stop will be at a local meat/butcher shop where we eat the famous Romanian „Mici” - minced meat in different combinations, mixed with herbs and garlic, fire-grilled and enjoyed simply with bread, mustard and a beer! It's our nation's favorite barbecue menu and I think your stomach will soon understand why :)
A traditional Romanian meal
Next, we head to a cosy restaurant that serves delicious traditional Romanian dishes! Here we taste typical Romanian recipes but adapted to Transylvanian cuisine: the famous ciorba (a sour soup with vegetables and meat), different types of polenta and cabbage rolls aka sarmale, the Romanian national dish. If we survive this feast we end it with a Romanian dessert of your choice!
Coffee? Yes please!
The coffee culture in Cluj-Napoca has been booming in recent years: trendy and hipster-modern or small and simple, lots of shops serve speciality coffee of exotic origins, roasted and prepared using all sorts of techniques. So we head to a coffee shop popular with locals and end our culinary journey by trying diffrent types of speciality coffee and brewing methods!
- Starting point: Cluj-Napoca
- Nearest airport: Aeroportul International Avram Iancu Cluj-Napoca
- Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca
- Landscape: Urban
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